Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Here's the first of two chances to win an Advance Review Copy of The Reawakened. Here's a new image--now with bonus back cover!

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As I mentioned in my post last week (where the cover flat giveaway is going on for one more day), The Reawakened is the final installment in my award-winning Aspect of Crow trilogy.

For those who've just joined me since Wicked Game, a little more about this trilogy:

Aspect of Crow takes place in a world where everyone has magic bestowed by their Guardian Spirit Animal (what some might call a "totem" or "power animal"). Sort of X-Men meets Clan of the Cave Bear.

It began in November 2006 with Eyes of Crow and continued last October with Voice of Crow. More information, including excerpts of all three books, can be found on my website by following those links.

The main character, Rhia, has the Aspect of Crow, which in her first phase gives her visions of people's deaths; and in her second phase, gives her the power to speak to the dead.

Charles de Lint called Eyes of Crow "a delightful coming-of-age novel" in his review in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, which pretty much made my life. That novel also won the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Fantasy Novel, and was nominated for two Rita Awards.

In addition to the three books, there's an urban fantasy prequel story online, "The Wild's Call." It takes place roughly mid-21st century, thousands of years before Eyes of Crow, and depicts the first Reawakening. It's completely free, so check it out!

Now for the ARC. I’d like to see them go to current fans of the series, the ones who are really salivating for it, so to enter, please e-mail me with your best-guess answer to the following question:

Who is the Raven?

Everyone who sends me a character name will be entered in a random drawing to take place at 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time on September 10, 2008. All entries will be eligible for the drawing, not just the correct ones.

BONUS entry opportunity! To double your chances to win, tell me WHY you think this person is the Raven.

(Note: I'm disabling comments so that people e-mail me directly with their guesses instead of dropping hints in public. Spoiler-free blogging ahoy!)

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