Sunday, 11 July 2010

Giveaway! ‘Johannes Cabal the Detective’ (Jonathan L. Howard)

I never got round to reading ‘Johannes Cabal the Necromancer’ and maybe I should have judging by the positive things that I heard. Have you read it? What did you think?

I will be reading ‘Johannes Cabal the Detective’ at some point though as the blurb suggests that it can be read on it’s own. Here’s said blurb...

Johannes Cabal is back – a little older, a little wiser, but just as sharply funny, cuttingly sarcastic, and unexpectedly violent as ever.

For necromancer Johannes Cabal, dealing with devils, demons and raising the dead is pretty much par for the course. But when his attempt to steal a rare book turns sour, he is faced by a far more terrifying entity – politics. While awaiting execution for his crime, Cabal is forced to resurrect an inconveniently deceased emperor. Seizing his chance, the cunning Cabal engineers his escape, fleeing the country on a state-of-the-art flying ship. But the ship has more than a few unpleasant surprises, including an unwelcome face from the past and the small matter of some mysterious murders. Cabal may work with corpses but he has absolutely no intention of becoming one. Drawn into a deadly conspiracy, is he shuffling dangerously close to the end of his mortal coil?

While I’m reading ‘Johannes Cabal the Detective’, you could have a chance to win a copy to read for yourself (only if you’re in the UK or US though, sorry everyone else...). Thanks to Doubleday, I have three copies of ‘Johannes Cabal the Detective’ to give to three lucky readers of this blog. Do you fancy your chances?

If you want to enter, it’s as simple as ever. Just drop me an email (address at the top right hand side of the screen) telling me who you are and what your postal address is. I’ll do everything else.

I’ll be letting this one run until the 18th of July and will aim to announce the winners as soon as possible afterwards.

Good Luck!

1 comment:

Mark Lord said...

I found the sense of humour of the Necromancer a bit too much for my tastes - it's sort of trying too hard to be witty all the time. Unfortunately I ended up tossing it after the first few chapters!

I think it's probably a matter of taste with regards to humour - sometimes you can have too many jokes and that was my feeling with Johannes Cabal the Necromancer. Pratchett gets its right as he focuses on the plot and then lets the jokes come along too. Johannes Cabal is one joke after another and I found it wearing.