Second alphabetically on our list of 2010 nominations is Blaggard’s Moon by George Bryan Polivka (Harvest House).
Adult pirate fantasy
From the author of highly praised Trophy Chase Trilogy comes this exciting swashbuckling tale of a pirate sentenced to die for the crime of mutiny. As he awaits his fate, this pirate (none other than the delightful Smith Delaney from the Trophy Chase Trilogy) ponders his life and the events that have brought him to this fate. In the process of remembering, and in grappling with mercy and justice as they have been played out in his life, a tale is spun, a tale of true hearts wronged, noble love gone awry, dark deeds done for the sake of gold, and sacrifices made for love. In the end, our pirate will come face–to–face with himself, with his own death, and with a God who promises grace where none is deserved.
What others are saying:
Gruesome death, heart pounding violence, terrible crimes, wild adventure, romance, gifted storytelling (by author and characters), vivid pictures playing on the reader’s mind-screen, a totally believable fantasy world filled with a wide assortment of convincing people, pirates, unscrupulous business men, daring marines, the ubiquitous mermonkeys, and one little girl. All this, and more, are yours when you open Blaggard’s Moon …
A satisfying fantasy, which remains true to its world while ably reflecting ours and our struggle to cope with Christian values, Blaggard’s Moon will be enjoyed by all capable readers of any age. It is good escapist reading, which also leaves you with a wide variety of seed thoughts.
– Donna Eggett, http://www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Download the first chapter.
Read interviews with George Bryan Polivka at Novel Journey and Harvest House
Read CSFF Blog Tour posts – see list of participants and links to all articles
View a video trailer of Blaggard’s Moon
Request a copy at a bookstore near you (ISBN# 978-0736925372)
Ask your local library to order a copy.