February CSFF Blog Tour, Day 1: The Realms Thereunder, by Ross Lawhead

Okay, no excuses, no whining, not even a mea culpa. I didn’t read the book.

I will, however, showcase this month’s CSFF Blog Tour Feature, Ross Lawhead’s The Realms Thereunder, through Wednesday, and I will talk about interesting things I learn from the other Tour bloggers (conveniently listed below) and miscellaneous sources around the internet.

The Realms Thereunder is a suspenseful modern fantasy adventure set in Great Britain and is the first book of the Ancient Earth Trilogy. It is Mr. Lawhead’s first full-length novel, though he has previously collaborated with his father, Stephen R. Lawhead, on a variety of projects including a graphic novel, Hero, and has published two volumes of “awful” poetry (his words, not mine).

Today, let’s take a look at the official book description:

Ancient legend tells of an army of knights that will remain sleeping until the last days.

The knights are waking up.

A homeless man is stalked by a pale, wraithlike creature with a mouthful of needle-sharp teeth. Maimed animals and a host of suicides cluster around a mountain in Scotland. And deep beneath the cobbled streets of Oxford, a malicious hoard besieges a hidden city.
Freya Reynolds is a university student with a touch of OCD and an obsession with myth and folklore. Daniel Tully is living rough on the streets of Oxford, waging a secret war against an enemy only he can identify.

Years ago, they found themselves in a world few know is real. They have since gone their separate ways and tried to put that adventure behind them.

But the mythical world is now bleeding into our reality–a dark spiritual evil that is manifesting itself in forgotten corners of the British Isles. Alex Simpson is a Scottish police officer who specializes in hunting mythical creatures. Together, they must confront the past, the present, and points beyond to defeat the ultimate threat to humanity. Nothing they’ve seen so far prepares them for what awaits…in The Realms Thereunder.

Awakening knights, underground hordes, colliding realities, and…Scotland! Sounds like my kind of book. We’ll see if it was anybody else’s kind of book tomorrow. In the meantime, please pay a visit to the other fine stops on this month’s Tour:

Buy The Realms Thereunder

2 thoughts on “February CSFF Blog Tour, Day 1: The Realms Thereunder, by Ross Lawhead

  1. Why is it so difficult to buckle down and read a book for the blog tour? Any other book I’d have finished it by evening of the day it arrived.

    Hidden object (a weird thing I’m doing for the blog tour): A Swiffer duster.

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