Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Giveaway! ‘The Chronicles of the Black Company’


I didn’t expect to be doing a giveaway quite so early in the New Year but this is a good one and I couldn’t wait! When I was first getting into Steven Erikson’s ‘Malazan’ books I kept hearing of comparisons to this guy Glen Cook and his ‘Black Company’ series. This started me on what would become a search that took a good couple of years before I found anything! At the time, ‘Black Company’ books were hard to track down in the UK… I got there in the end though and immediately began another journey; this time it was with Croaker, Raven and Murgen as the Black Company ultimately found it’s fate in fabled Khatovar…
All of this is a rather long winded way of saying that when Tor’s new omnibus edition (collecting the first three books) came through the door I thought, “I have all these already” and then thought, “I wonder who else would like it instead?”
I’m a big fan of the Black Company and have already written a short piece about the series in this very blog (over Here). All I’ll say here is that the books are dark, gritty and refuse to shy away from what it really means to be a mercenary. Erikson wrote, “Reading his stuff is like reading Vietnam War fiction on peyote” and he wasn’t far wrong.
Enough of all that though, how do you fancy winning this omnibus edition comprising ‘The Black Company’, ‘Shadows Linger’ and ‘The White Rose’? You do? Well, you’re in the right place ;o) It’s as easy as ever, just drop me an email (address at the top right hand side of the screen) telling me who you are and where you live. I will pick a winner next Thursday night and announce it here on the Friday (11th January).

Good luck guys!

8 comments:

kwehage said...

Well thats really cool, I've been looking to read these, have'nt yet so here's a small chance.

*Crosses fingers*

-Karl

SQT said...

I have the first in this series but haven't been able to really get into it. I always save these books though. I know at some point it will probably appeal to me.

Carl V. said...

Great giveaway! I'll be excited for whoever wins.

windycindy said...

Thanks for the fantastic contest!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

blogged ya:



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Laura K said...

O, this sounds like a great read for my brother. Please enter me into your contest.

Robert said...

Excellent giveaway! I love the Black Company novels and the first three are my personal favorites. Plus, the omnibus edition is amazing...

Jaded Raven said...

Hi,
I would love to be entered in your book contest giveaway. I am also looking to get some info on how to become a book reviewer and possibly receive free books for the reviews. I have a BA in English Literature as well.
Thanks!