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340 pages, Hardcover
First published April 24, 2018
“…the last time I saw my brother was five years ago. Lying dead in the snow.”
“I’d abandoned my clansmen on the battlefield to chase after the brother who didn’t even want me.”
“I remembered the way he looked, lying with eyes staring into the sky that day I’d left him in the trench in Aurvanger. The broken boy bleeding in the snow beside my brother. I wondered if the gods had a plan then.”
“Vegr yfir fjor.
Honor above life.”
“If I wanted to, I could kill the three of them right now. I could set this field of yarrow on fire and let myself burn with it.”
“I'm thinking that I wish you'd die that day.”
“Vegr yfir fjor. Honor above life.”
I was the ice on the river. The snow clinging onto the mountainside.
I hadn’t lost her. I hadn’t buried her. I’d only let her change into something new.
The writhing, bleeding hole inside of me closed up. I let him erase it. I let him make it go away.
“What are you thinking?”
“I’m thinking I don’t want to fight anymore.”
They were words I'd heard before. Breathe fire.
‘Vegr yfir fjor. Honour above life.’On paper, Sky in the Deep sounds like everything I would want in a book: historical fiction, vikings, and an enemies-to-lovers relationship (I’m such a sucker for this trope, not gonna lie). However, I felt that the execution ultimately failed.
// buddy read (kind of?) with rowan's mate and kat 💕
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"I tried to remember who I was. Strong. Brave. Fierce. Sure."