Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Book Giveaway Carnival March 2-8 - Third Giveaway

Next one up for the Book Giveaway Carnival! Only one more left, so don't forget to stop by tomorrow too.

Today's book is Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke. it is a hardcover copy, very gently used. I only read it once and, as I mentioned before, I do try to treat my books with respect. It is a fantasy book and all fans of this genre should be delighted to read it. I certainly was.


"The year is 1806. England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon, and it is hundreds of years since practical magic faded into the nation's past. But scholars of this glorious history suddenly discover that one practicing magician still remains: the reclusive Mr Norrell of Hurtfew Abbey. Challenged to demonstrate his powers, Norrell causes the statues of York Cathedral to speak and sing, and sends a thrill through the country...Yet Norrell is soon challenged by the emergence of another magician: the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange...As Strange's powers grow, so do his ambitions. He becomes obsessed with the founder of English magic, a shadowy twelfth-century figure known as the Raven King. In his increasingly reckless pursuit of the wildest, most perilous forms of magic, Strange risks sacrificing not only his partnership with Norrell, but everything else that he holds dear."

All you have to do is leave a comment with your email (email is very important, as it saves me a lot of time trying to look for one when the winner is picked). I will randomly pick one winner and the name will be announced on Sunday, March 8th. Have fun!