The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019
The new gut-wrenching epic from the New York Times bestselling author of Sky in the Deep.
For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home and clan are long-faded memories, but the sacred symbols and staves inked over every inch of her skin mark her as one who can cast the rune stones and see into the future. She has found a fragile place among those who fear her, but when two clans to the east bury their age-old blood feud and join together as one, her world is dangerously close to collapse.
For the first time in generations, the leaders of the Svell are divided. Should they maintain peace or go to war with the allied clans to protect their newfound power? And when their chieftain looks to Tova to cast the stones, she sets into motion a series of events that will not only change the landscape of the mainland forever but will give her something she believed she could never have again—a home.
Although I have a digital copy, I haven’t read Sky in the Deep yet but I can also say I’ve managed to snag a copy of this too! These books promise a brutal yet mythic world inspired by the Vikings and their culture and there are many opinions some positive some negative, but I myself cannot see how I will not like these books because of my ongoing love for all mythological inspired fantasies. It has been said that this is not really a sequel to Sky in the Deep but more a standalone companion set in the same world with one character who makes an appearance in this book too. When I think of these books I think about involving myself in a new landscape and being at the edge of my seat with all the brutal fight scenes which some people have actually said are boring! 😮 To me these books look like pure fun with dark themes and exciting characters as well as an interesting plot where noting is as it seems. I honestly don’t know when I’ll get by to reading this or the first book but they won’t be pushed to the back of my TBR for all eternity I totally promise, they sound way too good for that! 😉