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Monday, October 10, 2011

Contest #2 Weight of Stone by Laura Anne Gilman

An island nation has vanished. Men of honor and magic have died unnatural deaths. Slaves flee in terror. . . . Are the silent gods beginning to speak? Or is another force at work in the Lands Vin?

Laura Anne Gilman’s critically acclaimed, Nebula Award–nominated Flesh and Fire introduced a brilliantly imagined world where the grapevine—cultivated by the Vinearts who know the secrets of wine magic—holds together disparate lands. Now, confusion, violence, and terror are sweeping over the Lands Vin. And four people are at the center of a storm.

Jerzy, Vineart apprentice and former slave, was sent by his master to investigate strange happenings—and found himself the target of betrayal. Now he must set out on his own journey, to find the source of the foul taint that threatens to destroy everything he holds dear. By Jerzy’s side are Ao, who lives for commerce and the art of the deal; Mahault, stoic and wise, risking death in flight from her homeland; and Ka├»nam, once Named-Heir of an island principality, whose father has fallen into a magic-tangled madness that endangers them all.

These four companions will travel far from the earth and the soul of the vine, sailing along coastlines aflame with fear, confronting sea creatures summoned by darkness, and following winds imbued with malice. Their journey will take them to the very limits of the Sin Washer’s reach . . . and into a battle for the soul of the Lands Vin. For two millennia the Sin Washer’s Commandment has kept these lands in order: Those of magic shall hold no power over men and those princes of power shall hold no magic. Now, that law has given way. And a hidden force seeks the havoc of revenge.

You know the drill-- comment with your email address to be entered to win.

Winner of Book 1- Patti- I have emailed you, please send me your mailing address so I can get it to the publisher.

ETA- Contest #2 is closed, contest #3 will be open for the next week and I will leave the Iron Elves Trilogy contest up as long as people are actively posting on it. If they don't it will close in one week.


buddyt said...

I have not read any of Gilman's books as yet although they are on my wishlist.

If the giveaway is open worldwide, Please enter me.

Thank you.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Portulaca50 said...

I love getting lost in a great book. I have not read any of Laura Anne Gilman's books and I am so tickled to have stumbled upon your site. Please enter me in to this contest. I would love to read this book. My email is:

Thanks and God Bless!

P.S. I am commenting as portulaca50

martha yusko said...

i love reading books Thanks for the opportunity :)

beth said...

I love to read... Thanks for this giveaway

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

This sounds really good! Thanks for the chance. =O)


mommyof2angels28 said...

How awesome!! I would love to read some of Laura Ann Gilman's books.Thank you so much for the opportunity to do so.Please enter me into this contest,I would love to read this book.My Email address is Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!!!

Michigan_Mom said...

I'd love to win this book :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

Kelly Burroughs Crowell