Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I am continuing with my holiday giveaways with a personal favorite of mine. The Black Ship by Diana Pharaoh Francis. I read and reviewed the first book in Francis' Crosspointe series, The Cipher and really enjoyed it. I am almost done with "The Black Ship" and I can say it's a worthy successor to "The Cipher." But I didn't want to wait until I was finished with the review to offer "The Black Ship" up for giveaway since I think it's a great book to include in my Christmas-week contests. This is also a book that can be read independently of "The Cipher;" so if it sounds interesting to you--- sign up to win! Product Description Thorn is a member of the Pilot’s Guild—those who possess the magical ability to navigate Crosspointe’s deadly seas. When a malevolent master within the Guild bans him from the sea, it seems his life is over. Then he is kidnapped and forced to serve aboard the rogue ship Eidolon—pitch black from bow to stern—and Thorn finds himself battling a mad captain, a mutinous crew, and the terrifying magic of the sea. But there is a saboteur on board, trying to make sure the Eidolon never arrives safely in port. Thorn begins to realize his kidnapping may have been no mere chance— and that the cargo the black ship carries may seal his doom… To enter, either leave a comment here or email me at sqt1969(at)gmail(dot)com under the header "Ship" and I will randomly pick a winner by Tuesday, January 6th. Please be sure I can reach you easily. If I cannot reach a winner within 48 hours I will pass the book onto another entrant. No multiple entries. Open everywhere. Good luck!