Tuesday, October 20, 2009

CSFF Blog Tour: Haunt of Jackals Day Two

One of the things that has struck me about Haunt of Jackals by Eric Wilson, and Field of Blood, the other book in the Jerusalem Undead Trilogy is how gritty the content is. Wilson doesn't pull any punches. In the first book, there was the scene where the Collectors broke out of the Akeldama tombs to discover two workers . . . well, I'm not sure what the technical term would be and I'm not sure I want to use the crude terminology. Let's just say it's a rape and leave it at that. I wish I could give some of the things I noticed in this book, but I fear they'd be considered spoilers, and rightfully so. Wilson's world is one of darkness and shadow, a lot grittier than you usually find in Christian fiction.

But that's okay. I didn't mind a bit. The world is a dark place thanks to sin and I think we have to show that darkness before the brilliance of the True Light can dawn. I'm not suggesting that every book should be this dark. I doubt chick-lit or romance would benefit. But a vampire novel? Perfect fit.

Maybe I'm the only one who thinks so. Go check out what the rest of the tourists have to say:

Brandon Barr
Wayne Thomas Batson
Jennifer Bogart
Justin Boyer
Keanan Brand
Amy Browning
Karri Compton
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Beth Goddard
Todd Michael Greene
Timothy Hicks
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Carol Keen
Dawn King
Rebecca LuElla Miller
James Somers
Speculative Faith
Rachel Starr Thomson
Robert Treskillard
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Phyllis Wheeler
Jill Williamson
KM Wilsher

1 comment:

Keanan Brand said...

Yeah, I noticed that, too, but was actually glad there was a Christian writer who wasn't afraid to put that kind of darkness in his work. It's all around us, and where better can the light be seen but in the darkest places?