More inexpensive ebook goodies!

Someone just pointed out that, in the US only, Joe Abercrombie's The Heroes can still be purchased for 2.99$ here.

If you live outside of the USA and you wish to get your hands on the excellent book, simply change your ip address. . . Google it up to learn how. . .

Here's the blurb:

They say Black Dow’s killed more men than winter, and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbour, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher. The orders have been given and the armies are toiling through the northern mud. Thousands of men are converging on a forgotten ring of stones, on a worthless hill, in an unimportant valley, and they’ve brought a lot of sharpened metal with them.

Bremer dan Gorst, disgraced master swordsman, has sworn to reclaim his stolen honour on the battlefield. Obsessed with redemption and addicted to violence, he’s far past caring how much blood gets spilled in the attempt. Even if it’s his own.

Prince Calder isn’t interested in honour, and still less in getting himself killed. All he wants is power, and he’ll tell any lie, use any trick, and betray any friend to get it. Just as long as he doesn’t have to fight for it himself.

Curnden Craw, the last honest man in the North, has gained nothing from a life of warfare but swollen knees and frayed nerves. He hardly even cares who wins any more, he just wants to do the right thing. But can he even tell what that is with the world burning down around him?

Over three bloody days of battle, the fate of the North will be decided. But with both sides riddled by intrigues, follies, feuds and petty jealousies, it is unlikely to be the noblest hearts, or even the strongest arms that prevail…

Three men. One battle. No Heroes

3 commentaires:

JoanD said...

I always thought they based your location on the billing address of the credit card registered with them. When I go to the states and log into, I still can't purchase from them, even though at that time, my laptop would have a US IP address. Am I missing something?

David Wagner said...

I was just going through the Gemmell Legend award nominees, so I could go on Amazon and grab free sample chapters of new authors - I figure, if they're nominated, they must be worth reading! Anyway, one of the nominees "Never Knew Another" by JM McDermott is available for free.

If I see any more free books, I'll leave another comment.

Kevin A. Smith said...

Does anyone know how to get Barnes & Noble to do a price match on something like this? I love my Nook but Amazon does seem to be quicker on deals like this.

I just lent my copy of Joe Anercrombie's First Law trilogy to another GRRM fan who is already pining for the next book. I'm a huge Martin fan and would highly recommend Joe Abercrombie to anyone who enjoys ASOIAF.