Book Giveaway – The Crimson Shield (again) (8/7/2013)

I thought I had a dead cert for the giveaway lined up for this week – a signed copy of Sarah Pinborough’s Charm, but apparently I have wait until next week when it actually comes out. BOO.

So if it has to be a book that comes out this week, then, as I discovered to my surprised, *I* have one of those. Yes, the King’s Assassin is now out in paperback. However, I’ve been offered a signed copy of The Crimson Shield. I was thinking of putting them both in the pot and letting people choose but then I was thinking I might not much like how that panned out… So: This week’s giveaway is a signed copy of the Crimson Shield by Nathan Hawke. Next week Charm (hopefully). Then maybe a set of the whole thief-taker trilogy.

According to the Goodreads description, Nathan Hawke doesn’t really exist and is actually me. I figured I’d best promote him then so here’s a link to the only review I can find.

I don’t really have any other news this week, at least not that I can share. Some more words. They happened.

Usual deal – comment on this post before July 13th  and I’ll randomly select a lucky victim for a free copy of the book. Given that The Crimson Shield is (apparently) largely a book about blokes hitting each other with swords and axes, we’ll play Weapon Supermarket this week (first commenter has to come up with a weapon beginning with A (axe would seem a good start), second commenter has to point out a weapon beginning with B, etc). For Charm, next week (if I get it), we can play Rude Supermarket… ;-)

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.


37 Responses to “Book Giveaway – The Crimson Shield (again) (8/7/2013)”

  1. Robin carter says:

    Ooh signed copy… In that case must stick my name down


  2. Jane Winter says:

    Stop playing with the cloning machine! jx

  3. Jane Winter says:

    oh and, um, ballista

    Curse you, brainfog!

  4. Stephanie Hudson says:

    Nathan Hawke? Ok, I’ll play – Claymore – either the traditional version or the mine.

  5. Aleksandra Kesek says:

    Dirk – I really want to read this one:-)

  6. Katharine says:

    Enfield revolver!

  7. Ian Jade says:

    Flageolet! Oh, that’s a bean. Um…. FLAIL.

  8. Ian Jade says:

    Dammit! Can I change mine to FALCHION? Much classier.

  9. Jon Wilton says:

    Gorgonzola Grapple (these were the first two words that came into my head)

  10. paul walsh says:

    Herugrim – A sword from middle earth belonging to Theodain

  11. Edwin says:

    Can people who don’t post actual weapons not get their post counted?
    Hatchet. Both a small axe and a book by Gary Paulsen.

  12. Piero says:

    Probably somebody will choke to death reading this, but…
    I take Captain America as my weapon of choice!!!
    If I remember well on some X-men issue he’s called “Weapon I”, as predecessor of Wolverine (namely Weapon X)! :)

  13. Alek Cristea says:

    I covet signed copies like a magpie covets shiny things! Would love to have another one to add to the collection especially as I was curious about this book!

  14. Adrian says:

    Erm…..don’t know what to say…..

  15. Sam says:

    looks cool

  16. Will Bryan says:

    J- Javelin

  17. Mango Heroics says:

    Kan’t believe knowbody has kome up with Knife! There are many knaves with knives in fantasy & science fiction!

  18. Claire says:

    L for Lance, a longer spear

  19. Kristof Claes says:

    M for Mace

  20. Christopher says:


  21. Yagiz [Between Two Books] says:

    O for Odachi, a type of Japanese longsword.

  22. Alexey Polenov says:

    [P]itchfork :)

  23. Ian Kenworthy says:

    Q? Erm, a Quiver full of arrows? :-)

  24. Brid-Aine says:


  25. Brid-Aine says:

    And sad that my Q option got caught in the spam filter cause I went for Q weapons from Star Trek!!

  26. David says:


  27. Stephen says:

    Q-weapons rescued from spam. And to answer the earlier question, I’ll take any weapon, obscure, comic or common, especially as we get to the trickier end of the alphabet, but a weapon there must be. Even if it’s an Angry Yak thrown by the Hulk.

  28. Brid-Aine says:

    Thanks for the spam rescue!

  29. Romeo Kennedy says:

    Terminus Est – Severian tbe torturer’s sword

  30. Dan says:

    Umbrella – thinking mainly of the Penguin from Batman here

  31. Kash says:

    Voulge – is a type of polearm that existed alongside the similar glaive in medieval Europe.The voulge was commonly used by the French, the ‘Hundred Years War’ proved many opportunities to show its strength.

  32. Janeymac says:

    Do defensive weapons count? Vambrace

  33. Anne says:

    War Hammer

  34. Ziva Eschel says:

    X-ray laser. As in the sort of laser you can’t see flashing through the vacuum of space. A bit like EVERY OTHER KIND OF LASER.

  35. Jannick says:

    Yari. Could make use as an awesome brochette, so it’s multi-functional. Hurray!

  36. Mango Heroics says:

    ZPU is an anti-aircraft gun. Who gnu?

  37. Stephen says:

    Piero wins – weapon I: Captain America. For those alert to such things, the Gods of Random picked a different winner first but the comment didn’t have a weapon in it.

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