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Filled with action, emotion, and lyrical writing, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Namesake, the final book in the captivating Fable duology.

Namesake takes you on a spectacular journey filled with romance, intrigue and adventure.

Trader. Fighter. Survivor.

With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and its crew were set to start over. That freedom is short-lived when she 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.


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Fly girl’s Review

I know this is supposed to be book two in the series, but when I asked to read it, I had no idea. I wasn’t disappointed though and it was easy to catch up on the whole story and I really didn’t feel like I missed much. This is an amazing story of human strength and family desire. I was blown away with the world she created on the sea. It’s a little magical, expansive, and full of surprises.

The story revolves around a young girl trying to find where she fits in the world and discovering who her family is, while the whole time trying to hang onto her true love. Her true love takes plenty of risk to help her along the way and always has her back even when she isn’t sure. West is always sure of his love for Fable.

There are several surprises along the way that friends and foes discover about Fable that she has tried to keep secret in order to keep herself safe. When they come out though, it gives her the chance to really take her place in this world and gain the respect of her father and her friends. Another risk she must take that feels like a blind jump off a cliff for her. Turns out she’s pretty smart and sensible even if not a real lady.

I don’t want to give away too much of the story because there are so many twists and turns and it’s not easy to tell which ones will ruin it and which won’t. I’m a big fan of Adrienne Young’s though, after just one book. Her characters have so much depth, but she uses concise direct sentences to describe it, rather than long paragraphs about angst or other emotions. It just feels right. The pace of the story is great as well as having enough detail to not even realize you are in book two and haven’t read book one. That is a rare gem in a writer…(you’ll get the Gem part later). I’m giving this a 5 of 5 because even as a stand alone it held my attention made me angry, sad, happy, and proud…feelings I haven’t felt in a long time in conjunction with a book. It might just make my Top 10 list this year.

5 of 5 Propellers

To catch up on the series:

Filled with all of the action, emotion, and lyrical writing that brought readers to Sky in the DeepNew York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Fable, the first book in this 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.


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Adrienne Young is the New York Times and Indie bestselling author of the Fable duology and the Sky in the Deep duology. She is a foodie with a deep love of history and travel and a shameless addiction to coffee. When she’s not writing, you can find her on her yoga mat, sipping wine over long dinners or disappearing into her favorite art museums. She lives with her documentary filmmaker husband and their four little wildlings in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.