Friday, August 18, 2017

Review, The Sky Throne Chris Ledbetter

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When the family of young Zeus is attacked by Hyperion, Zeus's mother is knocked unconscious and his best friend is 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 heavyhearted 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.

Chris Ledbetter, author of Drawn and Inked, Caenus and the Quiver of Artemis, is one of those authors that are in the insta-buy category. His world building is so precise and his characters are so tri-dimensional that there’s no hesitation when I hear he’s got a new book out. 
The Sky Throne, his latest book, doesn’t disappoint. In fact it has filled, quite well, the need to read more books which not only revisit The Greeks, but re-make their stories into new and exciting ones.

Action packed -checked
Fun  -checked
Romance, d’uh, it’s Zeus…  -checked
Hot-headed competition between rival schools  -checked
Page turning story    -checked-checked-checked

You don’t have to be a Greek mythology buff to enjoy the story. The characters, the settings and the story itself will take you through a roller coaster ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat. 

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