FYI for all: there’s a fundraising auction going on right now to benefit author, artist, and editor Terri Windling, who’s going through a rough time right now. But even if you don’t know or care about her, you should care about this auction, because there’s all kinds of stunning stuff available. Like this custom “personalized” fairy tale poem from Jane Yolen! ::bites fingers, wanting:: And manuscript critiques, and art, and just… wow.
For my own part, I’ll be offering a signed ARC of The Killing Moon, book 1 of the Dreamblood, for the highest bidder (minimum $10). This book won’t be out ’til May 2010, and because of that I won’t be able to send the ARC to the winning bidder until January of 2012. But you’ll still get it a full 5 months early!
For those who don’t remember, or who haven’t read the sample chapter at the end of The Kingdom of Gods, “the Dreamblood” is me playing around with traditional epic fantasy tropes — though, since it’s me, it’s in a rather non-traditional epic fantasy setting. Ehiru is the most famous of the Gatherers — warrior-priests who keep the peace in the ancient-Egyptlike land of Gujaareh. When he uncovers a deadly conspiracy threatening both the waking realm and the land of dreams, the only way he can stop it is to risk his own corruption, and battle a creature out of pure nightmare: the Reaper.
The second book (The Shadowed Sun) doesn’t have an ARC, or I’d include that one, alas. It’ll be out in June 2012.
Anyway, check out the Magick4Terri auctions. Now this is something worth blowing your Cyber Monday cash on!
ETA: Whoops, missed that extra consonant in “magick”. Also, typo!