Yes, this month the Christian Fiction Review Blog's book tour is for the birds! We are touring Seabird by Sherry Thompson, a most fascinating lady who likes cats, filk, and fantasy, and loves God. I'll be reviewing the book on Wednesday (although if you search the archives, you'll find an earlier review I did on this fantasy), but other members of the CFRB will be posting items between January 4th and the 10th.
I invite you to stop by all the blogs as we always seem to come up with different takes on the books we read.
Oh, and did I mention that I will be giving away a copy of Seabird to one of you who leave comments? Not just here but on the other CFRB blogs as well. Just make sure you leave your email so that we can get in touch with you if your name is drawn.
SYNOPSIS OF SEABIRD
When high school senior Cara Marshall is transported to Narenta, she is proclaimed champion of its people against the daemagos-a cadre of sorcerers. Amid the grateful welcomes, Cara protests that neither the title nor the mission is hers.
"They've got the wrong person and they're going to get me killed because they won't admit it."
Is Cara's world-napping a mistake? The daemagos don't care as long as she's dead. Cara's brief attempt at finding a way home mutates into a nightmarish blur of hiding and flight from remorseless enemies.
Pursued by ruthless werewright warriors, vicious serpent-hawks, and the sorcerers, she is simultaneously overwhelmed by the trust the Narentan people show in her alleged power as the Outworlder and their champion. In whom dare she place her own trust when assassins lurk in the shadows amidst those who welcome her?
As she races across an eerie and perilous ancient world in search of the daemagos' secret power, Cara must also find the strength to face tragedy, grief and doubt. With little time left to aid the Tethran kingdom and her remaining companions, Cara grapples to perceive the essence of a hero's heart and make it her own.
Grounded firmly in the tradition of C.S. Lewis, this character-driven first installment of The Narentan Tumults is an epic tale of adventure, courage and faith.