Friday, October 18, 2013

Blog Tour Review and Guest Post: The Grotto Under the Tree by John A. Theo Jr.

Blog Tour hosted by Candace's Book Blog

Book Description:
       Follow two young heroes, Sebastian and Sara, as they mistakenly descend into a mystical land where elves, mermaids, gnomes and other mythological creatures live. The two discover they have stumbled into an ancient battle between these fair folk and evil creatures called the Kylo. Their guide on this journey is Capri, an elf lord who is on a quest to find his lost tribe. The Kylo chase the children and Capri in his flying galleon north into the Arctic Circle where they find the most unlikely ally. During the final battle the children learn about sacrifice, love and ultimately forgiveness.

The Grotto Under the Tree Review

        The Grotto Under the Tree is a fast-paced middle grade novel. It's filled with action and adventure.
        The two main characters, Sara and Sebastian, are true friends who would do anything for each other. Together they go on a journey with the mysterious Capri. They meet mermaids and elves and kylo, all stuff that never in their wildest dreams they could have thought up.
        I really liked Sara and Sebastian. They were friends of the best kind. Sara would do anything for Sebastian, including going on a wild journey up north. And Sebastian would do the same for her.

Rating: 4.5 Stars
Recommended for: 9-13

Guest Post

       This original cover was something a friend did for me a long time ago when I first released Grotto. I have since refined the story, and it was subsequently picked up by  Astraea Press who did the phenomenal job on the current cover. I just love everything about the new cover. From the colors to the setting. The staff at Astraea Press exceeded my expectations.


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