Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Quest for Leviathan by Amanda Tero {Book Review + Blog Tour}


Are sea monsters a real thing? What about fire-breathing dragons? According to the Bible, there is a fire-breathing sea creature who really existed: the leviathan. Amanda Tero brings this dragon to life in her newest short story, "Quest for Leviathan." Join Anath and his crew of ninety-nine rowers as they face the waves of the Mediterranean Sea and the power of Leviathan.

About the Story


Leviathan took the life of his father.



Anath has spent three years preparing for the voyage that will end the threat of Leviathan. Yet as the Valor launches into the depths of the Mediterranean, an inward quest also begins, taking Anath to depths he is not willing to face.






Review 

I've been pleased with every short work I've read by Ms. Tero. This fictional take on the tale of the leviathan from Job 41 was no exception. 


The story itself was great, offering clear detail without being wordy. The setting was well researched and I enjoyed the connection to Job 41, a chapter that has always intrigued and yet confused me. 



The theme and message of God's plans above our own was tastefully done, speaking to me without overloading the few short pages. 



4.5 stars! 



A favorite quote ~ “I prayed the Lord would bring you home alive. That He would reveal to you the greatness of His plans above your own.”





Giveaway

Amanda is giving away TWO print copies of "Quest for Leviathan" to one winner — one for you, and one for your friend!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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. 


You can connect with Amanda on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Goodreads, Amazon, her website, her blog, and by email (amandaterobooks@gmail.com).


Tour 

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)

14 comments:

  1. I agree, all of the books I've read by Ms. Tero have been amazing!

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  2. Thank you so much for your review and being a part of my tour! I really appreciate you! :)

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    1. You're most welcome, Amanda! Thanks for the opportunity to review your story :)

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  3. Sounds like an amazing book! How do you enter the giveaway though?

    ~Leah

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    1. Sorry about that, Leah! The giveaway gadget wasn't showing up properly. It's fixed now, so you can enter in the post. :) If that doesn't work, try copy and pasting this link: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/483ac2ab24/

      Thanks for reading!

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  4. Great review, Faith! I've yet to read a book by Amanda Tero, but I think I have a kindle copy of one, so I'll have to read it sometime. :)

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    1. Thanks, Rebekah! She writes really sweet stories. :D

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  5. Just tagged you over at my blog in the "Tags!!!" page! Feel free to skip it if you are too busy or have already done it, though. :D
    -Brooklyne

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    1. Thanks for thinking of me, Brooklyne! :)

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  6. Sounds like a great short story! I have always found that passage in Job fascinating and wonderful proof that man and dinosaurs walked together. :)

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    1. Yup, it's a fun chapter—and the story was so great! :D

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