Friday, June 20, 2014

Giveaway: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

The Book of Life - Deborah Harkness

We have one copy of The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness for a US address. This giveaway is part of the Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway Hop, with more information below.

Also included in the giveaway the winner will receive:

  • a holographic button
  • a commonplace book (shown below)

The Book of Life is book three of a popular historical fantasy trilogy, and is scheduled to be released in just under a month. So the winner will receive his/her book, holographic button, and commonplace book after July 15th. Which gives you time to read the first two books in the series if you haven’t already.

Here’s more about the books:   The series began with A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night and ends with The Book of Life. To read the first chapter of this latest and last book online or download it in pdf format link below (Warning: the excerpt contains spoilers for the first two books!)  http://deborahharkness.com/the-book-of-life-by-deborah-harkness/chapter-1-excerpt-from-the-book-of-life/

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About The Book of Life:  

The highly anticipated finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness’s legion of fans, The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.

Hardcover | 576 Pages | 15 Jul 2014 | Viking Books

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Not included in the giveaway but in case your interested here’s the publisher’s description of the first book in the series - A Discovery of Witches:

Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.

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And for the second - Shadow of Night:

J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice—only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has with her New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy. A Discovery of Witches introduces reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782.

Picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different—and vastly more dangerous—journey.


Midsummers Eve Hop

In honor of the start of the season we have the Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer (link to our host’s site by clicking on the badge to the left.)

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2 comments:

Stacy said...

Thank you for the chance, this is my favorite series.

Shellie Nunn said...

Hi Stacy -
You are very welcome. I love sharing giveaways.

I haven't read the series yet so it's good to know that you loved it. I am thinking of going to borrow the first book from our local library to see if it's a book for me.

Good luck in the contest!

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