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Free eBook: Emissaries from the Dead by Adam Troy-Castro

For the remainder of 2008, Eos is making Adam Troy-Castro’s well-received first novel Emissaries from the Dead available as a free eBook. Available formats include Adobe, Microsoft and MobiPocket.

This is the first book in the Andrea Court series. The second, The Third Claw of God, will be available in February 2009. For now, whet your appetite with this free first book, which offers this book jacket description:

Two murders have occurred on One One One, an artificial ecosystem created by the universe’s dominant AIs to house several engineered species, including a violent, sentient race of sloth-like creatures. Under order from the Diplomatic Corps, Counselor Andrea Cort has come to this cylinder world where an indentured human community hangs suspended high above a poisoned, acid atmosphere. Her assignment is to choose a suitable homicide suspect from among those who have sold their futures to escape existences even worse than this one. And no matter where the trail leads her she must do nothing to implicate the hosts, who hold the power to obliterate humankind in an instant.

But Andrea Cort is not about to hold back in her hunt for a killer. For she has nothing to lose and harbors no love for her masters or fellow indentures. And she herself has felt the terrible exhilaration of taking life…

(Note: Free site registration is required. As directed, use the coupon code EOS6. Once applied, the checkout page will no longer ask for payment information. If using Vista to download the .lit file for MS reader, make sure you are using the latest version of MS Reader, it is activated, and you are running Internet Explorer as an Administrator.)

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3 Comments on Free eBook: Emissaries from the Dead by Adam Troy-Castro

  1. I really wish EOS would get their eAct together. I signed up for their first “free” book, a painful process. I’ve never gotten an e-mail since to notify me of more eBooks (lost marketing opportunities, if it weren’t for SF Signal, I would not have known they had any more eBooks!). Each time I’ve gotten one of their books, I have to load the page (s…l…o…w…l…y…), sign in, put in the code, blah, blah, blah.

     

    Heavens, Tor can do it without this much difficulty. Never mind how Baen handles free books.

     

    Bleh.

  2. Sheesh . . . what a pain in the butt the HarperCollins site is!  I just tried to snag the free Adam-Troy Castro ebook for the MS Reader, and I kept getting a screen that said I needed the latest version of the Reader.  I have the Reader installed, but I clicked on the link provided anyhow, did an update check courtesy of Microsoft to ensure that I had the latest version — which I did.  I even had to log in again at HarperCollins, but it kept giving me this bloody nag screen about needing Reader to be installed; I couldn’t find any other buttons/links on the page that let me get past it to the “checkout” screen.  So I just closed the window: screw ’em! If they make a *free* download that freakin’ painful, they can keep their bloody books!

    As the previous poster said, they need to take some training lessons from TOR and Baen (and just about *any* other site I’ve ever found that offers free ebook downloads)!

  3. Kirth Gersen // November 10, 2008 at 11:56 am //

    I could not download the file I tried many times and I kept getting a file with a *.ETD extension.

    This is an awful way to give a “gift”, might as well charge for it given all the steps requiered to get it.

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