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CSFF Blog Tour: Patrick W. Carr

Posted by on December 7, 2015

Happy Monday!

Today starts the the Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog tour and will go until Wednesday. This month we are bringing you, The Shock of Night by Patrick W. Carr, which I will share my thoughts on the story on Wednesday, and my what an adventure that one is!

If you’ve followed my blog for a length of time, you’ll probably recognize the author. His first trilogy, The Staff and The Sword Trilogy has been on the CSFF blog tour before, and it was number two on my Favorite Reads of 2014. If you haven’t read them yet, check them out! Tomorrow, I will share my thoughts on By Divine Right, the novella that precedes The Shock of Night. A must read before diving into the novel.

The Cast of Stones

The Fate of the Kingdom Awaits the Cast of Stones

In the backwater village of Callowford, roustabout Errol Stone is enlisted by a church messenger arriving with urgent missives for the hermit priest in the hills. Eager for coin, Errol agrees to what he thinks will be an easy task, but soon finds himself hunted by deadly assassins. Forced to flee with the priest and a small band of travelers, Errol soon learns he’s joined a quest that could change the fate of his kingdom.

Protected for millennia by the heirs of the first king, the kingdom’s dynasty nears its end and the selection of the new king begins–but in secret and shadow. As danger mounts, Errol must leave behind the stains and griefs of the past, learn to fight, and discover who is hunting him and his companions and how far they will go to stop the reading of the stones.

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A Hero’s Lot

Falsely accused of terrible crimes, Errol Stone is placed under compulsion and sentenced to undertake a perilous quest. He must succeed. . .or die trying.

When Sarin Valon, the corrupt secondus of the conclave, flees Erinon and the kingdom, Errol Stone believes his troubles have at last ended. But other forces bent on the destruction of the kingdom remain and conspire to accuse Errol and his friends of a conspiracy to usurp the throne.
In a bid to keep the three of them from the axe, Archbenefice Canon sends Martin and Luis to Errol’s home village, Callowford, to discover what makes him so important to the kingdom. But Errol is also accused of consorting with spirits. Convicted, his punishment is a journey to the enemy kingdom of Merakh, where he must find Sarin Valon, and kill him. To enforce their sentence, Errol is placed under a compulsion, and he is driven to accomplish his task or die resisting.

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A Draw of Kings

Their journey to Merakh should have made Errol and his companions heroes of the realm. Instead, much is changed on their return. In the wake of the king’s death, Duke Weir is ruling the country–and his intentions are to marry Adora to bring an heir.
With Errol and the others imprisoned and the identity of the rightful heir to the throne still hidden in secrecy, Illustra is on the verge of civil war–and at growing risk from the armies of Merakh and Morgol.
A dangerous mission to free Errol succeeds, but the dangers facing the kingdom are mounting with every passing moment. The barrier has fallen, ferals are swarming toward the land, and their enemies draw near. Will the revelation of Illustra’s next true king come in time or will all be lost?

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About the Author

Patrick Carr was born on an Air Force base in West Germany at the height of the cold war. He has been told this was not his fault. As an Air Force brat, he experienced a change in locale every three years until his father retired to Tennessee. Patrick saw more of the world on his own through a varied and somewhat eclectic education and work history. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1984 and has worked as a draftsman at a nuclear plant, did design work for the Air Force, worked for a printing company, and consulted as an engineer. Patrick’s day gig for the last five years has been teaching high school math in Nashville, TN. He currently makes his home in Nashville with his wonderfully patient wife, Mary, and four sons he thinks are amazing: Patrick, Connor, Daniel, and Ethan. Sometime in the future he would like to be a jazz pianist. Patrick thinks writing about himself in the third person is kind of weird.


Don’t forget to check out what the others are saying! Have a great week!

Thomas Clayton Booher
Keanan Brand
Beckie Burnham
Carol Bruce Collett
Carol Gehringer
Victor Gentile
Rani Grant
Rebekah Gyger
Bruce Hennigan
Janeen Ippolito
Carol Keen
Rebekah Loper
Jennette Mbewe
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Joan Nienhuis
Audrey Sauble
Chawna Schroeder
Jessica Thomas
Robert Treskillard
Shane Werlinger
Phyllis Wheeler
Nicole White
Michelle R. Wood

4 Responses to CSFF Blog Tour: Patrick W. Carr

  1. Rebekah Gyger

    I absolutely love Carr’s books. In case you don’t have a copy yet, I wanted to let you know that there will be a giveaway for Shock of Night on my blog beginning the 22nd. There are also three other giveaways going on this month there, one of which is happening right now with John Locke’s Emissary.

    • J.L. Mbewe

      Oh, awesome! Thank you for letting me know! I do have a copy, thanks! I’ll have to hop on over and see what else you’re giving away. 🙂

      Y’all heard her! If you’d like to win a copy of The Shock of Night, head on over! 🙂

  2. Rebecca LuElla Miller

    Really nice intro of Patrick and all his books. I wondered if someone was going to review the novella, too. I’d toyed with that idea and may still do it, but this book has so much going on, I think I might have too much to say! 😉


    • J.L. Mbewe

      Thanks Rebecca! I hope you do! I’d love to hear what you have to say. Do you feel readers should read the novella first? There is a bunch going on and I’m sure we just brushed the surface of this new world and series. And everything we’ve established in book one will be different in the rest of the series. Unless of course…he continues being a reeve, but…. So many questions!!!! Ha!

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