For one full week, you will be able to download a copy of Kingdom of the Sun for any platform absolutely free! From December 1st to December 8th, you can download a free copy of Kingdom of the Sun on Smashwords.com for your iPad, Kindle, Sony reader, in PDF, and so much more. All you have to do is enter the coupon code QW97R during Smashword.com’s checkout process. All I ask is that you provide an honest review of the book on Amazon and/or Goodreads.com.
Kingdom of the Sun captures, discusses, and questions many of the themes that are very present on this blog: compassion, knowledge, truth in leadership and history, the definition of hope, honor, and happiness, and so much more. If you’re new to my blog or would like a reminder of what Kingdom of the Sun is about, please read a press release about it below!
“The goal of author is to give the readers something to walk away with, something to remember. I want to give mine new perspectives, new thinking, and most of all, hope, honor, and happiness.” This is what author Ariffa Bevin has to say about her recently published book, Kingdom of the Sun. The novella is about the modern-day kingdom of Sooryan that upholds and glorifies education and its teachers. However, as the kingdom grows older, these ideals become less of a significance and Sooryan falls into economic, educational, and political strife. The story begins with the reign of a new ruler that the protagonist, Helena, is extremely wary and untrustworthy of. Even though her societal position is an initial cause for hesitation, Helena attempts to fight for what many are afraid to make: change.
Bevin describes Kingdom of the Sun as a product of her anger and frustrations at society, leadership, education, and history. “I wanted to take their conventions, standards, and rules and crush them…destroy them,” she says. “And from that dust, I wanted to create something that should have always been: truth in words, truth in leadership, respect, and light. Kingdom of the Sun reflects the desire that most of us have to make a change, whether it is in the world or in our own lives, and how we may lack the strength or the courage to do it. The novella highlights the significance of what it truly means to be educated as well as the power that one can possess when they are. It questions what we may value as important and necessary, and challenges several societal conventions.”
Bevin states one purpose in writing the book as the desire to present questions and different view points that readers have never thought about before. She adds that she wanted to create characters and situations that everyone can relate to, which would thus make the book more personal to its readers. “That is why I made Sooryan a modern-day kingdom with modern-day issues that everyone can understand. My goal was to create a work that would be able to sheds lights of hope and inspiration in all my readers.”
I hope this book touches and inspires you all.
Peace and Love,