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.
Namesake is the concluding book in the Fable duology, an action-packed and exciting seafaring fantasy series. I couldn’t wait to start it, I loved returning to the world of the Narrows and the Unnamed Sea and all of its amazing characters. The plot is brilliant, it’s compelling, full of twists and turns and perfectly paced. There’s lots of action, suspense and plotting and scheming as the trading rivals battle for power. The writing is descriptive and immersive. I was particularly drawn to the stunning diving and dredging scenes, these are brilliantly executed and so vivid. I was with Fable on every dive gasping for air alongside her. I could smell and taste the salty sea air and lived every moment of this exciting adventure.
The characters are brilliant including the crew of the Marigold and even the villains. There are the addition of a few new characters, the contemptible and loathsome woman, Holland, who brings with her some delicious drama. Fable continues to be a tough cookie, but her character has grown into a more into a more mature and grounded young woman. She shows a softer and more vulnerable side in this story, particularly around her father. I adored her relationship with Saint it really played on my emotions especially at the end.
Fable and Namesake captured my heart and these two books will always remain favourites. I’m sad to see this series finish, however I feel it finished at the perfect juncture. I enjoyed Namesake equally as much as the first one, the plot, pacing and characters are marvellous, all in all a wonderful conclusion to this marvellous duology.
Publisher: Titan Books
Publication Date (UK): 22 June 2021
Series: Fable #2
Page Count: 352
Genre: YA Fantasy
Thank you to the publisher for the advanced copy (gifted) in exchange for an honest review.
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