Tuesday, February 21, 2012

CSFF Blog Tour: The Realms Thereunder by Ross Lawhead...

About the book:

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

The knights are waking up.

Series: The Ancient Earth Trilogy: Book One, The Realms Thereunder
Author: Ross Lawhead
Page Count: 377 pages 
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

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.

About the Author:

Ross Lawhead comes from a literary household. He has collaborated with his father, Stephen R. Lawhead, on a trilogy of speculative fiction, written and illustrated a graphic novel, and published two volumes of "awful" poetry in a series called "The Colour Papers." He lives in Oxford, England and this is his first full-length novel. For more of Ross's musings on comics, movies, books, and culture, visit rosslawhead.com/blog/

Here is a pretty good interview of the author. I learned a few new things about him, one being, he doesn't have an accent like I imagined he would. Find out why... (Remember to pause my purple music box on the right sidebar. The bottom middle button will pause it)

My Review... Part One:
I'm still in the process of finishing this very detailed, yet spiral of a fun read. I received this book last week and I am a slow, oh so very slow reader. Especially with a book that you can easily get lost on if you don't pay attention to the details and storyline. I must also say this book took me a few pick ups before I decided to sit down and actually read it. I was very bored over the prologue and ended up skipping it... I know shame on me, I have never done anything like that before. I eventually went back and read it and now see that it wasn’t all that bad. So I guess what I am saying is that it did not at all grab my attention in the beginning very well, but half way through Chapter One it caught my attention a little and dragged me into the story. Now I have to find out what happens.

Give it a chance because you might not like it right away. It’s very different, but I don’t mean that in a bad way.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to give you the rest of my review... that is if I finish it in time, until then check out what the other tour members for this months tour are saying about it...

http://ofbattlesdragonsandswordsofadamant.blogspot.com/"> Gillian Adams
http://tessbissell.wordpress.com/"> Red Bissell
http://www.AdventuresInFiction.blogspot.com/"> Keanan Brand
http://rbclibrary.wordpress.com/"> Beckie Burnham
http://www.hiddenvalleysimplicity.com"> Melissa Carswell
http://jeffchapmanwriter.blogspot.com/"> Jeff Chapman
http://csffblogtour.com/"> CSFF Blog Tour
http://tweezlereads.blogspot.com/"> Theresa Dunlap
http://home.earthlink.net/~wyverns/"> Emmalyn Edwards
http://projectinga.blogspot.com/"> April Erwin
http://vicsmediaroom.wordpress.com/"> Victor Gentile
http://going-greene.blogspot.com/">Tori Greene
http://www.thehahnhuntinglodge.com/"> Nikole Hahn
http://realmofhearts.blogspot.com/"> Ryan Heart
http://www.brucehennigan.com/"> Bruce Hennigan
http://fantasythyme.blogspot.com"> Timothy Hicks
http://www.christopherhopper.com/"> Christopher Hopper
http://www.spoiledfortheordinary.blogspot.com/"> Jason Joyner
http://carolkeen.blogspot.com/"> Carol Keen
http://krystisbooks.blogspot.com/"> Krystine Kercher
http://blackanddarknight.wordpress.com/"> Rebekah Loper
http://mharvireads.blogspot.com/"> Marzabeth
http://www.shannonmcdermott.com/?page_id=189"> Shannon McDermott
http://rebeccaluellamiller.wordpress.com/"> Rebecca LuElla Miller
http://thebookfae.wordpress.com"> Mirriam Neal
http://www.questwriter.blogspot.com/"> Eve Nielsen
http://linalamont.blogspot.com/"> Nissa
http://www.leastread.blogspot.com/"> John W. Otte
http://dragonbloggin.blogspot.com/"> Donita K. Paul
http://www.bookwomanjoan.blogspot.com/"> Joan Nienhuis
http://justanotherbookbag.blogspot.com/"> Crista Richey
http://www.sarahsawyer.com/blog"> Sarah Sawyer
http://www.chawnaschroeder.blogspot.com/"> Chawna Schroeder
http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/"> Kathleen Smith
http://www.mindsinger.com/"> Donna Swanson
http://www.rachelstarrthomson.com/inklings/"> Rachel Starr Thomson
http://christiansf.blogspot.com/"> Steve Trower
http://frederation.wordpress.com"> Fred Warren
http://www.fantasyandfaith.com"> Dona Watson
http://www.shanewerlinger.com/"> Shane Werlinger
http://www.theravenquill.blogspot.com/">  Nicole White
http://finishedthebook.blogspot.com/"> Rachel Wyant

In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.  I was not required to write a positive review.


  1. It is different and I like that you wrote it as a "spiral type of read". Great description!

  2. Sounds like an awesome story!

  3. I hadn't seen that interview. Thanks for sharing that.

  4. Thanks you three for stopping by on my blog and leaving kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed my post. :-)
    God's care,