Tuesday, March 18, 2008

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing

WaterBrook Press (March 18, 2008)

Once, in a cottage above the cliffs on the Dark Sea of Darkness, there lived three children and their trusty dog Nugget. Janner Igiby, his brother Tink, their crippled sister Leeli are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather. But they will need all their gifts and all that love to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang who have crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice and pursue the Igibys who hold the secret to the lost legend and jewels of good King Wingfeather of the Shining Isle of Anniera.Andrew Peterson spins a quirky and riveting tale of the Igibys’ extraordinary journey from Glipwood’s Dragon Day Festival and a secret hidden in the Books and Crannies Bookstore, past the terrifying Black Carriage, clutches of the horned hounds and loathsome toothy cows surrounding AnkleJelly Manor, through the Glipwood Forest and mysterious treehouse of Peet the Sock Man (known for a little softshoe and wearing tattered socks on his hands and arms), to the very edge of the Ice Prairies.Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness presents a world of wonder and a tale children of all ages will cherish, families can read aloud, and readers’ groups are sure to discuss for its layers of meaning about about life’s true treasure and tangle of the beautiful and horrible, temporal and eternal, and good and bad.

"Fun to read! Every page has word-play, a pun, or clever dialogue that makes me giggle, and the story is full of insight into life. The characters have great names and come to life and stimulate the imagination. Andrew is such a gifted storyteller; this book will be a treasure to both children and adults.”
–James Bryan Smith, author of Room of Marvels; Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven, and Embracing the Love of God; co-author of Devotional Classics with Richard J. Foster

Sometimes, in order to find out who we were supposed to be, we need to get lost in other worlds: Oz, Camelot, Narnia. In On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, Andrew Peterson provides new and needed places like Aerwiar, Skree, and Glipwood–places where we need to get lost and found.”
–Michael Card, author of The Hidden Face of God and The Parable of Joy, and singer/songwriter of more than thirty albums

“Totally fun! Andrew Peterson, a natural storyteller in the oral tradition, has nailed the voice needed to translate a rip-roaring fantasy tale to the written page.”
–Donita K. Paul, author of DragonSpell, DragonKnight, DragonQuest, and DragonFire

Author/Singer/Songewriter Andrew Peterson, a 2005 Audie Award finalist for his readings of Ray Blackston’s Flabbergasted trilogy, wrote and produced the popular Christmas play and musical Behold the Lamb of God: The True Tale of the Coming of the Christ, and the album by the same name, which received the 2004 Best Album of the Year, World Christian Music’s Editors Choice Award. Andrew’s received critical acclaim for his seven albums and is at work on an eighth. He lives with his wife Jamie and their three young children near Nashville, Tennessee, where he reads storybooks aloud to his family each evening.

Artist Justin Gerard has illustrated several children’s books, including The Lightlings storybooks for young readers by R.C. Sproul. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina, and works as the chief creative officer for Portland Studios.

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Since I'm new to CFBA, I haven't had a chance to read any of the books yet. However, this one looks like one my kids will enjoy! And although I'm not generally a fantasy book lover, a word-play or pun on every page?! I just might have to read this one with them!


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Linda said...

OOh, I love the look of your blog. Lavender is my favorite color! Congrats on winning at Internet Cafe! Atta Girl! ;)

Alene said...

Just came to visit today. Is this a new blog look? I love it!!! Hope you have an awesome Easter. He has risen! Praise God.

Anonymous said...

Linda, THANKS! First, for referring Kelly@LoveWell to give me snow advice! I'm definitely going to email her! And thanks for putting me on your "Blogs that Bless Me" list.

You want to know something weird? I got home, poured myself a cup of decaf hazelnut, sat down at the computer and updated my blogroll. I added you and Shannon over at Rocks In My Dryer. Then, I went to my Google reader, clicked on your latest post and looky there. I found myself on your blogroll.

Great minds think alike.

Kelly said...

Someone else recently told me about this. I think my son will love it--he loves this type of book. Thanks for sharing about it.