Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Giveaway! Orcs by Stan Nicholls

Thanks to Orbit Books I have an extra copy of this fabulous looking book. ~From Publishers Weekly This shelf-bending omnibus comprises the first U.S. release of Nicholls's Orcs trilogy (Bodyguard of Lightning, Legion of Thunder and Warriors of the Tempest), originally published in the U.K. in 1999 and 2000. When a warband of orcs run afoul of their tyrannical mistress on a mission to retrieve an invaluable artifact, they set in motion a series of cataclysmic events that could free their race from long-standing persecution or obliterate them from the realm forever. Pursued by an irate sorceress, ruthless bounty hunters and two vengeance-obsessed armies, Captain Stryke and his misfit band of mercenary orcs embark on a desperate quest to find a set of ancient "instrumentalities" that could save them and their magic-filled world from destruction at the hands of human interlopers. With grand scale world building, labyrinthine plotlines, extensive backstory and pedal-to-the-metal action, Nicholls captures adventure fantasy at its very best. This edition-which also includes a short story entitled "The Taking" (a prequel to the three novels), and an in-depth author interview-will be a cult classic with quest fantasy fans on both sides of the Pond. I had hoped to do a review and giveaway at the same time but since I have so many books I need to get to first I decided not to wait any longer on this beauty. So if you'd like to enter to win a copy, just leave a comment here or email me at sqt1969(at)gmail(dot)com under the header "Orcs," and I will randomly pick a winner by Friday December 26th. Please make sure I can get in touch with you easily. If I can't reach the winner within 48 hours I will pass the book onto another entrant. Open everywhere. Good luck!

20 comments:

Mulluane said...

Me! I want in on this one!

writtenwyrdd said...
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writtenwyrdd said...

Nice blog, and thanks for stopping by mine. I already have a to be read pile over 150 books, so I don't really want a new one. But hey! Put my hat in the ring, too!

weenie said...

Shuck, I assume you don't post overseas? Ah well, never mind!

furiousBall said...

this looks cool! i'm in, i'm in!

T.D. Newton said...

Here is my entry!

rsdevin said...

Comment for a win

Wilson said...

Interesting spin on the old 'orcs are bad' hehe

Would love to read this book...I'm in :)

Charles Gramlich said...

I've heard good things about this one so consider me in. Looks great.

RD Williams said...

Sounds like an interesting book, count me in please! :)

ken-G said...

I want this one :), I love fighting and warcraft and Thrall and Grom HellScream :)

Marty Connor said...

This sounds like it could be good. Lucky I live in he uk as well I will see if I can pick up and let you all know.

http://awakearewepart1.blogspot.com/

Jigsaw said...

Well I love books so here is my entry!

Jigsaws Lair

Lady Jeanetta said...

I've been wanting to read this ever since I saw it at Borders the other day. Count me in :)

S.M.D. said...

For some reason your feed was not working in my Google Reader. I kept wondering why I wasn't getting your new posts...

In any case, count me in!

windycindy said...

Great looking and sounding book! I would appreciate being entered in this drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

kris1492 said...

A face only a mother could love!

This would make a great gift for one of my fantasy book loving family.

Thank you for posting it.

walters123 said...

This looks like a good book. I would like to win it. Thanks.

walters123 (at) hotmail (dot) com

DesLily said...

i'm unsure but this sounds like something i'd read! put me in.

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