To celebrate the UK release of Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young, Titan Books arranged a blog tour and I am honoured to have been asked to take part. There are some great blogs taking part alongside me so do make sure to check them and their great posts out!
Today, I bring you an an exclusive extract from the book and it's a corker...
Iri’s voice was tired, his eyes pulled with worry. It was a look I remembered well—one that had been painted on his face many times.
I could hear his voice echoing in my mind. The sun was setting over the fjord and it was almost too dark to see. Our father watched from the window of our home, silhouetted in firelight.
Iri was only a year and a half older than me, but I was always much smaller. I couldn’t hold the shield well enough to fight with it. So he had taught me to fight without one, wielding my axe in my left hand and my sword in my right. He was bruised and bleeding, training me before our first fighting season.
That same look hung in his eyes now. He was wondering if I was strong enough.
So who wants to read on? I know I do!
Thank you to Titan for asking me to take part - don't forget to check out all the other great posts as part of the tour including those to come!
Sky In The Deep is out right now and you can find it in all good bookshops and of course online!