As the sun sets on Day 3 of the CSFF Blog Tour, it’s time to search the hideouts of other Tour members for buried treasure.
Lost Pirate Gold – I inadvertently omitted a few bloggers from my list of Tour participants, including Beth Goddard (who gets an extra ration of grog for finding not one but two pirate name generators), Eve Nielson (who gave the book an 8 out of 10), and the tastefully-named Epic Rat, who thought Blaggard’s Moon could have used a little (okay, a lot) more steel and gunpowder. Apologies, shipmates.
Talk Like a Pirate – Keenan Brand and Alex Field do yeoman’s work explaining just what the sam hill a ‘blaggard’ is. Keenan also provides one of the best excerpts from the book, and a great example of ‘gallows humor.’
Ham Drumbone’s Got Nothing on This Guy – Brandon Barr scores a most excellent interview with George Bryan Polivka, which provides interesting insights into how the story came to be, Polivka’s creative process, and some of the Biblical themes lurking below the waterline.
Swab the Decks and Polish the Brass – Kait takes a look at the book’s packaging, and finds it wanting in some respects. Her little girl, however, thinks it’s da bomb.
Yo, Ho, Yo, Ho, etc, etc – Steve Trower provides a musical interlude, not of pirate songs, but songs featuring the moon.
Stand By to Repel Boarders – Jason Joyner entertains a houseful of pirates and provides a guided tour of the Trophy Chase Trilogy.
Sea Lion – Ryan Heart’s reaction was the opposite of mine–he found the beginning of Blaggard’s Moon slow going, but loved the ending. He’s also got a really cool picture of a lion on his blog.
Well, me hearties, it’s time for this old pirate to get off his post before that blaggard’s moon rises too high. Fair winds and following seas to you all until next month, when we’ll trade the bounding main for the shadowy glades of Sherwood Forest with Stephen R. Lawhead’s Tuck, the third installment of his reimagined legend of Robin Hood. I’ve a feeling the Tuck of this tale is no fat friar, so I’ll be needing my buck-and-a-quarter quarterstaff. Yoiks, and away!
Other fine sites on the CSFF Blog Tour:
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Todd Michael Greene
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Rachel Starr Thomson
>>This review is based upon a copy of the book provided to me free of charge by the publisher, a courtesy I appreciate, but which does not guarantee my recommendation. I strive to evaluate every book I review purely on its intrinsic merits.<<