Win a copy of Paul Kearney's A DIFFERENT KINGDOM

I have three copies of Paul Kearney's A Different Kingdom for you to win, courtesy of the folks at Solaris. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.

Here's the blurb:

Michael Fay is a normal boy, living with his grandparents on their family farm in rural Ireland. In the woods—once thought safe and well-explored—there are wolves; and other, stranger things. He keeps them from his family, even his Aunt Rose, his closest friend, until the day he finds himself in the Other Place. There are wild people, and terrible monsters, and a girl called Cat.

When the wolves follow him from the Other Place to his family’s doorstep, Michael must choose between locking the doors and looking away—or following Cat on an adventure that may take an entire lifetime in the Other Place. He will become a man, and a warrior, and confront the Devil himself: the terrible Dark Horseman...

The rules are the same as usual. You need to send an email at reviews@(no-spam) with the header "KINGDOM." 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!

3 commentaires:

Kyle Loechner said...

So glad Kearney is still producing. Love this guy. So underrated.

Jens said...

@Kyle: This is a new edition of an older book.
A Different Kingdom was first published in 1993 but hasn't seen a reprint in almost 20 years, it seems.

Yet, it's great to see these reprints as they will make Kearney's work accessible to a new generation of readers. Especially since Kearney has been treated in shameful ways in the past (as evidenced by this article about his Sea-Beggar series over at Wertzone:

By the way, Solaris is also releasing Kearney's other two early stand-alone novels (The Way to Babylon and Riding the Unicorn). For those interested, take a look at this blog entry on the creation of the cover art by the artist himself:

Steve MC said...

Cool to see this out.

At SF Site, Kearney has said, "Kingdom is the best book I've ever written, and may well be the best I ever write, so seeing it sink so ignominiously is painful, to say the least. It, like Babylon, is to a large extent autobiographical, and details the farm of my grandparents in rural Northern Ireland at a time when their world was changing irrevocably. I suppose you might call it an Irish Mythago Wood."

And thanks for the tip, Jens.