Hello 🙂 I’m chuffed to bits to introduce you to this intriguing epic fantasy novel by a debut YA author. Read all about the book and the author here, and if you’re as intrigued as me by what you read, I’m sure you’ll click the link to get your copy.
The Threat Below (A Brathius History) (Volume 1) by
Three hundred years ago, something terrifying arose and pushed humanity to the brink of extinction. Now, a small remnant – the ancestors of the survivors who were able to escape the massacre below – lives above the clouds, on the top of a Mountain.
When they discover that their water supply is being poisoned Down Below, an expedition, including seventeen year-old girl Icelyn Brathius, must descend and face the monsters, the Threat Below, that wiped out civilization centuries ago.
Icelyn quickly learns that all is not what it seems as she uncovers secrets hundreds of years old and struggles to stay alive in a world where no human is fit to survive.
GENRE: Action & Adventure | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Science Fiction | Dystopian | YA
- 504 pages
- Publisher: Fernweh Books (July 29, 2015)
What some reviewers said:
Twenty-three five star reviews and 2 four star reviews in just over one month since publication makes this a pretty popular read. Here’s what a few of those readers said . . .
This was a really intriguing and engaging read! I was swept into the story immediately and found myself thinking about the characters when I wasn’t reading it!
In his debut novel, The Threat Below, author Jason Latshaw introduces readers to the fascinating world of the Kith. Told partly from the point-of-view of 17-year-old Icelyn Brathius, daughter of the Kith chief, and partly from a third-person omniscient perspective, this exciting page-turner details a version of our world in which the few remaining humans live on the aptly named Mountaintop. Latshaw reveals the reasons for this, and just what the titular Threat Below the mountain is, over the course of the novel, and he does so expertly, revealing just the right amount of information at just the right times, with answers that are imaginative and never disappointing.
What a great novel! It’s so rare to find a dystopian novel that is so human, so fully formed. At the same time, it is easily consumable, ideal for beach reading. I look forward to more from Jason Latshaw.
Author – Mr Jason Seth Latshaw
Jason Latshaw is a writer who lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two children, a lizard, and a fish.
Latshaw has always enjoyed writing. (All writers say that but he states “it’s true with me and other writers are all probably lying”.) Even when he’s not writing, he is, just without a pen or a keyboard. That’s why there’s often a blank look on his face.
Latshaw has an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA. He also writes television and film scripts.
Latshaw was almost kidnapped when in the third grade and (according to the police there at the time) would have been pressed into the sex slave trade in Egypt. He believes his life would have been very different had that happened.
Once when Latshaw was only a child he tried to give a homeless man in Baltimore a pound of fudge that he had just spent all his money purchasing, and the man swore at Latshaw and threw the beloved candy away. He still thinks about that sometimes.