Monday, March 10, 2008

AP Book Review and Giveaway

Most of our friends and family know the story of how we met at an Andrew Peterson concert eight years ago. However, most of you may not know that Andrew, besides being a fantastic musician, is also a published author!

His new book, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness: Adventure. Peril. Lost Jewels. and the Fearsome Toothy Cows of Skree., will be appearing in bookstore shelves in a mere eight days!

To celebrate the release with much fanfare and gaiety, next week is the blog tour of Andrew's new book, and we are honored to participate by posting an original review. Last Friday, not just one but TWO copies arrived in our mailbox, which means we'll be giving one copy away! Come back here next Monday (you can return sooner, of course, but I can't post the review until then) to find out all the details. That's right, a Team Redd review of AP's new book AND a chance to win a free copy for yourself!

Oh, the exuberance. To whet your appetite, here's a summary:

In the once-quiet land of Skree, Janner Igiby, little brother Tink, and crippled sister Leeli stumble upon lost jewels of the mysterious King of the Shining Isle Anniera. But Gnag the Nameless seeks the treasure for purely evil ends, so our brave trio, accompanied by their trusty dog Nugget and ex-pirate grandfather, must escape his minion Fangs.

Singer-songwriter Andrew Peterson spins a page-turning tale of redemption peppered with songs, poems, and hilarious asides that follow the Igibys through a fantastical world of wonders, complete with...

  • memorable characters like Brimney Stupe, Armulyn the Bard, and the soft- shoe dancing Peet the Sock Man
  • fanciful creatures: sea dragons who sing by the light of moon, spine-tingling toothy cows, snarling horned hounds, and mischievous flabbits
  • and dazzling places: from Books & Crannies Bookstore and Anklejelly Manor, to Fingfap Falls, and across the Ice Prairies...not to mention the Dark Sea of Darkness.

  • Sensory descriptions and characters rich in heart, courage, and smarts make this a tale children of all ages will cherish, the whole family can read aloud, and book groups will surely discuss for its overarching theme of hope with layers of meaning about the life’s tangle of the beautiful and the horrible, the temporal and the eternal, and good and bad.

    Remember, come back on Monday, March 17, for a full review and all the info on how you can win your own copy! Or, if you just can't wait that long, you can pre-order your very own autographed copy of On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness here.


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