Monday, January 19, 2009

Starring D. Barkley Briggs

It’s a new year, and with that comes a new CSFF tour. The Christian Science-Fiction and Fantasy blog tour is a bunch of bloggers who enjoy the strange and fantastic. We get together once a month and chatter about the latest in Christian science-fiction and fantasy. Book reviews, author interviews, serious essays, humorous commentaries, instructive lessons—you can find a little bit of everything here, with opinions usually covering the whole gamut from wildly enthusiastic to yawning boredom. But in the end, we hope raise the awareness of the genre and let readers know what’s out there.

This month’s focus is The Book of Names by D. Barkley Briggs. The first book in the Legends of Karac Tor series, this is an alternate reality fantasy based in Norse myth targeting teenagers 13-16 years. I will be posting a full review tomorrow with a follow-up post on Wednesday.

In the meantime, stop by Mr. Briggs’s website and blog, or jump over to one of the tour’s other participants, listed on the sidebar under "CSFF Bloggers." In the past, I’ve especially enjoyed the posts by Becky Miller and Valerie Comer.


Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Hey, Chawna, thanks for the plug. I really appreciate it. If you have a moment, add your thoughts to the discussion about what constitutes "too dark" when it comes to fantasy.

Great review of CSFF Blog Tour, and a smart thing to include at the beginning of the year.


Valerie Comer said...

Awww, now I have a reputation to uphold! Honestly, I have often appreciated your clarity as you analyze books. You've helped me to see various issues clearer over the past couple of years. Thanks :)

Chawna Schroeder said...

Thanks, Valerie. My thoughts often feel muddied when I put them down, so I'm glad one person has found some clarity among them!