Wednesday, 24 April 2019

The High Court by Chris Ledbetter + #Giveaway + Guest Post

The High Court by Chris Ledbetter
Category: YA Fiction, 290 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Month 9 Books
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.

To read reviews, please visit Chris Ledbetter's page of 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 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.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram

If I Knew Then What I Know Now About Writing

One thing I wish I knew at the time I started writing was how much I didn’t know. I had an idea of the type of stories I wanted to write, but not really how to write them. Putting words on a page isn’t necessarily the art of crafting a story. But putting words on the page is important, because you can’t edit or revise an empty page.
I’m such a late bloomer. I really wish I had started sooner. I wish I had maybe majored in English literature or creative writing. Writing is a craft not easily mastered. It’s a tall hill to climb, especially if one’s background isn’t in creative writing. Being a strong reader does help, though.

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Win 1 of 3 signed copies of The High Court by Chris Ledbetter, 1 winner also gets a $50 gift card (open to USA only / 4 winners total )
Ends May 7, 2019

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  1. I can see that I am about to become a big fan of Christ Ledbetter and I know some younger readers who will love this intriguing storyline. Thanks for writing an original story that I cannot wait to read!

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    1. It's certainly a striking design with that proud pegasus motif!