I always seem to miss the sign-up for these things, so I was pleased the other day to sign up to take part in the 2nd Annual Summer Giveaway Hop co-hosted by Kathy from I Am a Reader not a Writer & Mary from BookHounds & Forever Young (adult).
What is a giveaway hop?
Simple – Each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop easily from one giveaway to another.
Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? I had a good think about what I wanted to giveaway, and I decided I wanted to share a series I’ve been really enjoying, which is Jasper Fforde’s Last Dragonslayer series.
The Last Dragonslayer:
In the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form B1-7g. Then the magic started fading away.
Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for soothsayers and sorcerers. But work is drying up. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and even magic carpets are reduced to pizza delivery.
So it’s a surprise when the visions start. Not only do they predict the death of the Last Dragon at the hands of a dragonslayer, they also point to Jennifer, and say something is coming. Big Magic …
The Song of the Quarkbeast:
Magical power is on the rise and King Snodd IV of Hereford has realised that he who controls magic controls almost anything.
One person stands between Snodd and his plans for power and riches beyond the wildest dreams of avarice. Meet Jennifer Strange, sixteen-year-old acting manager of Kazam, the employment agency for sorcerers and soothsayers. With only one functioning wizard and her faithful assistant ‘Tiger’ Prawns, Jennifer must use every ounce of ingenuity to derail King Snodd’s plans.
It may involve a trip on a magic carpet at the speed of sound to the Troll Wall, the mysterious Transient Moose, and a powerless sorceress named Once Magnificent Boo. But one thing is certain: Jennifer Strange will not relinquish the noble powers of magic to big business and commerce without a fight.
How to Enter
- Entry is International (to wherever The Book Depository ships)
- Contest is open during the duration of the hop. (Aug 1st to 7th)
- Fill out the Rafflecopter below!
- The paperback of The Song of the Quarkbeast is not released until the end of August, so be aware that it will arrive separately to The Last Dragonslayer.
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