Monday, October 3, 2011

A DARKNESS FORGED IN FIRE: BOOK ONE from the IRON ELVES TRILOGY GIVEAWAY

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A DARKNESS FORGED IN FIRE
BOOK ONE from the IRON ELVES TRILOGY
BY CHRIS EVANS

ABOUT THE BOOK: 
First in a stunning debut series, A Darkness Forged in Fire introduces an unforgiving world of musket and cannon…bow and arrow…magic, diplomacy, and oaths — each wielding terrible power in an Empire teetering on the brink of war. 

In this world, Konowa Swift Dragon, former commander of the Empire’s elite Iron Elves, is looked upon as anything but ordinary. He’s murdered a Viceroy, been court-martialed, seen his beloved regiment disbanded, and finally been banished in disgrace to the one place he despises the most — the forest.

Now, all he wants is to be left alone with his misery…but for Konowa, nothing is ever that simple. The mysterious and alluring Visyna Tekoy, the highborn daughter of an elfkynan governor, seeks him out in the dangerous wild with a royal decree that he resume his commission as an officer in Her Majesty’s Imperial Army, effective immediately.

For in the east, a falling Red Star heralds the return of a magic long vanished from the earth. Rebellion grows within the Empire as a frantic race to reach the Star unfolds. It is a chance for Konowa to redeem himself — even if the entire affair appears doomed to be a suicide mission…

and that the soldiers recruited for the task are not at all what he expects. And worse, his key adversary in the perilous race for the Star is the dreaded Shadow Monarch — a legendary elf-witch whose machinations for absolute domination spread deeper than Konowa could ever imagine….

PRAISE FOR FORGED IN FIRE:
“An outstanding military fantasy series…Strong storytelling, a compelling cast of heroes and villains, and a keen knowledge of military tactics of the Napoleonic era make this…a splendid read for fans of both sf and fantasy military adventure. Highly recommended.”
—Library Journal, Starred Review


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
CHRIS EVANS was born in Toronto, Canada and now lives in New York City. He’s earned degrees in English/History, Political Science, and a Masters in History with Distinction specializing in military history. Before moving to the U.S. he was a military historian and conducted battlefield tours of Europe in addition to being the military historical consultant on a television documentary on the First World War. Chris started his commercial publishing career as an editor with Ballantine/Del Rey of Random House and is currently the editor of history and current affairs/conflicts books at Stackpole Books where he launched the Stackpole Military History Series which now has over 120 titles in print.The Iron Elves is Chris’s first series. The trilogy is being translated into French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Czech.

In a recent interview, Chris was asked the following question and I am passing it along as I found it interesting. 
If stranded on a desert island without the cast of Lost (or the S.S. Minnow,) what five books would you want to have with you?
A) The Pocket Ref – contains an insane amount of information in a book 5 1/4″ by 3″.
B) Lord of the Rings – single volume of all the books, find me one that includes the Hobbit and I’m set.
C) Dune – Published the year I was born and still contains exceptionally few dated ideas.
D) Robinson Crusoe – I only hope to be as prepared as he was, but could use the tips.
E) Six Not So Easy Pieces – Richard Feynman – probably the only way I’ll even finish it. I start this book and constantly have to put it down and then it vanishes every time. Is there some sort of quantum instability to it?


MY NEWS ABOUT THE IRON ELVES TRILOGY GIVEAWAY:
Over the next three weeks, I will introduce you who aren't already fans, to the exciting IRON ELVES Trilogy by Chris Evans. I have a giveaway for a copy of each of the books leading up to the newest and last in the trilogy, ASHES OF A BLACK FROST. I will be leaving links to each of the books 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 myself as long as they enter each of the 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!
 
GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO MELISSA AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT SIMON & SCHUSTER, I HAVE ONE COPY
 OF THIS EXCITING FIRST BOOK IN THE
IRON RON ELVES TRILOGY TO GIVE AWAY
 
--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 ABOVE ABOUT A DARKNESS FORGED IN FIRE 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 ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING AT CHRIS EVANS' WEBSITE HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE WAY THAT YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG. IF YOU FOLLOW MORE THAN ONE WAY, YOU MAY COMMENT SEPARATELY TO RECEIVE EXTRA ENTRIES
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, OCTOBER 31
 GOOD LUCK!

43 comments:

debbie said...

It sounds like it will be a very good series. I would like to see how the world is, that is inhabited by elves.
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Anonymous said...

Hi! First, huge thanks for featuring my series on your blog. I definitely appreciate it and hope your readers enjoy it. Second, um, I'm not sure where that list of 5 favorite books comes from, but I think it might be from a different Chris Evans. My favorite list would be this:
1. The Oxford English Dictionary
2. Quartered Safe Out Here by George MacDonald Fraser
3. The collected works of Rudyard Kipling
4. The collected works of William Shakespeare
5. And a tie between the Harry Potter series and the bible (what can I say, I love fantasy :)

Cheers,

Chris

Tore said...

I would love to read this series. I haven't read about elves yet. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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Chris is currently the editor of history and current affairs/conflicts books at Stackpole Books.
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His next book will be a fantasy. He is into Military history. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Jasmyn said...

Elves, magic, strange star on the horizon - this sounds like a promising new series.

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Jasmyn said...

I think it's interesting that he has a degree in history. Lately I've been noticing that authors can have degrees in such a variety of subjects.

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holdenj said...

Looks like a great, new to me fantasy series! Thanks for the info and chance to win!
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holdenj said...

Chris' background in school was history. Lots of military history, which I'm sure would come in handy with this series.
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arnamentia said...

I have been waiting soooooooooo long for this third book. I would be happy to give it a very happy home! arnamentia@gmail.com

Deedles said...

This sounds like a very exciting read.
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I think it's interesting that Chris has a degree in History. My son majored in history and is always enlightening me about something I never knew.
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bison61 said...

a legendary elf-witch whose machinations for absolute domination-sounds so good.

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lag123 said...

I have never read a military fantasy novel and would like to give it a try.

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Francine said...

I like this bit in the review Strong storytelling, a compelling cast of heroes and villains. Sounds like my kind of book.

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Misusedinnocence said...

The falling red star reminds me of the Game of Thrones series, that's enough to interest me. :) Sounds great!

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