Dark Faerie Tales is delighted to be the next stop on the Giles Kristian’s TLC Book Tour for the paperback release of Blood Eye: Raven, Book 1. The paperback version was released on August 28, 2012. Blood Eye is a thrilling historical adventure about Vikings. Sons of Thunder: Raven, Book 2 will be released on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 and Odin’s Wolves: Raven, Book 3 will follow on October 30, 2012. Click here to read an excerpt of Blood Eye.
Thanks to Giles Kristian and TLC Book Tours for today’s giveaway!
Giles has led a varied life to say the least. During the 90s he was lead singer of pop group Upside Down, achieving four top twenty hit records, performing twice on Top of the Pops, and singing at such venues as the Royal Albert Hall, N.E.C. and Wembley Arena. As a singer songwriter he lived and toured for two years in Europe and has made music videos all over the world, from Prague, Miami, Mexico, and the Swiss Alps, to Bognor Regis! To fund his writing habit he has worked as a model, appearing in TV commercials and ads for the likes of Walls Ice Cream (he was the Magnum Man) Canon cameras and two brands of lager! He has been an advertising copywriter and lived for two and a half years in New York where he wrote copy for movie marketing company Empire Design but mainly worked on his first novel.
In 2008 Giles signed a publishing deal with Transworld and February 2009 saw the release of Raven: Blood Eye, the first in a three-part historical adventure series. This debut made the bestseller lists and the series has achieved critical acclaim including a glowing accolade from Giles’ favourite author, Bernard Cornwell. The second in the trilogy, Sons of Thunder, was released in hardback in 2010 and will be published in paperback in April this year along with the third book, Odin’s Wolves.
Meanwhile, Giles has signed with Transworld for a new series, this one set against the backdrop of the English Civil War. He is currently writing the first of these novels.
Want to read more from Giles Kristian?
This giveaway is provided by Giles Kristian and TLC Book Tours
One lucky winner will receive a copy of Blood Eye: Raven, Book 1 by Giles Kristian
Available August 28, 2012 from Random House
About this Book:
In a thrilling adventure of brotherhood, warfare, and treachery, Giles Kristian takes us into ninth-century England, a world of darkness, epic conflict, and an unforgiving God served by powerful priests. On ships shaped like dragons, bristling with oars and armor, Jarl Sigurd and his fierce Norsemen have come in search of riches. And riches they are promised, by an English ruler who sends Sigurd and his wolves to steal a holy manuscript from another kingdom. Osric, an orphan boy, sees beyond the terror of these warriors, and somehow knows the heathens’ tongue. Renamed Raven, rechristened in blood, he will join them. They are his people. And they will be his fate.
Click HERE to read an excerpt
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