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GIVEAWAY: Win a Chronicles of The Necromancer Mega-Pack!

Here’s your chance to win some bling!

One lucky SF Signal reader, chosen at random, will win a Chronicles of The Necromancer Mega-Pack, courtesy of author Gail Martin and Solaris Books. The Mega-Pack contains:

  • 1 signed limited edition advance review copy of The Summoner
  • 1 signed limited edition advance review copy of The Blood King
  • 1 signed final copy of The Blood King (which has about 20,000 words of new material from the ARC)
  • 1 red crystal ball “Soulcatcher”


To enter, send an email from a valid email account to [contest at sfsignal dot com] with your real name and full mailing address. We hate spam, too, so your information will only be used for this contest. Only one email per address will be accepted, others will be discarded. The contest is open to anyone, anywhere. One winner will be chosen at random from all entries submitted before Saturday February 2nd, 2008 11:59 PM CT (GMT-6). The winner will be notified by email.

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8 Comments on GIVEAWAY: Win a Chronicles of The Necromancer Mega-Pack!

  1. Do you know how different is the ARC of The Summoner from the final published version? (Just, well, thinking ahead. If I join the contest, and win, would I want to buy the final for reading, or is the ARC close enough and assuming I like them all I should just wait for the next book?)

    On a more technical point, I’m curious, if the emails are used only for this contest (I assume this means you, or Solaris, will not keep the details of anyone except the winner) then why do you need to get the actual addresses of everyone in advance? Won’t it make more sense to just ask the address from the winner later on?

    In this particular case, it’s not at all that I don’t trust you, considering that I’m an on and off reader here for quite a long time. But on a more general level I see a large difference between being asked for an address for a concrete purpose, and being asked for an address for a small probability of something…

  2. Point taken, Yaron. You are, of course, free to enter or not. The idea was to try to cut down on the possibility of delayed responses when trying to obtain mailing addresses. (“You won! Send us your address!”…days pass with no response…) This way, we pick a winner, send a single notification email and send the book to the address we have for them without having to wait.

    ARC’s are usually pretty close to to final versions, but that’s not a definite. I don’t know the details of this particular one, though. But a free ARC is an easy decision if the title interests you, imho.

    We are handling the emails ourselves, picking one at random (via random number generator) and submitting the winning name and address to the author, our contact for this giveaway. At that point, we’ll delete all contest emails.

  3. The ARC of The Summoner was very close to the final edition, if I remember correctly. The Blood King differs a bit more, since we wanted to make the ARCs available really early.

    Also, I thought for legal reasons we should point out that we’re not liable for the crystal ball Soulcatcher, or any necromancy that results from it’s use. 😀

  4. Thanks, John. Makes sense.

    Mark, you’re very lucky necromancy isn’t legally recognized, because otherwise that lousy disclaimer would have cost you a lot at court a;; by itself… 😉

    Based on the first sample chapter of The Summoner, I’m interested. The character of Soterius seemed like a bit of a mess ( I couldn’t mesh the personas of the captain of the guard and the playful reckless youth together), but beyond that the world seemed interesting and with potential, and I liked the writing style and pacing.

  5. The winner has been announced.

    And yes, all the entry emails have been deleted. 🙂

  6. So all these envelopes I found in the mailbox these morning, offering me a good mortgage deals on Alpha Centauri Prime, which then flashed and disappeared out of my hands when I just thought about refusing… that wasn’t you giving my address to spamming aliens? You sure? 😉

  7. Just wait until you get all the insurance and credit card offers…. that’s where we really rake in the dough. 🙂

  8. Next time you’d get the address of a particularly annoying neighbour of mine. 🙂

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