Goodreads ARC Contest for Twelve Kings in Sharakhai!

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I’m pleased to announce that DAW Books and Penguin Random House are hosting a giveaway for advanced reading copies (ARCs) of Twelve Kings in Sharakhai. Please go to the Goodreads page for the giveaway for more details. They’re giving away twenty-five (25!) copies of the book. The giveaway will run from May 20 – Jun 03, 2015.

Here’s the latest back cover blurb for the book:

Sharakhai, the great city of the desert, center of commerce and culture, has been ruled from time immemorial by twelve kings—cruel, ruthless, powerful, and immortal. With their army of Silver Spears, their elite company of Blade Maidens, and their holy defenders, the terrifying asirim, the Kings uphold their positions as undisputed, invincible lords of the desert. There is no hope of freedom for any under their rule.

Or so it seems, until Çeda, a brave young woman from the west end slums, defies the Kings’ laws by going outside on the holy night of Beht Zha’ir. What she learns that night sets her on a path that winds through both the terrible truths of the Kings’ mysterious history and the hidden riddles of her own heritage. Together, these secrets could finally break the iron grip of the Kings’ power…if the nigh-omnipotent Kings don’t find her first.

You can visit the Twelve Kings in Sharakhai page for more information, including what people are saying about the book.


  1. Ryan Leduc

    May 18, 2015 at 11:58 am

    An Arc would be very nice. Do you know if the Goodreads giveaway will be US only?

    • Brad

      May 18, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      Hmm. I don’t know one way or another. I think it’ll have the details when it opens on Wednesday. I’ll try to remember to look at it when it does to see if it mentions.

    • Brad

      May 18, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      Oops. I should’ve looked before I spoke. The giveaway has only the US for the “Countries available”, so alas, it looks like it won’t be available in Canada.

      • Ryan Leduc

        May 18, 2015 at 2:44 pm

        Oh well. Do you plan any giveaways from your website? Will they be more widely open?

        • Brad

          May 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm

          I’ll definitely be holding some contests for ARCs. Shipping is a killer, but I’ll probably make a few available worldwide.