Happy Sunday! You know what time it is...Winners. Plus, yes, there’s something special today. Leave a comment to be entered to win the ENTIRE Sharing Knife series by author Lois McMaster Bujold. Although Bujold is probably best known for her Miles Verkosigan series, she wrote this fantasy-romance hybrid series in the years from 2006-2009. It's set in a fictional world based on the area in rural Ohio where she grew up, and is a terrific series that's more accessible than a lot of epic fantasy.
Here’s a quick rundown of the first volume. I don’t want to run info on all four books in the series since it might serve as spoilers, and you’ll want to experience the series without spoilers...but the giveaway is for all four books.
Book One: Beguilement: Troubled young Fawn Bluefield seeks a life beyond her family’s farm. But on the way to the city, she encounters a patrol of Lakewalkers, nomadic soldier-sorcerers from the northern woodlands. Feared necromancers armed with mysterious knives made of human bone, they wage a secret ongoing war against the scourge of the “malices,” immortal entities that draw the life out of their victims, enslaving human and animal alike. It is Dag—a Lakewalker patroller weighed down by past sorrows and present responsibilities—who must come to Fawn’s aid when she is taken captive by a malice. They prevail at a devastating cost—unexpectedly binding their fates together as they embark upon a remarkable journey into danger and delight, prejudice and partnership . . . and perhaps even love.
Book two is called Legacy; book three, Passage; and the fourth and final book, Horizon. Note that books 1, 2 and 4 are new mass-market paperback versions, which Harper Voyager is re-releasing this month; book two is a gently used hardback. (Don’t even ask!)
Just leave a comment below and tell me if you’ve read any of Lois McMaster Bujold’s other works—I hate to admit this was a new author for me, although I’ve been eying that Miles Vorkosigan series.
Now...did you win a book last week? Here are our weekly winners! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing info if you see your name. I’m running a little behind with my mailings but promise to get caught up next week!
Congrats to SOFIJA KAPRANOVA for winning the second of last week’s Reader’s Choice contests. Sofija chose A Werewolf in the North Woods.
Congrats to ALICIA0605 and DONNAS for winning Sara Humphreys’ Unleashed.
Congrats to LYNN RUSH and ANNE R for winning Shona Husk’s The Goblin King.
Congrats to ELAING8 for winning this week’s first Reader’s Choice giveaway. She chose Forbidden Embers.
Now, want to win the Sharing Knife series? Just leave a comment. You know the drill: +1 entry for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, +1 for a share on Twitter or Facebook. Go forth and share!