On The Edge Of The Dark Sea Of Darkness
This month’s Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog Tour is about author Andrew Peterson’s book, On The Edge Of The Dark Sea Of Darkness: Adventure, Peril, Lost Jewels and the Fearsome Toothy Cows of Skree.
This book looks like an incredible delight, and I am kicking myself for not participating in getting an advance reading copy. I thought I wouldn’t have had time to read it since I am working incredibly hard on finishing up my first draft—but I bet I could have made room in my schedule!
Since I haven’t read the book, I’ll be putting together a review of Andrew’s websites tomorrow. Stay tuned!
Here is the cover of the book:
Book Description From Amazon
Once, in a cottage above the cliffs on the Dark Sea of Darkness, there lived three children and their trusty dog Nugget. Janner Igiby, his brother Tink, their crippled sister Leeli are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather. But they will need all their gifts and all that love to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang who have crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice and pursue the Igibys who hold the secret to the lost legend and jewels of good King Wingfeather of the Shining Isle of Anniera.
Andrew Peterson spins a quirky and riveting tale of the Igibys’ extraordinary journey from Glipwood’s Dragon Day Festival and a secret hidden in the Books and Crannies Bookstore, past the terrifying Black Carriage, clutches of the horned hounds and loathsome toothy cows surrounding AnkleJelly Manor, through the Glipwood Forest and mysterious treehouse of Peet the Sock Man (known for a little softshoe and wearing tattered socks on his hands and arms), to the very edge of the Ice Prairies.
Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness presents a world of wonder and a tale children of all ages will cherish, families can read aloud, and readers’ groups are sure to discuss for its layers of meaning about life’s true treasure and tangle of the beautiful and horrible, temporal and eternal, and good and bad.
About The Author
Author/Singer/Songwriter Andrew Peterson, a 2005 Audie Award finalist for his readings of Ray Blackston’s Flabbergasted trilogy, wrote and produced the popular Christmas play and musical Behold the Lamb of God: The True Tale of the Coming of the Christ, and the album by the same name, which received the 2004 Best Album of the Year, World Christian Music’s Editors Choice Award. Andrew’s received critical acclaim for his seven albums and is at work on an eighth. He lives with his wife Jamie and their three young children near Nashville, Tennessee, where he reads storybooks aloud to his family each evening.
Here are the CSFF Blog Tour participants:
5 thoughts on “On The Edge Of The Dark Sea Of Darkness”
Robert: You’re too right here. The book is great (and I’m kicking myself for not getting to it sooner for reasons I explained on my blog today). I’m about 30,000 away from the end of my third novel (which is close for me), so I, too, have been pressed for time. I feel ya’ brother! But highly recommend this book when the smoke clears off your manuscript.
Very nice post, Robert. I like the participants’ list in two columns like that. You’ll need to teach me how to do that.
I think this is a book you’d like. Hope you get a chance to read it some time soon.
Chris—I’m almost exactly at 30,000 words left too! Don’t be too hard on yourself for putting it off. Life is busy and it sounds like you dusted it off right in time.
Becky—Next month I’ll show you how to do the two-column format. Also, it looks like if you have a blog and will write a review, that he will send out an advanced reading copy to anybody, so I’ll consider that, but I really need to finish up reading a novel for Scott Appleton first. I’m *SO* slow!
I’m sure there are a lot of us kicking ourselves for not getting an advance copy.
BTW, love your header image. Did you make it?
Thanks, Gene, for stopping by. I found out on Andrew’s home page (under “JOIN ANDREW PETERSON’S BLOG TOUR”) that he will still send us an ARC if we ask pretty-please.
I’m thinking about it, but I’m also back-logged on reading right now and I don’t know how long his offer will last.
Also, thanks for your comment on my blog header image. Yes, I did create it using “Xara X” and “Visio”. Visio is great at creating shapes, and Xara is incredible at shading, texturing and coloring them.
The stone image is actually a composite of at least four different images of meteors using transparency layers and cropping them.
The sword and hammer I designed myself, and Xara handles the 3D’ized fonts really well.
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