Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Giveaway! 'Empire in Black and Gold' (Signed!) - Adrian Tchaikovsky

While you're reading this post, I should be well into Adrian Tchaikovsky's debut 'Empire in Black and Gold' and hoping that it is as good as I've heard. It sounds just like my kind of thing so I've got a good feeling about this one...

Here's the synopsis from Amazon...

Seventeen years ago Stenwold witnessed the Wasp Empire storming the city of Myna in a brutal war of conquest. Since then he has preached vainly against this threat in his home city of Collegium, but now the Empire is on the march, with its spies and its armies everywhere, and the Lowlands lie directly in its path. All the while, Stenwold has been training youthful agents to fight the Wasp advance, and the latest recruits include his niece, Che, and his mysterious ward, Tynisa. When his home is violently attacked, he is forced to send them ahead of him and, hotly pursued, they fly by airship to Helleron, the first city in line for the latest Wasp invasion.Stenwold and Che are Beetle-kinden, one of many human races that take their powers and inspiration each from a totem insect, but he also has allies of many breeds: Mantis, Spider, Ant, with their own particular skills. Foremost is the deadly Mantis-kinden warrior, Tisamon, but other very unlikely allies also join the cause.
As things go from bad to worse amid escalating dangers, Stenwold learns that the Wasps intend to use the newly completed railroad between Helleron and Collegium to launch a lightning strike into the heart of the Lowlands. Then he gathers all of his agents to force a final showdown in the engine yard ...

Sounds good doesn't it, how do you fancy winning a copy? Even better than that, how do you fancy winning a signed copy? Thanks to Tor UK, I have three signed copies to give away to readers of the blog. Anyone can enter this one, it doesn't matter where you live!
If you fancy your chances then you need to send me an email (address at the top right hand side of the screen) telling me who you are and what your mailing address is. There are other competitions taking place this week so you will need to be clear in your email as to which competition you are entering. I'll leave this one to run until the 29th of July and announce the winners on the 30th.

Good Luck!

1 comment:

ediFanoB said...

Graeme you are very generous.

The book is on my to-read list because of the setting.
For details please read review at Fantasy Book Critic: