Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Kingdom Above the Cloud by Maggie Platt, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Kingdom Above the Cloud
Author: Maggie Platt
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: April 17, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
What if the nine Fruit of the Spirit and the Seven Deadly Sins were locked in a battle for control?
Abandoned as infants, Tovi and her twin brother were raised by an eclectic tribe of warm, kind people in a treehouse village in the valley. After her brother’s sudden disappearance Tovi questions her life and her faith in an invisible King. Ignoring her best friend Silas’ advice, she decides to search for her brother in the kingdom on top of the mountain.
Above the cloud, the Council of Masters receives their orders. Tovi and her brother are the objectives. King Damien has a plan and Tovi is the key. The Council of Masters want her, but will she remain unscathed?
Amidst the glamour of the kingdom above the cloud Tovi is torn between her own dark desires and unanswered questions. It starts with a snake and a crown. When the ring is complete, will her life be over?
IN MY OPNION
In the first book in Maggie Platt’s Tales from Adia series, the author spends the first several chapters setting the scenes and introducing many of the characters (aka world building). While that makes the book seem like it’s moving somewhat slowly at first, it quickly picks up as the reader connects with Tovi, Silas, and more.
There is so much symbolism and many faith lessons sprinkled throughout this story. From the temptation of sin and how easy it is to give in to it, to free will, to God’s sacrifice to save us. They enhance Tovi’s journey as she travels to a new place that is beautiful and filled with delights on the surface but dark and dangerous underneath.
Platt throws some unexpected twists in to keep readers on their toes. And while the story does have more of bouts violence than I expected, this is a book about sin and the damage it has done to the world and those who dwell in that world.
Fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Chronicles of Narnia will enjoy this book. Put even if you’re not a huge fan of fantasy, this story (like Narnia) is one you will enjoy. I look forward to finding out what’s next for Tovi, Tali, and the others when the battle will begin.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Maggie Platt is a writer, traveler, cancer survivor, and dreamer. Her greatest joys are being Auntie M to her amazing nieces and nephew and sitting with students and friends over cups of coffee and deep conversations. She works at her alma mater, Anderson University in Indiana, and she lives in a cozy little cottage nearby where students come to sit on her couch just to laugh, cry, and talk about life.
(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Kingdom Above the Cloud, limited edition map, laptop decal/sticker, and bookmark.
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight May 11, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on May 18, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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