About the Book
Book: Still Small Voice
Author: Allen Brokken
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Release Date: July 24, 2020
The Still Small Voice Leads the Way
Because of their faith, twelve-year-old Lauren and her younger brothers, Aiden and Ethan, prevailed in the battle for the Tower of Light. But their victory did not stop the Dark One. Darkness continues to spread across Zoura’s frontier.
Now, in a vision, Mother tells them to light a second tower in Blooming Glen. Before they can set out on their journey with the Knight Protector, their Uncle arrives with a different set of instructions. He doesn’t trust the Knight Protector or the Mighty Mercenaries and believes the children should go to grandma’s house instead.
Unyielding in his belief, Uncle unknowingly leads the children off their path. And a misguided acolyte follows them. Lurking in the shadows, he strikes at every opportunity as the dark forces prepare to descend.
Lauren, Aiden, and Ethan are Zoura’s last defense. Can they convince their Uncle of the truth—that he must listen to the still small voice—and make it to Blooming Glen before the Dark One’s forces overtake them?
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About the Author
Allen Brokken is a teacher at heart, a husband and father most of all. He’s a joyful writer by the abundant grace of God. Follow his endeavors @towersoflight, @twodadsandajoke, and http://www.brokken.net. Your children can grow their own faith and love of God by following the adventures of Lauren, Aiden, and Ethan (plus their pets!) at instagram.com/towersoflight.
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Still Small Voice is the much anticipated 2nd book in the Towers of Light series. We will be launching the book with a Celebrate Lit tour on July 24th. Come on the tour to learn about some of the places author Allen Brokken visited to research the unique frontier setting for the series. Five of the tour stops are interviews where he shares what he learned at different historical locations as well as his inspiration for the second book which focuses in listing for the Holy Spirit’s still small voice.
As defenders of the light, three children embark on a journey to stop the dark forces invading their land.
Louder than ever before, the message of listening to the holy spirit’s still small voice resonates with an urgency that demands action.
”Still Small Voice by Allen Brokken is an adventure of a lifetime! Filled with mystery, action, family bonds, and a healthy dose of animal friends this second book in the Tower of Light Series is a fantastic continuation of the journey of siblings Lauren, Aiden, and Ethan. Their quest to spread the Light as Darkness creeps across the land is a faith-filled adventure worth joining. ~Katie Clark, author of the Enslaved Series”
Growing up, I was an avid reader, devouring as many books as I could and blazing through series after series. Among my favorites were “Little House on the Prairie” and “The Younguns of Mansfield.” The nineteenth-century has always held a special place in my heart, and slipping into that bygone world through literature was and continues to be a great joy for me. I read almost exclusively Christian works, and my favorite genre is, unsurprisingly, historical fiction, while fantasy has rarely found a place on my shelves over the years. However, over the past year, I have stepped out of my comfort zone and taken advantage of the opportunity to review books from the fantasy genre, which has proven to be a blessing and has introduced me to many wonderful authors and their books.
One of these is Allen Brokken, author of the Towers of Light middle-grade fantasy adventure series. As much as I love discovering quality adult fiction, finding the same for children is a double blessing because it is so needed these days. “Still Small Voice” is book two in the series, which should be read in order because the story continues seamlessly from one book to the next. This second book deals mainly with transitions, setting the scene for what I predict may be a showdown in book three. However, this is not to say that “Still Small Voice” is unexciting or merely a placeholder. Far from it! Rather, we see Lauren, Aiden, and Ethan facing difficult decisions and learning that these decisions have consequences. In order to keep the Light burning, they need to remain strong in faith, but that isn’t always easy to do, particularly when their Uncle is not a believer and they are confronted with negative feelings.
“Still Small Voice” immerses readers further into the world of Zoura while gently teaching Biblical truths along the way. I love that Brokken does this so naturally, without making his stories seem preachy and sententious. Although I am quite beyond the target audience age range, I love the inclusion of special animals and the humor that the author infuses into the narrative despite the overall serious tone resulting from the threat of danger. Brokken demonstrates skillful insight into children’s behavior by the way in which he writes the story mostly from their viewpoint, highlighting their concerns and uncertainties. Also, it is very refreshing to read about children who are respectful and God-honoring and who are trying to follow the Holy Spirit’s still, small voice to conquer the darkness threatening Zoura and their own family. Another thought-provoking, heart-stirring story in the Towers of Light series that leaves readers anxiously awaiting the third book and hopefully learning to listen to the still, small voice within.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Celebrate Lit and was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
My rating: 5 stars ♥♥♥♥♥
Texas Book-aholic, July 23
For the Love of Literature, July 24
Artistic Nobody, July 25 (Author Interview)
Inklings and notions, July 26
Library Lady’s Kid Lit, July 27
Vicky Sluiter, July 28 (Author Interview)
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, July 29
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, July 30
A Baker’s Perspective, July 31 (Author Interview)
Blogging With Carol, July 31
deb’s Book Review, August 1
A Reader’s Brain, August 2
Through the Fire Blogs, August 3 (Author Interview)
For Him and My Family, August 4
My Devotional Thoughts, August 5 (Author Interview)
To celebrate his tour, Allen is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.
Sounds like a great book.
It’s a wonderful series; I’ve enjoyed the first two books very much.
I feel truly blessed by this review. I’m glad to hear you are looking forward to the next book. I wanted to let you readers know that God wiling, Fear No Evil, Book 3 in the series will be coming out in December. Pre-release information will be available here. https://www.lightofmine.net/fearnoevil
Wonderful! This series is such a blessing to readers, young and old. I’m very much looking forward to “Fear No Evil”!
This sounds like a really great read.
I highly recommend it, along with book 1, “Light of Mine.”
Thanks for taking time to share your book with us and it’s always a pleasure in our family to learn about a new one.
Thank you for stopping by!
Wonderful review! Sounds like a must read. Thank you for w.
Thank you! I highly recommend this series; it has a very nice blend of faith, adventure, and whimsy.
It sure is hard to find quality children’s books. Glad to know this is a good one. I have the first book in the series on my Kindle, but haven’t read it yet.
Yes, I am so encouraged by this series, knowing that there is still godly children’s literature out there! I highly recommend both the first and second books, and the third book is hopefully being released in December 2020 (see the author’s comment above).
Sounds really good. I’m going to have to read the entire series.
I have really enjoyed the first two books! The third book is hopefully coming out in December (see the author’s comment above).
For those that enjoyed Still Small Voice, book 3 Fear No Evil is coming out on December 5th. A free sample each volume in the series is available at https://www.towersoflight.net/ebooks
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I wanted to thank you for your support of Still Small Voice and let you know it was chosen by the Christian Independent Publishers Association as a finalist for the 2020 Book of the year in the 8-12 year old category. It’s a people’s choice style award and you or your reader’s vote might be the one to take it over the top. So your participation would be greatly appreciated.
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