[NB: Deadline extended to 4/4.]
If you follow pub regular Katherine Langrish’s wonderful blog Seven Miles of Steel Thistles, then you already know that Katherine has been travelling round the blogosphere in a virtual book tour [cough] including a guest post at Paradoxes tomorrow [cough].
Her West of the Moon trilogy has just been revised and released in a single volume from HarperCollins. I’m halfway through my own copy and I have to say–it’s breathtaking. A complex, emotional, well-wrought coming-of-age cycle. It’s also about Vikings, but not in the way you’d immediately expect.
So I’m delighted to announce that The Hog’s Head has two signed copies to give away.
Here’s how you get one:
The Harry Potter Franchise is just too good to stop. It’s not enough to hear the author tell us what she thinks happened–we want to read it, and we want to see it, right?
Spurious Press has issued a nonexistent call for proposals for Harry Potter 8, book and film. Since we’re all about confluences of awesome, the next volume in the series is crossover with Katherine Langrish’s West of the Moon trilogy. Read: the Wizarding World with Vikings. Though unable to write it herself, Katherine has kindly agreed to provide a title for the new volume:
Harry Potter and the Deadly Dragonship.
So, pitch me your version of that story. Harry Potter with Vikings. You can make it serious, tragic, hysterical, daft, or anywhere or anything in between. Have fun with it. Make me laugh or cry, or whatever. But I should warn you, Katherine’s told me that her Vikings won’t be all that happy to see the wizarding gang show up.
No limit on how many times you can enter. The more the merrier You get no points for length and detail, and may, in fact, get marks for brevity and concision. But don’t worry too much about that, and have fun with it. If you outline an entire ring cycle for the book, I will be impressed but won’t promise anything else. If you write an entire story, I’ll ask you to keep it somewhere else and put a summary here.
The contest runs from now till 4 April at 1300 UT. I will then choose several of my favorite entries, assign them a numerical order based on the order of the comments, and choose two with a random number generator. The winners receive a signed copy of Katherine Langrish’s West of the Moon.
Have fun. Go.