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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9 Comments

  1. Becky,

    Thank you for facilitating and participating in this blog tour. Your support is a great blessing. πŸ™‚

    Bryan Davis

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  2. Becky,

    You didn’t “miss” anything with the Left Behind series. πŸ™‚

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  3. I liked the Left Behind Series. Quite enjoyed it.

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  4. Yeah, it’s been nice to start hitting these series at the beginning. I don’t feel so Left Behind. πŸ™‚

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  5. Isn’t the book trailer cool? I’m so impressed with what Zondervan has been doing with those. And that the actor in the book trailer is the same cover model. They are obviously shooting them together. Smart, I think.

    Jill

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  6. They did a very nice job on the trailer. Koren’s hair, though…that’s some scary Shade Of Red Not Found In Nature. Wasn’t as startling on the book cover.

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  7. […] I could go on. Lots to consider in thinking about corrupt leadership. But for other insights, discussions, reviews, and interviews, see what the other tour participants are posting (links to specific posts listed at the end of yesterday’s post). […]

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  8. Thanks, all, for stopping by and commenting on this introduction.

    Bryan, I appreciate your involvement in the tour. I’ve said before, I really think an author stopping by and commenting on posts boosts the quality of conversation. I don’t have an explanation for itβ€”it’s just my observation after doing tours for four years.

    I love good book trailers. I wonder, though, just like I wonder about all promotion activities, what effect they have on sales. I’m guessing there needs to be buzz for the trailer if it is to generate buzz for the book.

    And I’ll let the Left Behind books alone, since I have no informed opinion. πŸ˜‰

    Becky

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  9. […] Be sure to see how my review stacks up with others posting on the tour (see participants’ list at the end of Monday’s article). […]

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