New Jessica Thorne book news: Tomorrowland presents The Rise of Adscendo

At last I can share details of the super top secret project I’ve been working on. I’m so excited to be part of the team bringing the worlds of Tomorrowland to life.

Lots more news still to come.Tomorrowland presents The Rise of Adscendo book cover and clouds

Tomorrowland announces Limited Edition festival novel for 2023

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 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 and 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.


About Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland, first held in 2005, is one of the largest and most iconic music festivals in the world, located in Boom, Belgium. Organized and owned by the original founders, the brothers Beers. It takes place every summer and stretches over 2 weekends, welcoming 400,000 People of Tomorrow from around the world. Year after year, Tomorrowland sells out in minutes. Over the past 17 years, Tomorrowland has become a true global phenomenon that connects people from every corner of the world. Tomorrowland has evolved into a global entertainment brand and media powerhouse thanks to its numerous activities such as new festivals like Tomorrowland Winter in the French Alps, the apparel & accessories label TML by Tomorrowland, the radio station One World Radio, the Tomorrowland Foundation, the Tomorrowland Academy (DJ & producer school), the record label Tomorrowland Music and Tomorrowland Fiction. The latter being a companywide priority to spread Tomorrowland’s unique stories full of magic and passion to a global audience.


About Standaard Uitgeverij

Standaard Uitgeverij is an independent publishing company. Its various publishing houses (o.a. Standaard Uitgeverij Strips, Manteau, Davidsfonds, Ballon, Oogappel) and other activities (Art Stories) make up the largest Flemish publishing group.