Monday, January 21, 2013

Next JFB Giveaway: Mage's Blood by David Hair

Important Note before We Begin!

Our previous winners are:

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.

Clearly I need a better way to contact my winners.

On to business. Today's giveaway is Mage's Blood by David Hair!

Most of the time the Moontide Bridge lies deep below the sea, but every 12 years the tides sink and the bridge is revealed, its gates open for trade. The Magi are hell-bent on ruling this new world, and for the last two Moontides they have led armies across the bridge on 'crusades' of conquest. Now the third Moontide is almost here and, this time, the people of the East are ready for a fight ... but it is three seemingly ordinary people that will decide the fate of the world.

That was pretty short, so I'll add some reviews. I see Amazon smunched his reviews together into one paragraph as they did to me. I separated them here for easier reading:

'The writing is crisp, the characters full of vigour and desires which when they become banded together really gives the story something to focus upon as the bonds grow stronger' Falcata Times. 
'This is one of those books that is so epic, that gets you so involved and is such an investment in time and emotion, that there is a little sting of regret that the ending had to come at all and you immediately want to go back to the beginning and see how much riper it is second time around' British Fantasy Society. 
'This book has the best parts of the epic fantasy genre and adding to that also has a conflict that promises to be epic' Fantasy Book Critic.

So you want this book, right? Respond below with a cool name for a bridge ("Moontide" and "Bridge of Despair" are already taken), and I will enter you into the contest. Friday I will announce the winner so stay tuned!


This contest is now closed. The winner is archaism! Archaism, please send your mailing info (see instructions above).


  1. Name a fantasy bridge? Easy!

    The BlackRock Bridge.

    Carved out of black basalt from Mount Othos, the gothic, spiky towers on either end of the bridge can be seen for miles on either side of the Marais Chasm that it spans.

  2. The obvious - Bridge of Sighs

  3. They say Ashfalon was hewn from the weathered timber of Yggdrassil, the world tree of yore, and that it glimmers with incandescent sheen after rain. Its size is so vast that none has seen the same sun rise and fall from across its span.

  4. Bridge of Souls: crossing exposes your soul and you will not cross unchanged.

  5. Bridge of the Unknown - the far end in a constant shroud of mist, and those who dare cross through never return...

  6. "...The Bridge of Lithi. It is located over one of the five rivers of Hades. It is said that it bridges memory and death, so anyone who claims to guide you there is either a madman or a dead man..."

  7. Derived from the old Cathrian for "End of the Known World", Utenthas is the bridge that spans the great river Coreed. However, with the retreat of the river and the expansion of the city of San Serrama it is now more commonly known as the Envoy's Span, reaching as it does from the heart of San Serrama's political district into the lands of the Northern Colonies.

    Now if only I could pretend this contributed to my word count to the day...

  8. Dead Widow Bridge

    Dunno what it means, but it sounded cool, and you can make any story you want about it. :)

  9. The 'Once this complete'-bridge: signpost at a ruined, but still half bridge.

  10. Oops, forgot to ad a word in previous post. IT must be: The 'Once this was complete'-bridge: on a signpost at a ruined, but still half bridge.

  11. great post, I am interesting in it!