Monthly Archives: May 2011

Ale Boy’s Feast Winner and
Jeffrey Overstreet on The Auralia Thread

First off, I would like announce the winner of The Ale Boy’s Feast. I love sharing good books, so when I hold a giveaway, I always wish I had the means to give a copy to everyone who entered.  Since … Continue reading

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The Monster in the Hollows
by Andrew Peterson: A Review

Story overview (back cover copy) Janner Wingfeather’s father was the High King of Anniera. But his father is gone. The kingdom has fallen. The royal family is on the run, and the Fang armies of Gnag the Nameless are close … Continue reading

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Beauty for the Beast

I have a strong affinity for the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast in its many forms, as I’ve chronicled elsewhere. So I was pleased to read this quote by Chesterton highlighting a significant component of this timeless tale: It … Continue reading

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Technology of the Ancients

Imagine technology in the world of the ancients, advanced devices blended with primeval or medieval fantasy worlds. Based on the history of our own world, such creations might not be as far-fetched as they seem. One of many real-world marvels … Continue reading

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Why is the Sky Blue?

At a certain age, children begin to ask questions, almost constantly. Why is the sky blue? How do you breathe? Do you have birthdays after you die? They want to understand and make sense of the world around them, and … Continue reading

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The Ale Boy’s Feast Day 3:
Spiritual Elements

Some tour members questioned whether Overstreet wove Christian themes into his work or only presented generic values that any individual could appreciate regardless of faith. John Otte advanced this view in his final tour post. In contrast, a non-tour related … Continue reading

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The Ale Boy’s Feast Day 1: A Review

May 2011 Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour

Story Overview (back cover copy) The king is missing. His people are trapped as the woods turn deadly. Underground, the boy called Rescue has found an escape. Hopes are failing across The Expanse. The forests, once beautiful, are now haunted … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway: The Ale Boy’s Feast
by Jeffrey Overstreet

Next week, the Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy blog tour will feature The Ale Boy’s Feast by Jeffrey Overstreet. In honor of the event, I’m holding a giveaway for the book. If you enjoy lyrical prose and a thought-provoking storyline, … Continue reading

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Mythic Creature: The Yeti

In the midst of deep wilderness, a strange form loomed, obscured by snow and trees. Travelers stumbled upon footprints, far larger than those left by any normal creature. Strange sounds filled the night air–whistles, grunts, and moans. And so the … Continue reading

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Social Customs in Life and Literature

On Saturday, my brother made a lovely woman his wife. Watching the expression on his face as his bride walked down the aisle will forever remain etched on my memory. Their own personal additions mingled with long-standing traditions to create … Continue reading

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