CSFF Blog Tour Day Three

First I want to apologize for the lack of depth to my posts for this months tour. The Wolf of Tebron is a good story, well written, and well thought out by author C. S. Lakin. If you like fairy tales or fables or just like to read stories that make you think or love a good allegory, give this book go. I guess I haven’t had much to say because I’m just not a huge fan of allegory.

Ms. Lakin creates distinct, well-developed characters. Her characterization was my favorite part of the book. I feel that if I met Joran or Ruyah I would know them immediately.

She’s also quite good at description. When reading about the house of the Moon, I could feel the clutter closing in around me. Likewise, when reading about Joran’s visit to the palace of the Sun I could see the walls and walls of books, could see the elegance of the palace.

I think The Wolf of Tebron is appropriate for teens and adults.

Please check out the other blog tour participants whose links you’ll find in the sidebar.

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

CSFF Blog Tour Day Two

Today I’d like to point folks to Robert Treskillard’s review of The Wolf of Tebron from yesterday. He digs deeply into the story to discuss the allegory. He also touches on the theology. I find his review very interesting, pointing out things about the story I did not notice.

While I can admit that if you dig as deeply into the story as he did, some of the same points bother me-namely the lack of repentance-but I read the story in a much lighter way. But that’s just the way I read.

Ruyah as representative of Christ doesn’t bother me, though I can see how it would if you look at it more than at it’s surface.  That Ruyah watches Joran even before Joran tries to communicate with Ruyah comforts me. Brings to mind God is always there, watching, close, available, involved.

I hope you will visit the other tour participants. The varying thoughts and opinions will no doubt give you something to think about.

 

CSFF Blog Tour for The Wolf of Tebron by C. S. Lakin

For the next three days the folks of Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour are discussing the latest release by C. S. Lakin, THE WOLF OF TEBRON.

You can visit Ms. Lakin’s site here and her blog here.

Please visit the CSFF blog tour participants to get several different perspectives of this book. Participants are in the second set of links in the sidebar to the right.

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