So, as a complete random test run, I just came up with this giveaway. It'll be for the paperback edition of Dragon in Chains by Daniel Fox, the first novel in the Moshui: the Books of Stone and Water series. Published by Del Rey, which is a Random House imprint, so seemed appropriate; because it's "random". Yeah, moving on. This is a personal copy of mine. It's unread, and although it's not in perfect condition, it's pretty much "Like New".
The reason I'm giving away this book is that I've come to the realization that I may never get to read it, so it's better off in someone else's hands. Seen a lot of praise for the book though, so hope one of you ends up enjoying it. Here's the description for Dragon in Chains:
From award-winning author Daniel Fox comes a ravishingly written epic of revolution and romance set in a world where magic is found in stone and in water, in dragons and in men–and in the chains that bind them.http://www.randomhouse.com/book/55147/dragon-in-chains-by-daniel-fox
Deposed by a vicious usurper, a young emperor flees with his court to the small island of Taishu. There, with a dwindling army, a manipulative mother, and a resentful population–and his only friend a local fishergirl he takes as a concubine–he prepares for his last stand.
In the mountains of Taishu, a young miner finds a huge piece of jade, the potent mineral whose ingestion can gift the emperor with superhuman attributes. Setting out to deliver the stone to the embattled emperor, Yu Shan finds himself changing into something more than human, something forbidden.
Meanwhile, a great dragon lies beneath the strait that separates Taishu from the mainland, bound by chains that must be constantly renewed by the magic of a community of monks. When the monks are slaughtered by a willful pirate captain, a maimed slave assumes the terrible burden of keeping the dragon subdued. If he should fail, if she should rise free, the result will be slaughter on an unimaginable scale.
Now the prisoner beneath the sea and the men and women above it will shatter old bonds of loyalty and love and forge a common destiny from the ruins of an empire.
Participants have to be 18 years of age or older to participate. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway rules are subject to change.
The giveaway is open for US mailing addresses only, and it will run from March 18, 2012 until 12:01am ET on March 26, 2012.
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Well, that's pretty much it. Have fun, and good luck!
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