We have a generous giveaway for all three books of the Something Red series by Douglas Nicholas. It includes the books SOMETHING RED, THE WICKED and THRONE OF DARKNESS. And what’s even better is we have another copy of the just-released THRONE OF DARKNESS (which can be read independently of the series) on offer for one other winner. Both giveaways are for US addresses only.
The books are dark fantasy set in a medieval Britain. And for a bit more information on the series, take a look at Douglas Nicholas’s guest post where he compares and contrasts his series to George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series here on Layers of Thought. Or take a look below.
Here’s what the publisher says about SOMETHING RED (book 1):
In an intoxicating blend of fantasy and horror, acclaimed debut novel Something Red transports you to the harsh, unforgiving world of thirteenth-century England. An evil and age-old force stalks the countryside—who dares confront it?
Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 336 pages | Trade Paperback | June 2013
THE WICKED (book 2):
A thrilling and intoxicating journey to a land of legend, where nothing is quite as it seems. . . .
Something evil has come to reside in a castle by the chill waters of the North Sea: men disappear and are found as horribly wizened corpses, knights ride out and return under an enchantment that dulls their minds. Both the townspeople and the court under Sir Odinell’s protection live in fear, terrorized by forces beyond human understanding. But rumors of a wise woman blessed with mysterious powers also swirl about the land. The call goes forth, and so it comes to be that young apprentice Hob and his adopted family—exiled Irish queen Molly, her granddaughter Nemain, and warrior Jack Brown—are pitted against a malevolent nobleman and his beautiful, wicked wife.
Richly set in the inns, courts, and countryside of thirteenth-century northwest England, The Wicked is a darkly spun masterpiece that will leave fans of epic fantasy thirsty for more.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 368 pages | Trade Paperback | March 2014
and THRONE OF DARKNESS (book 3):
Perfect for fans of Game of Thrones, this novel from acclaimed author Douglas Nicholas continues the gripping dark fantasy series that Kirkus Reviews describes as “a more profound Harry Potter for adults.”
It’s 1215 in northwest England—the eve of the signing of the Magna Carta—and mystical Irish queen Maeve and her unlikely band of warriors must protect the region from a chilling fate. Word of a threat reaches the Northern barons: King John has plotted to import an African sorcerer and his sinister clan of blacksmiths, whose unearthly powers may spell destruction for the entire kingdom. Along with her lover, Jack, her gifted niece, Nemain, and Nemain’s newlywed husband, Hob (whose hidden talents will soon be revealed), Maeve must overcome a supernatural threat unlike any she’s seen before.
With his characteristic blend of historical adventure and intoxicating mythological elements, Nicholas once again “goes for the throat…with brilliant writing and whip-smart plotting” (New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry). This is a richly woven tale that will leave you hungry for more.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 320 pages | Trade Paperback | March 2015
Two winners will be chosen via Random.org. To enter this giveaway please fill out the Google form: