A Robin Hobb Dragon Classic! Just $1.99 for a limited time!

A Robin Hobb Dragon Classic! Just $1.99 for a limited time!

The Dragon Keeper, by Robin Hobb

She had us at dragons.

They’ve returned to the Rain Wild, but they’re hatching out weak and deformed, unable to fly. The once-magnificent beasts are too dangerous to keep, too important to kill. So a rag-tag team is chosen to take them back to their fabled home upriver.

These human strangers don’t know where they’re going. They don’t even know if they’ll survive. But they have one chance to make a difference—to save dragonkind from a world that has forgotten its past—and they have to try.

   

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Friday giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

Friday giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

Celebrating 50 Years of Pern!

Welcome to the first giveaway in our 50 Years of Pern celebration! We’re giving away a $5 Amazon gift card today to one lucky winner, to be chosen at 11:59 pm EST tonight (Friday, September 14). And there are three ways to enter!

Option number one: Find the two dragon codes we’ve hidden in recent posts and email them to us at bookwyrms [at] dragonauthors [dot] com. (If you use this method, we won’t add you to any lists. Hey, maybe you prefer RSS readers. We won’t judge.)

Option number two: Sign up for our newsletter and choose “The daily bookaholic.” (You can choose the other options too, if you like.) Every new subscriber to our daily blog today will automatically be entered to win!

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Throne of Glass #6 for just $2.99! (And book 7 comes out in October!)

Throne of Glass #6 for just $2.99! (And book 7 comes out in October!)

Tower of Dawn, by Sarah J. Maas

With book 7 coming out in October, this sale is the perfect time to catch up on the series! If you didn’t get around to it when it first came out, now’s the time to try it, while you can still get it for a song. (Normally $12.39, it’s just $2.99 right now!)

Still not convinced? Maybe not a big Chaol fan? You’re not alone, but even readers who aren’t Chaol fans still love his book! We’ve included a few review snippets, hand picked by yours truly (yours trulies?), that just might convince you. (Remember, The Daily Bookaholic is a spoiler-free zone!)

   

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Welcome back to Pern! New book in just 5 weeks! (Aka I beg for books and have strange interactions at the post office.)

Welcome back to Pern! New book in just 5 weeks! (Aka I beg for books and have strange interactions at the post office.)

Remember that authorAnne McCaffrey? The one who made me (Erin) decide to become an author? The one I couldn’t talk to without sobbing?

(You might know her better as the Anne McCaffrey who’s in the Science Fiction Hall of Famethe SFFWA Grand Master, winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, winner of the Robert A. Heinlein award for lifetime achievement as a fantasy and science fiction author… Right, that Anne McCaffrey. But I’m sure the bit about what she means to me personally is on a card in the SF Hall of Fame somewhere.)

Okay, so her daughter, Gigi McCaffrey, is releasing a new Pern book in OctoberDragon’s Codeand I’m so excited I can’t stand it. (Imagine a thirty-minute pause here while I tried and failed to find a gif showing how profoundly excited I am. I’m not a gif connoisseur, apparently. I did, however, spell ‘connoisseur’ correctly on the first go, which surprised me and made me feel a little better about the whole gif thing.)

 

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The Entire Divine Cities Trilogy for just $2.99! Usually $25.99!

The Entire Divine Cities Trilogy for just $2.99! Usually $25.99!

The Divine Cities Trilogy, by Robert Jackson Bennett

Do sweeping sagas and epic worlds light your reading fire? If so, this one’s for you. It’s dark. Gritty. Complex. Think Dostoevsky writing modern fantasy, with some seriously intense world building. Normally $25.99, all three books are bundled together for just $2.99, for a limited time!

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George R. R. Martin called it “fantasy as it ought to be written.” Start the series for just $2.99!

George R. R. Martin called it “fantasy as it ought to be written.” Start the series for just $2.99!

Assassin’s Apprentice, by Robin Hobb

Realms of the Elderlings. It’s like the Netflix of books. All the feels, without any waiting. We’ve linked them all, in order. (In four trilogies, and a quartet. Like TV seasons.) So dip your toe for just $2.99, or binge read the entire 16-book series.

Go ahead. We’ll wait here.

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She started writing it when she was 12. A decade later, it has 47,000 ratings on Goodreads!

She started writing it when she was 12. A decade later, it has 47,000 ratings on Goodreads!

Snow Like Ashes, by Sara Raasch

$1.99 Kindle Sale! ($9.99)

It’s true. Sara Raasch started writing Snow Like Ashes when she was twelve. Want proof? We hunted down a video of the author holding up the first hand-written draft and took a screenshot. She reads a page from it in the video. We’re convinced. (Isn’t she adorable, btw?)

The decade she took to build this world shows in its magic. And in its politics. We found one reviewer who wrote down all eight territories, along with their rulers and their “conduits” (i.e. special magic items), just to keep them straight. To make things even more complicated, four of the conduits can only be wielded by men, and the other four by women.

(Wait. Is that determined by biological sex or by gender identification? Dunno. We haven’t read it yet. We just now bought it on sale. That’s how we find these deals. We’re actually shopping for ourselves and then telling you about it. Probably because we don’t have enough friends.)

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83% off Gears of War Aspho Fields – the military sci-fi prequel to the blockbuster games!

83% off Gears of War Aspho Fields – the military sci-fi prequel to the blockbuster games!

Gears of War Aspho Fields, by Karen Traviss

$1.99 Kindle Sale ($11.99)

Gaming. Yeah, we’ve dabbled. From Tuesday raids in World of Warcraft to Friday clan nights in Call of Duty, there’s nothing like fighting the good fight with 5 to 40 of your best friends chilling in voice chat. But if you watched any of the E3 broadcasts this year, you’ll know there are few fandoms as enthusiastic as the Gears of War crowd. Gears 5, Gears Pop!, Gears Tactics… the screams just kept coming. Gears readers will be glad to know the franchise is producing books as fast as it is gaming titles. If not faster.

Aspho Fields is the official prequel, which has us pretty stoked. We’ve always been suckers for backstory. Action and danger are so much more powerful when you’re invested in the characters, and that’s just as true for games as it is for books. Imagine how much richer the gaming experience would be if we went into it knowing the characters inside and out already. How much more thrilling the victories, and how much more heart wrenching the losses. Sounds intense, right? We think so, too, and now’s our chance to find out.

Pick up Gears of War Aspho Fields for just $1.99 for a limited time!

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Interviewing Author Errin Krystal

Interviewing Author Errin Krystal

Hey, everybody! Welcome to our Book Wyrms blog—where the books are fantastic and the drawing is terrible! We have debut author Errin Krystal with us today, here to talk about her brand new release, The Last Dragon Rider (The Wild Realms of Véneanár, #1)! We love it (read our review here), and we know you will, too! Welcome, Errin!

— Thank you! It’s great to be here!

So The Last Dragon Rider comes out today!!! Congratulations!!! (Amazon just sent our Kindle preorder, by the way!) Can you give us a feel for how long it’s been in the works? When did you start writing it, when did you finish, and when did you first sign it with your publisher?

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The Last Dragon Rider by Errin Krystal

The Last Dragon Rider by Errin Krystal

Like Wine & Chocolate for the Reader’s Palate

Trained as an elite warrior from childhood, the elven crown prince, Flintathriël, fights to end a war that began before he was born. With the aid of his betrothed, Sairalindë, a skilled mage and dragon rider in her own right, he must find the Book of Souls–an ancient and mysterious tome rumored to have belonged to the god Hath’Raal.

But when the missing book turns up in the hands of Mnuvae, the bastard daughter who believes the kingdom to be rightfully hers, Flintathriël and Sairalindë must defend each other–and their people–against a far greater force than they bargained for…


REVIEW:

The Last Dragon Rider is a ruby of a book–the magic of firelight captured impossibly in stone. Roughly half a carat in weight (it is not a long read), the color is exquisite. The spark of romance and adventure sizzles within its depths.

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