Since I’ve been doing overviews of books from the MLP contest, I thought it’d be prudent to jump back into the CSFF Blog Tour. If you’re not familiar with this tour, it’s usually a monthly three day blog blast in review of a single book of Christian Sci-Fi or Fantasy. The tour is designed to bring online awareness to CSFF, and to help build readers for our blogs. The NAF is now part of the tour, and for this month I will provide the review… so there we go.
This month’s tour is for Andrew Peterson’s North or Be Eaten, a part of the Wing Feather Saga. I must confess, I don’t know much about this saga or the book, but from the Amazon reviews it seems like a good page-turner for the entire family, along the lines of Narnia. But don’t take me word for it… as Lavar Burton used to say… here are a few reviews from Peterson’s website (I hope they don’t mind me using them, but since they’re already online I think it’s ok).
“Peterson deserves every literary prize for this fine book. It is obvious that his musical talents have been put to good use as his use of words, plot and narrative read like a well scored film script. A very fine book, by a very fine writer and future talent. Amazing – thrilling and well worth reading again and again.”–G. P. Taylor, New York Times best-selling author of Shadowmancer and The Dopple Ganger Chronicles
“Toothy cows are very dangerous. Andrew Peterson convinced me and shivers run down my spine at the very thought of meeting a toothy cow face to face. The author spills characters like Podo and Nurgabog onto the page, then weaves a tale of danger that holds the reader captive. Believe me, you will relish being held captive by this master storyteller. But be sure you don’t get caught by the Stranders. Those people just ain’t civilized.”
–Donita K. Paul, author of The Vanishing Sculptor
“In a genre overrun by the gory and the grim, Peterson’s bite-sized chapters taste more like a stew of Gorey (Edward) and Grimm (the Brothers). North! Or Be Eaten is a welcome feast of levity–and clearly a labor of love. Andrew Peterson has awakened my inner eight-year-old, and that is a very good thing.”
–Jeffrey Overstreet, author of Auralia’s Colors and Cyndere’s Midnight
The first book of the series is On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness. Check them both out at Amazon. Also, as a personal note, Peterson is a musician… and a pretty good one at that. If for no other reason, you need to check him because of that. Here are some more links of his:
And here are the other participants of the tour. Many of these received copies of the book for review. Sadly, I did not. But check them out and give them your support.
CSFF Blog Tour
Todd Michael Greene
Rebecca LuElla Miller
New Authors Fellowship
Donita K. Paul
Steve and Andrew
Rachel Starr Thomson