On the July Nerdy Special List posted last week, one of the recommendations was Deborah Harkness’s The Book of Life, the finale to her Book of Souls trilogy. I now have a giveaway of that book (out July 15), plus holographic buttons and a commonplace book that was featured in Shadow of Night.
Here’s the Book of Life synopsis from the author’s website:
After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.
The commonplace book includes never-before-seen content such as spells, recipes, astrology, as well as blank pages for you to write your own notes and journal entries. Below is a peek inside. Click on the picture to see a larger image.
Enter to win a prize package containing The Book of Life, holographic buttons, and commonplace book by leaving a comment answering this question: If you were to explore your lineage, what deep, dark secrets do you think you’d discover about your ancestors? As usual, lies and imagination are accepted and encouraged.
Giveaway ends next Tuesday, July 15, 9 p.m. PST. US addresses only. Winners will have 48 hours after notification to claim prizes before alternate winners are chosen.