Threats of Sky and Sea
written by Jennifer Ellision
published by Createspace, 2014
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: It’s one of those lovely little books I like to keep hidden under my bed for days when I want to escape the real world. It’s a re-telling of the familiar “princess raised as commoner doesn’t know she’s a princess” story, and it’s lovely. It’s a comfortable tale, and I found myself looking forward to Bree and friends falling in love with people they shouldn’t only to discover it’ll probably be all right in the end. Like I said: it’s a hide-under-the-covers and drink hot tea little book. Perfect for a rainy Sunday.
Would I recommend it: Sure! The weather is getting colder now. You need an excuse to stay in.
About the book – from Goodreads: 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.