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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

CSFF Blog Tour: Hunter Brown Day Three

So how to wrap up this tour? Maybe with the interesting lesson I relearned in reading this book, namely, "Don't judge a book by its cover."

Let's take another look at the cover for Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow...



I love it. I really do. The smirk on Hope's face, the fear on Hunter's. Given that the Miller brothers are animators, it didn't surprise me to see this cover, nor the many illustrations within the book itself. In some ways, those illustrations reminded me a bit of the Harry Potter books. I don't know if the Millers would take that as a compliment or not, but there you go.

So why did this reteach me the whole book/cover thing? Because the book and illustrations made me completely unready for the extremely dark ending to this book. It completely blindsided me and part of the reason why is because of how "cartoonish" the cover was.

I wish I could go into more depth. If you've read the book, you probably know what I'm talking about. If not, well ... be forewarned.

Go and see what else the tourists are saying as this tour wraps up:


Brandon Barr
Keanan Brand
Valerie Comer
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Shane Deal
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Marcus Goodyear
Todd Michael Greene
Katie Hart
Ryan Heart
Timothy Hicks
Jason Isbell
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Mike Lynch
Magma
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Nissa
Wade Ogletree
John W. Otte
Steve Rice
Crista Richey
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Fred Warren
Phyllis Wheeler
Jill Williamson

4 comments:

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Dark? Now you've surprised me! I didn't see this ending as dark at all. How can it be dark with refrains such as this:

Be not sad, oh heart of mine.
Find the jou that's hid behind.
Through darkness light will find its way,
While we await the dawn of day.


Becky

Fantasythyme said...

I liked the cover, it reminded me of a video game. Maybe that style will spark the curiousity of a young reader to check out the book?

Tim

Alexander Field said...

I agree that the authors (or publishers) were going after the Harry Potter market with this book. Great thoughts on the book. Thanks!

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