About the Book
Book: From Sky to Sky
Author: Amanda G. Stevens
Genre: Christian Suspense/ Fantasy
Release Date: February, 2020
Zac Wilson can’t die.
Daredevil Zac Wilson isn’t the first celebrity to keep a secret from the world, but his might be the most marvelous in history: Zac doesn’t age and injuries can’t kill him. What’s more, he’s part of a close-knit group of others just like him.
Holed up in Harbor Vale, Michigan, Zac meets two more of his kind who claim others in their circle have died. Are their lifetimes finally ending naturally, or is someone targeting them—a predator who knows what they are? The answers Zac unearths present impossible dilemmas: whom to protect, how to seek justice, how to bring peace to turmoil. His next action could fracture forever the family he longs to unite. Now might be the time to ask for help. . .from God Himself. But Zac’s greatest fear is facing the God he has run from for more than a century.
Click here to get your copy.
In My Opinion
The more I read from Amanda G. Stevens, the more I want to read from this author. It’s been almost two years waiting on the sequel to No Less Days (and if you haven’t read that title yet, why not? Go get it right now so you can immediately dive into From Sky to Sky) but this story was so worth the wait.
While this book is told entirely from daredevil/stuntman Zac’s point of view, Steven digs down into each of the main characters. From David and Tiana (who we met in book one) to Cady and Rachel (who are new to the series). From Zac’s empathy and the facades he wears to Cady’s love for her family and anger at what happened to them (no spoilers, you must read the book) to friendships, the loyalty of friends and family, and the sharing of burdens, Stevens creates memorable characters who stick with me.
The faith within the pages if firm, each person at different places in their relationship with God, yet not overpowering. The title of this book fits in so many ways. The sky remains the same through the years these immortals have lived, it’s a tangible reminder of God’s love for us that stretches farther than we can see, it’s the thing that grounds Zac when he’s at his lowest points in life, and it’s something that can always be seen, no matter where you are in the world.
This is one of those stories that sticks with you long after the final page is turned, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed this isn’t the last we see of this group of longevities (don’t know what that is? Read this series) because there are stories that remain to be told: Simon and what’s up with Moira?
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
About the Author
As a child, Amanda G. Stevens disparaged Mary Poppins and Stuart Little because they could never happen. Now she writes speculative fiction. She is the author of the Haven Seekers series, and her debut Seek and Hide was a 2015 INSPY Award finalist. She lives in Michigan and loves trade paperbacks, folk music, the Golden Era of Hollywood, and white cheddar popcorn.
More from Amanda
For years, the theme of immortality has intrigued me. I love the Elves of Middle-Earth, the “happiest and saddest” of the peoples Tolkien created as they watch the ages pass. I love the exploration of aged sorrow in Tuck Everlasting. I’ve stuck with TV shows which shall remain nameless (but, ahem, a few feature vampires) because I’m always wondering how did this writer tackle immortality? Anything new? Are the characters convincingly old and young at the same time?
The thing is, while some of these fiction works satisfy me more than others, I’m always left with a tug of incompletion. Eventually I figured out this tug was a story in my own head and heart wanting to come out, a contemporary story that included the gospel. What might God’s plan be for those whose earthly days seem unnumbered? How would their age affect their interactions with humanity and with faith? These questions were the springboard for the No Less Days series, and of course the answers vary with the individual. Ultimately this is why I write: to explore people, their inner selves, their relationships. My goal is always to create characters that breathe from the page.
In From Sky to Sky, we get a look into the head and heart of Zac Wilson, who has been on the run from God longer than any of us could imagine: a full century playing the prodigal. I always try to be honest about how much life can hurt, “even” for the Christian; if we had triple the number of years to accumulate hurt in this broken world, we’d have a lot of it. That’s true of all my ageless characters, including Zac. To scratch the surface, this man fought in two world wars and has outlived all his children.
But the sum of Zac is much more than his collected wounds. He is a deep-feeling, fun-loving, generous guy. He enjoys music and physical activity. He has an insatiable sweet tooth and a need for open spaces. He’s not afraid to laugh at his own expense, and he has a boundless love for people and the stories of their lives.
My hope is that readers will grow to love this young old guy as they journey with him through some dark times toward redemption and light.
To celebrate her tour, Amanda is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a free copy of From Sky to Sky!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.
To read more reviews and grab those extra entries to the giveaway, visit the tour landing page.