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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Giveaway of The Iron Elves Trilogy by Chris Evans

Thanks to Gallery Books, I have all three books in The Iron Elves Trilogy to giveaway this week.  There's one hardback of "Ashes of a Black Frost", the third and final in the Iron Elves trilogy by Chris Evans, due out October 18th. Also one paperback each of book 1, "A Darkness Forged in Fire", and book 2, "The Light of Burning Shadows". One winner will receive all three books.

Ashes of a Black Frost -
In the bestselling traditions of Terry Brooks, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Bernard Cornwell comes the third novel in the acclaimed epic fantasy series following The Light of Burning Shadows.

Musket and cannon, bow and arrow, and magic and diplomacy vie for supremacy once again in this all-new epic adventure from acclaimed author Chris Evans. As the human-dominated Calahrian Empire struggles to maintain its hold on power in the face of armed rebellion from within, the Iron Elves’ perilous quest to defeat the power-hungry elf witch, the Shadow Monarch, now takes on greater urgency....

Packed with wit, high adventure, and political intrigue, Ashes of Black Frost will hook readers on this bold and exciting series.

The Light of Burning Shadows-   From Publishers Weekly:
Starred Review. Private Alwyn Renwar of the Iron Elves is having constant, debilitating nightmares of the evil Shadow Monarch-and it's nearly killing him. The magical acorn which the Shadow Monarch planted in the chests of all the reformed Iron Elves during their last campaign carries dark magic, useful in combating the Monarch's minions, but filled with evil and contrary to the nature of elves. In this quick but moving second volume of Evans's Iron Elves series, Private Renwar, Major Konowa Swift Dragon, Sergeant Arkhorn, and the rest of the regiment discover that one of the dark acorn's side effects is turning souls, after death, into ghosts. Private Renwar focuses all his efforts on finding a cure for this curse, while a more worldly battle transpires over a magical falling star, the Jewel of the Desert, which must be found before the Shadow Monarch claims its powers for "Her" own. Evans evokes the era of Napoleon with muskets and slashing swords while neatly mixing in military fantasy, swords and sorcery, and a great deal of success; readers will no doubt end up desperate for the next volume.

A Darkness Forged in Fire-  From Booklist

Konowa Swiftdragon, once commander of the Calahrian Empire’s renowned Iron Elves, is now a disgraced ex-soldier. Though elvish, Konowa is more comfortable with metal and fire than with nature and, like all the Iron Elves, was marked at birth for an ill-omened destiny by the malevolent Shadow Monarch. When a prophetic Red Star falls, awakening lost magic, Konowa is recalled to find it with a new regiment of Iron Elves—except this bunch is the dregs of the military and not even elves. Their journey is plagued by monsters and an unforeseen rebellion, but the worst is to come. The Shadow Monarch’s play for the Star is a ruse masking another intent that Konowa doesn’t see until too late. An earthy, sardonic antihero, Konowa stands uneasily at the crux of a complicated network of loyalties while flanked by a large, colorful cast. Though knotty political machinations confuse the beginning, they eventually add richness to Evans’ militaristic fantasy world, in which magic users mix with musket-wielding soldiers. A truly worrying conclusion hooks readers for book two. --Krista Hutley -

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  1. Great giveaway! Thank you!

  2. Lol...I loved the elves in the lord of the rings series.

  3. I like the elves in the Hollow book series by Kim Harrison. I like the elemental magic they have and how she portrayed them in the series.

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  4. I love this author :) She's always so inventive, I love elves in general-especially in myths. Thank you for the chance to win!

  5. I love the elves in the merry gentry series .dark elves are more interesting to me. I like the bad guy a lot in series. well specifically a good guy who becomes a bad guy like annakin skywalker. its interesting to see how they got to where they are.ugh i digress. I have a cold and am feverish bleh going to go lay back down thanks for the contest

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  6. Great giveaway. I like the elves from the Lord of the Rings.

  7. I love the trickery of elves. You just can't trust them! I don't have a favorite. I love them all, funny elves, dark elves! Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway!

    My favorite elves are ... well, a year ago I would have said from Lord of the Rings hands down. But I've since discovered Harry Potter and love the house-elves too.

    LOTR elves have a beautiful language and awesome, elegant, intricate weapons (and everything else, but I noticed the weapons first).

    Harry Potter's house elves are always interesting characters. Dobby is loyal, funny and independent to the end. Even Kreecher is loyal and funny in his own way.

  9. I like portrayals of elves and faeries showing them to be capricious, clever, "otherworldly" and sort cold super pranksters. I like The Faeries etc, in Jim Butcher's Dresden Files.

  10. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I would be really interested in reading the books!

  11. I like the elves from Harry Potter.

  12. I love wood elves. They are protectors of the natural world and exist alongside nature. Also Dobby is cute too!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Favorite Elves? It is a tie between the Elves in the Harry Potter books and the Elves in Lord of the Rings

  14. Dark Elves are my favorite, but I love the Lord of the Rings elves, too!

  15. Ashes of A Black Frost is the third and final installment of the Iron Elves Trilogy and it grabs and doesn't let go. Chris is a terrific storyteller and this story doesn't disappoint. It's exciting and action-packed, with many surprises along the way. As well as heart-ache. It held me spellbound and is a first rate conclusion to a trilogy full of characters I've come to love, a world I find myself immersed within, and stories I've thoroughly enjoyed. I look forward to many more worlds and stories from this author in which to explore along with his characters.


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