Monday 16 November 2015

Review: Fire of Fryslan by Jen Minkman

Fire of Fryslan (Tales of Skylge, #3)Friend turns to foe,Light fades to darkness,but a new Fire is burning in the night.
Aska, Tjalling, Sytse, Enna, and Royce have fallen into the hands of Mayor Edison. The corrupt leader of Brandaris knows what they have done, but what he doesn't know is what motivated them. In a desperate attempt to regain power over the island, he uses the five rebels as bargaining chips to force the Skelta to reveal who is part of the Skylger resistance. Anglian girl Melinda and Skylger girl Dani team up to free their friends from prison, but their task won't be an easy one.
Meanwhile, some of the Sirens from the deep visit the indigenous Skylgers to help them to reclaim what was once theirs. And when Tesla and his assistant set sail for the island of Skylge to come to the people's aid as well, all bets are off. Edison will not give up his family's position of power without a fight, and his struggle will involve Anglians, Skylgers, and Sirens alike.
The War of Currents is about to be fought, and nothing will ever be the same again.

Shona's review  5 of 5 stars

One of the things I love about Minkmans writing is how beautifully descriptive it is without bogging you down with page after page of descriptive text, and Fire of Fryslan is no different.

My to read pile is HUGE... but this book called to me the minute it hit my kindle and I couldn't ignore it. So much so that I read this book in its entirety in just one sitting.

This book is told from the POV of  Dani (Enna's friend) and Melinda aka Lin (Aska's friend). It has been a while since I read Sound of Sirens and The Light of Lorelei, so I was a little hazy as to who Dani was, but there's a couple little reminders at the beginning of the book. I really enjoyed seeing what the rebellion looked like from the eyes of people who loved those taking an active part... and also seeing them realise that they aren't just strong for their loved ones but strong for themselves.

This is a great mix of folklore, dystopian, paranormal and romance... and you might think that cant possibly work, but it does. It really does.

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