Come for the tight plotting, stay for the sea.
Fable has survived a shipwreck that took her mother only to be marooned on an island of notoriously dangerous men by her father. If she survives, he promises, she will get her inheritance – as long as no one knows she is his daughter.
The maritime world lives by a code: mean nothing to anyone and no one means anything to you. It’s for their safety; it’s the only way to survive.
Set in an immersive and brutal world where the chaotic sea is your most trustworthy character (she will do as she pleases, but she’s not a liar), this is a story of family and survival.
Filled with all of the action, emotion, and lyrical writing that brought readers to Sky in the Deep, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with a new captivating duology.
Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men.
As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no one and rely on the unique skills her mother taught her. The only thing that keeps her going is the goal of getting off the island, finding her father and demanding her rightful place beside him and his crew. To do so Fable enlists the help of a young trader named West to get her off the island and across the Narrows to her father.
But her father’s rivalries and the dangers of his trading enterprise have only multiplied since she last saw him and Fable soon finds that West isn’t who he seems. Together, they will have to survive more than the treacherous storms that haunt the Narrows if they’re going to stay alive.