THE HIGH COURT by Chris Ledbetter ***Trailer -- Guest Post -- Giveaway***
The High Court
by Chris Ledbetter
YA Fiction, 290 pages
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)
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.
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The world of The Sky Throne and The High Court
The World of The Sky Throne is more expansive than first meets the eye. It’s not only about the Greek pantheon. The reader is initially introduced to Zeus on the island of Crete attending a lower academy. Soon, the world expands to include two upper academies, Mount Olympus and Othrys Hall. The stage rapidly opens to include ancient pantheons from around the world. We see a wrestling match where competitors come from Celtic and Sumerian academies.
The drama and bad blood between Mount Olympus Prep and Othrys Hall exist because Kronos had a different vision for how a school should be run. After several disagreements between Ouranos, headmaster at Mount Olympus and Kronos, Ouranos’ son and fellow professor, Mount Olympus split into two upper academies.
As a point of reference, the professors and administrators are comprised of first and second generation Titans and Primordial deities, Ouranos and his siblings, and then Kronos and his siblings. The student population, so far, includes children of the second generation of Titans, some of which are considered Olympians, some of whom are still Titans.
The High Court further pushes the worldbuilding to recognize a gathering storm of threats around the world and how they’re all connected in some way. The clashes between the Devas and Asuras in the Hindu pantheon is referenced, as well as the rising tide of conflict that leads to Ragnarok in the Norse pantheon. In other words, the Olympians are not alone in this.
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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.
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