Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Author Interview & Giveaway: Fear No Evil by Allen Brokken

About the Book

Book: Fear No Evil

Author: Allen Brokken

Genre: Christian Middle Grade Fantasy

Release Date: December 5, 2020

Across the land of Zoura, people and creatures alike continue to fall prey to the persuasion of darkness. The seeds of evil pollute not only those outside the Light, but those within it. Pitting neighbor against neighbor. Brother against brother. The Dark One gains ground in his pursuit to shroud the heathlands in eternal darkness. Zoura’s only hope lies with three children.

Twelve-year-old Lauren and her younger brothers, Aiden and Ethan, are determined to reignite the Tower of Light in Blooming Glen. But an attack by dark forces separates them, driving them into a valley of darkness. Without each other or their Knight Protector, the three siblings must navigate the wilderness while fending off creatures tainted by evil. They fight not just for Zoura, but for their own survival.

Will the darkness overtake Lauren, Aiden, and Ethan? Or will they prove their faith is stronger and that they fear no evil?

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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. He began writing the Towers of Light series for his own children to help him illustrate the deep truths of the Bible in an engaging and age appropriate way. He’s dedicated 15 years of his life to volunteer roles in children’s ministry and youth development. Now that his own children are off to college he’s sharing his life experiences on social media @towersoflight, @twodadsandajoke, and through his blog

Author Interview

How long did it take you to write this novel?

Allen: That’s a tricky one, the first two chapters were actually written as a part of Still Small Voice book 2 in the series in a notebook like 3 years ago. But then I lost the notebook. So the ideas just bounced around in my head until NaNoWriMo November 2019. At that time I sat down and wrote about 25,000 of the ~40,000 words in Fear No Evil then. I was finalizing and launching Still Small Voice at the time, so I didn’t finish Fear No Evil’s first draft until June of 2020, and I finalized the book in October. So really it’s just under a year start to finish.

Do any of the novel’s characters hold a special place in your heart?

Allen: The family in the story is based on my family. So there’s a lot of each of my kids real personality in the story. Which really chokes me up from time to time as I’m writing because I can hear my own kids saying some of the lines.

Do you have a favorite quote from this novel?

Allen: I don’t want this to be a spoiler, so I’m not going to put in the context. But this is definitely my favorite line in Fear No Evil: Aiden had to suppress a giggle at that. They were definitely going to cause some trouble with the butter knife.

What do you hope readers take away from this novel?

Allen: I really hope that kids take away the idea that when they become isolated, and have reason to fear that they can reach out to God for his comfort, reassurance, and courage.

Would you share something about yourself that most readers wouldn’t know?

Allen: When my kids were about the age of the kids in the story we all did Karate together as a family, and I attained the Red Belt.

More from Allen

The stakes have been raised in the 3rd book of the Towers of Light Series, Fear No Evil.  The children have been separated from one another in the darkness shrouded, Muddy River valley.  Evil prowls around them at every turn.  Do they have the faith to fear no evil?

My favorite part about writing this book was a conversation I had with the real Ethan.  I had a tight editorial deadline to meet and I decided to go on a writing retreat to finish the book.  While I was trying to leave home, my youngest the real life Ethan kept asking me questions and delaying my departure.  Finally, I said, “You know the last time I wrote there was a ferocious bear about to eat Ethan.  If I don’t sit down and start writing soon, he’s going to be a bear food.” Ethan’s reply was, “Yah you better go write now!”  You’ll have to pick up Fear No Evil to see if I got back to the story in time.

Blog Stops

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Library Lady’s Kid Lit, December 7

Texas Book-aholic, December 8

Beauty in the Binding, December 9 (Author Interview)

deb’s Book Review, December 9

Locks, Hooks and Books, December 10

For Him and My Family, December 11

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, December 12

Spoken from the Heart, December 13 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Bookshelf, December 13

For the Love of Literature, December 14

Artistic Nobody, December 15 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Sara Jane Jacobs, December 16

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, December 17

Vicky Sluiter, December 18


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.


  1. Jolene thanks for taking the time to interview me for your blog. I really appreciate it. If you readers would like to get a taste of this adventure they can get a free sample of each of the books in the series at

  2. The book sounds great. Love the cover.

  3. I enjoyed the interview! Thank you for sharing.

  4. This sounds good! Someday I'm going to read the series.

  5. Wonderful. Love discovering new books to add to my TBR. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I love learning more about the author!

  7. Thank you for sharing the author interview and book details, this sounds like a wonderful story to share with my grandchildren

  8. This sounds like a really good read. Great cover!

  9. I wanted to thank you for your support of Fear No Evil 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.