Giveaway (Updated!): The Entire Ancient Blades Trilogy by David Chandler

I don’t do giveaways often, so this is a super special post for all you reader types.
Update:  I now have three sets of the first two books in the trilogy for three lucky entrants!  This means that two people will receive the first two books and one person will receive all three!  Tell your friends!
I’ve got one copy of Honor Among Thieves by David Chandler (book three in the Ancient Blades Trilogy) up for grabs for one luck U.S. reader.  Entry is easy:

Leave a comment or email me at arconna[at]yahoo[dot]com tell me one thing you like about fantasy novels.

Your response need not be long (though more discussion is always welcome).  Winners will be chosen at random at 12 PM EST on Dec. 9th, 2011 (that way the publisher can hopefully get the book to you before the end of the month).

Here’s a little about the book to get your brain juices flowing:


When allies become enemies, to whom can a clever thief turn? 

Armed with one of seven Ancient Blades, Malden was chosen by Fate to act as savior . . . and failed dismally. And now there is no stopping the barbarian hordes from invading and pillaging the kingdom of Skrae. Suddenly friends and former supporters alike covet the young hero’s magic while seeking his destruction—from the treacherous King and leaders of the City of Ness to the rogue knight Croy, who owes Malden his life. 

It will take more than Malden’s makeshift army of harlots and cutpurses to preserve a realm. Luckily the sorceress Cythera fights at his side, along with the ingenious, irascible dwarf Slag. And the wily thief still has a desperate and daring plan or two up his larcenous sleeve . . .

The first two books in the series are in mass market paperback (available just about anywhere).  If you don’t have the first two, you should get them for the holidays and enter anyway!

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

8 thoughts on “Giveaway (Updated!): The Entire Ancient Blades Trilogy by David Chandler

  1. I apologize for the late comment!

    Exploring and creating new worlds is my favorite thing about fantasy novels. As long as it is done well, that is. I love making the connections between our world and the fabricated one, and the fact that these different societies and creations tend to be a breath of fresh air. It makes me feel like anything is possible, and I am reminded that humans can create something beautiful.

    Sorry for the idealistic gushiness. 😛

  2. Blue Box: Make sure I have a way to contact you should you win!

    You'll also be pleased to know that the giveaway just got a little bigger. Three people will get the first two books in the series, and one person will get all three!

    I'll make the updates soon.

    Thanks for the comment!

  3. I'm not sure whether I still have to write about why I like fantasy, but I'll do it anyway. I like fantasy because anything can happen. Sure, you're constrained by internal logic, but there are no other constraints but your imagination. You can design another culture or dream up telepathic plants and … catch stars from the sky. (: Lily

    Now give me books.

  4. To me fantasy represents endless possibilities. Through it's strange and different landscapes, and diverse worlds fantasy novels in their own strange way give me hope for the unknown. They give me hope that tomorrow could be fantastic, they give me hope that one day I'll go on my own journey and face my own challenge. Coming out the other side victorious. I know it sounds corny, but the genre of fantasy gives me something that few other genres, hell few other things in this world doesn't give me. It gives me hope. And what's life without hope?

  5. Writing a new world is always exciting but for me Fantasy is particularly fun. Where else can you make up all the rules, from what kind of technology, to what kind of magics there are, and how it all fits together? Sometimes it is similar to our world, other times there is very little connections.
    Some of the best story tellers use what they know of this world and step right over the edge of what we see as normal. And it works.

  6. I like fantasy because it allows you to be transported to a different world and completely immersed in such a different story while you're reading. I love the endless options.

    you can contact me at booksandboston AT gmail DOT com =)

  7. With reality, you are bound be the rules of the possible. However, with fantasy, the impossible can be possible. It allows you to believe that, no matter what you are going through at a particular moment, good will conquer evil. The truth will be revealed. And an ordinary person can change the world. Because of fantasy, life doesn't look so depressing.

  8. Kevin: I just realized that I do not have a way to contact you, even though you are a winner. If you could get back to me ASAP (by Monday or Tuesday) with your address, that would be great. arconna[at]yahoo[dot]com

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