I recently had the pleasure of reading an ARC (advanced reading copy) of Melanie Rawn’s forthcoming novel TOUCHSTONE (Book One of The Glass Thorns).
It’s due on the shelves in February 2012.
Because this time of year in the USA (and other places as well) is the season of gift giving, I’m giving away the ARC.
Rules (ETA: Yes, it’s open internationally)
1) Post a comment to enter (either here or on my LiveJournal mirror)
between now and midnight on December 25.
2) On December 26 I will announce the winner (drawn randomly from all entries) on this blog (they’ll then need to contact me so I can mail them the ARC).
Here is the back of the book description:
Cayden Silversun is part Elven, part Fae, part human Wizard–and all rebel. His aristocratic mother would have him follow his father to the Royal Court, to make a high-society living off the scraps of kings. But Cade lives and breathes for the theater, and his troupe is something very special.
The four of them intend to enter the highest reaches of society and power, but not the way Cade’s mother thinks they should. They’ll be the greatest players of all time, or die trying.
Come experience the magic of Touchstone: wholly charming characters in a remarkably original fantasy world. You’ll never want to leave.
Here’s what I said:
Melanie Rawn is in her usual fine form with a vivid world and thoroughly captivating characters. A masterful blend of plot, character, and setting makes reading seem effortless in this tale of four young men devoted to the magical theater of their world. Rawn’s skill as a writer brings you right onto the stage with them.
And here’s the Publishers’ Weekly review: