Fantasy Friday – Recent Releases


There are so many new books coming out, I can’t keep up. Seriously. There are books I would love to see CSFF tour because we previously featured that author or the first in a particular series, but there are too many. Did I ever think I would say that about Christian fantasy? 😀

The down side is, these books are primarily middle grade or YA fantasy, so the genre is still lagging in the adult category. Nevertheless, I see progress.

And within a month or so, Jeff Gerke will unveil the next books Marcher Lord Press will publish. Thankfully, those will be for adults.

VanishingSculptorJust because CSFF can’t highlight all these books (though we do have plans to feature some of them), there’s no reason for me to hold back. Here are the recently, or about to be, released Christian fantasies I know about.

By Donita Paul, author of the DragonKeeper Chronicles (book 4 DragonFire) and participant in last year’s West Coast fantasy tour – The Vanishing Sculptor, WaterBrook (June, 2009)

By Wayne Thomas Batson, participant in both the Fantasy Four and the Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction Tours, author of The Door Within Trilogy, The Isle of Swords, The Isle of Fire; and Christopher Hopper, also a participant in last year’s Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction tour and author of The White Lion Chronicles – tweener fantasy, Curse of the Spider King – Book 1 of The Berinfell Prophecies, Thomas Nelson (November 2009)

By Eric Reinhold, participant in the West Coast Fantasy Fiction Tour – Ryann Watters and the Shield of Faith, Creation House (May 2009)

North! Or Be EatenBy Andrew Peterson, musician and author of On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, Book 1 of the Wingfeather Saga – middle grade fantasy, North! Or Be Eaten, WaterBrook (August 2009)

By Bryan Davis, participant in both the Fantasy Four tour of the East Coast and last year’s West Coast tour, author of the Dragons in Our Midst series, the Oracles of Fire series, and Echoes from the Edge series (Beyond the Reflection’s Edge) – YA fantasy Eternity’s Edge, Zondervan (May 2009)

Hunter Brown and the Consuming Fire
By Chuck Black, author of the Kingdom series and the The Knights of Arrethtrae series (Book 1, Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione) – middle grade fantasy, Book 3 Sir Dalton and the Shadow Heart, Multnomah (May 2009)

By Christopher and Allan Miller, illustrator and author of Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow, first in the Codebearer Series – tweener fantasy Hunter Brown and the Consuming Fire, Warner Press (September 2009)

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