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Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour — Corus The Champion

5 Dec

It has been a very busy last few weeks, so I didn’t get a chance to read D. Barkely Briggs’ novel Corus The Champion.  But I know some folks that did!  Take a few moments to explore the links below to get a feel for this YA novel.

The sequel to the Book of Names follows the Barlow boys as they try to rescue Corus and save an entire generation of youths from being led critically astray. Kr’Nunos is planning to ruin the land of Karac Tor by breaking down its greatest champion, Corus, whom he stole from the Fey. It’s up to all four Barlows-Hadyn, Gabe, Garret, and Ewan. Will they save this world from an even greater threat?

Dean Barkley Briggs is an author, father of eight, and prone to twisting his ankle playing basketball. He grew up reading J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lews, Patricia McKillip, Guy Gavriel Kay, Stephen R. Donaldson, Ursila K. Leguin, Susan Cooper, Madeline L’Engle,Terry Brooks, Andre Norton and Lloyd Alexander (just to name a few)…and generally thinks most fantasy fiction pales in comparison. (Yes, he dabbled in  sci-fi, too. Most notably Bradbury, Burroughs and Heinlein).

After losing his wife of 16 years, Briggs decided to tell a tale his four sons could relate to in their own journey through loss. Thus was born The Legends of Karac Tor, a sweeping adventure of four brothers who become enmeshed in the crisis of another world and aong the way, must find their courage, battle overwhelming odds, face their pain, and never quit searching for home.

In God’s timing, beauty and joy arose in the real world, too. Briggs remarried a lovely redhead named Jeanie, who previously lost her husband in an auto accident. Together with her four children, their hands are quite full, and they spend each day grateful for their eight blessings.

The Book of Names is the first book in The Legends of Karac Tor.
Corus the Champion is the second. Both are in stores now!
The Song of Unmaking 
arrives Fall, 2011.

Briggs previously authored two medical thrillers, God Spot (1999) and The Most Important Little Boy in the World (2001)
Check out the CSSF tour participant’s links:

Gillian Adams
Noah Arsenault
Morgan L. Busse
CSFF Blog Tour
Carol Bruce Collett 
Theresa Dunlap
April Erwin
Victor Gentile
Nikole Hahn
Ryan Heart
Bruce Hennigan
Christopher Hopper
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Shannon McDermott
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen
Sarah Sawyer
Kathleen Smith
Donna Swanson
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Phyllis Wheeler
Nicole White
Rachel Wyant