In The Dragon’s Tooth, author ND Wilson blends fantasy seamlessly with reality. Although some stock fantasy elements appear, he’s created a unique story with vivid and compelling characters–heroes and villains alike (as Kessie mentioned in Friday’s discussion). Actually, her reference reminded me how much I enjoyed the book, and in preparation for the upcoming release of the sequel, I thought I’d offer a giveaway. It’s a young adult novel, but the story offers something of interest for all ages. Read on for more information.
Book description (back cover copy)
For two years, Cyrus and Antigone Smith have run an sagging roadside motel with their older brother, Daniel. Nothing ever seems to happen. Then a strange old man with bone tattoos arrives, demanding a specific room.
Less than 24 hours later, the old man is dead. The motel has burned, and Daniel is missing. And Cyrus and Antigone are kneeling in a crowded hall, swearing an oath to an order of explorers who have long served as caretakers of the world’s secrets, keepers of powerful relics from lost civilizations, and jailers to unkillable criminals who have terrorized the world for millennia.
Sample of the first page
North of Mexico, south of Canada, and not too far west of the freshwater sea called lake Michigan, in a place where cows polka-dot hills and men are serious about cheese, there is a lady on a pole.
The Lady is an archer, pale and posing twenty feet in the air above a potholed parking lot. Her frozen bow is drawn with an arrow ready to fly, and her long, muscular legs glint in the late-afternoon sun. Behind her, dark clouds jostle on the horizon, and she quivers slightly in the warm breeze pushed ahead of the coming storm…
(As an aside, this is one of the best book trailers I’ve seen.)
If The Dragon’s Tooth interests you, I invite you to enter the contest. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post (and make sure the email address you put in the email field is valid, so I have a way to contact you if you win).
The giveaway will remain open until July 2nd (11:59PM ET), and then I will randomly select a name and contact the winner by email. If I don’t get a response to the notification email within seven days, a new winner will be selected.
Disclaimers: Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway limited to the United States.