Review of The Fatal Tree by Stephen Lawhead – Day 3 – PLUS A DOUBLE GIVEAWAY!

As Bilbo Baggins said … THIS IS THE END … meaning this is Day 3 of touring the THE FATAL TREE by Stephen R. Lawhead — the very last novel in The Bright Empires series. One of the difficulties of writing a full review is that if you don’t know anything about the other books[…]

Review of The Fatal Tree by Stephen Lawhead – Day 2 – PLUS A DOUBLE GIVEAWAY!

Yes, this is Day 2 of touring the THE FATAL TREE by Stephen R. Lawhead. And yes, this is posted on Day 3. All I can do is plead forgiveness for my tardiness, as an emergency at work took up nearly all my strength yesterday (I got only 4 hours of sleep last night). I[…]

Review of The Fatal Tree by Stephen Lawhead – Day 1 – PLUS A DOUBLE GIVEAWAY!

Welcome back to another Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour review! This time we’re looking at the last book in THE BRIGHT EMPIRES series—THE FATAL TREE—by the illustrious Stephen R. Lawhead. For day one I must, again, begin with the cover. Every single cover in this series was beyond excellent, each novel taking on[…]

Book Review of The Shadow Lamp by Stephen Lawhead – plus A GIVEAWAY! – Day 3

This is the last and final day for talking about the novel THE SHADOW LAMP by Stephen Lawhead. The fourth book in Stephen’s daring five part series which will conclude next year with THE FATAL TREE. MY FAVORITE CHARACTER Today, short on time, I want to talk about one character that I especially like: Etzel[…]

Book Review of The Shadow Lamp by Stephen Lawhead – plus A GIVEAWAY! – Day 2

This is day 2 in a 3 day review of the novel THE SHADOW LAMP by Stephen Lawhead. The fourth book in Stephen’s mind-bending, time-blending, and space-rending five part series which will conclude next year with THE FATAL TREE. I’m not sure anyone can wait! MY THOUGHTS ON THE PLOT AND CHARACTERS This books plot[…]

Book Review of The Shadow Lamp by Stephen Lawhead – plus A GIVEAWAY! – Day 1

This is day 1 in a 3 day review of the novel THE SHADOW LAMP by Stephen Lawhead. As part of the Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog Tour, we are covering this—the fourth book—in Stephen’s five part series which will conclude next year with THE FATAL TREE. I can’t wait! THE PLOT From Amazon:[…]

Book review of THE SPIRIT WELL by Stephen Lawhead — Day 3

Welcome to the 2012 Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy blog tour. of Stephen Lawhead‘s latest installment of his daring BRIGHT EMPIRES series of novels: THE SPIRIT WELL. Make sure you check out my previous book reviews over at Book review of THE SPIRIT WELL by Stephen Lawhead…Day 1 and THE SPIRIT WELL by Stephen Lawhead…Day[…]

THE SPIRIT WELL by Stephen Lawhead — Day 2 — w/ a fictional interview of Archelaeus Burleigh

Welcome to DAY 2 the 2012 Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy blog tour. of Stephen Lawhead‘s latest installment of his daring BRIGHT EMPIRES series of novels: THE SPIRIT WELL. Make sure you check out my previous book review over at Book review of THE SPIRIT WELL by Stephen Lawhead…Day 1 And just like yesterday, I’ll[…]

Book review of THE SPIRIT WELL by Stephen Lawhead — Day 1

Welcome to the 2012 Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy blog tour. of Stephen Lawhead‘s latest installment of his daring BRIGHT EMPIRES series of novels: THE SPIRIT WELL. If you’re not familiar with the series, and want to read it, make sure you start with book 1: THE SKIN MAP, and then proceed through book 2:[…]

Stephen Lawhead’s THE BONE HOUSE — A Full Review

Here we are once again, folks, the CSFF Blog Tour of Stephen R. Lawhead’s THE BONE HOUSE! It is just plain hard to believe that it’s been a year since we reviewed THE SKIN MAP and the treasure hunt I held last year. Unfortunately, I don’t have an extra copy to give away this year,[…]

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[…]

NaNoWriMo? No — NaNoEdMo? Yes!

Okay, so I haven’t taken part in NaNoWriMo (although my daughter, Ness, has, despite her computer crashing on Thanksgiving). What I have been doing is editing MERLIN’S BLADE in a serious way during November, so I guess you could say I’m taking part in NaNoEdMo, National Novel Editing Month. The changes are the result of[…]

The Book Give-Away Contest Winner!

Eight participants fulfilled the requirements of the contest, including participating in the discussion on all three blog posts and solving the riddles. For the drawing, my nine-year old daughter mixed up the papers and drew a name, AND THE WINNER IS … David J. Tooley! David, if you can email me your address, I’ll get[…]

Stephen Lawhead’s THE SKIN MAP — Day 3

YES! Day 3 of the CSFF Blog Tour! If you haven’t read Day 1, or Day 2, don’t miss them, for they contain RIDDLE #1 and RIDDLE #2 For the Stephen Lawhead autographed THE SKIN MAP give-away! One more recap, I was incredibly privileged to spend a weekend around Stephen in early October at the[…]

Stephen Lawhead’s THE SKIN MAP — Day 2

Day 2 of the CSFF Blog Tour! If you haven’t read Day 1, don’t miss it, for it contains RIDDLE #1 For the Stephen Lawhead autographed THE SKIN MAP give-away! Just to recap, I spent an incredible weekend with Stephen in early October at the Laity Lodge Writer’s Retreat. As part of that, I had[…]

Stephen Lawhead’s THE SKIN MAP — Day 1

Well, it’s finally here! The long awaited CSFF Blog Tour of Stephen R. Lawhead’s THE SKIN MAP! The incredible thing is that I was able to spend an extended weekend with Stephen in early October at the Laity Lodge Writer’s Retreat. As part of that, I had him sign an extra copy of The Skin[…]

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…[…]

A Treasure Hunt Extraordinaire!

This morning I finished reading THE SKIN MAP by Stephen R. Lawhead. Last week I finished reading VENOM & SONG by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper. 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[…]

I found an absolutely fantastic interview with Stephen Lawhead

This interview is SO excellent that I decided to post this before I even finished reading it! titleTrakk Interview With Stephen Lawhead The greatest thing is that he talks about the method he uses to write his books, as well as gives some great insights into his latest novel … The Skin Map, book 1[…]

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[…]