This is a terrible week. I’m lagging behind in the production of a comic fantasy novel that is, currently, neither comic nor fantastic, and suddenly I have to drop everything and write a review of a finished novel, which may be one or both of those things. I’ve missed a couple of blog tours lately, and because Christopher Hopper is such a nice bloke (not so sure about Wayne Thomas Batson. I suspect he may be the slightly sinister member of the team. Possibly a super villain in disguise or something) I didn’t want to miss this one. Actually, I've just realised I'm not on the list, but what the heck, I'm wearing shoes, I'm sure they'll let me in.
So naturally, to keep the word count up, I will probably have to give one of my characters the task of writing an introductory blog on the subject. From a ZX81. In the back of a Dodge Spacevan. In Herne Hill. In 1984.
And that blog would probably say something like: This week the Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour (word count is everything, remember!) is featuring The Curse of the Spider King, book one of The Berinfall Prophecies by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper. Being, as it is, a young adult fantasy novel, The Curse of the Spider King is bound to have plenty of both humour and fantasy, two things sadly lacking in my life right now, and probably lots of action, plucky teenage heroes and heroesses, epic battles between good and evil on which the fate of the world depends, and some elves. It wouldn’t be a huge leap of logic to assume that there are spiders of some sort in there as well, possibly led by some kind of monarch.
What do you mean, it sounds like I haven’t read it? Of course I haven’t read it, I’ve been too busy working on DragonQuest (a NaNovel) to read, well, anything, really. Lucky for you then, that there is a whole blog tour dedicated to The Curse of the Spider King this week, most of which has probably been written from the 21st Century. By people who have at least read some of the book. There’s the signpost up ahead, you’re next stop…
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Todd Michael Greene
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte