Book Giveaway: In Dark Service (3/6/2014)

Apologies to the few of you who saw the previous version of this post; I appear to have suffered a moment of Wordpress incompetence. So let’s try this again . . .

Not much news this week. I’m on break from The Silver Kings and working on the second William Falkland mystery, which won’t mean anything much to any of you on account of the first one not being out yet. There is a cover I hope to reveal shortly.

Moving on: this week’s giveaway is Stephen Hunt’s In Dark Service, Stephen’s first novel for Gollancz.I haven’t read this one, though I’ve read some of his previous series. Here’s the condensed blurb.

“Carter has been kidnapped. Enslaved. But he’s determined to fight to the end. Jacob is a pacifist. His family destroyed. He’s about to choose the path of violence to reclaim his son. Their world has changed for ever. Between them, they’re going to avenge it.”

But never mind that. Here’s the cover. So. So. Purty. So. Much. Cover. Envy…

Usual deal – comment on this post before the end of June and I’ll randomly select a lucky victim. This week, with the World Cup coming up, I encourage any soccer enthusiasts to offer up a well-known SFF character and what position they’d play (Gollum: substitute striker. Never features in the starting eleven but has a record of coming on for the last 10-15 minutes and scoring the winning goal). For those already rolling their eyes, you may blow elegant raspberries instead :-)

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. I am currently somewhat behind.


14 Responses to “Book Giveaway: In Dark Service (3/6/2014)”

  1. Laura says:

    I don’t know squat about football. But rugby I can sorta do..ish.

    I would put locke lamora on flank (small, fast and agile) and Jean in the scrum. (Big, powerful. Good at driving the scrum forward)

    Damn my lack of football knowledge!

  2. Alek Cristea says:

    I shall blow an elegant raspberry and hope I get the book as it’s one I have been eyeing up! :)

  3. Scott Tucker says:

    I reckon The Librarian from Pratchett’s Discworld series would be ideal as a goalkeeper… in fact, I’m pretty sure he was in Unseen Academicals??!!

  4. Louie Reynolds says:

    Would have to be Ron Weasley in goal for England saving a German pen in the final.

  5. Sakari Lindhen says:

    Hermione would be a good playmaker, intelligent, diligent, good distributor of the ball..

  6. Mark says:

    Gregor Clegane would be the ideal player. Strong on the ball although nobody would dare go near him for fear of having their head crushed like an over ripe melon. He’d be great at defending set pieces and would give the wingers something to aim at in the box.

  7. Will says:

    Cool cover on this one! And I don’t know anything about soccer, so I guess it’s blowing elegant raspberries for me.

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  9. Dan says:

    I was so close to buying ths the other day – but went with Brian McClellan’s latest one instead.

    Let’s go for Darth Vader as referee – he’s already in black and can use his lightsabre instead of a red card. Would get them off the pitch much quicker (and anyone stupid enough to argue with him deserves what they get).

  10. Paul says:

    A raspberry has been duly blown :)

  11. Andreea says:

    Oberyn Martell as referee. He always askes the right (and, ahem, most inconvenient) questions.

  12. Will Tunnicliffe says:

    The Luggage from Pratchetts Discworld in goal because nobody would want to score past it for fear of what lies inside!!

  13. Lee says:

    Lucivar Yaslana for the middle. He’d tear through everyone to get the goal.

  14. Stephen says:

    Gods of Random choose Louie.

    Oberyn Martell may feature in the Westeros vs. Middle Earth fixture coming next weekend.

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