07 December, 2010

Giveaway: The Lost Gate, by Orson Scott Card

The Lost Gate [US ][UK] is a delightful tale filled with the trademark characterization and themes Mr. Card is known for. My full review will be up next week, but in way of a brief description, the novel can be summed up as Potter for adults, with a magic system that isn't plain silly. Failure to add this book to your reading pile for political/ideological reasons would be a real shame.

The blurb:
Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an outself.
He grew up in the rambling old house, filled with dozens of cousins, and aunts and uncles, all ruled by his father. Their home was isolated in the mountains of western Virginia, far from town, far from schools, far from other people.
There are many secrets in the House, and many rules that Danny must follow. There is a secret library with only a few dozen books, and none of them in English — but Danny and his cousins are expected to become fluent in the language of the books. While Danny’s cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see.
Giveaway Rules

If you are interested in getting your hands on The Lost Gate, then follow the exceedingly simple instructions below. Giveaway runs until 12/31/10 @ 11:59 PM EST.

E-mail me your name and address at bloggeratf@[removethis]gmail.com, with "GATEMAGE" as the subject of the email. Snarky comments increase your chances of winning and win bonus entries for future giveaways. Open worldwide as long as delivery doesn't require the mounting of an expedition into remote wilderness.


Byrd said...

While I have a geekish love of the work of Mr. Card and have in fact entered in your giveaway, I don't understand why you actively encourage the demise of civility in western civilization.3ruce3anner

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