Thursday, September 21, 2017

BOOK TOUR: The Sky Throne by Chris Ledbetter

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.

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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 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.

Interview with Chris Ledbetter

1) Which was the hardest character to write? The easiest?

The hardest character was Metis. There’s not that much written about her. And I wanted her to be super complex. Also, Hestia was difficult because she has next to nothing written about her.

The easiest was Zeus, actually. I loved crafting his character. Hera was also on the easy side.

2) There are many books about Greek mythology. What makes yours different?

While there is a gluttony of young adult titles that feature contemporary demi-god children of some ancient god, I chose to focus on the deities themselves and their origins. The witches cauldron contains a pinch of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, alongside a handful of drama and danger

3) If you could put yourself as a character in your book, who would it be?

I’d really enjoy being Zeus.

4) Your book is set in Greece. Have you ever been there?

Sadly, no. but Greece is definitely tops on my vacation list.

5) What’s next for you?

THE HIGH COURT, Book 2 in the series comes in 2018. Be on the look out.

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

Enter the Giveaway!
Ends Oct 28


Grand Prize: One winner will get a signed paperback of The Sky Throne + $20 Amazon GC (open USA only)  
First Place: Two winners will each get an ebook copy of The Sky Throne + $10 Amazon GC (open internationally)  
Second Place: Two winners will each get an ebook copy of The Sky Throne (open internationally) 
TOTAL: 5 winners
(Ends Oct 28)


  1. I really liked the excerpt. Sounds like a great book.
    Best wishes for you and your book!!

  2. The excerpt is great, thanks for hosting.

  3. Thank you for choosing me as one of the winners of the book and the $10 gift card.