Threats of Sky and Sea
Author: Jennifer Ellision
Publication Date: 5/20/2014
Sixteen year-old Breena Perdit has spent her life as a barmaid, innocent to her father’s past and happily free from the Elemental gifts that would condemn her to a life in the Egrian King’s army. Until the day that three Elemental soldiers recognize her father as a traitor to the throne and Bree’s father is thrown in jail—along with the secrets from his last mission as the King’s assassin. Secrets that could help the King win a war. Secrets he refuses to share.
Desperate to escape before the King’s capricious whims prove her and her father’s downfall, Bree bargains with him: information for their lives. It’s a good trade. And she has faith she’ll get them both out of the King’s grasp with time.
But that was before the discovery that she’s the weapon the King’s been waiting for in his war.
Now, time is running out. To save her father’s life and understand her own, Bree must unravel the knot of her father’s past before the King takes his life– and uses her to bring a nation to its knees.
*This book was provided to me by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
This book is not getting talked about enough. Guys. It is SO good! From the writing to the characters to the Elementals; everything combines to make the perfect story.
They think I am glass. But I am not. I am not delicate. I am stone. If they want to break me, they will have a hard time of it. I am unbreakable.
I just want to yell from the rooftops that everyone should read this book! Ok, maybe not EVERYONE, but if you have a love for fantasy and kick ass heroines then you will probably enjoy ToSaS. It’s been compared to Throne of Glass and I can completely see why but at the same time it’s not at all a carbon copy, it has it’s own unique twists and story line that keeps it feeling fresh and new.
I really enjoyed Breena as a character. She’s loyal, honest, down to earth and feisty as hell. Loved her! I also liked that the author kept Breena from being over the top, kept her from being an instant hero. It takes Breena a little bit of time to wrap her head around events, to come to terms with her new reality, so instead of instant change we get to watch as she grows into her courageous self as the book progresses. I have high hopes for Breena as this series continues on.
Wishes, I am finding, are fickle things when they turn on you.
Breena isn’t the only character who captured my attention. There is a whole cast of secondary characters that have captured my heart, I literally fear for the well being in the rest of the books. And lawd please let my ship sail!
You know what’s more exciting than finding a book you love? Finding out that the book is part of a series that is already COMPLETED! That’s right friends! You can go ahead and let yourself be completely swept up into the story without having to wait in between releases. Excuse me while I go do just that! Commence the binge!