Want updates to go straight to your inbox?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

An author worthy of the cause



Hello faithful blog readers!! And--not so faithful ones ;)

Tonight I'd like to take just a moment to bring something to your attention. Just this evening, after starting it yesterday, I finished the new book on the block, Kestrel's Midnight Song. I quite honestly wasn't sure what I was getting myself into or what it would be like. But in reading it I found a fantasy pillar. I can honestly say I found absolutely nothing objectionable in the entire novel. Absolutely nothing that I would feel the need to caution someone on. And I can also honestly say that the action and humor in the story made it an instant spot on my crowded book shelf. It was so fresh! I rarely get to read good ol' fantasy anymore, everyone wants to have the most complex plot with the freakiest creatures and romance plot to get the Amish Romance readers to buy in ;). Not to say that the Aegre bird isn't freaky..It's just freaky awesome. But this book, took the high road, pure fantasy.

This book was superb without trying to be another LOTRs. It was gripping without trying to be a thriller. And it was heart warming without being a book of warm fuzzies. Especially for a short-ish length book, I bonded really well with both Robbyn and Micah. Sometimes I finish a book and can't even remember character names, not so with this one!

Also, it showed redemption in it's truest form. Simply put, this book was a masterpiece from a Christian author I will hope to buy books from time and time again.

Keep up the good work Jacob, don't sacrifice content for readership, keep centered on God, and last but not least ;) Keep that easy going attitude I saw at the party, you're an inspiration to us all. Keep playing your writing song for God.

Millard

8 comments:

Squeaks said...

Hmm, this sounds like a good book. I've heard about it for a while, but I guess I'll have to wait till it comes to our Christian bookstores (which, hopefully, it does). Thanks Millard!

Squeaks.

Millard of Swiftstorm said...

I don't think it is going to many stores besides the ones he canvases, simply because they don't know about him!!

If I had another copy I'd give it away, and am contemplating buying one for that purpose. It's well worth the money squeaks, well worth it..

everlastingscribe said...

It really is! Now, here's the thing guys, go into the local bookstores AND ORDER IT. It's available through Ingram which most if not ALL bookstores use, and selling history is muy importante. Go in PAY retail for it and make the store get it in for you. Want to have real fun? Get your WHOLE youth group to stagger-order it from one store. Why? Because when store owners see a demand, they fill it. You can literally make them put the book on their shelf. Do it! Do it NOW. ;)

Millard of Swiftstorm said...

Scribe lives! Yes, that's a splendid idea! :D I will do it!! I will order the book :| I will shamelessly publicize it, already done some face book, I'll see what bloggers I can get to canvas the area. I am working on another angle too..

Goldarrow said...

Scribe! Tis good to see you! Will you grace the Underground halls anytime soon?

Millard! I told you! I told you the book was soooo good but it sounds like you doubted me. ;) jk I know, I had the same thoughts, I get the book and it is a short fantasy, what is that? But Jacob did do a wonderful, epic, amazing and many other positive words to discribe this book.

I can't wait till the second book!

Jake said...

I loved this book immensely. :O Millard hit the nail on the head. :D Amazing book...

@Squeaks

I believe the quickest and easiest way to get it is through Amazon.com. That's the way I bought it. :)

Jacob R Parker said...

Wow, Millard. I'm honored that you liked it so much! And thanks for the help promoting it on Facebook and whatnot. I really, really appreciate it.

Millard of Swiftstorm said...

I really, really, appreciated the books plot and content. It was utterly refreshing, no one even had to get married or fall in love! What a pleasant change...Did you get my email about the Author Promotion site I found?