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by Chris Ledbetter, Author category: Book
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X-Men Meets Jason and the Argonauts!
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.
"Full of plot twists, pranks, and unexpected details from Greek mythology, The Sky Throne is a superhero origin story perfect for Rick Riordan fans!"
~ Martina Boone, award-winning author of COMPULSION and The Heirs of Watson Series.
"Ledbetter takes the best pieces of contemporary YA and gives them their own mythological flare. The academia of Harry Potter becomes the independent schools of the Mediterranean and Aegean. The survival of The Hunger Games is embodied by Zeus’s ingenuity throughout the story. Even tones of Red Rising can be felt in the opening pages of the very humble beginnings of a character we have known about for thousands of years.
The reader of YA literature will not be disappointed. Following in the footsteps of Rick Riordan, yet also striking out on his own when his path diverges, is not a feat to be taken lightly. Ledbetter achieves this with brilliant originality and a story uniquely his own."
“The Sky Throne” by Chris Ledbetter reconfigures the Greek gods and goddesses as teens: passionate, flawed, independent, rebellious, and emotional risk-takers. Ledbetter’s ambitious and unique twist on the familiar legends... is a fresh take on mythology and should appeal to middle school and high school readers in particular."
"Chris Ledbetter weaves an action-packed mythological tale in his newest book The Sky Throne... Combine this "coming-of-deity" story with rival schools, hot-headed competition, teenage hormones, and an unexpected trip to the Underworld, and you've got yourself a page-turning story!"
Goodreads Listopia Rankings:
#3 Best "Folklore/Mythology" Retelling Books
#11 YA & Middle Grade Historical Fiction set in Ancient Greece
#12 YA Mythology Retellings
Chris Ledbetter, 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.
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.