Monday, April 30, 2018

Sky in the Deep: Interview with the Author

Happy Monday loves! Last week, Sky in the Deep entered the world and I'm so happy that I'm able to celebrate with Adrienne Young as her debut novel finds its way into many hearts. Check out my interview with Adrienne Young below. 

Du Livre (DL:) What book inspired you to write? 

Adrienne Young (AY): The ones that inspired me to write are nothing like my books. One of the most influential ones for me was A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, because the human element is so beautiful and the author explores so many things in that book that really took my breath away. I wanted to write stories that went deep like that, but I love fantasy so I try to it within that realm.

DL: What came first, the characters or the plot?

AY: Kind of both. Eelyn and Iri came to me first, and it was in that moment in chapter one when she sees him for the first time after thinking he was dead for five years.

DL: What was the strangest thing you had to research for Sky in the Deep?

AY: The weirdest thing I had to research was how to tear out someone’s eyeball. Yuck

DL: What three words would you use to describe Eelyn?

AY: Brave. Loving. Loyal.

Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield — her brother, fighting with the enemy — the brother she watched die five years ago.
Faced with her brother's betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.
She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.


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