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A Special Treat: Wallpaper from Kim Harrison’s A PERFECT BLOOD!

We’re so excited to be getting closer and closer to the on sale date of Kim Harrison’s A PERFECT BLOOD (2/21/12)! In the meantime, we have this nice and shiny wallpaper for you — simply click on the thumbnail to download the hi-res image. Enjoy!

After you’ve downloaded the wallpaper, be sure to check out the first few chapters of A PERFECT BLOOD:

A Perfect Blood, Chapter 1
A Perfect Blood, Chapter 2
A Perfect Blood, Chapter 3
A Perfect Blood, Chapter 4

To read the whole book, pre-order A PERFECT BLOOD, on sale 2/21/12.

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Winners of the Year of the Dragon Robin Hobb Giveaway!

We want to give a big thank you to the more than 300 people who commented to help usher in the Year of the Dragon with Robin Hobb! And now here are the lucky 10 winners of Robin’s new hardcover, CITY OF DRAGONS, as well as the paperbacks of volumes one and two: DRAGON HAVEN and
DRAGON KEEPER. 

Andrea Burns
Isabella van Veen
Kelly Golding
Melissa Skorupa
Norm Finlayson
Aaron Proferes
Amanda Cole
Nikki Diaz
Michael Jones
Josh Griswold

Congratulations to our winners! Please email “eosbooks AT harpercollins DOT com” with your mailing address, and we’ll send your prize to you.

Thanks again to everyone who commented! And be sure to pre-order CITY OF DRAGONS, on sale February 7th.

         

 

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Steampunk: Essential Kit

 The cover from "The Deep of the Dark" by Stephen Hunt   The UK cover for Jack Cloudie by Stephen Hunt

To celebrate the imminent publication of Jack Cloudie (PB) and From the Deep and the Dark (TPB), by Stephen Hunt, here are some suggestions so that you can make sure you have all of the essential Steampunk kit that you need…

 

 

 

1. Goggles

 

A must-have accessory in any self-respecting Steampunk aficionado’s wardrobe! This smart bronze pair with turquoise glass are perfect for commanding your own airship – or just looking stylish. The author calls them a ‘Time Travel Crazy Scientist’s Oculo-Vision Tool’ - we heartily agree! 

 
2. Jewellery
 
There’s so awesome jewellery – look at this ring!! I wonder if it comes with the hand? Anyway! Don’t be seen without the bling. On the nautical theme, how about an octopus necklace?
Octopus necklace

 
3. Weapons
 
The Kingdom of Jackals is a dangerous place – be sure to arm yourself with this awesome steampunked ‘Maverick’ Nerf Gun – complete with steam vents and flashlight. The blurb assures us that it is the same gun ‘used by our dear friend professor Friedrich Von Kreuzenberg , TIME TRAVEL specialist’ and that it will certainly ‘provide you safe journey to another dimension.’ Which can only be a good thing.
 
4. Gadgets
Every Steampunk musician needs the gadgets to go with their gizmos. How about your own Steampunk Guitar Amp. Custom built for that celebratory guitar solo when ‘You have just created something that goes against the very nature of the order of the cosmos in your laboratory deep in the bowels of your castle.’
 
 
 

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Read the next installment of Robin Hobb’s upcoming new novel CITY OF DRAGONS!

You’ve read the prologue–now here’s chapter one of Robin Hobb’s upcoming new novel CITY OF DRAGONS! The book is on sale February 7th, but we couldn’t wait to share the first few chapters with all of you. Enjoy the prologue and chapter one, then check back next week for chapter two!

City of Dragons, Prologue

City of Dragons, Chapter 1

To read the whole book, pre-order CITY OF DRAGONS, on sale February 7th (US/AUS) and April 23rd (UK)

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Howard Andrew Jones on Roger Zelazny’s Amber Chronicles/NPR

Howard Andrew Jones discusses his favorite fantasy series, Roger Zelazny’s classic, beloved Amber Chronicles, over on NPR.

“I still love Amber as much as my friends love Middle-earth. The pace of the action and the unveiling of mysteries gallop with speed and fury that most authors can’t hope to touch. All the while Zelazny slips easily between gumshoe prose and lyrical word poetry.”

Full article is here.

Read some of the Amber chronicles here.

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Read Chapter Four from Kim Harrison’s A PERFECT BLOOD!

Dying for the next chapter of Kim Harrison’s new Rachel Morgan novel, A PERFECT BLOOD? You’re in luck! Chapter four is now available.

While trying to find a way to stop her enemies, Rachel has a startling moment of clarity as to what their end goal is. And for more than one reason, she doesn’t like what she’s figured out…

A Perfect Blood, Chapter 4

If you missed the beginning, catch up now:
A Perfect Blood, Chapter 1
A Perfect Blood, Chapter 2
A Perfect Blood, Chapter 3

And pre-order A PERFECT BLOOD to read the whole book on February 21st!

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Year of the Dragon Robin Hobb Giveaway!

USHER IN THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON WITH ROBIN HOBB!

Volume three of Robin Hobb’s Rain Wilds Chronicles: CITY OF DRAGONS is on sale February 7, but leave us a comment for a chance to win one of ten early copies of the new hardcover as well as paperback editions of volumes one and two: DRAGON HAVEN and DRAGON KEEPER.

Read this prologue to whet your appetite, comment by Monday, January 30th for your chance to win, and check for another post Tuesday announcing the winners!

City of Dragons – Prologue

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Your first look at Robin Hobb’s upcoming new novel CITY OF DRAGONS!

 

 We know you’ve been waiting for it: volume three of Robin Hobb’s Rain Wilds Chronicles: CITY OF DRAGONS! On sale February 7. Can’t wait another minute to read it? You’re in luck! We’ve got the first chapter here for you to preview! Check back next week for another chapter too! 

Dragons once again inhabit the world of the Rain Wilds. But unlike their ancestors, these creatures are half-formed, flightless, and unable to feed or care for themselves. Their only hope for survival is to return to Kelsingera, their ancient, mythical homeland. Helpless to make the dangerous trek along the toxic and inhospitable Rain Wild River alone, the dragons are accompanied by a rag-tag group of human keepers. Overcoming tragedy, hardship, fear, and mistrust, the dragons and humans form deep, abiding bonds that unite them in unexpected ways.

But those bonds will be severely tested during the journey’s final days. The lost city can only be reached by flight—a test of endurance and skill beyond the strength of these stunted creatures. Desperate and losing hope, they must search the depths of their ancestral memories for the knowledge that might save them. But time is running out, not only for the dragons, but for their human keepers as well.

City of Dragons – Prologue

 To read the whole book, pre-order CITY OF DRAGONS, on sale 7/2/2012 (US/AUS) and 23/04/2012 (UK)!

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Check Out Chapter Three from Kim Harrison’s A PERFECT BLOOD!

 

You’ve read chapters one and two of Kim Harrison’s upcoming new novel A PERFECT BLOOD (2/21/12). Here’s your chance to read chapter three!

After discovering the mutilated corpse, things are going very bad, very quickly….

A Perfect Blood, Chapter 3

Need to catch up? Check out Chapters One and Two

A Perfect Blood, Chapter 1
A Perfect Blood, Chapter 2

Pre-order A PERFECT BLOOD to read the whole book on February 21st!

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Robin Hobb on writing dragons, Anne McCaffrey, and epic fantasy at io9.com

Check out this fabulous Q&A with Robin Hobb at io9.com, in which she talks about Anne McCaffrey’s enduring legacy, dragons, epic fantasy, and her upcoming book CITY OF DRAGONS.

http://io9.com/5875661/robin-hobb-pays-tribute-to-anne-mccaffreys-enduring-influence

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FREE Traci Harding e-books!

To celebrate the release of Traci Harding’s 15th book The Light-Field we’re individually publishing the 6 short stories from Ghostwriting as FREE special edition e-books, one book a week from the 9th January until the 1st of March 2012! The first of which, Piece of Time, is available now!

Free only until the 1st March. Head to Traci’s site  for more info.