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Monday, August 31, 2015

Spotlight: SHADOWFIRE: Book Two of the Birthgrave Trilogy by Tanith Lee + giveaway

“After many years, jumping back into a Lee story—with this 40th anniversary edition of Shadowfire—is a bit like waking up several years younger. Lee’s incredibly visual prose is admirable in a way few authors can claim…Each scene is gripping and intense, and the intensity of the novel is unrelenting…the hope is that new generations of readers will pick up this trilogy, become enamored of the worlds of Lee and dive into her entire oeuvre.”

—RT Book Reviews, Top Pick!

SHADOWFIRE: Book Two of the Birthgrave Trilogy
Tanith Lee
DAW Mass Market
$7.99 | 304 pages
ISBN: 9780756411121
On sale: September 1, 2015
Turek was raised as an orphan nomad, until one grim night when he learns of his heritage. He discovers he is the son of the last woman of a superior race long thought dead—a woman who once dishonored his warrior king father. Intent on revenge, Turek takes his father’s name, Vazkor, and embarks on a journey to find his mother…and murder her.

Perfect for fans of sword-and-sorcery pulp fantasy, like the works of Andre Norton, Fritz Leiber, and Robert E. Howard,SHADOWFIRE will also appeal to fans of feminist speculative fiction, like Ursula K. LeGuin, Angela Carter, and Joana Russ. Tanith Lee’s Birthgrave Trilogy includes the best pulp tropes like decadent imperial civilization, mysterious lost races, and deeply dark magic.

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“A big, rich, bloody swords-and-sorcery epic with a truly memorable heroine…A top bet for genre fans and a treat for feminists tired of writing Gothic leading ladies.”

—Publishers Weekly
“Tanith Lee is fantastika’s Joyce Carol Oates…Passionate characters whose deep emotions drive them to outstanding feats of folly and bravery, sacrifice and love. You can imagine these timeless stories whispered around an oasis campfire or in a starship’s engine room.”
“Lee has done a quite remarkable job of writing. This is an outstanding novel of strange adventure.”
“The Birthgrave is one of the most beautifully written pieces of fantasy I have ever read.”
—Fantastic Fantasy

About the Author:
Tanith Lee is a legend in science fiction and fantasy. She is incredibly prolific, with more than 90 novels and almost 300 short stories, including her debut novel The Birthgrave. She is the winner of multiple World Fantasy Awards, a British Fantasy Society Derleth Award, and a World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award. 
Passed away 24 May 2015 (aged 67) East Sussex, England.

PenguinRandomHouse is offering one winner a print copy of books one and two in the Birthgrave Trilogy
Birthgrave and Shadowfire

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Those covers are gorgeous! I seriously need to introduce myself to Tanith Lee, I've yet to read any of her highly recommended works:)

  2. Wow, the summary of the first book is just absolutely wow! I've got to read these ASAP

  3. Hi, I don't see what to do to enter the giveaway. Do we just comment, or is there a rafflecopter or something I'm not seeing? Thanks.

    1. *facepalm* I made the rafflecopter, but forgot to add it. It's there now

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  4. I was so sad to hear of her passing. LOVE her work!

  5. I didn't see a giveaway either but these covers are awesome! Thanks for sharing I'll definitely be looking these up to read!

    1. brain fart! I forgot to add it. It's there now!

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    3. It happens lol I see it now! Thank you!