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:[…]

Merlin’s Shadow Has Been Released…!

Yes, book 2 has finally arrived! MERLIN’S SHADOW has been released by BLINK YA BOOKS! Six months since the release of MERLIN’S BLADE, and six more months until MERLIN’S NIGHTMARE arrives! This means that you’ll be able to: find it on your store shelves now or very soon, and order it online or through your[…]

Merlin’s Blade Has Been Released…

Yes, the day has finally arrived! MERLIN’S BLADE has been released by ZONDERVAN! Almost seven years of slow and steady labor has finally resulted in this day. This means that you’ll be able to: find it on your store shelves now or very soon, and order it online or through your local bookstore. The only[…]

My OFFICIAL Merlin’s Blade Book Trailer !!

After many months of filming, special effects work, 3D animation, color-grading, and soundtrack design, I am finally ready to release my book trailer for MERLIN’S BLADE! The direct link to the trailer can be found here: http://youtu.be/ZEZqQ3tsxqA. (Note that this book trailer serves as an introduction for all three books.) Please post the link everywhere[…]

Announcing Zondervan’s OFFICIAL cover for Merlin’s Shadow!

Yes, Zondervan has officially released their cover for MERLIN’S SHADOW. Also, you can now PRE-ORDER Merlin’s Shadow through Zondervan’s ChurchSource.com! (Amazon and others coming SOON!) If you want to read the official description of the novel, go on over to Zondervan.com’s MERLIN’S SHADOW page… And the official release date? September 24th, 2013 !! (Only 5[…]

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:[…]

BLINK’s First Merlin’s Blade Book Trailer!

Here it is folks, the very first book trailer for MERLIN’S BLADE! Tales tell that Zondervan is working on a new one using my blade, so we’ll see what it looks like when it’s finished! Also, I’ve been filming my own book trailer for Merlin’s Blade, so there’ll be lots of fun footage to help[…]

Will Thomas Nelson merge with Zondervan?

(NOTE: Now that Thomas Nelson and Zondervan appear to have been merged into an entity called HarperCollins Christian Publishing, these logos appear to be quite useless. Still, they were fun to create! Another thing to note is that when I made these predictions, I was not, at the time, a signed Zondervan author, although I[…]

HarperCollins purchases Thomas Nelson — Eight Predictions

Well, this is a big development in publishing, perhaps the biggest in the last five years, not counting the bankruptcy and liquidation of Borders. HarperCollins is buying the #1 Christian publisher in the world, Thomas Nelson, Inc. The interesting thing is that HarperCollins already owns the #2 Christian publisher, Zondervan, which they purchased in 1988.[…]

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[…]

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 x 2 for Stephen Lawhead Fans !

First of all, I announce to you that THE SONG OF ALBION will be re-released by Thomas Nelson in hardcover on August 31st! This is fantastic news for what I consider one of Lawhead’s greatest fantasy series, and one of the best I have ever read. It has been available in softcover, but now you[…]

FINISHED! — Curse Of The Spider King Video

After multiple hundreds of hours of work by many, many individuals, we have finished the Curse of the Spider King book trailer video! If you like the video, rate it 5 stars, as that will help raise its profile and help sell more books. The Curse of the Spider King is a YA Christian fantasy[…]

GREEN by Ted Dekker — A Review

Green, book zero of the Circle, is a provocative novel. Who ever heard of a book ZERO? A novel that is both the beginning and the end of a series? I’ve only read Ted’s young-adult fiction, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I was in for a thrilling ride! One side-note to[…]

The Curse Of The Spider King — Day 1

THE BOOK: Seven teenagers. Portals to another world. Ghoulish assassins. ITS CREATION: Two co-authors. Virtual collaboration through the internet. Devilishly difficult plot lines. MY REACTION: Two Thumbs up. A book that opens up a make-believe world. Skin crawling on my back. That about sums up THE CURSE OF THE SPIDER KING (COTSK), a new novel[…]