Monday, June 18, 2007
CSFF Blog Tour- The Restorer by Sharon Hinck
This month, the CSFF Blog Tour is featuring Sharon Hinck's new fantasy book The Restorer! I'm really excited, because I love this book! And Sharon Hinck is awesome! I met her at the Mount Hermon Writers Conference, and she's a wonderful, sweet, and friendly person! :) You can visit Sharon Hinck's website or Sharon Hinck's blog to get to know her!
Of the different summaries I've read, the summary on the bookmarks is my favorite. It reads:
Susan, a modern-day soccer mom, is pulled through a portal into another world, where a nation grappling for its soul waits for a promised Restorer to save their people. Can she fill that role? While she struggles to adapt to a foreign culture, she tackles an enemy that is poisoning the minds of the people, uncovers a corrupt ruling Council, and learns that God can use even her floundering attempts at service in surprising ways.
Weaknesses? What weaknesses? Okay. :( I found one typo. :P I don’t remember what page it was on, but the word “a” was left out of a sentence. One tiny typo is pretty good for a 455-word book.
Another weakness: there wasn’t enough of Kieran in the book. LOL! :P
Okay, seriously. The one thing in the book that bothered me was it felt…oh wait, I can’t say that because it will give something away. Hmmm…how can I say this? Two particular characters seemed to constantly hug and kiss one another when they were anywhere near each other. How did I do? Did I give anything away? :) I know that’s technically not a weakness, but it got a little old for me. If you’ve read the book, you probably know which two characters I mean. :) If you haven’t read it, then you really should do so. :)
Where do I start? :) The world of The Restorer is a very new and fresh one, and it’s very exciting to explore. The races, especially the Rhusicans and Kahlarean assassins, were original and interesting. Even the architecture of The Restorer’s world is unique, and Sharon did an excellent job of describing it. The culture and its beliefs, customs, traditions, etc. were developed well.
The characters are great! My personal favorites would be: Susan, Tristan, Wade, and of course, Kieran. :D All of the characters have depth and are fun to read about.
The Restorer moves at a fast pace and is very involving. I could hardly put it down during the two days that I was reading it. My mind was always on it and I kept the book almost constantly at my side so I could sneak little reads in whenever I was given the chance.
I’m adding this book to my list of favorites! It’s excellent! :)
Go on an adventure and find out what other members of the CSFF Blog Tour are saying about The Restorer! The portals to their blogs can be found below:
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Heather R. Hunt
Lost Genre Guild
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Daniel I. Weaver
Wayne Thomas Batson
You can also read my thoughts on The Restorer that I posted right after I read it: The Writer's Sword- The Restorer First Reactions