Tuesday, 20 December 2022 - For the first time ever, Tomorrowland is releasing the complete origin story of its new festival theme with a fantasy adventure novel. ‘The Rise of Adscendo’ is the key to unlock a festival experience for 2023 that has never been encountered before.
In 2023, the People of Tomorrow can discover the complete origin story of the new fantasy theme 'Adscendo', before being immersed into the narrative at the festival grounds. Unlike previous years where the People of Tomorrow could discover themes such as 'The Reflection of Love' or 'The Story of Planaxis' through the legendary Mainstage and a trailer, this year Tomorrowland is revealing the story to the theme 'Adscendo in novel form.
Attendees will have the chance to recognise elements and imagery from the book at the festival, creating a unique connection never experienced before. Fantasy fans around the world will have the opportunity to delve into the rich world of Tomorrowland and explore the diverse and magical tale within the book, regardless of attendance.
Readers will discover a story of love, unity, and magic within the enchanting Tomorrowland universe:
The islands of Arcadiana are sinking, and the Soaring Isles, suspended in the air like floating mountains far out of reach, will soon fall, destroying the whole city – if the water doesn’t swallow them first.
As a Windrider, all Ro has ever wanted to do is to fly like the other members of her family. Thanks to her love of all the birds of her world, she has an idea on how to improve the day-to-day life of her crumbling society. But while out testing her new flying contraption, danger strikes and she finds herself rescued by the most noble and most rare of all the birds. The Golden Auric.
Up in the clouds, she will make a discovery that will set her on a path to salvation. But unbeknownst to her, there are forces at play that wish to see a different future, one in which four of the Guilds that make up her homeland will perish. It is a fight for survival, and Ro will need all the help she can get if she is to save her home, and maybe, create the ultimate paradise…
Pre-order now to ensure a first edition copy of this Limited-Edition hardback with festival artwork and sprayed edges. Each copy of this 300+ page book is numbered, creating a truly bespoke collector’s item.
Publishing in Spring 2023, the Limited Edition 'The Rise of Adscendo' will be available in English and Dutch. Pre-orders for this exclusive release are open from 20th December 2022 and can be made via adscendo.tomorrowland.com and store.tomorrowland.com. Shipping follows in June 2023. Publishing partner for the Dutch version, available via the Tomorrowland channels, is Standaard Uitgeverij.
'The Rise of Adscendo' offers a sneak peek into the Tomorrowland fictional universe which is currently in development by diverse talent with the support of an international editorial team. The Tomorrowland stories deliver inspiring tales set in new magical worlds for adult readers to enjoy.
‘THE RISE OF ADSCENDO’
- Available for pre-order as of today, Tuesday December 20
- Via adscendo.tomorrowland.com and store.tomorrowland.com
- Available in English and Dutch