Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Andrew Peterson Blog Tour 2009

"North! Or Be Eaten"

“Eaten by what?” you may ask. The list of probable predators is daunting in itself: a Gargan Rockroach, the legendary Bomnubble, a horned hound, the dreaded toothy cow, the Fangs of Dang, to name a few. For the Igiby family and for those who would defend them, the pages of Andrew Peterson’s second book in the Wingfeather Saga are filled with dastardly opposition. And yet (perhaps more dangerous than the wild creatures of the forest and the evil plans of Gnag the Namless) the most sinister threat to their safety lies within.

Peterson wastes no time in the sequel to “On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness.” I was unable to extricate myself from the story, as it immediately swept the three Igiby children into danger and me along with them. Peterson does a masterful job of keeping the plot exciting and developing the characters in the story. Most poignant to me was the theme of identity in the book. Janner and Tink and Leeli are torn between the people they are destined to be and the fear and jealousy that threaten to rip them apart. The story is about redemption, forgiveness, courage, and the power of beauty. I’m rereading it. It was that good.

Andrew Peterson is the author of On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, Book One in the Wingfeather Saga, and The Ballad of Matthew’s Begats. He’s also the critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter and recording artist of ten albums, including Resurrection Letters II. He and his wife, Jamie, live with their two sons and one daughter in a little house they call The Warren near Nashville, Tennessee. Visit his website www.andrew-peterson.com

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