Both of these are excellent books, and both are fun to read. Venom & Song is the CSFF Blog Tour book for next week, and THE SKIN MAP is planned for October’s CSFF Blog Tour.
And … in the October tour, I will be giving away a FREE COPY of THE SKIN MAP!
I had purchased a copy for myself when Stephen Lawhead’s BRIGHT EMPIRES TREASURE HUNT kicked into gear, and I was the thankful person to solve clue #7 here in St. Louis and find ANOTHER copy of THE SKIN MAP! This one unlocked clue #8 so the hunt could continue.
The amazing thing is, of all the clues so far, only clue #7 has to do with King Arthur! This means that I had to solve an Arthurian referenced riddle to solve the clue. Here it is:
King Arthur and his knights were chivalrous and true. Since 1953, on Ladue, the administration of this academy has hoped that the same can be said for their young scholars. Come to the place in St. Lou where Merlin and Arthur and Gawain tell their tales. Go to the main desk and ask the people there whether they think it’s possible to pull a sword from a stone.
(Note his contribution to John Piper and Wayne Grudem’s book, RECOVERING BIBLICAL MANHOOD AND WOMANHOOD. Also, through research, I was able to ascertain that George W. Knight III graduated from college in 1953.)
I was providentially designed to solve this clue, having in the past been a member of John Piper‘s church when I lived in Minnesota, and also having a friend in fellow author L.B. Graham, who teaches at Westminster Christian Academy here in St. Louis.
The funny thing is that the contact person (not L.B.) for the treasure hunt at Westminster Christian Academy didn’t understand the directions and had failed to drop it off at the Knight Library.
It took me three trips to the academy, interspersed with visits to Panera Bread Co. for internet access, before they located the free book and I was able to unlock the next clue.
So … come back next week for the VENOM & SONG book tour, as well as next month for THE SKIN MAP book tour and a chance to win a free copy!
And, Lord willing, I’m going to get my treasure hunt copy of THE SKIN MAP signed by Lawhead himself next week when I go to the Laity Lodge Writers Retreat. I’m pinching myself.