Thursday, July 23, 2020

About the Book

Book:  Still Small Voice
Author: Allen Brokken
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Release Date: July 24, 2020
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Because of their faith, twelve-year-old Lauren and her younger brothers, Aiden and Ethan, prevailed in the battle for the Tower of Light. But their victory did not stop the Dark One. Darkness continues to spread across Zoura’s frontier.
Now, in a vision, Mother tells them to light a second tower in Blooming Glen. Before they can set out on their journey with the Knight Protector, their Uncle arrives with a different set of instructions. He doesn’t trust the Knight Protector or the Mighty Mercenaries and believes the children should go to grandma’s house instead.
Unyielding in his belief, Uncle unknowingly leads the children off their path. And a misguided acolyte follows them. Lurking in the shadows, he strikes at every opportunity as the dark forces prepare to descend.
Lauren, Aiden, and Ethan are Zoura’s last defense. Can they convince their Uncle of the truth—that he must listen to the still small voice—and make it to Blooming Glen before the Dark One’s forces overtake them?

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 MY REVIEW 
I have been waiting for this book to come out since reading the first in the series. The author immediately captured my attention with his epic details and fantasy like creatures. How many times have you heard a voice tell you to do something and you ignored it? In this story we find three children trying to understand who they should listen to. The darkness is out there and they must defeat it and rescue their parents. 
I was uncertain if I trusted their uncle. He comes to take them somewhere but they have been told to go elsewhere. Oh that small voice is loud as they try to be obedient, but they are battling against their uncle who is an unbeliever. When we don’t listen to God and His warnings, we find ourselves taking a path that could be harmful. The children are very gifted and I didn’t sense any swaying of their beliefs at all. They so wanted their uncle to trust them, but he is determined to take them where the unknown waits for them. 
It is a race against darkness to reach their destination in this adventure filled with creatures that are ready to attack and darkness that wants to destroy them. The author gives great illustrations in the story that reference biblical times. Darkness is around us and we need to always listen to that still small voice that warns us against evil. The ending is good and I will be waiting for the next book to see if the children  can find their way to let their light shine. 
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

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. Follow his endeavors @towersoflight, @twodadsandajoke, and http://www.brokken.net. Your children can grow their own faith and love of God by following the adventures of Lauren, Aiden, and Ethan (plus their pets!) at instagram.com/towersoflight.




More from Allen

Still Small Voice is the much anticipated 2nd book in the Towers of Light series.  We will be launching the book with a Celebrate Lit tour on July 24th.  Come on the tour to learn about some of the places author Allen Brokken visited to research the unique frontier setting for the series.  Five of the tour stops are interviews where he shares what he learned at different historical locations as well as his inspiration for the second book which focuses in listing for the Holy Spirit’s still small voice.
As defenders of the light, three children embark on a journey to stop the dark forces invading their land.
Louder than ever before, the message of listening to the holy spirit’s still small voice resonates with an urgency that demands action.
“Still Small Voice by Allen Brokken is an adventure of a lifetime! Filled with mystery, action, family bonds, and a healthy dose of animal friends this second book in the Tower of Light Series is a fantastic continuation of the journey of siblings Lauren, Aiden, and Ethan. Their quest to spread the Light as Darkness creeps across the land is a faith-filled adventure worth joining. ~Katie Clark, author of the Enslaved Series”

Blog Stops

Artistic Nobody, July 25 (Author Interview)
Vicky Sluiter, July 28 (Author Interview)
A Baker’s Perspective, July 31 (Author Interview)
Through the Fire Blogs, August 3 (Author Interview)
My Devotional Thoughts, August 5 (Author Interview)

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.

11 comments:

  1. It's been great getting to discover your book and share with the readers in my family. Thank you and thanks for the giveaway. 

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  2. I liked the review, sounds good.

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  3. This sounds like a really great read.

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  5. Deana thank you so much for the honest review. I really appreciate the detailed feedback for your readers throughout. I know you're excited to see what's next and I wanted to let you know that Book 3, Fear no Evil is currently at the editors with a preliminary release date in early December.

    Given your love for the series, and this review's focus on Uncle, would you like to see more of him in Book 3 or let him take a back seat for a bit and come back around later in the series?

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    1. I would love to see more of Uncle in a later book. Maybe focus on his past and let readers get to know him better. A little glimpse of him in book 3 would be nice .

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    2. Thanks for the feedback, you can see updates on the progress of Fear No Evil at https://www.lightofmine.net/fearnoevil

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  6. I need to read the first book in the series soon--it's on my Kindle, patiently waiting!

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  7. Wonderful review, Deana! Sounds like a must read.

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  8. For those that enjoyed Still Small Voice, book 3 Fear No Evil is coming out on December 5th. A free sample each volume in the series is available at https://www.towersoflight.net/ebooks

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  9. I wanted to thank you for your support of Still Small Voice 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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