Monday, May 14, 2018

BLOG TOUR: The Forest Beyond the Earth by Matthew S. Cox

The Forest Beyond the Earth 
Matthew S. Cox
Publication date: February 6th 2018
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult

Under the watchful eye of the Mother Shrine, twelve-year-old Wisp ekes out a simple, but challenging life with Dad, foraging for food and losing herself in old books from the world that came before. She loves the Endless Forest ― except when the Tree Walkers come for her.

In ages past, the great rain of fire and ash destroyed the Earth, wiping out the ancients and everything they had made. Nature has reclaimed much since then, spreading out in a vast forest full of wonder and dread. Ever in fear of being taken away, she follows Dad’s rules without question while learning to survive off the land.

No longer a small child, she accompanies Dad on one of his treks, her first time more than a few steps away from the cabin. A day exploring with him is the happiest time of her life, but joy is short-lived.

A monster follows them home.

Safe in her Haven, she hides while Dad goes outside to confront the beast. She wakes alone the next morning, and waits. Alas, her hope of his return fades with the daylight. Desperate, she breaks his strictest rule and goes outside alone. Not far from the cabin, she discovers his rifle abandoned next to the monster’s strange footprints.

Afraid but determined, Wisp sets off on her own into the Endless Forest to find Dad ― before the Tree Walkers catch her.

Author Bio:

Born in a little town known as South Amboy NJ in 1973, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Somewhere between fifteen to eighteen of them spent developing the world in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, and The Awakened Series take place. He has several other projects in the works as well as a collaborative science fiction endeavor with author Tony Healey.

Hobbies and Interests:
Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, Gamemaster for two custom systems (Chronicles of Eldrinaath [Fantasy] and Divergent Fates [Sci Fi], and a fan of anime, British humour.

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
  • $30 Amazon gift card + 2x signed copies of The Forest Beyond the Earth
  • ends May 31st

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Matthew S. Cox

  • I have two cats, Loki and Dorian.
  • A failed attempt at cooking once made a group of small children outside cry.
  • I still have one baby tooth.
  • For some words, like grey and leapt, I prefer the British spelling.
  • I’ve got a tendency to overuse ‘through’ when writing a draft, so I do a specific editing pass focused on checking that.
  • The house I grew up in is haunted.
  • I once (at least it sure seems like it) successfully invoked a Wiccan ritual to banish the stink of rotting potatoes from a closet. [nothing else worked.]
  • School made me despise reading as a teen.
  • I used to run a small raiding guild in World of Warcraft.
  • I missed being born on Friday the 13th by two minutes.



  1. I enjoyed the post the book sounds really good and best wishes on the tour.

  2. Thank you for hosting! Love the book description!


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