Thursday, April 28, 2011

Giveaway: The River Kings’ Road (1 and 2) ~ by Liane Merciel (five sets for US addresses)


river kings road

Giveaway: Five sets of this epic fantasy series available for US addresses:

The River Kings’ Road (book 1) ~ by Liane Merciel US|UK|Canada; 448 pages; Pocket; Reprint edition (January 25, 2011)

The wounded maidservant thrust the knotted blankets at him; instinctively, Brys stepped forward and caught the bundle before it fell. Then he glimpsed what lay inside and nearly dropped it himself. There was a baby in the blankets. A baby with a tear-swollen face red and round as a midsummer plum. A baby he knew, even without seeing the lacquered medallion tucked into the swaddling—a medallion far too heavy, on a chain far too cold for an infant who had not yet seen a year.

A fragile period of peace between two eternally warring kingdoms is shattered when a surprise massacre on a border village is waged, killing its inhabitants—including a visiting lord and his family—and leaving behind a scene so grisly that even the carrion eaters avoid its desecrated earth.  But the dead lord’s infant heir has survived the carnage—a discovery that entwines the destinies of Brys Tarnell, a mercenary who rescues the helpless and ailing babe, and who enlists a peasant, a young mother, to nurture the child of her enemies as they travel a dark, perilous road . As one infant’s life hangs in the balance, so too does the fate of thousands, while deep in the forest, a Maimed Witch practices an evil bloodmagic that could doom them all. . . .

And its sequel which has just been released:heaven's needle

Heaven’s Needle (book 2) ~ US|UK|Canada; 480 pages; Pocket Star (April 26, 2011)

The second book in this epic fantasy series ~ The mountain fortress of Duradh Mal was mysteriously destroyed centuries ago. And now, in its shadow, evil stirs. . . .

Unaware of the danger, two inexperienced Illuminers set out for the village of Carden Vale, at the foot of Duradh Mal, to minister to the people. The warrior Asharre, her face scarred with runes, her heart scarred by loss, is assigned to protect the young clerics. But in Carden Vale they find unspeakable horrors—the first hint of a terrifying ghost story come true.

The Sun Knight Kelland has been set free by the woman he loves, the archer Bitharn, but at the cost of undertaking a mission only he can fulfill. If Kelland cannot contain the black magic that has been unleashed after six hundred years, an entire world will fall victim to a Mad God's malevolent plague. . . .

Now for the Giveaway!

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Contest ends Tuesday May 31, 2011 at 12 pm US Pacific time. Winners will be posted and notified on Monday June 6, 2011.  

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Simcha said...

I'm not familiar with The River King's Road but it does sound good and the sequel had intrigued me as well when I read about it. I have relatives coming from the US soon to visit so I'm going to go ahead and enter this giveaway.

Unknown said...

Simcha -
Good luck! I do wish there were more international giveaways.

I thought the series looked good too... they are pocket books so are small and nice to hold.

I do not think Simon & Schuster does a lot of epic fantasy and it gets lost in the pile from the bigger publishers. So the marketing effort to get the word out.

I believe that these are the author's first books - she has an interesting background. And the first only published 6 months ago... don't quote me. :)


Amanda Makepeace said...

Keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks for the giveaway, Shellie. :)

Unknown said...

Amanda -
I thought this looked really good too...Good luck - with 5 sets the odd are pretty good!

Anonymous said...

I haven't read either book but they sound really interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

Scarlet -
You are so welcome. I love giving away books almost as much as I love winning them.

Good Luck!

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