The Night the Sky Fell

The Night the Sky Fell


Young Adult - Fantasy - General
378 Pages
Reviewed on 12/29/2016
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Author Biography

nterview with Stephen G. Levy

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?

Scaring the crap out of you!

What's the story behind your latest book?

The script was with Miramax for a while and they decided to pass since Japanese style films like The Ring were cornering the market. Then it went into a pilot for TV and was passed on since the leads were young. And finally I novelized it.

What are you working on next?

The sequel to The Night the Sky Fell. Another Old Soul emerges...someone you know!

Who are your favorite authors?

I always like Agatha Christie for plotting.

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?

Breakfast

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?

Thinking about writing.

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?

Horton Hatches an Egg. It impacted my breakfasts...I eat eggs everyday.

How do you approach cover design?

I want to grab you emotionally.

What do you read for pleasure?

Entertainment Weekly
Describe your desk

Always messy...my cat eats the crumbs.

Book Review

Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

Every once in a while, a book surprises me. I mean really surprises me. It’s difficult to do because I grew up in my mother’s library and I read a lot of books. In The Night the Sky Fell by Stephen G. Levy, I was stunned. I was expecting a nice pleasant read at best. What I got was a totally satisfying novel that may be destined to become an American classic. It’s that good, that satisfying, and that different. I began to think it was more than it appeared to be when I got my first look at Banks Blackhorse, a part Tinglit, part Sioux Native American boy, who really wants to be white. Not just any kind of white but rich white. That is his dream, and he has a plan. I knew I was in the hands of a potential master though, as I read about the children and teenagers in this tale. Tricia Powers is a character that people will remember.

I can’t say enough good things about The Night the Sky Fell. The writing is superb. The plot is something that Stephen King might come up with. The characters are simply unforgettable and they keep the story racing along. The Night the Sky Fell is very much character driven and with a little more time and experience, we may have the next Stephen King in Stephen G. Levy. If he can keep doing this consistently. You don’t want to miss this one. A great supernatural suspense tale. Made in America. Made in Alaska.

Kathryn Bennett

The Night the Sky Fell by Stephen G. Levy takes us into a world where a young man breaks an oath with a Spirit, and a small town becomes engulfed in wrath. The women of the town are compelled beyond thought to destroy all of the men in the town. Blackhorse is a young boy who is part Sioux and part Tinglit, but he does not want to embrace that heritage. What Blackhorse wants most in the world is to be like a rich white man. Nothing is ever as easy as it seems, however, and big wishes like that often come with a big price to pay.

Sometimes the moment you pick up a book, you know without a second of doubt that this is going to be a read that you will enjoy. Stephen G. Levy has written such a book. If vivid prose such as "Blood will spill, thought the raven" does not get you excited to dive into a book and read it from cover to cover, then nothing will. I threw myself completely into the rich tapestry of this book; the characters are fully developed and rich. The backdrop that they have been set against is just as vivid and amazing. A story that is in some ways a picture of human desire and things that could happen in our world, other parts, of course, are beyond imagination. The supernatural elements of this story are fresh and crisp, there is not one single typical trope to be seen anywhere within these pages. It was a true pleasure to read this book and I can hardly wait to read more by Stephen G. Levy. I am truly hooked.

Romuald Dzemo

The Night the Sky Fell by Stephen G. Levy is the perfect book for fans of horror and the supernatural, a story woven with a spell and one that features very supernatural and compelling characters like the Great Spirit and the Monarch Raven. The Great Spirit isn’t something or someone to play around with; it inspires fear; it is vindictive. What happens when a young man breaks a pact with this avenging, ruthless spirit? The result is the horror that rocks a small town.

The story starts powerfully and the reader gets hooked right away, but it doesn’t end there. The tension builds up pretty quickly, and one finds oneself immersed a world where emotions are intense, where uncertainty and fear are mounting. The plot is woven with skill, the work of a great imagination. The writing is crisp, highly descriptive, with interesting and plot-driven dialogues. Readers will love to follow the characters who are so real they seem to remind readers of the things they care most about. Stephen G. Levy has skillfully created suspense throughout the story and this keeps the reader looking forward in anticipation to what the end would look like.

The Night the Sky Fell is a supernatural story about what happens when loyalties are broken with a vengeful spirit. Warning, though: This is the kind of book that will make you wake up in the middle of the night, soaked in sweat, because it can create horrible nightmares. The read is delightful and the ending satisfying. A perfect treat for fans of horror. This one will have your nerves rattled.

Christian Sia

The Night the Sky Fell by Stephen G. Levy is a tale of extraordinary beauty that will appeal to anyone who enjoys gritty tales of horror. An eighteen-year-old young man breaks loyalty to a powerful spirit and brings down its wrath onto a town. Acts of unusual violence begin to take place, directed towards innocent men. Can this city stand? Is there anyone who could be left? And can the Great Spirit be appeased? Such are questions the reader asks, caught up in the intense action of the fast-paced plot as they read feverishly on.

Banks has great dreams, but dreams are not easy to come true, so when the moment happens for him to get help, he jumps on it. ‘Banks picked up a large vat from the old pickup and ran to his uncle. “Banks, is it the royal honey?” After Banks nodded, the Chief continued, “Open it…now make your wish. The Spirit above My Head will hear it better in Tlingit. Take the book and feel your way through it to the Great Spirit.”’ Banks doesn’t know that he has entered into a bargain that will cost lives and bring terror to his town. From the moment that Banks Blackhorse makes the wish, the story becomes so intense and gripping.

Stephen G. Levy combines elements of horror, paranormal, and fiction to create a story that is as absorbing as it is entertaining. But it should be noted that this is not a book for ordinary entertainment. It is the kind of story that will set hearts beating faster and the reader will undoubtedly experience a wave of conflicting emotions. The Night the Sky Fell is a story with great characters, a powerful plot, and a tension that won’t leave any reader indifferent.