I am so excited to be doing my first ever giveaway, with the help of Penguin Random House, and for a duology that’s as exciting as these are.
The Sacred Hunt Duology is an omnibus edition that includes both Hunter’s Oath and Hunter’s Death, in one book. Hunter’s Oath was originally published in paperback in October 1995, with Hunter’s Death was published in June 1996. This is the first time they’ve been published as a single book, and you have the chance to win a free copy!
Author Michelle West also writes under the names Michelle Sagara and Michelle Sagara West. Her author bio says “Michelle Sagara lives in Toronto, in Canada, and writes long books, often accidentally. She works part-time at Bakka-Phoenix books, where she has worked since 1986. She has two sons and a long-suffering husband, but no other pets.”
These images are from the author’s website, as I do not have a copy of the book in front of me.
When the covenant was made with the Hunter God, all who dwelt in Breodanir swore to abide by it. The Hunter Lords—and the hunting dogs to which their minds were attuned—would seek out game in the God’s woods to provide food for their people, and the Hunter God would ensure that the Hunters, the land, and the people prospered.
But in payment, once a year the Sacred Hunt must be called, the God’s own Hunt in which the prey became one of the Lords, or his huntbrother. This was the Hunter’s Oath, sworn to by each Lord and his huntbrother—the companion chosen from the common folk to remind each Lord of his own ties to humanity. It was the Oath pledged in blood by Gilliam of Elseth and the orphan boy Stephen—and the fulfillment of that Oath would lead them to the kind of destiny from which legends were made….
Averalaan, that most ancient of cities, had long been the home of magics both dark and bright. For the site where this most civilized city of mortals now stood had once been a dread place indeed, a citadel of evil ruled by the Lord of Hell. Only through the greatest of sacrifices had he been cast back into his own dimension. But now, trouble was once again stirring in the hidden byways of Averalaan.
Blessed or cursed by their Hunter God and gifted with his most unique creation, the Hunter Lord Gilliam and his huntbrother Stephen were about to do the unthinkable. Guided by seer Yvaine, they would journey beyond the borders of their kingdom, something no Hunter Lord had ever done. For only in Averalaan could they find their true destiny, even if it meant facing the Dark Lord himself….
So, this giveaway will run from today until midnight on August 19, so you have two weeks to enter! I’m not in charge of the mailing, but I will announce a winner on August 20! Have fun and check out these books because I’ve really enjoyed them! I look forward to getting to know all of you through comments and on twitter! Please note that this giveaway is US/Canada only per Penguin!