Monday, January 28, 2013

Next JFB Giveaway: Blood's Pride by Evie Manieri!

Congratulations to Archaism, the winner of Mage's Blood! He will be receiving his free book soon. Previous winners:

Ally r (Irenicon)

Emmanuel Sanya (The Pilgrims)

Congratulations! Ally and Emmanuel, please send your mailing info to Mazarkis (dot) Williams (at) gmail (dot) com for your free copies.

Today's giveaway is Blood's Pride by Evie Manieri!

This book has not been released yet in the United States! Americans, jump on this and get a first look + the British cover!

Rising from their sea-torn ships like vengeful, pale phantoms, the Norlanders laid waste to the Shadar under cover of darkness. They forced the once-peaceful fisher folk into slavery and forged an alliance with their former trading partners, the desert-dwelling Nomas tribe, cutting off any hope of salvation.

Now, two decades after the invasion, a rebellion gathers strength in the dark corridors of the city. A small faction of Shadari have hired the Mongrel, an infamous mercenary, to aid their fledgling uprising--but with her own shadowy ties to the region, she is a frighteningly volatile ally. Has she really come to lead a revolution, or for a more sinister purpose all her own?

This book features a desert-dwelling peoples named the Nomas. To win a copy of Blood's Pride, please name another desert culture from a sci fi or fantasy book. On Friday I will roll a die and randomly pick a winner! Good luck!


This giveaway has ended. The winner is Periklis Begzos. Congratulations!


  1. Might the Fremen count? I'm sure I've seen an excerpt of this in a Jo Fletcher sampler given out at Fantasy Con. It'd be nice to read the whole thing.

  2. The Fremen immediately leaps to mind as I loved Dune by Frank Herbert.

  3. Does the Cerani Empire count?

  4. Since Jawas from Star Wars are not written SF and Fremen from Dune have already been mentioned, I'll go with the desert tribes of Krasia frrom Peter V. Brett's "The Demon Cycle".

  5. The Desert Men of Jal Pur from Raymond Feist's Midkemia books.

  6. It gets harder and harder for the later entries, doesn't it?

    1. Yes it does. They start running out of ideas when the good ones are gone :p

    2. the Dothraki from A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin