Friday, December 16, 2011

Important contest update!! Den of Thieves contest

[UPDATED WITH CHANGES] In my flu induced haze I muddled the contest details and posted the wrong book for giveaway. My humble apologies for the mix up. The correct information is posted below, but essentially I am giving away 3 copies of the first book so that you can start the series off proper. If you already commented then your name is already entered into the drawing.

This week I am celebrating all the books that I've read and loved in 2011. One of my favorites for the year was Den of Thieves by David Chandler, which I reviewed in early November. You can read my review here. I was blown away by the characters and worldbuilding of this fantasy, and thrilled that The Ancient Blades was a planned trilogy. 

Today, thanks to the generous folks over at Harper Collins (Harper Voyager) I have 3 copies of Den of Thieves, the first installment, to give away to Bite Club readers. Just leave a comment with one of your favorite books from this year for your chance to win. Open to US only. I will draw the winners on January 2nd.

Born and raised in the squalid depths of the Free City of Ness, Malden became a thief by necessity. Now he must pay a fortune to join the criminal operation of Cutbill, lord of the underworld—and one does not refuse the master . . . and live.

The coronet of the Burgrave would fulfill Malden’s obligations, though it is guarded by hungry demons that would tear the soul from any interloper. But the desperate endeavor leads to a more terrible destiny, as Malden, an outlaw knight, and an ensorcelled lady must face the most terrifying evil in the land.

Circumstance made him a criminal. Destiny may make him a hero.

As a thief, Malden is unparalleled in the Free City of Ness, and happy there. But by saving the life of the knight Croy, Malden has bound himself to an ancient, noble brotherhood . . . and he now possesses one of only seven Ancient Blades capable of destroying demons.

Malden fears accompanying Croy and the barbarian Mörget on their quest to dispatch a foul creature of nightmare . . . nor does he want to disturb the vengeful dead. But with an assassin on his heels, the young cutpurse is left with no choice. And there is the comely sorceress, Cythera, to consider— promised to Croy but in love with Malden—not to mention the fabulous treasure rumored to be hidden in the depths of the demon’s lair . . .

When allies become enemies, to whom can a clever thief turn?

Armed with one of seven Ancient Blades, Malden was chosen by Fate to act as savior . . . and failed dismally. And now there is no stopping the barbarian hordes from invading and pillaging the kingdom of Skrae. Suddenly friends and former supporters alike covet the young hero’s magic while seeking his destruction—from the treacherous King and leaders of the City of Ness to the rogue knight Croy, who owes Malden his life.

It will take more than Malden’s makeshift army of harlots and cutpurses to preserve a realm. Luckily the sorceress Cythera fights at his side, along with the ingenious, irascible dwarf Slag. And the wily thief still has a desperate and daring plan or two up his larcenous sleeve . . .

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These books can be found in all the usual places:
Barnes and Noble
Book Depository
and any other awesome place that books are sold!

Leave a comment for your chance to win!


miki said...

i don't know this serie yet but i would like to discover more about it

my favorite read would hunt the moon by karen chance


SandyG265 said...

Divergent was my favorite read this year.

sgiden at

Rain Maiden said...

Yea I'm with Sandy, Divergent was my favorite book of 2011. I also loved Master and Apprentice by Sonja Bateman.

Lil said...

One of my favorites for this year is: Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione

little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

Kalex said...

I would love to read this.

ML said...

My hands down favorite of the year (can't believe 2011 is almost over!) was Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning. The Fever series is one of my all time favorites.

Thanks for another great giveaway!
mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

Barbara E. said...

This sounds like a fantastic series, and I'm definitely going to check it out.
I'd choose Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series as my favorite reads this year, although a very close second is Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid series.