Book Giveaway: SHADOW OF NIGHT by Deborah Harkness

I had family in town for the past several days and had a lovely time, but I’m seriously sleep-deprived so it may be another 144 24 hours before I can write a longer post. Today, I’ll run this fantastic giveaway that the very nice people at Viking have allowed me to host.

One winner will receive a finished copy of Deborah Harkness’s Shadow of Night, the much-anticipated sequel to A Discovery of Witches, plus an Ashmole 782 temporary tattoo, and “a set of 6 buttons, displaying different alchemical symbols” (click on the image to see them in detail). The book won’t be out until July 10 but perhaps you can get your hands on it early!

First, a description of the book from the author’s website:

A Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont; together they found themselves at the center of a supernatural battle over an enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782. Drawn to one another despite longstanding taboos, and in pursuit of Diana’s spellbound powers, the two embark upon a time-walking journey.

Book Two of the All Souls Trilogy plunges Diana and Matthew into  Elizabethan London, a world of spies and subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the mysterious School of Night.  The mission is to locate a witch to tutor Diana and to find traces of Ashmole 782, but as the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them they embark on a very different journey, one that takes them into heart of the 1,500 year old vampire’s shadowed history and secrets. For Matthew Clairmont, time travel is no simple matter; nor is Diana’s search for the key to understanding her legacy.

Shadow of Night brings us a rich and splendid tapestry of alchemy, magic, and history, taking us through the loop of time to deliver a deepening love story, a tale of blood, passion, and the knotted strands of the past.

Enter by answering the following question in the comments section: Which real book comes closest to being the story of your legacy? You don’t have to answer truthfully; I post these questions to make the entries interesting. Fine by me if your answer is Lolita or Sh*t My Dad Says.

Giveaway ends next Thursday, June 28, at 9 p.m. PST. One winner will be randomly selected and have 48 hours to claim the prizes. US/Canada addresses only, please.

OK, let’s hear about your fake family history!



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    June 21, 2012 at 9:49 am

    My life story is most reflected by “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” by John Powers.

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    June 21, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Easy. Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall. Although the kids are driving themselves now, this book still lives on my shelf. Not very sexy, is it?

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    June 22, 2012 at 2:00 am

    African Queen! Haha…..hujambo from Tanzania! I have an Internet connection at the moment…YAY!

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    Carol M
    June 23, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Gone With the Wind because of the title! 🙂

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    erica s
    June 27, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Well not a book, but Dallas!!! Except without the money!

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