Monday, November 8, 2010

BOOK GIVEAWAY: Half-Orc Series by David Dalglish

"I'm not entirely sure how this happened, but Two Ends of the Pen has become like a second home for me. Interviews, reviews, announcements for my books: couldn't be happier, really. So when I decided to do my first ever 'give-away' contest, well...where else should it be held but right here?

I'm giving away all four of my Half-Orc books (the fifth and final isn't out yet, sorry) in DIGITAL form. This is a series of magic, swords, and redemption. Think David Gemmell or a much darker R. A. Salvatore. I've had a wonderful time telling the stories of my characters, and to whoever might win these books, I hope you have a great time reading them.
 David Dalglish

To enter the contest for a chance to win the books, just click "follow" this blog [after the interviews] and then leave your email address in the comments section by Friday, November 12 at midnight.  The winner will be notified by email.  Good luck all!
The Half-Orc Series chronicles the trials of Harruq and Qurrah Tun, brothers of mixed blood and humble beginnings. One will seek redemption and atonement for the evil he has done. One will destroy everything to deny his wrongs.

THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD – At his brother’s insistence, Harruq Tun pledges loyalty to the death prophet Velixar, dooming their lives to murder and bloodshed. Only an elf named Aurelia provides hope for escape…an elf on the side of the enemy. An elf Harruq is ordered to kill.

THE COST OF BETRAYAL – The battle of Woodhaven behind them, Harruq hopes for a better life with Aurelia. Qurrah, however, continues his practice of the dark arts. When he falls for a girl lost to madness, he will do anything to save her – even if it means harming those his brother loves most.

THE DEATH OF PROMISES - After a bloody conflict with his brother, Qurrah Tun flees west with his lover, the strange and powerful Tessanna. He seeks an ancient tome known as Darakken’s spellbook, its pages containing the secrets of the world's very creation. Only Harruq and his friends can stand against the darkness his brother might unleash.

THE SHADOWS OF GRACE - War demons pour into the world of Dezrel, burning the land to ash. Harruq Tun leads the survivors of the broken kingdom of Neldar, hoping to find safety in the west. But it will take the aid of his wife and friends to hold back the army of his brother, Qurrah, that gives chase.

Review Comments:
"The action scenes are relentless, graphic battles of desperation and ferocity, innate rage versus magical omnipotence." - Indie Fantasy Review

"I do not speak in hyperbole to say that this is one of the four or five best novels I have read IN MY LIFETIME. It takes you through the roller coaster of sensations - from hopeful to despaired to overjoyed to, finally, broken - and spits you out on the other side shaken and thankful for what you have....Yes, 'The Cost of Betrayal' is that good." - Journal of Always

"A damned enjoyable read from an emerging fantasy author with great potential." - Contemporary Fantasy Review
Author Bio:
David Dalglish currently lives in rural Missouri with his wife Samantha, daughter Morgan, and snake Velixar. He graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2006 and currently devotes himself to perfecting his craft. He spends his free time playing racquetball and watching PBS with his daughter.