Tuesday, October 18, 2011

ASHES OF A BLACK FROST: BOOK THREE from the IRON ELVES TRILOGY GIVEAWAY

  
 GIVEAWAY ENDED
ASHES OF A BLACK FROST
BOOK THREE from the IRON ELVES TRILOGY
BY CHRIS EVANS

ABOUT THE BOOK: 
The acclaimed epic fantasy series Iron Elves by Chris Evans captured readers with A Darkness Forged in Fire and The Light of Burning Shadows, and now has followers eagerly anticipating the third and final in the Iron Elves series, ASHES OF A BLACK FROST. 

Bones jutted from the sand at angles—not odd angles, though, for that would suggest that there were ways bones could protrude that made sense—and the eyes of those still living stared and saw nothing. 

Amidst a scene of carnage on a desert battlefield blanketed in metallic snow, Major Konowa Swift Dragon sees his future, and it is one drenched in shadow and blood.  Never mind that he has won a grand victory for the Calahrian Empire.  He came here in search of his lost regiment of elves, while the Imperial Prince came looking for the treasures of a mystical library, and both ventures have failed.  But Konowa knows, as do the Iron Elves—both living and dead—that another, far more important battle now looms before them.  The campaign in the desert was only the latest obstacle on the twisted, darkening path leading inexorably to the Hyntaland, and the final confrontation with the dreaded Shadow Monarch.

In this third novel of musket and magic in Chris Evans’s Iron Elves saga, Konowa’s ultimate journey is fraught with escalating danger.  A vast, black forest finds a new source of dark power, spawning creatures even more monstrous than the blood trees from which they evolve.  The maniacally unstable former emissary of the Shadow Monarch hungers for revenge, leading an army of ravenous beasts bent on utterly destroying the Iron Elves.  A reluctant hero, Private Alwyn Renwar, struggles to maintain his connection to this world and that of the loyalty of the shades of the dead.  And in a maze of underground tunnels, Visyna Tekoy, whom Konowa counts among those he has loved and lost, fights for her life against the very elves he so desperately wants to find.

And so Konowa sets off from this Canyon of Bones, pursuing his freedom from a curse that has cast his life in darkness.  For though his long, violent trek may indeed lead him to his destiny, he is ill prepared for the discovery he will make…with the fate of the Iron Elves, and the world, hinging on the courage of one wrathful elf.

ASHES OF A BLACK FROST will engage Iron Elves enthusiasts from beginning to end, as well as entice new readers as part of a series that is “a grand new entry in the field of fantasy masters” (Richard A. Knaak, New York Times bestselling author)—a Fall 2011 adventure not to be missed.
 This is the "World Map" according to IRON ELVES
See more about it when you link to it on Chris Evans' website HERE. 

PRAISE FOR ASHES OF A BLACK FROST: 
“Evans ably continues the saga of the determined and driven Iron Elves and their valiant leader, Maj. Konowa Swift Dragon, in this gritty follow-up to 2009’s The Light of Burning Shadows…heroic action keeps Evans’s fans coming back.”
—Publishers Weekly

“A fast-paced, action-filled, fitting end to an epic tale between forces of good, evil and those with a bit of both, filled with characters from fairy tales to nightmares who all play their roles beautifully, especially the enigmatic Konowa Swift Dragon. You’ll want to read this trilogy…”
—Romantic Times, ****Four Star Review
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
CHRIS EVANS was born in Toronto, Canada and now lives in New York City. Chris is the author of two other books in the Iron Elves series, A Darkness Forged in Fire and The Light of Burning Shadows.  He is a historian as well as an editor of military history and current affairs, including the highly successful Stackpole Military History series. Chris welcomes visitors to his website at www.ironelves.com.

In a F.A.Q. Section on Chris Evans' website he answered these questions that I thought might help you know more about this author AND be useful to some of you!
Q. Do you recommend any writing groups online?
A.
Check out www.onlinewritingworkshop.com


Q. Who represents you?
A.
Don Maass of the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York City. www.maassagency.com


Q. Where do you work and what do you do (when you’re not writing?)
A.
I edit history, military history, current affairs and conflicts books for Stackpole Books. www.stackpolebooks.com


Q. So what’s your next book going to be about, and when will it be in stores?
A.
My next book will also be a military fantasy, but set in a different world than the Iron Elves. It will publish in 2013.


MY NEWS ABOUT THE IRON ELVES TRILOGY GIVEAWAY:
For the past two weeks, I introduced you who aren't already fans, to the exciting IRON ELVES Trilogy by Chris Evans. I have a giveaway for one copy of each of the books leading up to the newest and last in the trilogy, ASHES OF A BLACK FROST, just out this week. I have links to each of the book posts so you can get to know more about the author and the trilogy. I am also going to give away the entire trilogy to one lucky reader who has entered all three giveaways. This will be in addition to the people who win one of each of the books separately. Good luck and watch for the IRON ELVES Trilogy here on BOOKIN' WITH BINGO!
The first post for A DARKNESS FORGED IN FIRE can be found HERE.
The second post for THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS can be found HERE.  
 
GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO MELISSA AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT SIMON & SCHUSTER, I HAVE ONE COPY
 OF THIS EXCITING THIRD BOOK IN THE
IRON RON ELVES TRILOGY TO GIVE AWAY;
I ALSO AM ABLE TO GIVE ONE LUCKY WINNER
THE WHOLE TRILOGY-ALL 3 BOOKS-BUT YOU
HAVE TO HAVE ENTERED ALL 3 GIVEAWAYS 
TO QUALIFY FOR THE BIG PRIZE!
 
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
 

COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT YOU READ ABOUT ASHES OF A BLACK FROST THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS 

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG AND/OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND LEAVE ME YOUR LINK

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT IF YOU CAN FIND OUT WHAT THE SECRET IS THAT IS MENTIONED ON CHRIS EVANS' WEBSITE HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT IF YOU JOINED SWAGBUCKS FROM MY BLOG USING THE LINK IN THE RIGHT COLUMN. IF YOU HAVE, WHAT WAS THE AMOUNT OF A RECENT WIN YOU HAVE HAD? IF YOU HAVEN'T, JUST GO TO THE COLUMN AND ENTER NOW. I AM ABLE TO SEE WHO ARE MEMBERS ON MY SWAGBUCKS PAGE AND I THANK ALL OF YOU WHO BECOME MEMBERS THROUGH ME. WHEN YOU WIN POINTS SEARCHING THE WEB THROUGH SWAGBUCKS, OR ANY OF THEIR OTHER WAYS, I ALSO WIN POINTS WHICH I USE TO GET BOOKS TO GIVE AWAY TO YOU HERE.
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, OCTOBER 31
 GOOD LUCK!

22 comments:

holdenj said...

It sure looks like the excitement and adventure continues! Thanks for the intro to this series.
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holdenj said...

The secret has something to do with the Lost Library of Kaman Rahl. Or maybe the fact that Chris discovered he likes country music!
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holdenj said...

I search via your site occasionally, but can't remember the last time I got swagbucks, probably nine. It seems like I can go a really long time without getting any. Maybe there are better key words that prompt for better bucks!
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debbie said...

It sounds like a very good series. I would love to see how the story evolves, and what has happened to the elves.
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mamabunny13 said...

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Sandra K321 said...

I haven't seen this series, before but from the description it sounds a lot like the Brandon Sanderson/Robert Jordon books that my son loves to read. If I win this I will have to go back and buy the rest of the series for him.
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Sandra K321 said...

The secret says that something was found in the lost library of Kaman Rahl.
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Tore said...

I would love to read this series. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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Misusedinnocence said...

The entire trilogy sounds awesome. I think this would be right up my alley.

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lag123 said...

I am hearing more and more good things about this series. I want to find out what happens to the elves.

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Teressa Oliver said...

I love the fantasy of elves and epic battles

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The secret says that something was found in the lost library of Kaman Rahl. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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The secret concerns The Lost lIbrary of Kaman Rahl. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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