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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fire of Fryslan is a thrilling conclusion to the story begun in Sound of Sirens. It’s more fast-paced than the previous installments, which is fair because it has a lot of loose ends to wrap up. Practically every character with a major role in the previous two books has some kind of closure due to them. To Minkman’s credit, each of them gets it in a way that doesn’t feel too neat or rushed. In facts, she brings the strand of each story together so they bind together in a very satisfying way. On the other hand, having so many narratives needing attention can get a bit distracting, if not confusing. Melinda and Dani are technically the point-of-view characters for this book. It’s actually great to get inside Melinda’s relatively privileged mindset, and watching her change long-held opinions provides a small-scale model of what the rest of her society is going through. Dani falls a little flat; she seems to be little more than a romantic foil, first for Sytse and then for Melinda. I didn’t remember much about her from the first book, so it was hard to be very invested in her story. The ending was a heart-wrenching mix of tragedy and triumph, though I could have done without Mayor Edison’s “revelation,” which felt heavy-handed. It broke the spell of the world that Minkman had so carefully woven throughout the series. Overall, though, I think Fire of Fryslan is my favorite of the series, and I highly recommend the Tales of Skylge from beginning to end.
The truth behind St. Brandon’s Fire, once thought to be a saving grace, has been revealed. The rebellion grows and two girls join the cause wholehearted, both for their own reasons and their voices will be heard. The true evil has been uncovered, but not unmasked and lives hang in the balance for many of these brave rebels. Will their lives be forfeit by a vile and power hungry politician or will the people and and the sirens finally teardown the forced walls of mistrust and fear? Is it possible to end decades of death and unite for truth? Welcome to the last in Jen Minkman’s powerful and dramatic Tales of Skylge Trilogy a she pummels us once again with emotion, strife and the desperation that fuels each and every page. Fire of Fryslan is a bold finale that closes out this dystopian trilogy, told from two POVs that are powered by guilt, longing and unrequited love as two races fight for the freedom to live untethered to the powers and deception of evil. Again, Ms. Minkman piles on the dark drama, and raw power of her words and again she brings home another tale not soon to be forgotten. Heroes may die, but their strength and sacrifice will live on, thanks to Jen Minkman’s riveting and bold style and her ability to haunt your thoughts with her world, filled with a twist on real social issues as well as original fantasy and wonderful writing! I received this copy from Jen Minkman in exchange for my honest review.
'Fire of Fryslan' is narrated from two perspectives; Melinda and Dani. It took me a while to remember who Dani is, but reading from her perspective I finally discovered who she was. This book immediately took after the last part of Light of Lorelei in which the two perspectives shown how the Skylgers and Currents reacted towards the disappearance of St. Branda's Fire. It made so much sense reading this book because Sound of Sirens didn't have much away on how the Skelta works. Dani's an active participant, so I enjoyed reading about the rebellion especially on how she teamed up with someone to convince many people to join their cause. Melinda's involvement was led by her dire actions and even though it was like that I admired her very much. I cried. We all know that wars like this would always have casualties, but the unexpected turn of events really made me cry a lot. I immediately stopped crying because my sister said that she was going to take a picture of me. Crying. Eh. All in all, I loved how these two girls didn't know that they were both brave and I'm glad that they have got to know each other. Their relationship is one of the strangest and loveliest story I'd ever read. I can't say it's a perfect ending; it might be for some of the characters, but some not. Nevertheless, I'm really happy how it ended. This book is amazing. The cover is amazing. Read the book! I am sad to bid farewell to this series, but I am also happy that I'd been a part of this journey. I recommend this book to everyone and I hope you love it as much as I do. I received an ARC from the author in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own.