April CSFF Blog Tour, Day 3: Blaggard’s Moon

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 PirateKeenan 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 GuyBrandon 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 BrassKait 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, etcSteve Trower provides a musical interlude, not of pirate songs, but songs featuring the moon.

Stand By to Repel BoardersJason Joyner entertains a houseful of pirates and provides a guided tour of the Trophy Chase Trilogy.

Sea LionRyan 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!

George Bryan Polivka’s website for the world of Nearing Vast

Video trailer for Blaggard’s Moon

Buy the book at Amazon.com

Other fine sites on the CSFF Blog Tour:

Brandon Barr
Jennifer Bogart
Keanan Brand
Melissa Carswell
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Alex Field
Marcus Goodyear
Todd Michael Greene
Ryan Heart
Timothy Hicks
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Kait
Carol Keen
Mike Lynch
Magma
Margaret
Melissa Meeks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Nissa
John W. Otte
Steve Rice
Crista Richey
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Jason Waguespack
Phyllis Wheeler
Jill Williamson

>>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.<<

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