Book Giveaway: Dragon Queen (5/8/2013)

Nothing Can Hurt Me

Nothing Can Stop Me

Another week and so far I appear to be not dead and, in fact, largely better. The last couple of weeks have been spent largely on SF stuff again. There’s now a whole first draft for Empires: Extraction (working title) which may need reining in a little as I appear to have gone Michael Bay all over Docklands, Limehouse and parts of the City. Never mind, eh? The last few days have been spent making further revisions to the sekkrit project which is due for submission at the end of the month. I’m told I can talk about it next month. Otherwise I’ve been working on a Bulldog Drummond novella (see last week’s announcement), a good chunk of which is set in Docklands, Limehouse and parts of the City. This is confusing. The same pub, for example, appears in both. Captain Drummond keeps getting strange flash-forwards of the scenery of East London a hundred years in the future, ravaged by nuclear fire…

Cold Redemption (Gallow book 2) comes out on Thursday. Dragon Queen comes out in less than two weeks now and I have a few copies, a tiny precious few. Dragon Queen is my attempt to keep all the good stuff from the first series but with vastly more world building and character depth (hopefully sort of like The Black Mausoleum).  So it’s not going to be quite the relentlessly fast roller-coaster of The Adamantine Palace but on the other hand you do get an entire last act that should read like Call of Duty: Dragon Warfare if I’ve done it right. There are some tasters here and here and I’ll put up another one on Thursday – and here it is. . .

You wanted to know more about the Taiytakei: here they are. And possibly they just made a very big mistake.

Dragon Queen lo-res cover

I have two copies to give away. One here and one on Twitter. Usual deal – comment on this post before August 10th  and I’ll randomly select a lucky victim for a free copy of the series.

This week we’re playing Dragon Supermarket. So you need your comment to come up with something to do with fire and dragons and the comments have to be in alphabetical order. So for example, A is for Absolutely Run Like Fuck When You See One, B is for Burn, etc…

Anyway, to enter the competition, you have to play the game. You can enter as may times as you like but I’ll count the first two entries – the rest are just for fun and showing off.  Extra points for humour and originality and just for once I’ll throw in an Angry Dragons mug if you make me laugh, smirk or otherwise amuse me.

Although, though no one has yet complained about how long it takes me to get to the post office and post things, it can take a while and if you live abroad then it can take even longer. Sorry about that, but they do get there eventually. Well, so far.

33 Responses to “Book Giveaway: Dragon Queen (5/8/2013)”

  1. Leigh D Lyle says:

    Another awesomely amazing addition about fiery reptiles to singe your bookshelves!

  2. Stephan says:

    Ooh! Want! Want! Want!

  3. Emile says:

    Baby dragons are born by bitches. So what’s that (dragon) Queen like?

  4. Kristjan says:

    Cannons. Big enough to kill dragons ;)

  5. Raymond Just says:

    Yes, please!

  6. Will Bryan says:

    D is for Death, from above

  7. Stephanie Hudson says:

    Extreme prejudice (dragons kill with). Ironic how people asking for a book seem to be unable to read?

  8. Julio says:

    I needs me more destruction to read!

  9. julio says:

    flames! that is all that is needed to reek chaos.

  10. paul walsh says:

    G for Good god its a dragon what the fuck do we do now

  11. Robin carter says:

    H is for the hell fire this bitch is gonna roast your chestnuts on!

  12. Sam says:

    I is for ice, that naive dragon hunters think will be able to stop dragonfire. How wrong they are…

  13. Fi @ Bookish Outsider says:

    J is for juice, poisonous to dragons but like crack for Dragon hunters!

  14. Easyrider says:

    K is for Kamikaze. Otherwise known as: “Dragons! Charge!!!”

  15. Easyrider says:

    M is for Miles, the shortest distance I want between me and the geniuses mentioned in my previous post.


  16. atticusfinch1048 says:

    oh yes please

  17. Paul says:

    N is for Nimble — i.e. be bloody nimble or be a dragon’s dinner.

  18. Robin says:

    O is for Oooooooooh shit the last thing you shout when attacked by a dragon

  19. rebecca hadden says:

    I could fill this box with howmuch I want this and how I’d promise eternal loyalty and love etc etc but you know all that already so I’m simply goin. To put:


  20. rebecca hadden says:

    And I fucking did it again -.-

    P as in puny, what every human is to a Dragon.

  21. Julio says:

    Q is for quiver! What humans do when they see what is coming to claim them!

  22. Ade Couper says:

    O is for “Oh shit…”-standard response to seeing a dragon in the vicinity…..

  23. Rey Franklin says:

    P is for “Pop out my Shotgun and start blasting.” Gotta gotta do something or, P is for “Pee my pants” like Kemir in, “Order of The Scales.”

  24. Thomas Eveleigh says:

    Q is for Quest. Dragons always seem to be the final boss at the end of a quest!

  25. Brandon Boss says:

    R for right order sequence, someone back there forgot L for look in the sky it’s a fiery dragon ready to reek havoc on that lone Red knight. See what I did there?

  26. Clive Howe says:

    S for Shit that’s a fucking big dragon in the sky there !!!

  27. Edwin says:

    T is for Talos the one TRUE god of skyrim. Other than the Daedra that is.

  28. Alek Cristea says:

    U is for unknown amount of danger you’re in when you meet a dragon!

  29. Eva says:

    V is for Vishmir’s cock but that’s a fucking BIG drag-

    Please please please please PLEASE!

  30. Mango Heroics says:

    W is for Wondrous and Wise, but also for Wrathful, Wreaking havoc from the skies. Couldn’t help it; I’m on a wroll!

  31. Michael P says:

    Y is for You have no chance at all against them and also for You should run immediately!

    I’d love to get a copy, but I’m glad to see it’s coming out in a few weeks, regardless! Very much looking forward to this read. :)

  32. Alex says:

    Xebecs, sloops nor brigantines can outrun a dragon, no matter how the wind blows or how skillful the skipper.


    Xeric deserts may have protected the Realm of Sand & Stone from marching armies, but against dragons, the terrain was no defense.

  33. Stephen says:

    Death from above gets it. Read the rules, people. Be a shame if the dice chose someone else first who sadly didn’t…

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