CSSF Blog Tour: Faery Rebels

Faery Rebels:  Spell Hunter, by R. J. Anderson

Ok… so due to some accidental circumstances, I did not get all the preparatory information about this blog tour ahead of time.  Therefore, I did not get a chance to research the book very well and I don’t feel very prepared to make an adequate article on it.  Sorry guys.  But since The New Authors’ Fellowship is listed as a participant, I feel compelled to do something.

So, here’s the back cover copy of Faery Rebels:

There are humans at the bottom of the garden, and a glimpse inside their forbidden House convinces the fierce young faery hunter known as Knife that they have knowledge that could help her dying people.

But if the human world has so much to offer, why is the faery Queen determined to keep her people away from it? Is there a connection between the House and the faeries’ loss of magic? And why is Knife so drawn to the young Paul McCormick — that strangest of creatures, a human male?

Here’s a little review posted on Amazon by Sue Giffard, of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York City:

Grade 5–7—The faery world is crumbling. During a disaster called the Sundering, these small, fragile, winged creatures lost all of their magic save that which allows them to fly, and they live inside a great oak tree, fearful of people and animals. True friendship and love are foreign to them. Worse, they are falling victim to a kind of dementia they call the Silence, and are dying. Into this picture comes Knife: tough, brave, adventurous, and soon taking on the job of Queen’s Hunter. While defending herself against an attacking crow, she is rescued and taken home by a human. Knife becomes convinced that the mystery of their lost magic and the dementia are connected to the faeries’ fear of humans and becomes committed to saving her community. The heart of the book lies in the relationship that develops between Knife and the human Paul, who is a paraplegic. Anderson draws on echoes from countless fairy tales and legends about the relationships between human men and faerie women to enrich this gripping and involving story. While the main characters are vividly drawn, some of the secondary characters and background story are sketched more hastily. Though the book looks like it’s for a younger audience, middle-school readers who are willing to stay with the story through its first third will find ample rewards as the relationship between Knife and Paul evolves.

And here are the official CSSF Bog Tour links.  Please check these out, because these people DID get the info on time and most have written legitimate articles.  Several even received review copies of the book.

Links for R.J. Anderson:

Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/006155474X
Author Web site – http://www.rj-anderson.com/
Author blog – http://rj-anderson.livejournal.com/
Twitter – http://twitter.com/rj_anderson

Blog Tour Links:

Sally Apokedak
Brandon Barr
Amy Browning
Melissa Carswell
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Timothy Hicks
Jason Isbell
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Rebecca LuElla Miller
New Authors Fellowship
John W. Otte
Donita K. Paul
Crista Richey
Chawna Schroeder
Andrea Schultz
James Somers
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Phyllis Wheeler
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.

4 comments on “CSSF Blog Tour: Faery Rebels

  1. oh, so sorry you missed out on this one. If you get a chance, buy it and read it. It’s really a good book.

  2. I didn’t get to read it either. There is a great buzz around the tour this month, tho. Sounds like a good one 😉

  3. […] Cris Jesse √ Jason Joyner √ Julie √ Carol Keen Krystine Kercher Dawn King √ Lindsey √ New Authors Fellowship Nissa √ √ John W. Otte √ √ Donita K. Paul Crista Richey √ […]

  4. Thanks for posting about the book and sharing information on it even though you didn’t have time to read. Every little bit helps!

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