This is book number 1 in the Fable series.
Extremely fun high-seas adventure! Part pirate intrigue, part family drama, part heist--this is everything I want from escapist fantasy. Our protagonist? Tough but not one-dimensional. Our setting? Ever-changing. Pre-existing knowledge of ship logistics? Not entirely necessary. Let yourself get swept away!— Linda, Wild Rumpus
“This book was FANTASTIC! I love reading books set at sea, and this is arguably my favorite one yet! I was so captivated by the writing, the characters, the story, and everything the book is. Adrienne Young brought me to the seas with Fable, and I could see what she saw and feel what she felt. This book has heists, secrets, found family, betrayal, adventure, love, loyalty, and so much more. I highly recommend it and cannot wait for the next book. I must know what happens to these characters I care so much about!”
— Meghan Vanderlee, Schuler Books (Grand Rapids), Grand Rapids, MI
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES
A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB YA PICK
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 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.
Fable takes you on a spectacular journey filled with romance, intrigue and adventure.
"Young (The Girl the Sea Gave Back) blends adventure and intrigue in this lush nautical duology opener, crafting a flinty world in which danger lurks at every turn." - Publishers Weekly
"An exciting tale of lost treasure, love, and survival." - School Library Journal
"A vividly drawn maritime setting, dramatic sea dives and daring rescues, not one but two formidable villains, and a swoony romance make this a treat for seafarers and landlubbers alike." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"A dark maritime fantasy...immersive...and rich in sensory details. For readers who can’t get enough of strong female protagonists..." - Kirkus
"As an author, Young’s strength is in her ability to craft both strong female protagonists and worlds that are filled with realistic details." - Culturess
"The salty sea and the promise of something hidden in its depths, had me reading this book at a furious pace. You don’t simply read Fable, you are ensnared by it. This is Adrienne Young’s best work of storytelling yet!” - Shea Ernshaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep
"Gripping, immersive, and absolutely masterful, Fable reels you in with the promise of beauty, and holds you tight with Young’s signature grit. I couldn’t turn the pages quickly enough." - Adalyn Grace, New York Times bestselling author of All The Stars and Teeth
"I could taste the salt in the air and feel the waves beneath the Marigold. In a brutal world Fable shines as tenacious yet vulnerable, unafraid to do what she must to survive. This story caught me by the throat and refused to let go!" - Shelby Mahurin, New York Times bestselling author of Serpent & Dove
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