Happy Autumn CSFF’ers,
CSFF Top Tour Blogger. We had another tie!Congratulations to our two second August tour Top Blogger Award winners Beckie Burnham and Shannon McDermott for their posts about A Cast of Stones and Hero’s Lot. You can read their articles at http://rbclibrary.wordpress.com/ and http://www.shannonmcdermott.com/?page_id=189 respectively.
Book Offers. We’re offering TWO books for October and November. Please review the details of each, then respond with the required information: your name, mailing address (no post office box numbers, please), the title of the book you are requesting, and format if appropriate (see below). If you’d like a copy of each, you may replace the titles with “Both.” I’ll need to hear from you no later than Tuesday, 9:00 AM (Pacific time).
* Martyr’s Fire, Book 3 of The Merlin’s Immortals series by Sigmund Brouwer. Take a look at the description below to decide if you’d like to request a review copy.
Will this dangerous quest lead the outcast Orphan King toward an ancient secret—or to certain destruction?
Posing as a beggar, Thomas escapes Magnus after fifteen men, who are calling themselves the Priests of the Holy Grail, arrive and take control of the castle through wondrous acts and apparent miracles. With the help of his longtime friend Gervaise, Thomas sets out on a journey that leads him to the ancient Holy Land. Unaware that Katherine and Hawkwood are watching over him, Thomas is tested in his beliefs and comes face to face with the ancient power that the Merlins and Druids have long been searching for.
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 and up
Series: Merlin’s Immortals
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (October 15, 2013)
* The Shadow Lamp, Book 4 of the Bright Empires series by Stephen Lawhead. You MUST be familiar with the first three books in this series, either by reading reviews or having read the books. This is part of an ongoing story and you will be lost without anchoring it in its proper place by knowing what has gone on before. Available via NetGalley for anyone outside the US.
The quest for answers—and ultimate survival—hinges on finding the cosmic link between the Skin Map, the Shadow Lamp, and the Spirit Well.
The search for the map of blue symbols began in a rainy alley in London but has since expanded through space and time and includes more seekers.
Kit, Mina, Gianni, Cass, Haven, and Giles have gathered in Mina’s 16th-century coffee house and are united in their determination to find a path back to the Spirit Well. Yet, with their shadow lamps destroyed and key pieces of the map still missing, the journey will be far more difficult than they imagine. And when one of their own disappears with Sir Henry’s cryptic Green Book, they no longer know who to trust.
At the same time, the Zetetic Society has uncovered a terrifying secret which, if proven, will rock the very foundations of Creation. The quest for answers is no longer limited to recovering an unknown treasure. The fate of the universe depends on unraveling the riddle of the Skin Map.
Genre: science fantasy
Series: Bright Empires (Book 4)
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (September 3, 2013)
Looking forward to hearing from you with your name, address, format, and title of book you’re requesting (or “both” if you wish each book).