Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Winter Giveaways - Merlin's Immortals Books One and Two

And it's time for another Winter Giveaway!

(Don't you just love winter time? And books ... lots of books!)

I think it's impossible to have too many books, which is a good thing since my bookshelves are once again starting to overflow. But walking and sitting space is generally considered a good thing too, so to avoid becoming hopelessly lost in the forest of books in my house, I'm hosting a fantasy novel giveaway each week until the end of the year.

This giveaway is for the first two books in the Merlin's Immortals series by Sigmund Brouwer: The Orphan King and Fortress of Mist.


The Orphan King


The future of the Immortals is in the hands of an orphan


The last words of a dying woman would change the life of young Thomas. Raised behind monastery walls, he knows nothing of his mysterious past or imminent destiny. But now, in the heart of medieval England, a darkness threatens to strangle truth. An ancient order tightens their ghostly grip on power, creating fear and exiling those who would oppose them. Thomas is determined fulfill his calling and bring light into the mysterious world of the Druids and leaves the monastery on an important quest.

Thomas quickly finds himself in unfamiliar territory, as he must put his faith in unusual companions—a cryptic knight, a child thief, and the beautiful, silent woman whom may not be all she seems. From the solitary life of an orphan, Thomas now finds himself tangled in the roots of both comradery and suspicion.

Can he trust those who would join his battle…or will his fears force him to go on alone?



Fortress of Mist


The throne is redeemed, but the battle is just beginning. 

In the dark corners of an ancient land, evil lurks in the shadows. Powerful druids haunt the spaces of their lost territory. Double-minded noblemen fight for domain and influence. Invaders from the north threaten the kingdom of Magnus. This land of promise and redemption is mired in deceit and corruption. 

The Orphan King, once victorious in conquest, appears to be losing his grip on his seat of power. Thomas rules Magnus, but does not know whom he can trust. His enemies anticipate his every move, thwarting him at each turn. Something is not right.

Under attack, both in the supernatural and natural worlds, Thomas must reach back into the secret layers of his past to find the strength and wisdom to fight his battles. When the mist clears, who will stand with him?


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32 comments:

  1. My favorite version of the Arthurian legends . . . I don't know if either one counts, but I think it would be a tie between the Dragons in Our Midst series by Bryan Davis and the Legends of Karac Tor series by D. Barkley Briggs.

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    1. Ooh, I keep hearing about the Dragons in Our Midst series ... apparently I'm going to have to read those at some point. :)

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  2. Hmmm, I haven't read a whole lot of Arthur tales, at least not one I really, really like. I guess I loved the version by Mark Twain, A Conneticut Yankee in King Aurthur's Court. That one is just great...until it turns really depressing and then I don't like it anymore. :(

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    1. I know. It's a great story ... and then you can't help but bawl your eyes out at the end.

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  3. There are so many interesting adaptions out there! But actually, even though it's only a small-ish role, I've always been most intrigued by C.S. Lewis's use of the Arthurian legend in his Space Trilogy.

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    1. The Space Trilogy is another one of my favorites. The last book is so strange ... but I still love it.

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  4. Holy cow, the Orphan King has been on my TBR list for a while now! This is awesome!

    I would have to say TV show because I never finished the book, though I did read a smaller, abridged version.

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    1. Yay!

      I love the TV series. :) It's so much fun.

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  5. I loved the book! It was really good! :)

    Those books look awesome!

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  6. I love the Dragons in Our Midst Series by Bryan Davis. It turns Merlin into a prophet and makes a teenage boy the fulfillment of the legend that Arthur will come back! I can't wait to see what else is out there, though!

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    1. I've never actually read the Dragons in Our Midst Series ... I'll have to pick it up some time.

      I've always wanted to read about the Future part of the Once and Future King. :)

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  7. I really enjoy the Merlin television show. The idea that they are that young, my age, inspires me.

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    1. I love the television show as well. The camaraderie between Merlin and Arthur is so great.

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  8. Argh, I have to choose?!? "The Seeing Stone" is a great Arthurian novel - I can't remember the names of the subsequent books.

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  9. For books, it is Merlin's Blade by Robert Treskillard.

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    1. Ooh fun one! That's actually going to be up here for a later giveaway ... but that's a secret, so don't tell anyone! ;)

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  10. I enjoyed the Dragons in our Midst series, but I kinda felt like the Arthurian legend was partially carelessly thrown in to be convenient. Um... my favorite might be the Legends of Karac Tor series but I need to read the second and third books in it... I really liked the Dragon Keeper Chronicles series by Donita K Paul even though they aren't exactly Arthurian.

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    1. Yeah, I've only read the first two books in the Legends of Karac Tor series so far.

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  11. I really love Merlin, the television series. I think it's great how they stay true to the legends for a great deal of the plot.
    This is a great giveaway!

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    1. I love how they reimagine the legends, so it doesn't feel like they're "breaking the rules," but at the same time it's a fresh take on the story! Love it so much. :)

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  12. I shared the giveaway!

    http://williamshsj.blogspot.com/2013/12/read-along-and-giveaway.html

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  13. My favorite version of the Arthurian legends would have to be Merlin (tv series).
    Ooh ooh! Or the Squire's Tales series. Those books are fantastic.

    and I didn't choose just one. sorry! ;D

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    1. The Squire's Tales ... I've heard of those, but I haven't read them yet.

      That's okay. Choosing just one is a bit much to ask, I know.

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  14. I absolutely LOVE Arthurian Legends!!! They play a big role in my series! My all time favorite TV show is the BBC Merlin series. I'm so sad they canceled it! :(

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    1. I know! The ending ... *sob!* So sad. And I did so want it to keep going. Now they just have to make the second part of the story, right? The Future King part! :)

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  15. I have to say, Merlin BBC is my favorite one so far. ;-D Excited to see who wins the giveaway! I love these. :-)

    Cheers!
    Liz.

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    1. Mine too. So far, I've seen a decent number of BBC Merlin fans answering this question! Makes me quite happy. :)

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  16. I really like, as much as I feel silly admitting it, "The Sword And The Stone", the Disney version. *blushes* I've always loved that film.

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    1. Oh, no need to feel silly! One of my favorite version of Robin Hood is the Disney one with the animals! *sigh* It's so good.

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  17. I really enjoyed A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. I laughed and cried and only wish it ended happier.

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Love hearing from y'all, so please join the conversation! All I ask is that you keep all comments friendly with the goal of starting enjoyable conversations about fantasy and good books with other novel lovers! Overly negative comments will be banished to the netherworld and the less than pleasant company of the various balrogs, trolls, and monsters already imprisoned there.