CSFF Blog Tour: A Draw of Kings, and an Irish Prayer

First came A Cast of Stones, and then The Hero’s Lot. What could be next but A Draw of Kings?

With A Draw of Kings, Patrick W. Carr concludes The Staff and the Sword trilogy. The first books of the trilogy have both been nominated for the 2014 Clive Staples Award, making it really easy for me to slip in a plug for the award here. (Cast a vote for the finalists!)

I think that most books published in Christian SF are part of a series, and only a few series consist of connected but free-standing stories. Unlike the Chronicles of Narnia or the Tales of Goldstone Wood – where you can read one book and, generally speaking, finish the story you started – most series are spent on one journey, one story, one cast of characters.

I always enjoy it when, as with The Staff and the Sword, the CSFF begins a series and then follows the story through every book to the end. We don’t always do so, and I don’t know if we always should, or can; there are too many authors and too many stories and, arguably, too many series.

No less for that – maybe more for it – there is a special interest in tours like this, where we reach the end of a long story and give our final measurement.

Finally – and this has nothing to do with either the CSFF or A Draw of Kings, but it’s my blog, you know – happy St. Patrick’s Day! “Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.” ~ St. Patrick

Although it’s not related to St. Patrick’s Day, nor even to Ireland, here are the links to Patrick Carr’s website and to A Draw of Kings on Amazon. And of course, the blog tour:

Gillian Adams
Jennifer Bogart
Keanan Brand
Beckie Burnham
Mike Coville

Pauline Creeden
Vicky DealSharingAunt
Carol Gehringer
Victor Gentile
Rebekah Gyger
Nikole Hahn
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher

Jennette Mbewe
Amber McCallister
Shannon McNear
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Joan Nienhuis
Writer Rani
Nathan Reimer
Audrey Sauble

James Somers
Jojo Sutis
Steve Trower
Shane Werlinger
Phyllis Wheeler
Nicole White
Jill Williamson