The CSFFBT book for May is “The Ale Boy’s Feast”, by Jeffrey Overstreet. It’s the 4th and final strand in the Auralia Thread (book 4 in the series). Books 1 and 2 in the series (Auralia’s Colors, and Cyndere’s Midnight respectively) I have yet to read, and Book 3 (Raven’s Ladder) I read and reviewed here.
I really enjoyed Raven’s Ladder, but the ending didn’t seem to be an actual end of a book so I’ve been looking forward to reading this book.
The book starts out good. However, I found I had a hard time remembering the significance of people and places in “The Ale Boy’s Feast”. Then I found I couldn’t remember the names and characters from the last book as detailed as I would like. Though the book has a good enough beginning to stand on its own, having a 1 year gap between these books leaves me knowing I’m missing out on some things.
So after getting a few chapters into the book I’ve decided to stop reading for now. I want to go back to the first 2 books and read them in order, before I get into this last book in the series. Some of the characters, plots and places were not established well enough in my mind from the last book, but I’m hoping that reading the whole series in order will firmly establish what I’m now missing.
For what I’ve read so far, I like the book. It’s not easy for me to put this aside considering I’m already drawn into the book. Hopefully I’ll get a copy of the other books soon!
Get a copy of the book at- http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/9781400074686
And visit Jeffrey Overstreet’s site at- http://lookingcloser.org/fiction/
Please visit the blogs of other members of the tour for more thoughts on Jeffrey Overstreet’s “The Ale Boy’s Feast”.
Morgan L. Busse
CSFF Blog Tour
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Rachel Starr Thomson
In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free
copy of this book from the publisher.