Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Blog Tour - Day 3

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/

This is the final blog tour day for Auralia's Colors. Someone brought up the fact that there is no clear villain. The former Queen is probably the closest thing to a villain in the story, but she disappeared many years ago after letting her greed and control get the better of her. No one protested for long, lest the become a gatherer - an outcast forced to live outside the safety of the city walls - and lose it all any way.
The Wintering had gotten out of hand as it continued year after year with no end in site. Citizens accepted their lot in life, and made the best of their situation by following government demands. Forced to live within the city walls for safety, the walls instead became a self-imposed prison. The Gatherers were more free in their poverty than the city dwellers in their abundance.
Few within Abascar City owned property. It all belonged to the Underkeep for the promise of Spring's future awakening. Over time, the stored treasures owned the citizens. Desires for things replaced their desire to follow The Keeper.

****** SPOILER ALERT **********

Auralia promised to never enter the city, and enjoy the freedom of the forest and lake. When she did enter the city, she gave up her freedom and very thing she enjoyed. She entered not to gain a part of the Underkeep treasures, but because she wanted to follow the Keeper's will. Auralia entered not to benefit herself, but to benefit others. A pure sacrificial gift that helped many, and at great cost to Auralia.


For more reviews, and information, check out some of the other fine participant web sites listed below.

Participants’ Links:

Brandon Barr
Jim Black
Justin Boyer
Grace Bridges
Jackie Castle
Carol Bruce Collett
Valerie Comer
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Chris Deanne
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Marcus Goodyear
Andrea Graham
Jill Hart
Katie Hart
Timothy Hicks
Heather R. Hunt
Becca Johnson
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Mike Lynch
Rachel Marks
Shannon McNear
Melissa Meeks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Mirtika or Mir's Here
Pamela Morrisson
Eve Nielsen
John W. Otte
John Ottinger
Deena Peterson
Steve Rice
Cheryl Russel
Ashley Rutherford
Hanna Sandvig
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Rachelle Sperling
Donna Swanson
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Jason Waguespac
Laura Williams
Timothy Wise

1 comment:

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Thanks for doing such a good job highlighting this book. Great sequence of posts.