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CSFF Blog Tour: Andrew Peterson

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:

Series site – http://wingfeathersaga.com/?p=464
Author site – http://www.andrew-peterson.com/
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/andrewpetersonmusic

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.

Brandon Barr
Justin Boyer
Amy Browning
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Todd Michael Greene
Ryan Heart
Timothy Hicks
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Julie
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Rebecca LuElla Miller
New Authors Fellowship
Nissa
Donita K. Paul
Crista Richey
Chawna Schroeder
Andrea Schultz
James Somers
Steve and Andrew
Rachel Starr Thomson
Robert Treskillard
Fred Warren
Jason Waguespac
Phyllis Wheeler
Elizabeth Williams
KM Wilsher

About Keven Newsome

Keven Newsome is an musician, theologian, and a bit of a nerd. He enjoys a variety of musical genres, from Christian rock to movie soundtracks to KPop. A former band director, he plays about a dozen instruments, given a couple of weeks to practice up. His theological work has included a book on multi-generational ministry and a thesis on the theology of communicating with the dead. As for his nerd-card, he enjoys the fandoms of The Legend of Zelda, Doctor Who, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Lord of the Rings. With a music degree from William Carey University and a theology degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Keven actively serves in ministry as both pastor and worship leader.

3 comments on “CSFF Blog Tour: Andrew Peterson

  1. Alas, I didn’t get a review copy either. The book does sound like something I might read if I got a chance….

  2. […] Jesse √ √ √ Jason Joyner √ Julie Carol Keen √ √ √ Krystine Kercher Dawn King √ New Authors Fellowship √ √ √ Nissa √ Crista Richey √ √ √ Chawna Schroeder √ […]

  3. Nice to have CSFF over her at New Authors, Keven. Thanks

    Becky

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