Tomorrowland Unveils Theme Novel: ‘The Rise of Ascendo’

Earlier today, the festival’s official social media channels announced a creative new way for the People of Tomorrow to explore 2023’s theme: ‘Adscendo.’ Unlike year’s prior, where attendees 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…

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 now! Each copy of this 300+ page book is numbered, creating a truly bespoke collector’s item.