Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Landon Snow and The Island of Arcanum



Christian parents are finally offered a true Potter alternative...All the adventure of Harry Potter...None of the sorcery!


This week the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is doing a blog tour for Landon Snow and The Island of Arcanum by R.K.Mortenson, published by Barbour Publishing (October 2006).


About the AUTHOR:

R.K.Mortenson is an ordained minister with the Church of the Lutheran Brethren. He has been writing devotional and inspirational articles since 1995. He currently serves as a navy chaplain in Florida and lives with his wife, daughter and son in Jacksonville.

This page at Barbour's site provides a few good links, two as recent as last week: http://www.barbourbooks.com/author/detail/r-k-mortenson/. The top link there goes to a story about Randy's adoption experiences, the second link goes to the Landon Snow short at Clubhouse magazine.

Randy got the idea for this series one late night, when flute music woke him from a sound sleep. As he stood at his window, trying to locate the source of the sound, he spied a library across the lawn. Suddenly, he envisioned an eleven-year-old sneaking out of his bed and stealing to the library in the dead of night...And thus Landon Snow was born.




The BOOK:

In the latest adventure of Landon Snow And the Island of Arcanum, Landon, once again visits his grandparents in Button Up, Minnesota. If your familiar with the first two books, Landon Snow and the Auctor's Riddle, and Landon Snow and The Shadows of Malus Quidam, you'll know that Landon's adventures always start at the Library in Button Up.

This time, Landon's most dangerous journey yet, begins in a rowboat-shaped tombstone that floats. And it's lucky for him that it floats because a few drips from the library ceiling turns into a powerful waterfall.

The stone turns into wood. The stone book propped up in the prow of the boat turns to paper. The left page says "ANCHOR". The right page says "AWEIGH".

"Anchor aweigh?" said Landon.

Holly whispered, "Did you hear that?"

No one has time to respond, however. The next instant saw the water before them dropping away as the water behind them grew into a giant swell, pitching them headlong into the abyss.

Landon will have to protect his two younger sisters, Holly and Bridget, who wind up in the boat with him headed towards The Island of Arcanum. On the Island, the animals of Wonderwood are imprisoned and the evil shadows of Landon's nemesis, Malus Quidam lurk!

With the help of some old friends, a horse named Melech, an odd fellow named Hardy, a girl named Ditty, and the poet/prophet Vates--Landon seeks to unlock the island's dark secrets and escape with the animals intact.

But first, he must navigate his way through unchartered waters and battle the villainous Archans...Can Landon and his friends rescue the animals from deep within the island's stronghold?




R.K.Mortenson's website: http://www.landonsnow.com/


Book link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1597893587

30 comments:

Rel said...

Up Down Under :)

Anonymous said...

mine's up

Ty said...

Post added.

Valerie Comer said...

Posted. I'm doing a give-away so feel free to send people over to my blog: http://invalslittleworld.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

dutifully posted

The Curmudgeon's Rant said...

http://dameigs.blogspot.com/2006/11/landon-snow-island-of-arcanum-by-r-k.html

Kevin Lucia said...

Posted on my blog, on the myspace blog, and posted on the The Compendium.

Anonymous said...

Mine's up.
Karri

April Erwin said...

mine's up with a review at www.ProjectingA.blogspot.com

SORMAG said...

Mine's up.

Michelle said...

I'm up!

Cara Putman said...

I'm up: http://carasmusings.blogspot.com

Amy Wallace said...

Mine's up!

Amy

Cheryl Russell said...

Different take on reviews this time around--Unseen Worlds

Anonymous said...

Posted.

Anonymous said...

Posted :-)

Gretchen said...

Mine's up! Thank you, thank you, thank you for the code!!!

Daniel I Weaver said...

Review's up today. Interview with Randy will be up tomorrow. Also, tehre are some previous posts from the CSFF tour a few weeks ago.

www.danieliweaver.com/blog

Anonymous said...

Mine's up, now.

Anonymous said...

does anyone else ever have trouble with technorati updating your blog? i ping every time i put up a new entry but it won't update. sometimes it will skip complete entries. frustrating.

Anonymous said...

Mine's up.

Kelly Klepfer said...

I'm up - and interview tomorrow

Kevin Lucia said...

A lot of good reviews; I grabbed 'em and put them on the myspace. I'll grab the interviews tomorrow, too!

Anonymous said...

Mine is up. www.xanga.com/crazyboutcoffee

Hisart777 said...

Posted!

Kelly said...

My post is up!

Alison Strobel Morrow said...

Posted!

Ruth said...

Posted (I used the Book Info section of this post, and then linked back here).

http://www.xanga.com/ChristianFictionQueen/552290218/cfba-tour--landon-snow-3-by-r-k-mortenson.html

Jason said...

Mine is up.
http://spoiledfortheordinary.blogspot.com/2006/12/blog-tour-landon-snow.html

Kevin Lucia said...

Posted Jason's review and the interviews on the myspace.