Friday, September 22, 2017

Blog Tour: The Sky Throne

Book Details:

Book Title: The Sky Throne by Chris Ledbetter

Category: YA Fiction, 300 pages

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Month 9 Books

Release date: April 18, 2017

Tour dates: Sept 18 to Oct 20, 2017

Content Rating: PG + M (No f-words but there may be some mild profanity, and mild religious expletives such as "damn", "hell" and "Oh God!", some depictions of violence. No drug use or underage drinking. Some semi-mature themes - suggestion of sexual misconduct by certain characters, but not the actual performing of it.)

Book Description:

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.

To read reviews, please visit Chris Ledbetter's page on iRead Book Tours.

Buy the Book:

Review: Ah! Ahaha! So good! I love a good mythology, and this one is great for Riodian fans! Stays true to the Greek Parthenon, but breathes fresh life into classic characters! This is my first book by Ledbetter read, but I'm sure won't be my last! Complex characters, strong plot, great writing, and plenty of action to go around! I loved this one, and highly recommend it!

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1) What advice would you give budding writers?

Read. Read. Read in your genre. You need to have an idea of what’s out there to know how to position your story against everyone else.

Also… write. Write. Write. You will only get better if you practice. Write. Edit. Revise. Remember, you can’t revise an empty page.

2) Do you have another profession besides writing?

I’ve had several “professions” since I began writing. Car salesman. Insurance agent. Vitamin store manager.

3) How long have you been writing?

I began writing in late 2006.

4) Do you ever get writer’s block? What helps you overcome it?

I actually don’t get writer’s block much. As in, almost never. I am a plotter, meaning that I outline my story minimally before starting out. I always know where I’m going. Sometimes though, I do leave space to improvise. Usually that’s where my best writing comes.

5) Will there be a sequel to THE SKY THRONE?

Yes. THE HIGH COURT is the upcoming second book in the series. It releases in spring 2018.

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, Drawn earned 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 novel. The second book in the series is set to release in 2018.

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.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ facebook ~ Pinterest

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