Monday, March 8, 2010

Raven’s Ladder/Lady Carliss and the Waters of Moorue Blog Tour by Jeffrey Overstreet/Chuck Black

Raven's Ladder: A Novel (The Auralia Thread, #3)

Product Description:
Following the beacon of Auralia’s colors and the footsteps of a mysterious dream-creature, King Cal-raven has discovered a destination for his weary crowd of refugees. It’s a city only imagined in legendary tales. And it gives him hope to establish New Abascar.

But when Cal-raven is waylaid by fortune hunters, his people become vulnerable to a danger more powerful than the prowling beastmen––House Bel Amica. In this oceanside kingdom of wealth, enchantment, and beauty, deceitful Seers are all too eager to ensnare House Abascar’s wandering throng.

Even worse, the Bel Amicans have discovered Auralia’s colors, and are twisting a language of faith into a lie of corruption and control.

If there is any hope for the people of Abascar, it lies in the courage of Cyndere, daughter of Bel Amica’s queen; the strength of Jordam the beastman; and the fiery gifts of the ale boy, who is devising a rescue for prisoners of the savage Cent Regus beastmen.

As his faith suffers one devastating blow after another, Cal-raven’s journey is a perilous climb from despair to a faint gleam of hope––the vision he sees in Auralia’s colors.

My Thoughts: I started reading Raven's Ladder and quickly realized that it's part of a series and I think you really need to read it in order. I was pretty confused and gave up reading it BUT it did make me want to get the other books in the series and read them in order. So I've put Auralia's Colors & Cyndere's Midnight on my wish list.

Lady Carliss and the Waters of Moorue
Product Description:

Determined, smart and a master of both the sword and the bow, Lady Carliss has proven herself as a veteran Knight of the Prince. Returning from a mission of aid, Carliss is plunged into adventure once again as she searches for the marauders responsible for kidnapping a friends’ family. Along the way she is reunited with Sir Dalton and discovers that the struggle in her heart is far from over. When Dalton falls to the vicious attack of a mysterious, poisonous creature, Carliss finds herself in a race against time. As Dalton clings perilously to life, she must find the antidote in the distant and strange city of Moorue.

While there, Carliss uncovers the master plot of a powerful Shadow Warrior that will soon overtake the entire Kingdom. Her faith in the Prince and her courage as a knight are tested as she faces evil Shadow Warriors and a swamp full of dreadful creatures. The lives of many, including Dalton’s, depend on Carliss. But she cannot save them all, for time is running out. She faces an impossible choice: save Dalton, or let him die so that others may live.

My Thoughts: Although Lady Carliss and the Waters of Moorue is the fourth book in the Knights of Arrethtrae series I didn't feel lost reading this book. I really enjoyed it and if you have kids (or are a kid at heart) I really think this would be a good series for them. It's filled with action, adventure, a little romance and most importantly faith. This book had me on the edge of my seat and there were a few twists that I didn't see coming. It's really a good book and I highly recommend it.

*These books were provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. Thank you!


  1. The first book makes me think about the series I've been reading about Robin Hood. He's called King Raven and his people have lost their home and need safety. It's an interesting take.

    This book looks good too - but I'm like you - I like to read them in order.

    My son has read the other series all the way up to but not including the one in your review. lol He likes them a lot.

  2. Hmmm....not my cup o' tea, but your reviews make them sound really interesting. :)

    I completely forgot my sound was on, and when your lamb started chomping on his grass, I just about jumped off the sofa! Thanks for the near-heart attack. LOL