Mercury Retrograde Press and Barbara Friend Ish are offering an awesome giveaway in conjunction with the read along. The prizes include 3 ebook copies of The Shadow of the Sun, 2 signed paper copies of The Shadow of the Sun, and a swag pack of various book marks, etc. featuring Mercury Retrograde Press books. Additionally, since April is my one year blogaversary, I will be offering 1 winner an ebook of their choice from the Mercury Retrograde Press catalog. All giveaways on this post are INTERNATIONAL.
Here is Chapter 1 told by Rachel Murasaki Ish.
Ten years ago, Ellion violated a sacred rule of magic and brought tragedy on his family. Forced to abandon his throne, exiled from the holy Aballo Order of wizards, and severed from his patron goddess, he swore never to work magic again. He retreated into music and a bard’s footlose existence: living in other men’s kingdoms, singing of other men’s victories.
A Man Cannot Escape Destiny
But then the ard-righ, the king of kings, is murdered in an act of insurrection by a rogue wizard who follows the old gods. As the human nations teeter on the verge of chaos and civil war, Ellion tries to slip even farther away to the Tanaan realms, only to discover that they are threatened by the same enemy.
A Man Cannot Hide from the Shadow of the Sun
Now Ellion finds himself the protector of Letitia: a Tanaan princess, daughter of one of the greatest Tanaan heroines, and unwitting key to a great arcane mystery. Pursued by the rogue wizard’s minions, enticed by gods he was taught to forswear, challenged by his former mentor, and tempted by the most enchanting woman he has ever encountered, Ellion must battle his faith, his vows, and the darkness his soul yearns to tap as he races to unravel the secret of the rogue’s power: the Shadow of the Sun.
Win 1 of 3 ebook copies of The Shadow of the Sun
Win 1 of 2 signed paper copies of The Shadow of the Sun
Win a swag pack of various bookmarks from Mercury Retrograde Press
Win 1 ebook of your choice from the Mercury Retrograde Press catalog