I couldn’t pass an adolescent Zeus. Come on. Look at those covers, read those synopsis, and tell me in good conscience you don’t want to read it. Because I sure do. It sounds like the most adventurous fun ever.
The series is Sky Throne byChris Ledbetter, a YA Fiction fantasy fiction.
The Sky Throne
Duality dwells at every turn, and an adolescent Zeus will learn that all too well when Hyperion attacks his family on Crete. When the dust settles, his mother is unconscious and his best friend left for dead.
Stacking epic insult upon fatal injury, Zeus discovers the woman who raised him is not his biological mother. But to ensure her safety while she recovers, a heavy-hearted Zeus leaves her behind to seek answers at Mount Olympus Preparatory Academia.
Zeus embarks on a quest to discover who ordered the attack on his home, avenge the death of his friend, and find his birth mother. When some of his new schoolmates vanish, Zeus’s quest is turned upside down, and the only way to make things right is to access the power of The Sky Throne, confront a most dangerous enemy, and take his life back.
On his way to becoming king of the Greek gods, Zeus will learn to seize power, neutralize his enemies, and fall in love.
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The High Court
High atop Mount Olympus, dawn breaks on a new academic term. Normalcy has returned to campus following a harrowing expedition into The Underworld to rescue kidnapped students by Zeus and his fellow Olympians. Now, as they prepare to testify in The High Court, Hyperion will be tried for the attack on Crete and death of Anytos. Kronos will stand trial for the murder of Mount Olympus Prep’s Headmaster Ouranos.
As the trials draw near, Mount Olympus Prep students and faculty are besieged repeatedly by a race of gargantuan stone and earth giants. Under heavy assault, the Olympians are forced to flee to the volcanic island of Limnos to regroup. Meanwhile, a toxic poison Zeus has carried with him since a prior fight with a dragoness, creeps toward his brain.
In a race against time and beasts, Zeus and his friends must find a way to survive not only the toxin ravaging Zeus’ body, but also the giants who grow stronger after every attack, and somehow make it to the The High Court alive.
The High Court is the second book in the Sky Throne series. It is not a stand alone novel.
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Meet the Author:
Chris Ledbetter is an award-winning author of short fiction and novels for young adults. “Jason’s Quest,” a short story retelling of the Jason and Medea Greek myth was published in the anthology, Greek Myths Revisited. His first full-length novel, Drawnearned him two awards, Library of Clean Reads Best YA 2015 and Evernight Publishing Readers’ Choice Award Best YA 2015, as well as a USA TODAY “Must Read” recommendation. His second novel, Inked, concludes that duology. The Sky Throne is his newest young adult series. It includes, thus far, The Sky Throne and The High Court.
He’s a proud member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and a strong supporter of the Need for Diverse Books. He now writes and lives in Wilmington, NC with his family, including three cats.
Here’s what Chris tells us about one Series.
One of the themes I explore is allowing yourself to be or feel vulnerable. Without going into how I do this, so that I don’t ruin anything with spoilers, I’ll simply say that in our world right now, the common currency is bluster and bravado. More often than not, this external manifestation hides a deeper insecurity, a deeper vulnerability. I assert that it’s alright to admit when you’re wrong, that you don’t have all the answers. It’s alright to concede a position you have no business holding. It’s alright to admit that you need help, and to allow yourself to surrender to that aid. If you ever find yourself in a situation that stresses you out, seek help. Sometimes, covering over your vulnerability creates a toxic environment. Owning your vulnerabilities makes you stronger, and makes the team around you stronger because it builds a level of trust and support that may not be there otherwise.
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Giveaway:(open to USA only / 4 winners total )
- Win 1 of 3 signed copies of The High Court by Chris Ledbetter,
- 1 winner also gets a $50 Amazon.com gift card