Monday, January 19, 2009

CSFF January Tour

This month the CSFF is bringing you The Book of Names by D. Barkley Briggs. This is a fantasy story that transports two brothers, suffering from great family tragedy, into an alternate world where they become champions against evil. While this is a plot device that has been done a bazillion times, people I trust are saying a lot of good things about it and as we all know, the magic is in the telling.

1 comment:

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Does the story of champions against evil ever get old? ;-)

True, the travel to another realm was pioneered by C.S. Lewis and has been repeated a good number of times, but I don't ever get tired of it.

Of course, since this is a YA book, the target audience is less likely to be familiar with the numbers of other books with a similar premise.

As you say, Jeff, the magic is in the telling.