Book Title: The High Court by Chris Ledbetter
Category: YA Fiction, 290 pages | Publisher: Month 9 Books
Genre: Fantasy | Release date: October 16, 2018
Tour dates: April 1 to 30, 2019
Content Rating: PG (some profanity (damn, ass), no f-bombs, some kissing, no sex scenes, some violence, nothing gory or graphic)
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.
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
The education of the mythical Gods from 'The Shay Throne' are back!
The students and faculty of Mount Olympus Prepare anxiously awaiting the trial of Kronos to fulfil justice from his past evils.
Zeus and Metis has become "an item" since her aid in the previous book.
Now, the students are preparing "War Games" with competing schools, when the students encountered gargantuan Stone Giants while on a training trip. Zeus was poisoned priorly, by a dragoness. While shapeshifting and trying to avoid the Giant until help came, the poison now is passing through him, causing him to act in bizarre ways.
What will become of him?
Is there any hope for a continued relationship with Metis?
Will they all be able to be sure a trial is held and justice done?
The mythical characters are interesting.
The author has been very creative in his restituion of many forgotten ones.
This is a, somewhat, unique series, full of action,to delight youth needing a change of genre.
The one priblem I had with the books is a slightly weak beginning. In both books, the action and clarity increases as te story builds.
I offer a Three and a Half Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no requirement of a positive review. This is my honest review.
'The High Court' is the second book in the Sky Throne series. It is not a stand alone novel. If you have not read the first book 'The Sky Throne', you may want to read it too.
Book Title: The Sky Throne by Chris Ledbetter
Category: YA Fiction, 300 pages | Publisher: Month 9 Books
Genre: Fantasy | Release date: April 18, 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.)
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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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 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.
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