Saturday, 3 July 2010

Giveaway! ‘Tongues of Serpents’ (Naomi Novik)


Despite things going a little off kilter in the last book, I’m still a big fan of Naomi Novik’s ‘Temeraire’ books and plan to read ‘Tongues of Serpents’ very soon. Here’s the blurb...

Convicted of treason despite their heroic defense against Napoleon’s invasion of England, Temeraire and Laurence—stripped of rank and standing—have been transported to the prison colony at New South Wales in distant Australia, where, it is hoped, they cannot further corrupt the British Aerial Corps with their dangerous notions of liberty for dragons. Instead of leaving behind all the political entanglements and corruptions of the war, Laurence and Temeraire have instead sailed into a hornet’s nest of fresh complications. For the colony at New South Wales has been thrown into turmoil after the overthrow of the military governor, one William Bligh—better known as Captain Bligh, late of HMS Bounty. Bligh wastes no time in attempting to enlist Temeraire and Laurence to restore him to office, while the upstart masters of the colony are equally determined that the new arrivals should not upset a balance of power precariously tipped in their favor. Eager to escape this political quagmire, Laurence and Temeraire take on a mission to find a way through the forbidding Blue Mountains and into the interior of Australia. But when a dragon egg is stolen from Temeraire, the surveying expedition becomes a desperate race to recover it in time—a race that leads to a shocking discovery and a dangerous new obstacle in the global war between Britain and Napoleon.

Sounds good? I think so!

Thanks to the people at Del Rey, I have one copy of ‘Tongues of Serpents’ to give away to one lucky reader of this blog but only if you live in the US. That’s how this competition rolls...

To enter, all you need to do is 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. You also need to put something like ‘Tongues of Serpents’ in the subject header, just so I know that this is the competition that you are entering.

I’ll be letting this one run until the 11th of July and will aim to announce the winner as soon as possible afterwards...

Good Luck!

4 comments:

SeaBreeze1 said...

Hi, I have been a great fan of the Temeraire series since the very beginning and promoted it to all my friends, young and old. I will not however promote this one: I live in Canada and find in unacceptable that you only favor US citizens for this. There are many non US citizens around you know!

Graeme Flory said...

Hey Seabreeze,

Sorry you feel that way :o( It's not so much a question of my only favouring US citizens as it is a case of my being bound by where the publishers are able to send 'prize' books to. Not everyone gets a chance everytime but I do try to spread the love and give everyone a go at least some of the time.

Cheers,

Graeme

SeaBreeze1 said...

Hi again, I must admit I was a bit put out by this because it comes on top of many efforts over the weekend to purchase and/or download ebooks only to find that they were all bound by geographical restrictions. This is becoming totally ridiculous but I should not take it out on you. Sorry.

Graeme Flory said...

No worries :o) You're talking to the guy who has been trying to track down a copy of 'The Blade of Tyshalle' for goodness knows how long... I know just what it's like trying to find a book and being at the mercy of the publishing gods!