Courtesy of the publisher, SF Signal has 1 copy of The Guns of Ivrea and 2 copies of The Raven’s Banquet by Clifford Beal to give away to lucky SF Signal readers! 1 reader will receive THE GUNS OF IVREA, Clifford Beal’s latest novel, and 2 readers will receive THE RAVEN’S BANQUET, Beal’s previous novel, in a large format, limited edition paperback.
Here’s more information about each book and how you can win:
The Raven’s Banquet
Germany 1626: A War, a Witch, a Reckoning…
Richard Treadwell is a young man who dreams of glory and honour on the battlefield—and the plunder and riches that would follow. Newly arrived in Hamburg to seek his fortune as a mercenary in the Danish army, he joins the vast war in northern Germany between the Catholic Hapsburg empire and the Protestant princes of the north. But he has also brought with him an old secret—and with it the seeds of his own destruction.
A young gypsy woman foretells that Richard cannot outrun his fate, and then he is swept headlong into the terrible war. The bloodshed he witnesses among the Danes strips him of conscience and hardens his heart, as the opposing armies close for the battle to decide the future of the kingdom—and maybe his own soul. But even as Treadwell steels himself for the final contest against the forces of the Holy Roman Emperor, an unseen enemy stalks him within his own camp…The Guns of Ivrea
Acquel Galenus, former thief and now monk of no particular skill, indifferent scribe and even worse chorister, uncovers a terrible secret under the Great Temple at Livorna that could shiver the one faith to its core. A secret that could get him killed. A secret that could enable an older, more sinister form of worship to be reborn…
Pirate princeling Nicolo Danamis, mercenary to the King and captain of the largest fleet in the island kingdom of Valdur, has made one deal too many, and enemies are now closing in to destroy him.
And Citala, fair-haired and grey-skinned, the daughter of the chieftain of the Merfolk who inhabit the waters of Valdur, finds herself implacably drawn to the affairs of men. She puts events in motion that will end her people’s years of isolation but that could imperil their very existence…
All their fates will intertwine as they journey through duchies and free cities riven by political intrigue, religious fervour, and ancient hatreds. Alliances are being forged anew and after decades of wary peace, war is on the wind once again…
And here’s how you can enter for a chance to win:
- Send an email to contest at sfsignal dot com. (That’s us).
- In the subject line, enter “Ivrea“
- In the body of the email, please provide a mailing address so the prize can be sent as soon as possible. (The winning address is used only to mail the prize. All other address info will be purged once the giveaway ends.)
- 1 entrant will be chose of THE GUNS OF IVREA and 2 will be chosen for THE RAVEN’S BANQUIT.
- Geographic restrictions: This giveaway is open only to residents of the U.S. and UK.
- The giveaway will end Monday, April 11th (7:00 PM U.S. Central time). The winners will be selected at random, notified, and announced shortly thereafter.