Hello all! This week I’m giving away an advance review copy of Sarah Prineas’s new book, Winterling.
Sarah Prineas is one of my favorite children’s fantasy writers. She writes like a great watercolor artist, painting vivid pictures with spare and economical prose that makes every syllable count. It’s a perfect style for the kind of book Prineas specializes in: tales of mystery and magic deep enough to satisfy readers of all ages. Her Magic Thief series is absolutely fantastic fantasy; such a great read that I ripped through the whole trilogy in under a week and immediately went looking for more.
Happily more has now arrived!
Winterling is aimed at slightly older readers but written in the same clean, fluid style as Prineas’s earlier books. And it has a kickass girl hero. And it mingles this-worldly mystery with other-worldly magic in a dark and brooding setting that calls to mind of one of my very favorite childhood series: Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising books.
So what more do you need to know? Great book. And it’s free to the lucky lucky winner!
Here’s how I’m going to run the giveaway:
- You pick a number between 1 and 245.
- I quote you a line from that page of the book.
- Then I employ a random number generator (aka, my four-year-old) to pick the winning number.
- If two people are equally close to the winning number, we’ll just make the random number generator do his thing again until we get a winner.
The Random Number Generator is currently obsessed with Very Large Numbers, so there should be no problem getting him to pick a passel of ‘em; the only challenge will be getting him to pick something smaller than a googol….
Deadline for picking your page number is 5 pm Monday December 12th. So have at it!