DiscoverLiterary Fiction

Lord of the Clouds


Must read 🏆

This story has everything: romance, betrayal, dystopian future, apocalypse, and so much more.

This was a book I was really excited to start reading, and I would be lying if I said that one of the reasons was not because of the cover: hot pink and featured an elephant. I was immediately intrigued and selected it as quickly as I could move my mouse over to it. If the hot pink cover and featured elephant weren't enough, the description of the book further piqued my interest. Lord of the Clouds is described as "one part Alice in Wonderland, one part The Divine Comedy, with a dash of dystopia and a pinch of Narnia thrown in for good measure." I was intrigued. I was interested. I started reading almost immediately.

Lord of the Clouds tells the story of Albus Cake, who one day finds his wife missing. He sets off on a whirlwind adventure through a topsy-turvy world full of magical beings, wonder, and elephant-man deities. Yet not all is as picturesque in the world as it first seems. Beneath the shiny and seemingly perfect exterior lies decadence, greed, and selfishness. The world Albus Cake lives in is ruled by a ruthless, horrible tyrant who the denizens are too afraid of to do anything about. As you read you can't help but follow along, eagerly turning the pages time and time again. It was as wild a ride as Alice in Wonderland was, and it has a message: actions and choices have consequences, and sometimes the end of the journey is not what you were expecting. Throughout the story, Albus Cake contends with his own actions and choices, and it's not always pretty. He makes mistakes, messes up from time to time, and has to deal with the consequences his choices wrought. Yet through it all, Albus comes out a better person than when he started, which is another theme of the story: redemption.

Lord of the Clouds is a book I'd highly recommend anyone to read. It is full of surprises. I was very surprised by how the book ended, but the ending ties the whole book together in a nice bow and sends it off in a very satisfying way.

Reviewed by

I love reading and books, I have all my life. Recently I decided to turn my passion and love in reading into a blog where I review books I am reading. I would use that same passion in working with Discovery.


About the author

Author, G.S. Lewis, Lives in Boston, MA. Holding degrees in Fine Arts, Anthropology, and Computer Science, he has had a lifelong passion for art, engineering, writing, and storytelling. Lord of the Clouds is his debut novel. view profile

Published on July 15, 2020

Published by Two Tall Trees

100000 words

Genre: Literary Fiction

Reviewed by