CSFF Tour – Faery Rebels Wrap-up

I wanted to get a few more words in about this month’s CSFF Tour feature – Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter by R. J. Anderson.

The tours can be interesting. Sometimes we have a book that has a mixed reception. Some of the members like it, and others don’t. We have had occasions where the book had lukewarm reception across the board. We’ve had good debates about all of this.

And sometimes we have consensus that a book is pretty doggone good.

Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter seems to be the latter. I missed out on it somehow, but I’ve watched the other tour members because I was intrigued about this when it was brought up as a possibility for the tour. I especially watched for the reaction of some of our “manly men”.

Everyone has had positive reviews of it. The story and characters have been consistently praised. The themes are also noted, although a few folks have wondered where this book comes under a “Christian” label. The consensus appears to be that it is not overtly Christian, but that there are themes of self-sacrifice, especially for those with eyes to see.

I am interested in picking this one up and catching up with what I missed! If you want more about the book from people who actually read the thing, check out this post, as it lists all the participants in one spot.

I’ll catch up on the next tour!

CSFF Tour – Faery Rebels Wrap-up

I wanted to get a few more words in about this month’s CSFF Tour feature – Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter by R. J. Anderson.

The tours can be interesting. Sometimes we have a book that has a mixed reception. Some of the members like it, and others don’t. We have had occasions where the book had lukewarm reception across the board. We’ve had good debates about all of this.

And sometimes we have consensus that a book is pretty doggone good.

Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter seems to be the latter. I missed out on it somehow, but I’ve watched the other tour members because I was intrigued about this when it was brought up as a possibility for the tour. I especially watched for the reaction of some of our “manly men”.

Everyone has had positive reviews of it. The story and characters have been consistently praised. The themes are also noted, although a few folks have wondered where this book comes under a “Christian” label. The consensus appears to be that it is not overtly Christian, but that there are themes of self-sacrifice, especially for those with eyes to see.

I am interested in picking this one up and catching up with what I missed! If you want more about the book from people who actually read the thing, check out this post, as it lists all the participants in one spot.

I’ll catch up on the next tour!

CSFF Tour – Faery Rebels

After an unusual month hiatus (in which the secret Narnian overlords of Zeta Prime gave a conference to our members), the Christian Sci-fi/Fantasy (CSFF) tour returns with our latest feature book: Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter. The book is sold as Knife in the UK.

The book talks about a young faery Bryony who is altogether too curious about the dangerous world away from the faery folk. Especially those most risky creatures – humans!

When the faery colony is under risk of extinction due to the sickness called The Silence, Bryony ends up building a relationship with one of the very creatures blamed for the cursed illness, a boy named Paul.

Somehow I didn’t end up getting a review copy, and I didn’t realize it in time to pick up a copy and review it myself. I may have to get it still. So far some of the manly men of the CSFF (John, Fred, Stacey Dale’s husband) are coming out saying they really enjoyed it. So a real man can enjoy a faery book now and again. The book also has mostly positive reviews at Amazon, with many 5 stars, some 4 stars, and only a few 3 stars with nothing lower. That’s usually a sign of a good story!

Unfortunately I don’t have much more insight at this point. I’ll see if I can find something useful to contribute further to the tour. Or even non-useful but fun and distracting. Either way, you can find out more at the author’s website, blog, or by twittering with her on Twitter.

And of course there are my intrepid tourmates below, some of them with actual constructive things to say! Be sure to say Jason sent you, that way I get a little credit! Becky Miller always keeps track of those who post through the tour, so she is always a good place to stop.

Sally Apokedak
Brandon Barr
Amy Browning
Melissa Carswell
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Timothy Hicks
Jason Isbell
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Julie
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Rebecca LuElla Miller
New Authors Fellowship
Nissa
John W. Otte
Donita K. Paul
Crista Richey
Chawna Schroeder
Andrea Schultz
James Somers
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Phyllis Wheeler
KM Wilsher

CSFF Tour – Faery Rebels

After an unusual month hiatus (in which the secret Narnian overlords of Zeta Prime gave a conference to our members), the Christian Sci-fi/Fantasy (CSFF) tour returns with our latest feature book: Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter. The book is sold as Knife in the UK.

The book talks about a young faery Bryony who is altogether too curious about the dangerous world away from the faery folk. Especially those most risky creatures – humans!

When the faery colony is under risk of extinction due to the sickness called The Silence, Bryony ends up building a relationship with one of the very creatures blamed for the cursed illness, a boy named Paul.

Somehow I didn’t end up getting a review copy, and I didn’t realize it in time to pick up a copy and review it myself. I may have to get it still. So far some of the manly men of the CSFF (John, Fred, Stacey Dale’s husband) are coming out saying they really enjoyed it. So a real man can enjoy a faery book now and again. The book also has mostly positive reviews at Amazon, with many 5 stars, some 4 stars, and only a few 3 stars with nothing lower. That’s usually a sign of a good story!

Unfortunately I don’t have much more insight at this point. I’ll see if I can find something useful to contribute further to the tour. Or even non-useful but fun and distracting. Either way, you can find out more at the author’s website, blog, or by twittering with her on Twitter.

And of course there are my intrepid tourmates below, some of them with actual constructive things to say! Be sure to say Jason sent you, that way I get a little credit! Becky Miller always keeps track of those who post through the tour, so she is always a good place to stop.

Sally Apokedak
Brandon Barr
Amy Browning
Melissa Carswell
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Timothy Hicks
Jason Isbell
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Julie
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Rebecca LuElla Miller
New Authors Fellowship
Nissa
John W. Otte
Donita K. Paul
Crista Richey
Chawna Schroeder
Andrea Schultz
James Somers
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Phyllis Wheeler
KM Wilsher