CSFF Blog Tour – Starlighter by Bryan Davis, Day 1


I love introducing new Christian fantasy/science fiction, and especially the first in a series. It seems to me, the best time for a reader to start in is at the start. πŸ˜€ Ironic that I seem to be a late-to-the-party reader.

One of the trilogies that captured my imagination was Stephen Donaldson’s The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever. In those days, books came out in hardback, then months later (perhaps as long as a year later) the paperback released. I missed the hardback and only bought the paperback at the insistence of a friend. That was probably the best I’ve done at getting in on the ground floor of a literary phenomenon that took hold of the culture.

I missed the Left Behind series completely, was late to Harry Potter (didn’t read any of the books until the first movie came out), ignored the Twilight series intentionally.

All that to say, I’ve learned that the best is to be in the “first wave,” those readers who are the discoverers, the ones who start the buzz. Therefore, I delight in introducing not only new releases but first books of a series.

The CSFF Blog Tour has that opportunity this month as we feature Bryan Davis‘s Starlighter, Book 1 of the Dragons of Starlight (Zondervan).

Having released in March, Starlighter has fans raving about it. Fortunately it’s not too late to join in. For more info, readers might be interested in viewing a book trailer or reading the first chapter. (These are things I’ve learned to look for as I prepared the various introductions to the Clive Staples Award 2010 nominations πŸ˜‰ ). The genre is young adult Christian fantasy, though the book spans a wide age range. The story can be enjoyed by guys and girls alike.

Of course, the best way to decide if a book or a series is for you is to see what other people are sayingβ€”which is pretty much why we have a blog tour in the first place. Here are the other CSFF members who will be discussing Starlighter in the next three days. Let’s do a little Amazon-style ratingβ€”leave a comment to let us know which posts you thought were especially helpful.

Published in: on July 19, 2010 at 10:02 am  Comments (9)  
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