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On the First Day of Christmas

December 13, 2013


I know I promised my Top 10 Non-Traditional Books List, but I went to see The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug last night and it threw my entire schedule off.  I also realized when I woke up that it was the first day of Christmas today. So, I thought I’d do a giveaway.  I’ll post one every day from now until Christmas.  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment about what book you most want to receive this holiday season.  Each giveaway will be open for five days, so this one will close on December 18.

This giveaway is for a promo-copy of His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik.  It’s the first in the Temeraire series.  I discussed it over on my Alt-History post.  This series is about an alternate version of the Napoleonic Wars in which dragons are another asset of war.  Our two protagonists are Captain Will Laurence, a naval officer, and Temeraire, a black dragon who has bonded to him.  In this first book, both man and dragon are slowly feeling their way around their new world.  Temeraire is adrift because he is just growing up, while Laurence has had his eyes set on the navy, a career that was destroyed the instant a dragon bonded with him.  Meanwhile, the danger of Napoleon looms on the horizon.  Will and Temeraire don’t have time to find their feet before diving into war.

The Sword & Laser Book Club is reading His Majesty’s Dragon as their alt pick this month if you’d like to get in on some great discussion about it.
Remember, just leave a comment about what book you most want this holiday season.  Then check back on December 18th for the announcement of the winner!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2013 12:06 pm

    I’d really love a copy of “St. Petersburg: Architecture of the Tsars” for Christmas. It’s big and glossy and full of pictures, so it’s really expensive, but I’m hoping someone will buy it for me!


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