|Posted by Lee Ann Farruga on September 28, 2018 at 4:30 PM|
Jessica Marie Frey is a Canadian science fiction and fantasy author. While she is best known for her debut novel Triptych, Frey's work encompasses poetry, academic and magazine articles, screenplays, and short stories.
She is also a huge fan and advocate of steampunk. For the past 5 years, she has been working on a new young adult series The Skylark Saga. The first in the series is The Skylark's Song.
In this first installment we meet a few of the main characters including Robin (aka Skylark), a brilliant flight mechanic, who must quickly learn to be a pilot when her country's situation becomes dire in their war against the Klonn. She must learn to fly and fight against their best pilot known only as the Coyote. He is ruthless and deadly, but he also seems to have feelings for Robin. Can she learn to trust him and accept his offer of freedom and romance for repairing a mysterious device.
Frey has done a great job of introducing the reader to her characters, and setting the stage for Skylark's upcoming adventures in her attempt to stop a war that's gone on far too long. The world she has created is very rich with 3 different cultures intertwinning and backdrops of factory, town, and country.
The ending leaves you wanting more. There are so many questions and mysteries yet to be answered.
You don't have to be a young adult to enjoy The Skylark's Song. I recommend it to everyone from 12 to 92.