Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Venom and Song Three Book Giveaway

This Giveaway Has Ended...

I'm giving away three brand new, hardcover copies of Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper's newest book, Venom and Song. Wayne Thomas Batson with The Door Within Trilogy and the two-book pirate series has become one of my favorite fantasy authors and Christopher Hopper's White Lion Chronicles is a great series as well-it's been proposed to ransack his house and get the manuscript for Athera's Dawn, it hasn't been attempted yet though.
What's Venom and Song about though?  It's a Young Adult Christian Fantasy novel.  Yeah, I know, there's a lot of those books lol.
Below is my 'smaller' review:
(To view my longer and more in depth review of the book you can go here.)
I would suggest to anyone planning to read Venom and Song to first read Curse of the Spider King.
Venom and Song expands on the glimpses we saw of Allyra in the first book in the series. 
Now in the strange realm of Allyra, the Seven young lords confront a traitor in their midst, a creature-infested forest, teenage fears and doub ts, inexplicable mysteries and the Spider King himself.

I noticed the writing flawed at the beginning.  There were a few viewpoint shifts within scenes and the dialogue tags were off from the beginning to the end of the book.  That doesn’t matter much to me, even though I do notice it.  The book’s plot was amazing.  I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the world of Allyra and its history.  There were a few typos that I found amusing, but didn’t bother me at all.  Such as a time when one of the characters ‘ased’ a question.  Of course, it was mean to be ‘asked’.
The plot kept me on my toes and kept me turning the page and the ending was very satisfying, though it made me quite sad.
All-in-all I rate the book a eight out of ten.

How do you enter?  There are three ways to get entered:
  • Comment on this post, that automatically gives you one entry
  • Follow this blog (if you're already following, just tell me and that will still count as an entry)
  • Post about this giveaway on your blog.  In the comment tell me the link to where you posted.
That's all there is to it!
 If you've already ordered or own the book, enter anyway!  Give one to a friend or there's no harm in having an extra copy lying around the house.
On a side note, I cannot ship over seas.  Only in the contiguous United States.  Sorry, if I could send over seas, I would.

In Victory,


Heidi said...

commenttttt :D

Kat Heckenbach said...

OK, just added myself as a follower, and now I'm "commenting" :).

Liss said...

Commend and follow for the WIN. I've been trying to get my hands on this book for the last thirty-six hours and I'm still having problems finding it anywhere!

Seth said...

Thanks all!
Liss: Hmmm... From what I've heard this book isn't yet carried by many of the major book store chains (Borders, B&N etc) but it is available on Amazon, not for pre-order, but as in, ready to be shipped. I'm not sure where else it is available.

Galadriel said...

I want a copy!

jiah said...

I want to enter and I followed

Nathan R. Petrie said...

I'm commenting. One entry
I'm following. One entry
I'm Nathan. 50 entries.

Anonymous said...

*facepalm* Keeneye, Keeneye....

I second the ransacking of Sir Hopper's house. :| Count me in.

I comment; I believe I follow your blog already (can't check, though, the "Followers" thing on the sidebar is down. I'll join/make sure I've joined ASAP.)

So... 2 points for this spy.


Melissa Rose said...

Comment to enter and a question: when is the deadline for entries/when will the books be given away?

Seth said...

Mellisa: The deadline for entries is a day before the drawing. I'll post the winners of the drawing the day I do it and the books will be mailed as soon as possible after that.
But... that doesn't answer your question lol. I will post the drawing winners on the first Friday of August-the 6th.

Goldarrow said...

Hey Seth,
ok so I'm now following, I have been meaning to do that for a long time now but just haven't gotten around to it.

I guess that I'm commenting also.

But Thank You for the chance to win a copy of VaS!


Auberne' Rose Ancalimon said...

I love Mr. Batson and Mr. Hopper’s books! The Door Within is my favorite books ever! Thanks for entering me in your giveaway and the comment on my blog. Never Alone!

Auberne` Acclaiming @-`---

Music chica said...

Hey Seth!
Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog!
I'll leave another comment tomorrow because I can't do the post right now,I've got to get a new blog I just started going and all that.=0
So sorry!
Yeah,I wasn't sure if I'd want to read about spiders...
I'm hoping that the spider king isn't a good guy.
You have a very well put together blog!
Also,you didn't say anything about how your going to get the book to whoever,and about peoples privacy.I'd like to know about that if you don't mind (my mom is really big on internet safety,and I mean huge on it).=)
P.S. I now follow you.

Seth said...

Music Chica,
You're welcome! Thanks for coming and visiting mine :)
If you ask me the spiders weren't that huge a part of the book. Just a race like elves, goblins, dwarves etc. The Spider King is the antagonist, so yes, he isn't a good guy ;)
Thank you, I really like the background picture.
Oh-you're right, I didn't. I will post the winners and the winners will send me an email with their snail-mail address so I can mail the book to them. The email address and the snail-mail address will be kept private.

Millard of Swiftstorm said...

I already Follow!

Music chica said...

Good to know!
Glad that spiders aren't big,
I saw a gadget on a sidebar and it had spider running on it so you can see why.
I really like the background it looks like somewhere in Scotland or Ireland.
Here is the address to the post I did,
Thanks again for alerting me!

Jake said...

WOOT! I already follow and I hope that I win!


Lemme guess-- was it from the Amazon Blitz? :D :D

♥Bleah♥Briann♥ said...

Hey! Thanks for letting me know about this... Yeah, Ted Dekker is pretty amazing... fricken amazing, if I must say. I've read almost everything by him... almost.

Anyways, I'm following you now, I would have anyways, and I'd like to enter. And I'll post about the giveaway tomorrow... if I can. :)

With Love and Blessings,
Bleah Briann

thedoorwithin said...

Im following! heheh Count Me IN!!!!! LOVE WTB's & CH's books!!!!!!!


Vivian said...

I'm commenting!! :)

***Emily*** said...

Hey Seth! I'm totally entering this one! I'm gonna click follow in a second...

So that should be two entries.

In Christ,

P.S. I'll post about this giveaway later and give you the link.

Gwyn said...

Ooo ah! The books look smashing! Count me in!

-Follow *check*
-Comment *check*
-Post and link:


***Emily*** said...

Hey I've posted about the giveaway on my blog.

So I have 3 entries.

In Christ,

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Probably should tell you that I tagged ya ;) Check it out.

Tahl said...

I'll enter.

And I already follow. =)

Jake said...

Okay, Seth, I blogged about it. More entries for me! :D

Archer said...

Helo, This is my first time commenting on your blog. I guess I have just entered to win, and I hope I do.

Be Blessed:)

Squeaks said...

Aaah! There is no hope for us Canadians! :( Ah well, I guess you folks miss out on all our good deals :P