by Jeffrey Overstreet
(Book 1 in The Auralia Thread Series )
Book web site: http://lookingcloser.org/auralia/default.htm
Jeffrey Overstreet Author blog: http://lookingcloser.wordpress.com/
Blog Tour - Day 2
It's now day two of the Auralia's Colors Blog Tour. I visited some of the participating sites, and they raised some good questions. One site wondered about a Christian theme in the story. I think that was the purpose of the Keeper, who traveled throughout the Expanse - or world - and watched over those who sought him. Abascar City citizens had relegated the Keeper to a children's story character, or a myth for the colorless gatherers that lived outside the city walls.
The book gave me pause after finishing. Could the focus on color status be a reflection on our cultures obsession with wealth and power? Could Abascar's focus on keeping the outside world out of the city, and the city dwellers safely inside the city at all costs represent how we often distance ourselves from others?
For more reviews, and information, check out some of the other fine participant web sites listed below.
Carol Bruce Collett
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Heather R. Hunt
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Mirtika or Mir's Here
John W. Otte