Eelyn (17) was raised to be a warrior. She fights alongside her fellow Aska clansmen against their rivals, the Rika and Herja. During a recent battle, Eelyn spotted her brother Ire. Not only is he not dead (she watched die five years earlier) but he is a warrior in an enemy clan, fighting against his family. When the Herja Warriors launch a ruthless attack against Riki, Eelyn becomes determined to bring the two clans together. She succeeds, in part, because she is rescued from near death by Fiske, a Riki clansman. Eelyn doesn't trust Fiske but over time finds herself fighting her love for her brother's friend.
BTSYA / Teen Reader:
I would give this book a ten out of ten. It was so really good and I liked it from beginning to end. Because it was very interesting, I finished it really fast. I finished it really fast because of how interesting it was. This is a fantasy adventure and a romance that is told in a very visual way. I was able to picture the war and everything. It has some big vocabulary words, so I recommend it to a person who is 13 or older.
If you're a reader who likes to watch a movie roll through your mind as you read, this is the book for you!
Violence and sexual situations.
This is a fantasy adventure built around concepts of Viking history.
The underlying themes of this book are family, loyalty, and trust. Eelyn is the lens through which we see these things.
- Did your reader see any changes in her opinion of these things?
- Where/When/How did she come to trust Fiske?
14 and Up
13 and Up
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™ . Reviewer's Age: 16
Borrow. Great book, but one you probably won't return to.