Merlin’s Nightmare: a 2015 Clive Staples Award semi-finalist!

One round down, two to go! MERLIN’S NIGHTMARE has progressed past the first round of nomination voting to become one of the twelve semi-finalists in the 2015 CLIVE STAPLES AWARD. The winner will be announced at the REALM MAKERS catered costume dinner on August 7th. Registration is still open for the conference, so come and[…]

The Warden and the Wolf King by Andrew Peterson

It is with great pleasure and also pain that I introduce this month’s CSFF Blog Tour book: THE WARDEN AND THE WOLF KING by that renaissance man, Andrew Peterson. Pleasure because Andrew’s writing, as well as music, is just so, so, so awesome. Pain because, sadly, I haven’t had the time to finish the novel![…]

Where is God in The Merlin Spiral trilogy? — Day Three

Today is day three of the CSFF Blog Tour, reviewing my second novel, MERLIN’S SHADOW! (For a recap, some have questioned whether God is present in the books of The Merlin Spiral, and so this is part three of my answer to that very pertinent question. Go here for Part 1 and Part 2.) Yesterday[…]

Perseverance and Philippians 2:12-13 – Part 1

I wrote a new article over at Speculative Faith that covers what many would consider a brand new translation of Philippians 2:12-13. This article is based on a research paper I wrote in college and provides some excellent background into the Koine Greek behind the text. Anyway, check it out over here! When part 2[…]

The Monster In The Hollows — A Full Review

Welcome to The CSFF Blog Tour! Where do I begin writing a review of such a wonderful novel? I think with the author himself, Andrew Peterson. Singer and Musician: (Andrew Peterson & The Captains Courageous, with ten albums, his latest being the impeccable and soulful, Counting Stars). Songwriter: (Andrew has often been compared to Rich[…]

Why Have Your Book Reviewed In The CSFF Blog Tour?

This is just a quick note to say that I checked my blog’s statistics, and no less than 54 people came to my blog in the last month looking for information on the specific Christian fantasy novels that I’ve reviewed as part of the Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy blog tour. My blog statistics show[…]

North! or Be Eaten — My Son’s Review

Here’s an added bonus for the Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog Tour where we are covering the young-adult fantasy novel, North! or Be Eaten in The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson. The bonus? My son, Leighton who is 15, wrote his own review: NOTE: PLOT SPOILERS BELOW ! BEWARE !! ^ OR B E-10.[…]

North! or Be Eaten — Where I Interview the Former Pirate, Podo Helmer

Welcome to our third day of the Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog Tour review of the young-adult fantasy novel, North! or Be Eaten in The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson. Today I’m sitting down with the irascible Podo Helmer—grandfather of the Igiby children and former Pirate—to ask him a few questions. RT: First off,[…]

North! or Be Eaten — Review, Day Two

Today is our second day of the Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog Tour review of the young-adult fantasy novel, North! or Be Eaten in The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson. Today I’m going to unfurl my wings and cover some things in depth. This also means: PLOT SPOILERS past the “Click to Read More“,[…]

North! or Be Eaten — Review, Day One

This book is filled with the brightness of children’s dreams, and the blackness of their nightmares. Today marks the kick-off of the Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog Tour reviewing the young adult fantasy novel, North! or Be Eaten, by Andrew Peterson. North! or Be Eaten is book two in The Wingfeather Saga, and what[…]

Speculative Fiction Wins Two Best Cover Awards

Just wanted to announce that TWO speculative fiction books won the ECPA BEST COVER AWARD! The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announces the winners at its annual meeting. First up is Andrew Peterson’s book “On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness“, which won the award for a mid-sized publisher. WaterBrook/Multnomah published the book.[…]

Who Is Andrew Peterson? (Author of “On The Edge Of The Dark Sea Of Darkness”)

What an audacious title for this post! As if I could sum up a person and put them in a box so you could look at them! And why would I want to even attempt this? Having not read his book (which appears to be excellent from every account I have read on this CSFF[…]

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[…]