Monday, February 20, 2012

CSFF Blog Tour: An Apology in Advance

In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of The Realms Thereunder courtesy of the publisher, Thomas Nelson, for review. Unfortunately, the time at which I received it was last Wednesday, just a couple of days before receiving a delivery of a rather different type (Bryony Hope, 5.30am last Friday, 7lb 14 because somebody was bound to ask).

All of which somewhat elaborate excuse-making is to say that there may or may not be a full review of the book on this blog this week, but it will appear at some stage.

In the meantime, the blurb tells of an army of knights that will remain sleeping until the last days, a homeless man stalked by a pale, wraithlike creature with a mouthful of needle-sharp teeth, and a Scottish police officer who specializes in hunting mythical creatures.

It also tells of a mythical world bleeding into our reality, a dark spiritual evil manifesting itself in forgotten corners of the British Isles, and the ultimate threat to humanity.

It doesn't tell of spaceships, aliens or time travel, so might not be quite my usual genre, but I felt I should make the effort to give a view from the right side of the Atlantic.

However, should I fail epically in this mission, you can find more comment and reviews of the book in question at these blogs:


Unknown said...

Congratulations! Wow. That's definitely an awesome reason to miss posting a review - a far better one than I've ever had! :)

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Whoo-hoo! Congratulations indeed. And without question, Bryony Hope takes precedence over the review, though I was so excited Thomas Nelson was willing to send you a copy. But we'll look at it as extending the tour, not just in space, but in time. (And see, I used "space" in my post, even though in a different context than you're used to, so you should feel right at home.)


UKSteve said...

Thanks Gillian, I hope the excuse will be worth all the hard work!

And Becky, this will be far from the first time I've reviewed a book outside (sometimes a long way outside!) the week of the tour. Hopefully it won't be too far behind!

Dona Watson said...

I think you have a good reason for delaying your review. No excuses necessary! :)