The Day the Sky Fell

The Yellow Hoods #5

Young Adult - Fantasy - General
337 Pages
Reviewed on 02/11/2017
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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

The Day the Sky Fell by Adam Dreece is book five of The Yellow Hoods series, a brilliant combination of steam-punk and fantasy, a story filled with breathtaking adventure that will have a great appeal for young readers. When Chikahn Liddel, the village shepherd, one entrusted with the care of all the sheep in the village, sees an airship falling from the sky, all that crosses his mind is what it would feel like to tell the story later in the village. What he doesn’t know is that he would become a powerful tool in the war between Marcus Pieman and the Lady in Red. Nikolas Klaus’ life is in danger and if the Yellow Hoods are not fast enough, they might not save him, but do they have what it takes for the rescue?

The reader is quickly plunged into a powerful setting with great characters and a huge conflict as he watches the different actors take their part in a fast-paced drama. This is the first book I have read by Adam Dreece and it just happens that it’s at the end of the series, but the author does a great job by informing readers about what happened in the prequel. One would have expected a lot of backstory, but the author leads the reader into the story without much distraction with the backstory.

The Day the Sky Fell is well-crafted and readers will enjoy the lively, intelligent, and naturally-written dialogue. The dialogue helps to propel the story forward, unveiling deeper levels of characterization and enhancing the plot. Combining humor with wit, Dreece creates an original story that is gripping and entertaining. The prose is crisp and polished and so enjoyable to read. I enjoyed the originality of the story, the wonderful characters, and the plot-driven conflict.