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The Skin (Black Hind's Wake Book 1) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B09F3QS88K
- Publisher : Blazing Wren Books (October 18, 2021)
- Publication date : October 18, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 3764 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 403 pages
- Lending : Enabled
Best Sellers Rank:
#2,208,619 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #4,730 in Dragons & Mythical Creatures Fantasy (Kindle Store)
- #4,931 in Mythology (Kindle Store)
- #5,374 in Alternative History
- Customer Reviews:
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The story follows Selkie - a mystical sea dwelling creature that can shed its skin and take human form. While out to celebrate her sister's future marriage, the main character makes the ultimate sacrifice to defend her loved ones when threatened and trapped in human form, is taken into captivity. From here, the story evolves into one following Selkie's quest to free herself from her captors and liberate other Old Ones from life-long imprisonment.
The world building in this story is fascinating. Set in a future world where the polar ice caps have melted and with little available land, humanity has adapted itself into a sea-faring civilisation with competing interests. Various factions vie for control and power on the periphery of the story, giving hints at a much wider world.
The story is very much character-driven, dealing with the POV's of multiple characters and their struggles to survive in such a brutal, uncaring world. I enjoyed the pace and the multiple surprises that caught me off guard that added to the flow of this story.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read. If you're into fantasy stories with nautical and magical elements, you'll love The Skin
The structure is bold, and Hannaford toys with the reader, and I would encourage you to trust the author and go on the journey, which will be filled with wonder and surprises.
A tale that feels part post-apocalyptic and part fairy tale.