The Ale Boy’s Feast — Jeffrey’s Video — Day 3

Today is day three of the fun and always interesting CSFF Blog Tour, and we are reviewing the writing of Jeffrey Overstreet. In particular, we are looking at his fourth novel, THE ALE BOY’S FEAST, the white strand of the Auralia Thread. If you missed Day One or Day Two of my review, you can[…]

The Ale Boy’s Feast — Quotes & Notes — Day 2

Today is day two of the CSFF Blog Tour, and we are reviewing the writing of Jeffrey Overstreet. In particular, we are looking at his fourth novel, THE ALE BOY’S FEAST, the white strand of the Auralia Thread. If you missed Day One of my review, you can read it by clicking here. Today I’d[…]

The Ale Boy’s Feast — A Full Review — Day 1

Today is day one of the CSFF Blog Tour, and we are reviewing the EXCELLENT craftsmanship of Jeffrey Overstreet. In particular, we are looking at his fourth novel, THE ALE BOY’S FEAST, the white strand of the Auralia Thread. The Cover I’ve raved over every cover to date in this series, and I must say[…]

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[…]

The Laity Lodge Writers Retreat: A Travelogue

I arrived back form the western foothills of Texas on Sunday night, and thought I’d write about my experience at the Laity Lodge Writers Retreat. The Laity Lodge courtyard and fountain. (The following notes are as best as I can remember, so if I have forgotten details or gotten the order of events mixed up…[…]

Big News #3 — Laity Lodge Writing Retreat!

I’ve been waiting quite awhile to announce that I’ll be attending the fall writing retreat at Laity Lodge, and that’s been hard to hide since it’s such big news. Why did I wait to announce it? Because until this last Tuesday, I didn’t know if I was even going… And that uncertainty was after I[…]

Raven’s Ladder — A Full Review

Sorry folks for my late start … my website was down all of Monday and most of today due to technical issues. As such, yesterday marked the beginning of the CSFF blog tour of Raven’s Ladder by Jeffrey Overstreet. This book is the third novel in his fantasy series, The Auralia Thread. The surprising thing[…]

Beauty And Truth In Fiction

At the end of the last CSFF Blog Tour, Stephen L. Rice and I had a strong discussion regarding Auralia’s Colors and Cyndere’s Midnight, and in particular, on the direction Jeffrey Overstreet was taking the series. His first post with my comments. His second post responding, with more comments. Steve and I were on opposite[…]

Cyndere’s Midnight — An Interview With Jordam, The Beastman

Today, as part of Day Three of the CSFF Blog Tour, I wanted to interview one of the main characters of Cyndere’s Midnight, Jordam the Beastman. Now if you haven’t read my review of Cyndere’s Midnight, take a look. And if you haven’t read my interview yesterday with the author, Jeffrey Overstreet, please do so![…]

Cyndere’s Midnight — An Interview With Jeffrey Overstreet

This is day two of the CSFF Blog Tour, and we are reviewing the MOST EXCELLENT craftsmanship of Jeffrey Overstreet. (If you haven’t read my full review of Cyndere’s Midnight, you can do so by clicking here.) Today I am “pleased as pear cider” to present an interview with Jeffrey Overstreet regarding his latest book,[…]

Cyndere’s Midnight — A Full Review

Today is day one of the CSFF Blog Tour, and we are reviewing the EXCELLENT craftsmanship of Jeffrey Overstreet. In particular, we are looking at his second novel, CYNDERE’S MIDNIGHT, the blue strand of the Auralia Thread. The Cover To begin with, I really want you take a close look at the incredible cover of[…]

Auralia’s Colors – Of Villains & Beastmen

There’s been multiple people who have commented on my “lack of a villain” ideas I floated around yesterday. Here are a few. Marcus: How interesting that you wanted a literal villain to focus on. Tim: I hadn’t really thought about the lack of a true villain in Auralia’s Colors. The Queen could be seen as[…]

Auralia’s Colors – A Full Review

I have finished reading Auralia’s Colors, and I must say, I am impressed. So, click the “Read More” button below, and read my full review of the book, including the following sections: Basic Plot The Author Who Will Like This Book World Building One Annoying Thing Christian Content The Bad Guy? Science Fiction? Powerful High[…]