Kingdom Above the Cloud
Kingdom Above the Cloud was an intelligent read that centers on the discovery of the self and faith in a higher force. An element that I enjoyed about the book was the seamless way that Maggie Platt incorporated allegorical elements in the same manner as A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.
Our main protagoinist, Tovi, goes on a personal journey of the spirit when she embarks on a quest to find her other half. This manifests in a literal context where Tovi searches for her missing twin brother and she symbolically looks for a foundation in her own faith for Adwin (their world's higher power). The multiple perspectives from the characters in Mount Damien above Tovi's own homeland, Adia, show variations of morality and how the actions we choose, set us on inevitable paths.
Altogether, Kingdom Above the Cloud is a very heartfelt, Christian fantasy read that shows the underlying strength in the process of questioning life's greater purpose and finding answers throughout the journey that life takes you on.
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Kingdom Above the Cloud (Tales from Adia, #1)
by Maggie Platt Publisher: Ambassador International Release Date: April 17th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Allegory
What if the nine Fruit of the Spirit and the Seven Deadly Sins were locked in a battle for control?
Abandoned as infants, Tovi and her twin brother were raised by an eclectic tribe of warm, kind people in a treehouse village in the valley. After her brother’s sudden disappearance Tovi questions her life and her faith in an invisible King. Ignoring her best friend Silas’ advice, she decides to search for her brother in the kingdom on top of the mountain.
Above the cloud, the Council of Masters receives their orders. Tovi and her brother are the objectives. King Damien has a plan and Tovi is the key. The Council of Masters want her, but will she remain unscathed?
Amidst the glamour of the kingdom above the cloud Tovi is torn between her own dark desires and unanswered questions. It starts with a snake and a crown. When the ring is complete, will her life be over?
Maggie Platt is a writer, traveler, cancer survivor, and dreamer. Her greatest joys are being Auntie M to her amazing nieces and nephew and sitting with students and friends over cups of coffee and deep conversations. She works at her alma mater, Anderson University in Indiana, and she lives in a cozy little cottage nearby where students come to sit on her couch just to laugh, cry, and talk about life.
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