Monday, October 10, 2011

THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS: BOOK TWO from the IRON ELVES TRILOGY GIVEAWAY

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THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS
BOOK TWO from the IRON ELVES TRILOGY
BY CHRIS EVANS

ABOUT THE BOOK: 
As the human-dominated Calahrian Empire struggles to maintain its hold on power in the face of armed rebellion from within, the Iron Elves’ perilous quest to defeat the power-hungry elf witch, the Shadow Monarch, takes on greater urgency. The Iron Elves, shunned by their own people for bearing the mark of the Shadow Monarch, and desperately wanting to forever erase this shame, became legendary for their prowess on the battlefield as the Calahrian Imperial Army’s elite shock troops. But when their commanding officer, Konowa Swift Dragon, murdered the Viceroy of Elf kyna, he was exiled, and these brave elves were banished to a remote desert outpost, doomed and leaderless, their honor in tatters. Recalled to duty to reform his regiment from the dregs of the Imperial Army, Konowa thwarted the plans of the Shadow Monarch at the Battle of Luuguth Jor—ensuring that the fabled Red Star, a source of great natural energy, did not fall into Her hands. 

Now Konowa must cross storm-tossed seas to seek out the lost elves and the prophesied return of another Star somewhere in a desert wasteland roiling with mysterious power, infernos of swirling magic, and legends brought back to life in new and terrible ways. And the fate of every living creature will come to depend on a small band of ragged and desperate soldiers, whose very loyalty to the Empire they have sworn to serve is no longer certain. When death is but a temporary condition, a terrifying question arises: who is the true ally—and fearsome enemy—in a growing conflict that threatens all?

PRAISE FOR THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS:
“Evans evokes the era of Napoleon with muskets and slashing swords while neatly mixing in military fantasy, swords and sorcery, and a great deal of success; readers will no doubt end up desperate for the next volume.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“A gutsy fantasy set in a world of imperial greed and magical plotting, with an eye for the ordinary soldier’s plight that would have done Kipling proud.”
—Karen Traviss, #1 New York Times bestselling author


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 Ashes of a Black Frost.  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.

Here are some interesting facts from the AUTHOR REVEALED section about Chris Evans on the Simon & Schuster Website:
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Theoretically plausible, highly improbable, and entirely enjoyable...mostly.
 
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Persistence is the new black.
 
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Not having it. It might sound odd, but I am happiest when I am striving to achieve something. And I like leaving at least something to my imagination. 
MY NEWS ABOUT THE IRON ELVES TRILOGY GIVEAWAY:
Over this three week period, I am introducing 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. 

IF, (I CHANGED THE RULES ABOUT THIS PART) I have someone who comments on all three posts for the trilogy and their name is chosen, I am going to be able to give away the entire trilogy to that one lucky reader thanks to Melissa and Simon & Schuster. This will be in addition to the people who win one of each of the books separately from each post. Good luck and watch for the IRON ELVES Trilogy here on BOOKIN' WITH BINGO!
The first book, A DARKNESS FORGED IN FIRE, can be found posted HERE! Be sure and watch for the final book in the trilogy coming next week!
 
GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO MELISSA AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT SIMON & SCHUSTER, I HAVE ONE COPY
 OF THIS THRILLING SECOND BOOK IN THE
IRON RON ELVES TRILOGY TO GIVE AWAY;
AND ONE WINNER WHO COMMENTS ON ALL
THREE WILL WIN ALL IN THE TRILOGY
 
--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 WHEN YOU READ ABOUT THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS 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 ELSE YOU FIND INTERESTING ABOUT CHRIS EVANS IN THE AUTHOR REVEALED SECTION OF THE SIMON & SCHUSTER 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 ON EACH TO RECEIVE EXTRA ENTRIES
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, OCTOBER 31
 GOOD LUCK!

40 comments:

debbie said...

This sounds like a good series. I would like to see how the army rebuilds itself and gets it's good name back.
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Those iron elves sound tough. Thanks for the intro to this new to me series!
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I am such a fan of fantasy novels, and series are even better! I love elves!

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This comment really struck me. I wish I could honestly have that viewpoint and stick to it.

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Teressa Oliver said...

the war among the elves is what made me want to read this book
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I have never read military fantasy but would love to give it a try.

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fantasy set in a world of imperial greed and magical plotting, I'd love to read this

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