Wait a second here! You’re telling me this kid is giving away books from her hordes? I thought you writers types cling to your books like standard dragons guard their treasure! You must be lying!
Well, for your information folks, I’m not lying; I AM giving away free books.
Last post, I informed you I was giving away a Paperback of Shaman’s Crossing by Robin Hobb, a wonderful, beautifully woven fantasy tale done by one of the best fantasy writers out there, to my opinion. Want someone else’s opinion? Check this out:
From Publishers Weekly
Nevare Burvelle is the second son of the New Lord Burvelle of the East. Destined and trained from birth to be a soldier, it’s all he knows. His one dream is to do his duty and be a good soldier. In this captivating tale of a world where honor, obedience and a thoughtless adherence to rules have prevailed for generations, Hobb (The Farseer and Tawny Man trilogies) pits Nevare’s beliefs against an unseen, unknown chaos that will transform his world. Nevare, through no fault of his own, becomes an agent of change and a pawn in the magical struggle of the Plainspeople against the hide-bound and selfishly destructive Gernians. Hobb excels at constructing worlds and people who are fully fleshed out. The pace is more leisurely than in previous books, but the build-up of suspense reverberates throughout the pages, pulling the reader relentlessly forward. Here is a master storyteller out to make a point and succeeding beautifully.
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A big, splendid novel opens the Soldier Son trilogy. Nevare Burville has spent some time as a cavalry officer on the kingdom of Gernia’s frontier, engaged in expanding it against the wild nomads of the plains. He has been successful as a soldier, he is happily engaged, and he is the scion of one of the new noble families. Unfortunately, now he has to complete his military education at the King’s Cavalry Academy, which is dominated by scions of the old nobility, who have no use for upstarts like Nevare. Also, it appears that Nevare has been too long within range of the powerful magic of the shamans of the western tribes, and their influence has converted him into a sort of sorcerous Typhoid Mary–and he may not be the only one. The consequences for Nevare personally are grim, and for Gernia potentially grimmer, if a way to fight the “barbarian” magic isn’t extracted from civilized knowledge. Oh yes, Hobb’s characterization, especially anent the ethical dilemmas, and world building are again superb. Roland Green
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Both of these reviews come from Amazon, and along with that, it’s one of the Best Books of the Year so Far for 2013. Therefore, I think you can believe that it’s pretty good in terms of awesomeness. I’ve read her Dragon Haven series, and I can tell you, she has a wonderful way of showing a colorful range of characters, and she knows how to make them dance in a plot. It’s not a page turner, but her prose is beautiful and rich, shown in every word of every page.
That is not all either. Notice I put a ‘s’ after book earlier, putting it into the plural form. I am also willing to give another book of mine called Drawing in the Dust by Zoe Klein, the hardcover copy. This got a 4 star review on Amazon, and it’s received its praise.
“Lyrical, transformative, and unexpected, Drawing will keep you enthralled in the moment, yet racing to know more.” — Gina B. Nahai, NYT bestselling author of Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith
“Archaeology is the most dangerous of sciences, fundamentalism the most insidious of religious beliefs, and fiction the most seductive form of writing. Mix all three together, and you have Drawing in the Dust…. Zoe Klein will rock your foundations! This is what fiction should be about.” — Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear, NYT bestselling authors of The Betrayal
“A magically inventive archaeological expedition into love’s psyche. Rabbi Klein’s voice is enormously literate, politically sophisticated, spiritually captivating, and above all, unique.” — Lawrence Kushner, author of Kabbalah : A Love Story
“Drawing in the Dust is original in every sense of the word: creative, innovative, novel. It is an archaeological adventure that resurrects buried romance. With feeling intellect, the author reveals the secret of the heart.” — Rabbi Harold Schulweis, Author of Conscience: The Duty to Obey and the Duty to Disobey
Want my opinion? Well, I give the book a 3.8 star review. It’s colorful, has great characters, and its plot definitely catches my interest, despite being a fantasy nerd. It combines interesting friendship, a little action and a lot of culture. Definitely a great read. J
I am willing to give these lovely books of mine, but I must apologize, there is a slight catch. You can get these relatively untouched, un-highlighted, good condition books for only this:
Share this blog on a website. It could be facebook, Twitter, your writing group page, whatever. Share it, and then place the link where you shared it into the comments of this blog (or you could message me on facebook, no matter), and you’ll be entered into the drawing.
That’s all! Deadline is July 20th!