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Golden Skies ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Golden Skies By Juan Zapata ❤ – Thomashillier.co.uk A man god and his army of religious zealots swarmed the South nine years ago As a child, Malik watched severed heads falling, blood spurting onto concrete, and his dear grandfather run through by a bl A man god and his army of religious zealots swarmed the South nine years ago As a child, Malik watched severed heads falling, blood spurting onto concrete, and his dear grandfather run through by a black swordBut there s peace somewhere At least that s what Malik tells himself as his body is ripped apart by whips at a religious conversion camp That s what his best friend whispers as he frantically creates new force jetpacks to rescue MalikYet when war bursts through the skies, and the sky troopers, assassins, and heroes fall when the world comes crashing down Malik Zzoha stands strong amidst the sands, infidel of the state number oneGolden Skies is the first book in the The New Order trilogy.


10 thoughts on “Golden Skies

  1. Hamad Hamad says:

    This book was among the first books that I have beta read ever This however does not affect my review All opinions are mine I may have learned the term a fast paced book after reading this novel, things were happening fast and there was no unnecessary dragging which I find in many of the new releases In Under 300 pages, we have complete world building with maps, we have tons and tons of actions, we have romance and comedy This has all the right elements I just can t help myself comparing This book was among the first books that I have beta read ever This however does not affect my review All opinions are mine I may have learned the term a fast paced book after reading this novel, things were happening fast and there was no unnecessary dragging which I find in many of the new releases In Under 300 pages, we have complete world building with maps, we have tons and tons of actions, we have romance and comedy This has all the right elements I just can t help myself comparing this to the upcoming release These Rebel Waves which I recently finished an ARC of Both has Religion as a main theme in the book, a major difference is that this book was fast and interesting while the other one was boring and slow And although it deals with this sensitive topic, I didn t find it to be offending in anyway Also, there is a full cast of characters that we find in this book and I think they were well written, relatable with a sure development throughout the book I have read Juan other short stories and essays and I can tell you that he can write, he has a bit of uniqueness to him and I finished this very fast.So, If you are looking for a fast, action packed read, which is not heavy and is kind of fresh, then this book is what you are looking for


  2. Jasmine Jasmine says:

    Actual rating 5 5 Wings of Heaven Stars But what use were the heavens when you burned them downI used to believe that nothing will ever surpass the originality and level of brutality in young adult fiction like Throne of Glass, Half Blood The Covenant , or The Winner s Curse however, after reading Golden Skies, I realized how wrong I was Golden Skies pretty much combined all the most exciting and gut wrenching elements in the above series while adding lots of irre Actual rating 5 5 Wings of Heaven Stars But what use were the heavens when you burned them downI used to believe that nothing will ever surpass the originality and level of brutality in young adult fiction like Throne of Glass, Half Blood The Covenant , or The Winner s Curse however, after reading Golden Skies, I realized how wrong I was Golden Skies pretty much combined all the most exciting and gut wrenching elements in the above series while adding lots of irresistibly delicious twists, turning the entire book into a masterpiece The story was set in a world controlled by a tyrant, Mujadin, who firmly believed in Safad, the root of all evil On the contrary, Mujadin s own son, Malik, was nothing but a rebel, having faith in the opposite God, Leiol, and always disobeyed his father in public without a second thought whenever he got the chanceLeiol speaks about how mortals must treat each other with kindness and respect in order for there to be justice in the world What matters most is one s deeds, that their light outweighs their darkness When we die, Leiol judges us and determines whether he ll allow us into a new, blissful world of peace or have us reborn on Certamen until we redeem ourselvesAfter being publicly accused of his wrongdoing by his son, Mujadin s guards brought Malik to a death camp prison somewhere called Sempoi for better torturing and punishing Everything happened in that place was what I imagined the worst nightmare came true The soft touch of clothes met my fingers, scattered bits of hardness within their folds I squeezed them Bones My eyes grew wide and I fell backward, my heart thundering, my skin searing on the burning floor I scrambled away from the poor soul who had been left here to die Now I understood the presence of the knife Suicide was an option if supposed faith in Safad wasn t. Mercifully, with the help of Malik s newly made friend, Alayne, in the prison, his days there weren t as unbearable as they ought to be What s , Alayne was practically Malik s guardian angel in such darkness, making her my first favorite character in the whole storyYou re okay It s going to be okay she whispered, her blue eyes wide.I closed my eyes and lay still The pain pounded relentlessly in my head The room spun You don t have to lie I m partly saying that to boost my own confidence my life is linked to yours I chuckled, coughing mid way. Just when I thought Malik and Alayne might develop somethingthan friendship during the difficult times, the author thoughtfully decided to give us a shattering twist that I DID NOT SEE COMING afterwards Therefore, the bubbly pink atmosphere I felt and na vely pictured evaporated all at once, leaving the story back to that torturous consequence of injustice once again.Despite the misfortune of Malik s life as a blasphemer, his supportive sister, Eliza, along with his best friend, Kafed, managed to help him escape thanks to Kafed s genius invention, the Wings of Heaven a.k.a jetpacks from the inhumanity inflicted by Mujadin s assassins Interestingly, Malik and his friends weren t the only ones despising Mujadin a group of people had been holding clandestine meetings for a while and they formed an indestructible army in the hope of overthrowing Mujadin s tyranny.Before reaching the end of the book, tons of people mostly good ones and partly bad died and some of my ex favorite characters turned out to be the biggest traitors of all time, adding spice to the already action packed story onceAlthough the uprising was quelled eventually, none of the rebels could breathe a sigh of relief because aferocious,bloodthirsty army of elites were recruited, eliminating those who stood in their way of holding the reins of government Hence, the biggest challenge here was whether Malik the Echoer of the Rebels AND the Savior of his hometown could defeat this new enemy, become the real King, and let justice prevail, just as the old prophecy foretold, OR would he and his people be defeated in the battle that would surely comeThe offspring of a horrible tyrant is born to rise against him This person endures agony and tribulations and survives where others have died since he s gifted by Leiol to see his punishment rendered and establish a new order From there, his duty is to bring continuous justice to the worldAside from the well thought out plot, what I loved most about this book was definitely the characters Even the secondary characters played a crucial role in the entire story, let alone the protagonists and antagonists When Malik and his friends landed somewhere relatively safer than his hometown, they met Alayne s teammates, coming to Malik s rescue, and those people were truly something else Take Mujadin s guards for another example, who would ve guessed under his extreme control, his most trusted subordinate s would turn against him To my surprise, despite the fact that this book contained quite a lot of gory scenes and ugly facets of religious beliefs, there were still some funny banters among Malik s friends and family Eliza rose to her feet I hope this doesn t get you killed He Kafed shrugged Malik islikely to get killed than me at this point I laughed Yep, that s why I ve even drafted my farewell It s mostly addressed to you though, Kafed Eliza glared at me What, am I not worthy enough to be included Ehm NoHa Both Eliza and Kafed had been the most loyal friends anyone could ever ask for and yet, Malik apparently thought differently between two of his best friends The door creaked open Malik Kafed He walked in with purpose, a vase of roses in his hand, and made his way toward me We met each other s eyes, and a silly grin formed on my best friend s face I found myself irresistibly following suit Well, Malik I brought you some exquisite er, flowers I thought they d cheer you up Look at these and not the mirror for a while, will yaThis one really cracked me up, no lie, and I d kill for a hilarious friend like Kafed Anyways, all I m hoping is that the author won t kill any of them off either by accident or on purpose since my favorite characters had a tendency to die in this book in the following sequels because I love them to death and it will certainly wreck me if they ceased to exist To sum up, Golden Skies was an extremely satisfying read for me The plot design was perfect, the characters and background setting were flawless, and the entire pace of the story was really well done Like I said before, this book was a splendid mixture of series like Throne of Glass, The Covenant, and The Winner s Curse, with a touch of sci fi elements and unforgettable religions, transforming a seemingly ordinary young adult sci fi fantasy into a muchin depth story Thus, I cannot wait to read the next instalment and see what happen to my beloved characters fingers crossed Last but not least, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Golden Skies to everyone since it s truly worthy of your timeHuge thanks to Owl Hollow Press and the author for sending me an e copy of the book in exchange for an honest reviewSHORT REVIEW June 19, 2018 I m hooked.First of all, I have to admit that I don t know what to expect when I start reading this book All I know is that it s a sci fi story, with some smart kids and jetpacks involved So color me shock when I find myself completely fascinated by the intricate storyline and instantly lovable characters The level of brutality from Malik s father is totally beyond my imagination and it pains me just to witness all the gory moments Moreover, what blows my mind is how bloody detailed the killing torturing scenes are in the book I am so NOT prepared to read those passages with inhumane treatments to those who disobey Malik s father, a.k.a the tyrant hence, it s like stabbing a knife into my heart and twisting it several times whenever I see someone get whipped or beaten almost to death Honestly, I don t remember feeling anything so brutally real while reading so this book is really something else to me Anyway, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Golden Skies to EVERYONE Whether sci fi is something you normally enjoy or not, I believe you ll be enchanted by this incredible novel full of originality and creativity


  3. Shalini Shalini says:

    After a very long time, I found a book in which I could dive into, living in that world of Certamen, in Malik s world, a boy who has seen religious zealousy, oppression at the hand of his father Governor Majidin Refusing to bow down to his father s rules, Malik is thrown into the world of torture, whipped to an inch of his life, till he is rescued and he learns to fight And man, does he fight With gadgets which have a force field and allows him to fly Sweet Juan Zapata s debut novel, a After a very long time, I found a book in which I could dive into, living in that world of Certamen, in Malik s world, a boy who has seen religious zealousy, oppression at the hand of his father Governor Majidin Refusing to bow down to his father s rules, Malik is thrown into the world of torture, whipped to an inch of his life, till he is rescued and he learns to fight And man, does he fight With gadgets which have a force field and allows him to fly Sweet Juan Zapata s debut novel, and it is amazing to see the young author write in such a mature way A sci fi thriller is not easy to write, and it is extremely difficult for a reader to visualize the written word as a scene of a movie But this young magician of an author has done it I could see every word of this book, it ran like the scenes of a movie It felt like those 3 dimensional, absolutely colorful, where everything is larger than life, and at the same time, connected to the emotions of life.Every book is rounded when there are a range of emotions which it evokes, anger, helplessness, pity, hatred, love, adrenaline rush The author has done it all, colored the book with all emotions I lived the 4 hours in Malik s life, feeling what he feels, every emotion was felt acutely.A fabulous sci fi thriller


  4. Lili Marcus Lili Marcus says:

    I don t like surprises in life but when it comes to books, it s a different story That s why I LOVE this book And that s saying a lot because I dislike religion in my reads I don t even read Dan Brown s books And the blurb clearly shows that religion is a big part of the story so I almost refuse being a part of the tour but thankfully I didn t Because this one isn t just a story about a religion that s obviously doing terrible practices.This is a story of a young man, Malik, who is willing I don t like surprises in life but when it comes to books, it s a different story That s why I LOVE this book And that s saying a lot because I dislike religion in my reads I don t even read Dan Brown s books And the blurb clearly shows that religion is a big part of the story so I almost refuse being a part of the tour but thankfully I didn t Because this one isn t just a story about a religion that s obviously doing terrible practices.This is a story of a young man, Malik, who is willing to fight for his rights, freedom and of his city s against his father who is a ruthless leader and a devout follower of the man god Safad In short, Malik is fighting for peace and greater good along with her friends I got to see his fight so early in the book which was great because I didn t have time to get bored and the pace just kept getting faster until the end Malik and his friends with their preparations and fight made every page entertaining and engaging Obviously, I love the characters, not only Malik but everyone and I m excited to meet them again in the next book.For the first time in my reading life, I got to love religion as a plot point because it made the whole storyoriginal and complex It was really entertaining, action packed and with a message we currently need in our world today Speaking of world, this book is set in a fictional world Certamen and the world building was fantastic Just amazing.Overall, I highly recommend this book It s highly entertaining, fast paced and undeniably well written, and with complex characters that make every page a great reading experience The only reason why I m only giving it 4.5 stars because the opening scene seemed like forced As if the dialogues were made only to reveal something to the reader and it almost put me off But I think it s just me because like I said I was hesitant to read this one.And I just need to add My God, this author knows what he s doing I wished I did an interview post for him I ll make sure I will on his next book And he reminds me I need to write my own novel faster because really he s way younger than myself He s still studying and already an author and where I am HahahaSo what do you guys think I really, really want all of you to read this one It s so good to be missed.Anyway let s chat


  5. ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆ ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆ says:

    WOW, what a fantastic novel When Shalini first told me about this novel, I thought it sounded good I had no idea that it would be so intriguing and have me turning pages throughout the night The world building was phenomenal and this was a Class A Sci Fi novel that I would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys the genre The plot and story was compelling and unique This novel was also filled with loads of adventure and is sure to captivate many Hands down, 4.5 out of 5 shining stars WOW, what a fantastic novel When Shalini first told me about this novel, I thought it sounded good I had no idea that it would be so intriguing and have me turning pages throughout the night The world building was phenomenal and this was a Class A Sci Fi novel that I would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys the genre The plot and story was compelling and unique This novel was also filled with loads of adventure and is sure to captivate many Hands down, 4.5 out of 5 shining stars


  6. Paula Paula says:

    Although not a genre I usually pick up, I was pleased that Golden Skies has complex characters who you will care about and root for until the end They contend with so many obstacles, from politics, to religion, to family dynamics, to mental illness, but strive to persevere in a world that has many fighting factions I found myself thinking about the story even when I wasn t reading it I m excited that it is a trilogy Zapata did a great job


  7. Erica Mae Campos Erica Mae Campos says:

    TRIGGER WARNINGS Violence, Strong Language, Women Abuse and Discrimination, Religious BeliefsReview originally published at my blog for a tour Skies by Juan Zapata is a scifi and dystopian read that features the religious beliefs of the people in Atemhop It actually reminded me of The Hunger Games Trilogy and my last read, The Gathering Along with the two said books, this one tells the story of how Malik, the son of Mujadin, the conqueror of the TRIGGER WARNINGS Violence, Strong Language, Women Abuse and Discrimination, Religious BeliefsReview originally published at my blog for a tour Skies by Juan Zapata is a scifi and dystopian read that features the religious beliefs of the people in Atemhop It actually reminded me of The Hunger Games Trilogy and my last read, The Gathering Along with the two said books, this one tells the story of how Malik, the son of Mujadin, the conqueror of the city, became the face of rebellion.This is a pretty unique read Well, first, there s the part of religion It really is the main issue in the book Safad, a self proclaimed man god rules the country One of his trusted people is Mujadin, who I mentioned is the conqueror of Atemhop and the father of our MC, Malik What struck me the most is how twisted Safad s religion is He rules among the people with violence and forces them to obey to his every command It s quite creepy and the scenes are pretty graphic so I advise readers to be cautious.I admire Malik s integrity He fights for what he believes and is willing to do everything to keep his family and friends safe Eliza, his sister became a good fighter too which was really awesome because hellooo, girl power Each characters have their own roles in the upcoming war and I just wish that I d get to knowabout them The main spotlight of the Golden Skies is the fight between Mujadin and the people of Atemhop.It was a fast paced read It s action packed which makes the whole reading experience exciting I admit that getting past the first chapters is a challenge because of the display of extreme violence but that s what made Malik stronger That s what fueled the rebellion.The use of foul language is what got into me And how women are belittled It was maddening and I really despised Safad s followers because of it They talk about women like they re toys and pigs.Still, it was a good read Without knowing that it s the first of a new trilogy, I think that Golden Skies would make a good standalone book Overall, I rate Golden Skies by Juan Zapata, 3 out of 5 stars PS The world here has 32 hours a day and I m feeling jealous


  8. Megan Starkweather Megan Starkweather says:

    Adrenaline junkies beware, this book will get your pulse racing The town of Atemhop relies on Malik Zzoha, a university dropout, the son of the governor, Mujadin, to save them from tyranny under Mujadin s reign First he must endure unimaginable, cringeworthy pain and suffering before being trained to be a fighter and leader Banding together, Atemhop forms the Restoration to fight Mujadin and his troops under the influence of Safad al Din The heartbreak, torture, passion and action are surrea Adrenaline junkies beware, this book will get your pulse racing The town of Atemhop relies on Malik Zzoha, a university dropout, the son of the governor, Mujadin, to save them from tyranny under Mujadin s reign First he must endure unimaginable, cringeworthy pain and suffering before being trained to be a fighter and leader Banding together, Atemhop forms the Restoration to fight Mujadin and his troops under the influence of Safad al Din The heartbreak, torture, passion and action are surreal Even the most stoic person will get choked up reading Golden Skies My heart is still racing from the fast paced action


  9. Faizan Faizan says:

    I beta read the book..It was amazing.The story is fast paced, but never skip over the important part With snarky dialogues to the motivated protagonist and the cold heart villain, the book has all the spices.Try this, you will not regret it.


  10. Darby Karchut Darby Karchut says:

    What a roller coaster of a story While it was a bit gritty and dark for my taste, the world building and characters kept me reading, and the ending made up for every thing Go pick up a copy


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