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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Giveaway: Twelve and Thirteen Years Later by Jasper Kent

Sometime last year I received an ARC of Twelve by Jasper Kent, and it was unfortunately a DNF for me. I wasn't expecting the publisher to send me an ARC of Thirteen Years Later (the sequel) a couple months later. Since Twelve was a DNF, I don't think I'll be reading Thirteen Years Later. That's where the giveaway comes in. I would like to offer up ARCs of Twelve and Thirteen Years Later by Jasper Kent. My only requirements for the giveaway is that you promise to review the ARCs. Whether it be on your personal blog, on a retailers website (Amazon, B&N, Borders, etc.), Goodreads, or even as a guest right here... Doesn't matter. I just want to get the word out. (If you do choose the review them as a guest reviewer for my blog, all you would need to do is e-mail me once you've finished reading. I tend to have a pretty open schedule.)

Twelve, and a few other novels over the past couple months, have taught me that Historical Fantasy is not my cup of tea. But what doesn't work for me could be right up your alley!

Twelve is the story of Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov, a captain in the army of Tsar Alexander I, sworn to defend Russia against the onslaught of Napoleon's Grande Armée in the autumn of 1812. He joins forces with a band of twelve Wallachian mercenaries, whose zeal and success in slaughtering the French invaders seem too good to be true.

Soon, Aleksei unearths the gruesome secret behind the Wallachians' abilities, and discovers that they make little distinction between Frenchman or Russian. His fight becomes not simply one against Napoleon, but against a far more dangerous enemy.

1825, Europe -- and Russia -- have been at peace for a decade. Bonaparte is long dead and the threat of invasion is no more. For Colonel Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov, life is peaceful. Not only have the French been defeated, but so have the twelve monstrous creatures he once fought alongside, and then against, all those years before. His duty is still to his tsar, Aleksandr the First, but today the enemy is merely human.

But the tsar knows that he can never be at peace. He is well aware of the uprising fermenting within his own army, but what troubles him is something far more terrible -- something that threatens to bring damnation down upon him, his family and his country. Aleksandr cannot forget a promise: a promise sealed in blood... and broken a hundred years before.

Now the victim of the Romanovs’ betrayal has returned to demand what is his. The knowledge chills Aleksandr’s very soul. And for Aleksei, it seems the vile pestilence that once threatened all he held dear has returned, thirteen years later...

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  1. Don't enter me. I couldn't finish Twelve either.

  2. I was reading the blurbs and it looks like a little too not my style, so please disregard my entry; my silly self was not paying attention and I confused the form with the comment box (Laugh, it's okay. I'm blaming it on loud, loud Times Square coffee shops)

    By the way, I stopped by to congratulate you for winning "Darkness Becomes Her" I'm totally jealous ;-)

  3. This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Mollie! Please respond to my e-mail within 72 hours with your mailing information.


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