Saturday, 11 September 2010

Giveaway! 'Against All Things Ending' (Stephen R. Donaldson)

As much fun as it is to jump in, halfway through a series, and see where it takes you... sometimes a series is just too big for that to work. That was the case for me when I received an ARC of the latest 'Thomas Covenant' book 'Against all Things Ending'. The last time I read a 'Thomas Covenant' book was about twenty years ago and that one was the fourth in the series (or something like that). Far too much for me to catch up with here...

The next best thing then is to be able to offer one lucky winner an ARC copy of 'Against All Things Ending' here on the blog (courtesy of Gollancz). Having said that, I'm afraid you can only enter if you live in the UK...
Here's the blurb (with possible spoilers if you haven't read this far in the series),

Desperate for help to find her adopted son, Jeremiah, Linden Avery has resurrected Thomas Covenant in a cataclysmic exertion of Earthpower and wild magic. But the consequences of her efforts are more terrible than she could have imagined. Sorcery on that scale has awakened the Worm of the World's End: the ultimate end of all Time, and therefore of all life, has been set in motion. And on a more personal level, the results are no less extreme. The stress of reincarnation so many centuries after his death has fractured Covenant's mind. He cannot tell Linden where to find her son. And his leprosy has renewed its grip on him, inexorably killing his nerves. The Ranyhyn had tried to warn her. Now, plunged to depths of desperation and despair for which she is entirely unprepared, Linden seeks radical responses to the dilemmas she has created. Searching for Jeremiah, and accompanied only by a few friends and allies - some of them unwilling - she takes chances that threaten her sanity, forcing her to confront the Land's most fearsome secrets. Dreadful futures hinge on all of her choices, and she and her companions are driven beyond the limits of their endurance. Yet she still walks paths laid out for her by the Despiser, and his forces are ready...

If you fancy your chances, simply 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. The subject header needs to be 'Against All Things Ending'. I'll do everything else ;o)

I'll be letting this one run until the 19th of September and will aim to announce the winner as soon as possible afterwards.

Good Luck!

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