Raven Raves at Faith and Geekery

I’ll let Aaron at Faith and Geekery speak for himself:

… how good is it? Is it worth reading? Does it avoid such pitfalls as Derivative Plot, Wooden Stock Characters, and Deus Ex Machina Solutions that have claimed so many other authors of fantasy?

Absolutely.

Take everything you know (or think you know) about the genre (especially so-called “Christian fantasy”) and throw it out the window. Forget conventions, stereotypes, and Tolkien/Lewis ripoffs. The Auralia Thread is a genuinely original work of fiction — no easy task these days. With unpredictable situations, believable dialog, and characters with motivations we can relate to, Raven’s Ladder draws the reader in and keeps him or her guessing.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.


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