Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review.
Book Title: The Sky Throne
Author: Chris Ledbetter
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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This is definitely not my ‘norm’ genre to read, but my 11 year old is currently obsessed with Greek mythology books and Rick Riordan so I thought I would give it a go – maybe something we could bond over.
Boy, will we!
I finished this book in less than 24 hours. Again – this is not my ‘norm’ genre – but it was too good to set down!
I know minimal of Greek mythology so I walked into this book blind, but the action and the story line and the mystery that lurked were all entwined so magically and so brilliantly that I could not stop reading. I had to know who was who, who could be trusted, who was creating trouble, and how the whole thing would play out.
I really hope there are more books to this – it could easily be a series.
After finishing the book, I handed it to my daughter to read as I am certain she is going to enjoy it as much as I did. (And I will certainly share her review once she reads it!)
If you enjoy Greek Gods and Goddesses; if you enjoy mystery; if you enjoy the hint of romance – you are surely to enjoy The Sky Throne.
About 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 USATODAY “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.