'Cry of Justice' Wins CSPA 2007 Novel of the Year

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"Cry of Justice," an epic fantasy novel written by lay orthodox theologian Jason Pratt, won the vote by Christian retailers nationwide, for small-publisher Novel of the Year, according to a poll held in March by the Christian Small Publishers Association.

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Aside from the introspective portions related to each fictional author, and the introduction of the three core characters--including the first touches of a classic, angsty romantic triangle!--I included three action sequences ramping up from an unsettling deer hunt, to the rescue of a shepherdess from a band of brigands, to a brisk tactical duel between brigades full of surprises for both sides.

The Christian Small Publishers Association has recently announced that Jason Pratt's novel "Cry of Justice" was voted Best Small Christian Publisher Novel for 2007, in a nationwide poll of owners and operators of Christian retail stores.

"Cry of Justice" follows the complex struggles of an ambitious young woman leading a ragged, outnumbered brigade in a world suffering the aftershocks of a vicious international war. With help from her colorful subcommanders, she plots and battles against increasingly ruthless adversaries, while finding herself irreconcilably drawn to a charismatic, kind and hopeful stranger.

Earlier this year, Peter Sykes at Australia's well-regarded "Fantasy 100" site said, "Pratt's intricately devised world of Mikon is full of complex cultural and social dilemmas, with the monsters within far more dangerous than those we can see." (Sykes also cautioned, "(Pratt's) aversion to chronology and preference for multiple points-of-view make for a challenging read," and "Fantasy and theology seem to be going hand in hand lately, with Pratt not averse to some serious dissertation along the way.")

Interested readers can download a freely distributed 47-page novella, comprising the first section of chapters for "Cry of Justice," either from this press release, or from http://www.fantasyliterature.net/newauthors.html. (Scroll down that page for the entry.) "It gives a good feel for different parts of the book," Jason says. "Aside from the introspective portions related to each fictional author, and the introduction of the three core characters--including the first touches of a classic, angsty romantic triangle!--I included three action sequences ramping up from an unsettling deer hunt, to the rescue of a shepherdess from a band of brigands, to a brisk tactical duel between brigades full of surprises for both sides."

Jason has recently been commenting on some of what he calls the "religious sketchsheeting", on a chapter by chapter basis, in his Amazon web journal, which can be found by searching Amazon books for "Cry of Justice." (The journal, which Jason has updated fairly regularly since it began late 2007, also contains many entries on other aspects of the novel and its series.)

Jason Pratt, an orthodox universalist who often contributes to the popular journal of the Christian Cadre, has a reading audience in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas; and recently finished compiling a fresh translation and harmonization analysis of the Gospels for that site. (Search for "The King of Stories" or follow this link to the index page.) Currently he submits two articles to the journal a week, Tuesdays and Fridays, in a series progressively demonstrating how a careful metaphysical analysis leads to orthodox trinitarian theism. (Click here for a regularly updated table of contents.) Jason graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1994.

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