Hey, all! So it looks like Saturday is going to be a general sharing day on Summer Snowflakes, haha. And for this Saturday, I’m doing a...

Blog Tour: Quest for Leviathan by Amanda Tero: Fast-Paced Plot and a Message that Matters

Hey, all! So it looks like Saturday is going to be a general sharing day on Summer Snowflakes, haha. And for this Saturday, I’m doing a blog tour/book release, featuring author Amanda Tero! I reviewed one of her books about a year ago on Verbosity, and let me tell you, that story is splendid. So, without further ado, I will reveal to you the latest from this wonderful author, historical short story Quest for Leviathan.

The plot of this story is pretty straightforward, yet it's still fast-paced and wisely written. One thing I really like is how it’s woven through with a message that matters; the themes of trust and surrender are clearly written out, but the message works with the story and it doesn’t take over the narrative. The characters are briefly seen, yet they still come alive in their single-word descriptions and the relatability of their journeys. Their quests, their roles, their purpose, their pain, all is clear, and in less than 50 pages. The writing is simple, not ornate or flashy, but it still casts you headlong into the emotion of every scene. The tale is told with a very natural kind of description: it slowly unwraps the story just as it unfolds in front of the characters themselves. You walk through every scene directly in step with Anath, seeing each moment through his mind and his eyes.
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

All-in-all, this is a really quick and enjoyable read, complete with some great lessons about trust and surrender that you can take into your daily life. If you’d like to pick a copy for yourself, you can find it here for $8.99 and add it on Goodreads here.

About the Author
Amanda Tero began her love for words at a young age—reading anything she could get her hands on and penning short stories as young as age eight. Since graduation, she has honed her writing skills by dedicated practice and study of the writing craft. She began her journey of publication with a few short stories that she had written for her sisters and continued to add to her collection with other short stories, novellas, and novels. It is her utmost desire to write that which not only pleases her Lord and Savior, but also draws the reader into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
Connect with Amanda
Email: amandaterobooks@gmail.com

If that description and review whet your tastes for the book, there is also A GIVEAWAY GOING DOWN! Amanda is giving away TWO print copies of Quest for Leviathanto one winner--one for you, and one for a friend!

Mine is one of the last posts on the tour, but here’s the link to the rest of the lineup, so you can check out some awesome posts from all the other bloggers. 😊

June 8 – With a Joyful Noise (Release Day Post)
              Resting Life (Spotlight, Review)
             The World of the Writer (Review)
             Authoring Arrowheads (Review)
             Purely by Faith Review (Review, Interview)
June 9 – Victoria’s Book Nook (Spotlight, Review, Giveaway)
             Bekah’s Books (Spotlight, Review, Interview)
June 11 – Clothed with Scarlet (Spotlight, Review, Giveaway)
             Reveries Reviews (Review)
June 12 – Chosen Vessels (Spotlight, Review)
             My Purple Pen (Review)
             Read Another Page (Review)
June 13 – Once Upon an Ordinary (Review)
             Maidens for Modesty (Review)
             Yahweh Sisters (Review)
June 14 – Honey Rock Hills (Review)
             Life of Heritage Corner (Spotlight, Review, Interview, Giveaway)
             Kaylee’s Kind of Writes (Review, Interview)
June 15 – The Red-Hooded Writer (Review)
             Blossoms and Blessings (Spotlight, Review, Interview, Giveaway)
             Lit Aflame (Review, Interview)
June 16 – The Left-Handed Typist (Review)
             Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen (Review, Interview, Giveaway)
June 18 – Great Books for God’s Girls (Review, Interview)
             Peculiar Miss Darcy (Character Interview)
June 19 – Done in Love (Spotlight, Review, Interview, Giveaway)
             Creating Romance (Spotlight, Review, Giveaway)
June 20 – Keturah’s Korner (Review, Interview)
             Rock and Minerals 4 Him (Spotlight, Review, Giveaway)
June 21 – A Baker’s Perspective (Review, Giveaway, Character Spotlight)
             Christian Author: A.M. Heath (Review, Interview)
             Views from the Window Friend (Review)
             Hunting for Truth (Spotlight, Review, Giveaway)
June 23 – Reading on the Edge (Spotlight)
             Summer Snowflakes (Review, Giveaway)
June 25 – With a Joyful Noise (Giveaway Winner Announced)

So, what most interests you about this story: the cover, the tagline, Anath himself, something else? Have you ever read any of Amanda’s books before? Can’t wait to hear from you, and I will see you in the comment section!

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