“There are some things that can’t be carved from a person, no matter how far from home they’ve sailed.” – 4/5 stars!
Attention! This book contains: blue dresses, homicides, teapots, “midnight” gems, lighthouses, docks, maps, dredgers, stuck anchors, merchant’s rings, ship deeds, storms and a lot of secrets.
With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and the rest of the crew were set to start over. That freedom is short-lived when Fable becomes a pawn in a notorious thug’s scheme. In order to get to her intended destination, she must help him to secure a partnership with Holland, a powerful gem trader who is more than she seems.
As Fable descends deeper into a world of betrayal and deception, she learns that the secrets her mother took to her grave are now putting the people Fable cares about in danger. If Fable is going to save them, then she must risk everything—including the boy she loves and the home she has finally found.
A great conclusion to the series!
Surprisingly, I don’t have a favorite book in this duology. I really think the books are very well balanced and have the same quality. The first book is more of an introduction to the story and we get to know the characters, but this book is more focused on the plot itself. This is not a negative thing, it just shows how well balanced the duology is.
The story is very well written and ties perfectly with the first book. There were some twists and turns I wasn’t expecting – especially regarding loyalty! – and I loved every single moment. The pacing is good, the characters are just as interesting and compelling as in the first book, and the plot is adventurous and action packed!
And this cover is so stunning! I love how the covers from the series form a full image. It’s such a nice touch and the beauty definitely matches the story!If you loved Fable, you really need to read Namesake. It’s just as good and it’s a nice conclusion to the series! I can’t wait to read more from Adrienne Young.