Thursday, May 18, 2006

Christian Fantasy Blog Tour

Rebecca Miller over at A Christian Worldview of Fiction has set up a blog tour this week to heighten awareness of Christian fantasy. This is a subject that is very dear to my heart and I've already found a few novels I didn't know existed...and also some fellow bloggers who will be worth keeping an eye on!

The featured site is Tim Frankovich's Focus on Christian Fantasy. Tim is a reviewer of Christian books and has recently put together this focus page on fantasy.

Many of the books Tim mentions are ones I haven't read yet. In fact, I've only read one of the featured books, The Light of Eidon by Karen Hancock. I loved it and have yet to get my hands on the rest of the series.

So what HAVE I read and enjoyed in the Christian fantasy genre? Kathryn Mackel's fantasy novel Outriders is fabulous and innovative.

Ted Dekker dabbles into suspenseful fantasy in his series that begins with Black. Many of his other books are thrillers (not my cuppa :P)

An up-and-coming series for kids that I've read Book One of is Landon Snow by R. K. Mortenson.

I find it hard to separate out science fiction and fantasy sometimes as I love them both. Some favorite writers in Christian science fiction are Randy Ingermanson and Kathy Tyers.

Actually, all told this fantasy blog tour is happening at a good time for me. We have slightly more disposable income now than we used to...and I'm planning on spending a portion of it supporting the genre I love (and write in myself.)

If you're interested in the genre, here is a list of some of the bloggers that are participating in this tour:
Insights from Beth Goddard
Spoiled for the Ordinary
Writer Lee
All About Children's Books
Old Testament Opera
Unseen Worlds
See you on the Net
Shenandoah's Eclectic Musings
The Jerkrenak's Den
Sharon Hinck
Some of these folks have posted every day this week regarding fantasy. Have a look around! Like me, you may find new books to add to the TBR pile--the pile that threatens to topple over...


Shannon said...

Glad you could join us, Valerie! (and it's nice to officially "meet" you! ;-) )

Becky said...

Great post. We're planning a monthly fantasy focus and would love to have you become a regular, Valerie. More details later.