Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Throne of Glass Blog Tour: Exclusive Short Story, Extract & UK Giveaway

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If you saw my reviews for Throne of Glass or any of the prequel novellas by Sarah J Maas then you'll already know how much I love these stories (If you missed them you can find links to my reviews in the series list below). So I'm thrilled to be taking part in the Throne of Glass blog tour and sharing an exclusive short story with you today. I also have the book trailer, an extract of the first chapter and a UK giveaway for a copy of the book thanks to Bloomsbury UK.

First I want to give you some information about the book:

Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, a seventeen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the Prince in a to-the-death tournament - fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she's about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin's heart be melted?

Throne of Glass Series:
(Links below will take you to my reviews)
The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (Novella)
The Assassin and the Desert (Novella)
The Assassin and the Underworld (Novella)
The Assassin and the Empire (Novella)
Throne of Glass

Visit Sarah J Maas' website, her blog, follow her on Twitter or visit the Throne of Glass Facebook Page for more information

Now why don't you have a quick look at the book trailer:


Now I'm very excited to share an exclusive short written by Sarah J Maas, this is the guard report of Celaena's escape attempt which occurs just before the beginning of Throne of Glass.

Sarah J Maas
Photo Credit: Josh Wasserman

The Flight by Sarah J Maas

SALT MINES OF ENDOVIER
INCIDENT REPORT
C/O THE MINISTER OF COMMERCE
THE ROYAL CASTLE, RIFTHOLD
Filer: Chief Overseer Whyte
Mine Sector: Sector 3, then spread to the entire compound.
Prisoner: Celaena Sardothien. Female. Age 17.

Incident:
Yesterday, the prisoner known as Celaena Sardothien attempted an escape that cost the lives of 22 23 sentries and overseers (Officer Grant has informed me another sentry just died due to his wounds). After using her own pickaxe to dispatch her overseer (Normann), Sardothien then systematically went through the mines, targeting sentries and overseers. No slaves were harmed.

Upon seizing the swords of two sentries, she then cut a path from the shafts to the main yard. She was still fighting when my sentries surrounded her, and was a finger’s tip from the Wall of Endovier itself when she was knocked unconscious by a sentry (Officer Hare, who I am recommending for a promotion).

Sardothien remained unconscious for hours, during which time she was moved to an isolated cell. Since awakening, she refuses to talk about her motives, and is wholly unapologetic for her actions. Slaves in her sector claim the incident was triggered by Overseer Normann whipping a fellow female slave.

Minor injury to her leg keeps her immobile, though she allowed a healer to mend her. Because of the king’s orders to keep her alive, we have not executed her. It is my sincere hope that this report is passed to His Majesty—and that he reverses his decision.

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If that's given you a taste for the story and you want to read more check out the first chapter of Throne of Glass below (if you have any problems with the widget below you can also find the extract on the Throne of Glass Facebook Page):
Giveaway Details: Now how would you like the chance to win a copy of Throne of Glass?
  • Courtesy of Bloomsbury I have a UK paperback of Throne of Glass to giveaway to 1 lucky British winner.
  • The winner's prize will be sent out directly by my contact at Bloomsbury so the winner must give me permission to pass their address on.
  • The winner will be chosen at random from all entries received.
  • To enter please use the rafflecopter below to confirm that you are a UK resident, there are optional extra entries for following or tweeting about the giveaway but these are not required to enter.
  • The giveaway will close at 12:01am EST on the 19th of September 2012 and the winner will be contacted soon afterwards. You will have 48 hours to reply to me with your address or a new winner will be chosen.
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9 comments:

  1. I so want to read this book and the short story just made that worse! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  2. This book sounds so intriguing. It's such a fresh story and the characters seeom so well rounded and believeable.

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  3. Such a great story, thanks for the giveaway :)

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  4. Friends and family have recommended it to me and I would love to read the book, it sounds fantastic. I am an avid reader and am always looking for something new and different to read.

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  5. I've read the book and loved it! Great excerpt. I'm working my way through the prequels now!

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  6. Throne of Glass sounds intriguing! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. We love a good, fast paced page turner and this looks like it fits the bill! Thanks for the info, keep up the good work.. following :)

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  8. I'm very excited to read this, it sounds really exciting.

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  9. It's so great to see that so many people are excited about this book, I absolutely loved it so it's one I've been highly recommending :o)

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