Win a set of James Barclay's Chronicles of the Raven

James Barclay made a name for himself on the other side of the Atlantic with the Chronicles of the Raven, which will be published in the USA by Pyr this fall. Hence, I'm giving away my full set of ARCs to one lucky winner! The prize pack includes:



- Dawnthief (Canada, USA, Europe)

The Raven: six men and an elf, sword for hire in the wars that have torn apart Balaia.

For years their loyalty has been only to themselves and their code.

But, that time is over. The Wytch Lords have escaped and The Raven find themselves fighting for the Dark College of magic, searching for the location of Dawnthief. It is a spell created to end the world, and it must be cast if any of them are to survive.



- Noonshade (Canada, USA, Europe)

Now the land of Balaia, still riven by war, must live with the consequences. The Dawnthief spell—designed to destroy the world, but cast to save it—has torn a hole in the sky, a pathway into the dragon dimension, and, through it, unfriendly eyes are turning to Balaia.

With war already sweeping the land, there are no armies to send against the dragons. All that stands between Balaia and complete dominion by these tyrannous beasts is a tiny, but legendary band of mercenaries: The Raven. And if they fail, Balaia will fall beneath the wings of countless dragons...



- Nightchild (Canada, USA, Europe)

There Is A New Power Coming. It will sweep aside the four colleges of magic. It is the power of the land, and it has manifested itself in Lyanna, a five year old girl. Unknowingly, she could destroy Balaia.

Desperate to maintain their power, the colleges will do anything to control the child. If that fails, they will kill her.

Terrified, Lyanna's mother, Erienne the mage, takes her into hiding. But they can't hide forever. As the hunt goes on, Lyanna starts to test her powers and nature itself begins to turn on Balaia.

Her father, Denser of The Raven, is also desperate to find her. But can even The Raven find Erienne and her child when they do not want to be found? And if they do find them, what then should they do? Lyanna is ripping the world apart. Thousands are dying. Can The Raven afford to let her live?

The rules are the same as usual. You need to send an email at reviews@(no-spam)gryphonwood.net with the header "RAVEN." Remember to remove the "no spam" thingy.

Second, your email must contain your full mailing address (that's snail mail!), otherwise your message will be deleted.

Lastly, multiple entries will disqualify whoever sends them. And please include your screen name and the message boards that you frequent using it, if you do hang out on a particular MB.

Good luck to all the participants!

7 commentaires:

Pizza said...

I found this series but I bought the wrong number in the book by mistake. I bought Nightchild, I need to go get Dawnthief now.

Christopher said...

I've read all of the Raven series. It isn't deep or thought provoking, but there is plenty of action. I enjoyed them all.

RobB said...

This is a really enjoyable set of novels. A set of books I would point to and say "yeah, that's what I'd like action-oriented magical fantasy to be like."

Pat, I think you'd really like these books.

Adam Whitehead said...

I enjoyed Barclay's CRY OF THE NEWBORN, but the other books of his I have tried have been poor. I picked up DAWNTHIEF expecting Gemmell and instead got late-period Eddings (with the occasional shag and decapitation thrown in to make it gritty). Was not impressed.

The fact that NEWBORN was decent has made me ponder carrying on with the series, but I suspect that may have been the exception rather than the rule.

glovin said...

I found this series but I bought the wrong number in the book by mistake.The fact that NEWBORN was decent has made me ponder carrying on with the series

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Homunculus said...

Is this contest open for european users?

gaby317 said...

This is another great giveaway! Hope that I'm not too late to sign up.