Monday, April 20, 2009

April CSFF Tour: George Bryan Polivka, Blaggard’s Moon

Here is my review of this wonderful high seas adventure:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to George Bryan Polivka and his publisher for sending me a copy of "Blaggard's Moon" to review for them. I have always been grateful for this generosity, but haven’t been very consistent in taking the time to thank them in a public forum. I really appreciate your time, effort and expense in making a reviewer copy available to me.

George Polivka’s “Blaggard’s Moon” is a truly wonderful book. The author of “The Legend of the Firefish” does not disappoint in this tale of incredible fantasy novel of piracy, intrigue and adventure on the high seas! This novel is the perfect place to start reading as it is the prequel to the Trophy Case Trilogy which consists of “The Legend Of The Firefish”, “The Hand That Bears The Sword”, and “The Battle For Vast Dominion”. This is a wonderful novel about choices and consequences seasoned with the salty sea air. “Blaggard’s Moon” has it all – romance, war, swashes and buckles. This is masterfully written Christian science fiction, a genre that is very new to me, but becoming dearer with every novel I read. The author’s language takes the reader to new levels, proving that intellectuals really do read and write quality fantasy.

Please visit these other Blog Tour Participant websites:

Brandon Barr
Jennifer Bogart
Keanan Brand
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Alex Field
Marcus Goodyear
Todd Michael Greene
Ryan Heart
Timothy Hicks
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Mike Lynch
Melissa Meeks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Steve Rice
Crista Richey
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Jason Waguespack
Fred Warren
Phyllis Wheeler
Jill Williamson

1 comment:

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Great review, Stacy. And I'm sure the PR people at Harvest House appreciate you acknowledging their efforts to get this book to us.

I'm happy you liked it. When an author tries something unique as Bryan did with the structure of this story, I'm always eager to see what others thought.

I thought he did an incredible job working in Delany's thoughts with the story he remembered. I was so engaged with both--curious and expectant yet never knowing just how it would all end up. That's a hard thing to pull off in a prequel!