Monday, June 18, 2007

CSFF Tour - The Restorer

Here it is again, the Christian Sci-Fi and Fantasy blog tour. I always enjoy this tour, as there is more interaction with so way cool people. Some are writers, some are readers and fans of speculative fiction.

I definitely fall in the latter. I admire those who can think up whole worlds and all the logical outworkings of the details of these places. And I thought my imagination was active!

This group of fans tend to be more vocal and supportive of the types of work we enjoy. Our inner fanboy (or girl) must be satiated! We crave more. More good fiction to read. More opportunity to explore spiritual themes without the conventions/limitations of regular fiction.

This month we are focusing on Sharon Hinck's new book, The Restorer. As I've seen her describe in an interview, it is not an easy book to label. For starters, think fantasy meets mom-lit. If that doesn't catch your eye, nothing will.

Susan Mitchell is a believer and a harried soccer mom, keeping up with two teenagers and two younger kids. Feeling as though she's missing out on the adventures the Lord has for her, she is wearing thin. When her husband Mark renovates the attic as a private place for her to steal away, she only anticipates a little peace and quiet. When she is pulled into a portal and falls in the dirt with a sword by her side, she is in for a lot more. Could she actually be the foretold Restorer?

I'll check back in with my review tomorrow. I also plan on visiting my other tourmates and pulling together some of the insightful reviews and commentary. Check back on the 19th and 20th for more with the CSFF tour.

Trish Anderson
Brandon Barr
Jim Black
Justin Boyer
Grace Bridges
Amy Browning
Jackie Castle
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
Frank Creed
Lisa Cromwell
CSFF Blog Tour
Gene Curtis
D. G. D. Davidson
Chris Deanne
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Beth Goddard
Marcus Goodyear
Andrea Graham
Russell Griffith
Jill Hart
Katie Hart
Sherrie Hibbs
Heather R. Hunt
Becca Johnson
Jason Joyner
Dawn King
Tina Kulesa
Lost Genre Guild
Rachel Marks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen
John W. Otte
John Ottinger
Robin Parrish
Cheryl Russel
Hanna Sandvig
Chawna Schroeder
Mirtika Schultz
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Jason Waguespac
Daniel I. Weaver


  1. Jason, a very good intro. I'm looking forward to your review. There's some conversation about the reaction of guys to the book versus that of women. But no pressure! ;-) I'm just curious to see if there really is a trend.


  2. No pressure, huh? Heh.

    You'll just have to wait for tomorrow...

  3. I never realized how many christians are interested in sci-fi and fantasy. For so many years it was me and one other person who was interested.