Wednesday, March 26, 2008

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

(This blog post is being accomplished by the sole fact that I have today off.)

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is a hilariously witty adventure for young and old alike. I enjoyed every minute of reading and immediately passed the finished book onto my fantasy-loving siblings.

The text pokes fun at itself at every half-turn, starting with the brief, not so brief, and very brief prologues dropping the character into the storyworld. In a world overshadowed by a Nameless Evil named Gnag, the three Igiby children lead quite miserable lives in their happy cottage on the edge of the Sea.

One of the other posts on the CSSF tour mentions how the bad guys in this story don't really seem all that evil. I agree in some ways - the Fangs of Dang are more like the quarreling orcs than the terrifying uruk-hai. But this is only book one in the series. It ends with a secret-revealing pause in the action (think Luke and Leia's conversation in the middle of Return of the Jedi), but danger is still on the hunt. And so far, only the occupying force has entered the picture.

For more about this delightful book, check out the blogs below:

Sally Apokedak
Brandon Barr
Jim Black
Justin Boyer
Jackie Castle
Valerie Comer
CSFF Blog Tour
Gene Curtis
D. G. D. Davidson
Janey DeMeo
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Beth Goddard
Marcus Goodyear
Todd Green
Jill Hart
Michael Heald
Timothy Hicks
Christopher Hopper
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Mike Lynch
Rachel Marks
Shannon McNear
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Pamela Morrisson
John W. Otte
Deena Peterson
Steve Rice
Cheryl Russel
Ashley Rutherford
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Donna Swanson
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Robert Treskillard
Jason Waguespac
Laura Williams
Timothy Wise


Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Yea! So glad you loved it and passed it on. This is a book many readers should share.

Great post, Katie.


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