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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Book Review and Giveaway - Fear No Evil Author: Allen Brokken On Tour with Celebrate Lit

 

About the Book

Book: Fear No Evil

Author: Allen Brokken

Genre: Christian Middle Grade Fantasy

Release Date: December 5, 2020


Across the land of Zoura, people and creatures alike continue to fall prey to the persuasion of darkness. The seeds of evil pollute not only those outside the Light, but those within it. Pitting neighbor against neighbor. Brother against brother. The Dark One gains ground in his pursuit to shroud the heathlands in eternal darkness. Zoura’s only hope lies with three children.

Twelve-year-old Lauren and her younger brothers, Aiden and Ethan, are determined to reignite the Tower of Light in Blooming Glen. But an attack by dark forces separates them, driving them into a valley of darkness. Without each other or their Knight Protector, the three siblings must navigate the wilderness while fending off creatures tainted by evil. They fight not just for Zoura, but for their own survival.

Will the darkness overtake Lauren, Aiden, and Ethan? Or will they prove their faith is stronger and that they fear no evil?

 

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About the Author


Allen Brokken is a teacher at heart, a husband and father most of all. He’s a joyful writer by the abundant grace of God. He began writing the Towers of Light series for his own children to help him illustrate the deep truths of the Bible in an engaging and age appropriate way. He’s dedicated 15 years of his life to volunteer roles in children’s ministry and youth development. Now that his own children are off to college he’s sharing his life experiences on social media @towersoflight, @twodadsandajoke, and through his blog https://www.lightofmine.net

 

More from Allen

The stakes have been raised in the 3rd book of the Towers of Light Series, Fear No Evil.  The children have been separated from one another in the darkness shrouded, Muddy River valley.  Evil prowls around them at every turn.  Do they have the faith to fear no evil?

My favorite part about writing this book was a conversation I had with the real Ethan.  I had a tight editorial deadline to meet and I decided to go on a writing retreat to finish the book.  While I was trying to leave home, my youngest the real life Ethan kept asking me questions and delaying my departure.  Finally, I said, “You know the last time I wrote there was a ferocious bear about to eat Ethan.  If I don’t sit down and start writing soon, he’s going to be a bear food.” Ethan’s reply was, “Yah you better go write now!”  You’ll have to pick up Fear no Evil to see if I got back to the story in time.

My Thoughts

 Fear No Evil by  Allen Brokken is a middle grade fantasy book. I would say that this book is geared toward 8-14. My 9 year old, who reads at a 7th/8th grade level enjoyed it very much. This is also book three in the Towers of Light series. While I have not read the other books in the series - we had no problems following along. I think because we enjoyed this book so much - we will go back and read the other two so that we can have a clear picture of how we got to where we are. The author does an amazing job of writing these characters. 


In this story - we see Lauren, Aiden, and Ethan ,  three siblings are separated from each other and from all adults who care for them in an accident. The overlying faith element is clinging to your faith in God. My son said "Mom - even when things seem dark and scary - God is always there and will provide a way out." It was a great life lesson. He also writes a lot of Biblical truths in this story. I love how he interwove them into the story. There is also the perfect amount of danger and suspense for my son to read. 


I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging Program - all thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

Inklings and notions, December 5

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, December 6

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, December 7

Texas Book-aholic, December 8

Beauty in the Binding, December 9 (Author Interview)

deb’s Book Review, December 9

Locks, Hooks and Books, December 10

For Him and My Family, December 11

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, December 12

Spoken from the Heart, December 13 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Bookshelf, December 13

For the Love of Literature, December 14

Artistic Nobody, December 15 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Sara Jane Jacobs, December 16

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, December 17

Vicky Sluiter, December 18

Giveaway

To celebrate his tour, Allen is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/1045b/fear-no-evil-celebration-tour-giveaway


4 comments:

  1. Wonderful review, Connie! Sounds like a fun read. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. This sounds like a really good read. Great cover!

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  3. I wanted to thank you for your support of Fear No Evil and let you know it was chosen by the Christian Independent Publishers Association as a finalist for the 2020 Book of the year in the 8-12 year old category. It's a people's choice style award and you or your reader's vote might be the one to take it over the top. So your participation would be greatly appreciated.

    http://www.christianaward.com

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