Besides the very popular Wilderking series for children, Jonathon Rogers is also the author of The World According to Narnia - Christian Meaning in C.S. Lewis' Beloved Chronicles. He is in a unique position to write such a book being as he holds a Ph.D. in seventeenth-century English literature from Vanderbilt University.
Some of the highlights of the tour include:
Brandon Barr talks about the way fantasy can help us look at Bible stories with a fresh eye. Grace Bridges has a great review; she also noticed the connection to the wildness aspect that I referred to in yesterday's post. Janey DeMeo, who accepts the fact that she is a LOTR fan, interviewed Jonathan Rogers to ask about the influences Tolkein may have had on his work.
Andrea Graham questions the validity of a fantasy story that borrow heavily for setting (Georgia), plot (the biblical story of David), and an old-fashioned story telling style. What can I say? It seems to work! Mike Lynch has a thoughtful review. Robert Treskillard complains that he had a hard time getting into the stories, but only because his teenagers made him wait in line for his opportunity to start. Eve Nielsen breaks down the stats for the story in a fun-filled way.
Deena Peterson is having a give-away...but you have to scroll waaaaaaaay down on her blog to find the post. And on the flip side of that coin, Cheryl Russel says she gives away lots of books, and this will NOT be one of them. It's a keeper!
Hanna Sandvig looks at the website with the eye of an artist. James Somers has reviews, not only of The Bark of the Bog Owl but the other stories in the trilogy. Steve Trower contemplates that so many fantasy novels are about a boy named Aidan (spellings variable, but still...)
Whew! Lots of interesting stuff for the Christian Science Fiction Fantasy Blog Tour this month! Did I miss anything unique?