Threats of Sky and Sea

Threats of Sky and Sea

by Jennifer Ellision

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494955847
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/14/2014
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: HL740L (what's this?)

About the Author

Jennifer Ellision spent a great deal of her childhood staying up past her bedtime with a book and a flashlight. When she couldn't find the stories she wanted to read, she started writing them. She loves words, has a soft spot for fanfiction, and is a master of the fangirl flail. She resides in South Florida, where she lives in fear of temperatures below 60 Fahrenheit.

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Threats Of Sky And Sea 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
I love Young Adult/Coming of Age Fantasy and this one ticked all my boxes. It tells the story of Bree, a young girl, daughter to the local innkeeper. It starts off in her home of Abeline but moves to the capital city, indeed to the royal 'palace' itself. With secrets, mysteries and double-crossing every step of the way, Bree finds herself adrift in a new world; unable to trust anyone, even her own father. She still loves him and will defend him to anyone, but Bree now admits that he hasn't been honest with her and that shakes her to her very foundations. It is excellent when the mere mention of a character makes you shudder, and that is exactly what happened to me every time the King makes an appearance. He is thoroughly loathsome and yet I can't wait to read more about him. There is a hint of romance in this book, between the four main (young) characters. It is enough to keep the tension going, without overshadowing the main story. Exceptionally well-written, with no editing or grammatical errors that I found (although I will admit to being swept away with the story so I wasn't really on the lookout for them either!). This is an excellent start to a Fantasy series that I will definitely be continuing. Highly recommended. * I received this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
Melhay More than 1 year ago
*This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com, at my request. Bree's simple life as a tavern maid with her father is flipped inside out when Elementals come looking for a truant, and find her father. Da is a Duke that ran from his duties as adviser and high Rider of the king. Thanks to the words of Prince Caden, Bree is spared death and brought into Court life as her father is locked away for his crimes. The talisman that her father slips her before he's taken away may hold secrets to the powers of the Elementals, or Adepts as the nobility call them. The only way to see her imprisoned father is to do as the King asks, to investigate her father's last mission which he went missing from and the treasure he was to retrieve for the King. The narrator's clear and clean in speaking, but the space feels dead around her, like the sound is eaten up around her. She feels as she's talking to me with a slight ting of a southern and relaxed country feel to her voice as Bree, the main character. At the beginning I notice it's not at a steady cadence but that there is draw in some of her words and quickness in others. She does a smoothness that fits Lady Katherine and a slight low tone for Da, more a small attitude difference but not major voice differences for characters. This book has the solid fantasy feel to it and the world. It also has a young feel with Bree at a young age and coming into court life. The story was easy to listen to. The world was introduced at the beginning, with the Elementals or Adepts as the nobility like to call them. The special names for what each Adept can do along with a brief description slip easily into the action of the story so it's not feeling like an information drop. Then we fall into the troubles that await us, or Bree and her father. All the scenes have an importance and you can see the connections as you reflect on what's passed as we move forward. Predictable? Yes it is. But the writing is well done and sometimes familiar is relaxing to read. The friendships created, threats made, and the revolutions made of the characters were a few things I saw coming. This is a nice fantasy for teen readers to enjoy. A fantasy element and story with characters that relate, even when clashing in thoughts. The story is well written and relaxing for me. I'm looking forward to continuing the series.
UrbanGirlReview More than 1 year ago
Threat of Sky and Sea was a good solid 4.0 for me.  Honestly, I loved this book from start to finish, it had action and a hook from the beginning.  I really appreciated the father/daughter relationship, it brought a new element to the book.  I WILL definitively be reading the sequel.       *Thank you NetGalley and Jennifer Ellision for the chance to read this book
debralmartin More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by Ms. Ellision and she has crafted an entertaining fantasy. The story unfolds when Breena Perdit discovers strangers in the forest near her small northern village. Those strangers turn out to be the King's Elemental soldiers and they are there to arrest her father and her as well. Her father has magical gifts that she never knew about, but he refuses to talk about it. There's so much that she doesn't know about the man that raised her and what she doesn't know puts her in grave danger. They are taken to the King's castle and her father is thrown into prison for refusing to give the King the information he seeks. Breena is thrown in the middle of court politics - who can she trust and who wishes her dead? The story flows well with a few twists and turns and the secondary characters are interesting as well. Not everyone good is good and not everyone evil is evil. This definitely adds depth to the story. My only complaint is that the book ends on a major cliffhanger without much resolution of the conflicts presented in book 1. This is not a stand alone novel and readers should be prepared for this. I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
VictoriaLucas More than 1 year ago
Original, mesmerizing, and leaves you wanting more! Can't wait for the next book to come out! 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an avid romance reader; however, even though this wasn't my typical read, I couldn't put this book down. The story flowed and the characters were so well written that I had to keep reading late into the night to see what happened! I can't wait to read the second book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is hands down the best I've read in a while. Jennifer Ellision has a way with words, and I couldn't stop reading. The story was great, the characters were all fantastically written, and the cliffhanger at the end will have me on the edge of my seat until the second book comes out.  (Please don't let that be too far off!) I would recommend this book to anyone, no matter age or taste. It had a little of everything in it; mystery, suspense, romance, and sci fi are all present, but not enough of any particular theme to place it into one category. This book is a MUST READ!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please tell me you're already working on the sequel! I've read a lot of YA fantasy books and I have to say that most of them are cookie cutter. Most of them I can see the ending before it happens. Most of the YA books out there are crap with character growth and explanation of personalities. Most of them are only focused on a budding relationship. I have to start by saying that I loved your book. You created an intricate dystopian world unlike the other YA fantasy books out right now. I truly enjoyed the characters--hating and loving all the right ones. The progression of the book flowed well and was phenomenally written. Honestly, it was just the right amount of tension in the lead characters that you wanted it to happen, but were so wrapped up in 'the war' that it was on the back burner. I truly truly enjoyed this book. It was a fun, easy read. One of those 'summer vacation books to read on the beach.' I just wanted you to know that you are an incredible writer and I honestly cannot wait to buy the whole series.