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“Raven’s Ladder” by Jeffrey Overstreet

Alright all, so I missed the ball on this one. I was thinking for some odd reason, even AFTER I received the e-mail that had the dates in it, that the blog tour was WEDNESDAY through FRIDAY…I blame it on the baby. Seriously, if my husband had not mentioned that today was the last day for the blog, I would have missed it all together and this was one I definetly did NOT want to miss.

Raven’s Ladder” by Jeffrey Overstreet was the 2nd book for the month of April and I have got to say that I enjoyed this one thouroughly. I enjoyed the storyline, I enjoyed the style of writing, I even enjoyed and appreciated the beautiful way he has of writing.

This book is #3 in a 4 book series, and I definetly feel like I missed out on some great stuff by not reading the other two that came before this one. 

In this book you will find a whole crew and cast of lovely and some not so lovely characters. I love the creative thinking behind the “beastmen” in Mr. Overstreet’s book. Made me think about all the differen people that I think are ‘beastly’ and what coming to know christ can do in their lives.

I am not saying that the characters are supposed to be a representation of Christ, but that a few of them reminded me of Him.

This is not a very good blog, but as stated before I thought I had a few more days to do it in. I will try to post some more later. With a kid, nothing is ever set in stone. Forgive me!

Please make sure to check out Jeffrey Overstreets website and blog and check out these other  blogs to see what much more talented bloggers than I am are saying.

(In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.)

Participants’ links
Brandon Barr
Rachel Briard (BooksForLife)
Keanan Brand
Beckie Burnham
Melissa Carswell
Valerie Comer
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Shane Deal
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Ryan Heart
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Julie
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Nissa
John W. Otte
Donita K. Paul
Crista Richey
Chawna Schroeder
Andrea Schultz
James Somers
Robert Treskillard
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Phyllis Wheeler
KM Wilsher

CSFFBT-Tuck

This months book was Tuck (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1595540873)   written by Stephen R. Lawhead (http://www.stephenlawhead.com/ ). It was a very interesting book, the 3rd in his series about King Raven, also known by a few other names, one of the more popular names is Rhi Bran the Hud, or in English what we would call Robin Hood.

In the front of the book is a pronunciation guide to aid in you the reading of some of the Celtic words. This came in very handy to me, and was also very interesting since I love different languages.

The story was pretty well written, and I loved the people and the characters in it. It gave a new look at Robin Hood and maid Merian, as well as little John and Friar Tuck (personally, my favorite character), just to name a few.

Tuck is my favorite because he seems to be quite human and not as stuffy as some of the Priests in the book seem to be, he has his faults, but he also relies on the grace of God to get him through. I love how he uses his staff to protect those he loves. I don’t enjoy his penchant for drinking, or the fact that the book seems to portray and promote the idea of Catholicism, but all in all, Tuck is a pretty interesting character.

I loved how throughout the book, there were times where Rhi Bran was made more human to me than just legend, by the choices he made, good and sometimes bad, and the consequences he had to deal with. There were a few times where I thought it was most fitting for Angharad, the eldest in the tribe (you’ll find out more about her in the book),  to bring Rhi Bran down a notch or two in his pride… and her tactics usually worked.

The book is about Bran’s people, the Welsh common folk, who were fighting for their King, King Raven, to be put back on his throne. The Welsh people, also called the Cymry, were a fierce, proud and loyal people for their King, and loving too. In this story are families, single men, and women, priests, abbots, marshalls, sheriffs, Kings, Lords, Ladies, good guys and of course, bad guys…it is a good book if you are looking for a fairy tale brought out of legend, more into real life.

For more information about the book, check out the following websites, and check out what other bloggers have to say about it. I think if you are interested in anything having to do with the Welsh people, or about Robin Hood and his men, you will enjoy this book.
*Featured book, Tuck http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1595540873  
 Stephen R. Lawhead’s Web site – http://www.stephenlawhead.com/

Participants’ Links:
Brandon Barr
Jim Black
Keanan Brand
Rachel Briard
Grace Bridges
Valerie Comer
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Alex Field
Beth Goddard
Todd Michael Greene
Ryan Heart
Timothy Hicks
Christopher Hopper
Joleen Howell
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Kait
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Terri Main
Margaret
Melissa Meeks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Caleb Newell
Eve Nielsen
Nissa
John W. Otte
John Ottinger
Epic Rat
Steve Rice
Crista Richey
Hanna Sandvig
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Robert Treskillard
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Fred Warren
Phyllis Wheeler
Jill Williamson