Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Giveaway: The Place of Dead Kings by Geoffrey Wilson

I am pleased to announce for our two year anniversary a book giveaway of The Place of Dead Kings by Geoffrey Wilson. Sequel to a  Land of Hope and Glory, the series is set in a world where the Indian Mutiny takes place in a very different England, where magic is a weapon controlled by her foreign oppressors and one man must risk everything to save his people.

Publishers Weekly called the first novel an "impressive debut [that] fuses fantasy with alternate history, reversing the British Empire's conquest of India. Wilson's version of 19th-century England has been invaded and conquered by the Indian empire of Rajthana, which rules all of Europe with vast armies and a magical source known as sattva...The mix of Arthurian legend and Hindu mysticism make this breakneck-paced adventure a rich and engaging read.”

Check out the description of Dead Kings I got from the publisher:
The rebellion of 1852 has failed and brutal General Vadula governs England. Only a few small bands of English rebels still hold out against the Rajthanan empire. 
Jack Casey, reluctant hero of the resistance, has survived to live with his daughter in the remote wilds of Shropshire, training young rebels to use the conqueror's magic. But he is gravely ill, with only two months to live...
Then rebel spies bring news of a rogue Indian sorcerer in Scotland. Mahajan has discovered a mysterious power in the uncharted country to the north - a power that could be the legendary Holy Grail. The Rajthanans have already assembled an army to search for Mahajan. Jack has nothing to lose now. He agrees to lead his own men, disguised as porters for the conquerors, on the same gruelling march. 
They hope to find a weapon that will free England from her oppressors. But they discover something that is beyond what any of them ever expected.
I posted a review over on Amazing Stories if you want to check it out. If you want to try an win the book, email me at ahwupdate at gmail dot com with "The Place of Dead Kings Contest" in the subject line along with your address. Geoff is giving away two copies to anywhere in the world. All entries must be submitted by the 27th. The two winners will be chosen at random by me.

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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update and a blogger on Amazing Stories. His new story "The Enchanted Bean" can be found in Once Upon a Clockwork Tale from Echelon Press. When not writing he works as an attorney, enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana and prepares for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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