Are you ready for thrilling adventure? Ancient mystery? A bit of romantic intrigue? This week’s giveaway is a print copy of E. Catherine Tobler‘s Rings of Anubis–the first installment in her Folley & Mallory series. I’m not sure I’ve ever read such a wonderful smash-up of genres as are present in this story: fantasy, adventure, historical fiction, romance, mystery, the list goes on and on and on and…
And you should read the book for yourself and see!
As the nineteenth century turns into the twentieth, the world looks to a future of revolutionary science and extraordinary machines. Archaeologist Eleanor Folley looks back to Egypt’s ancient mysteries and her mother’s inexplicable, haunting disappearance. Agent Virgil Mallory, a man with ghosts and monsters of his own, brings evidence of a crime, taking them both on a thrilling adventure that carries them from Paris to Egypt, and from the present to the ancient past. Uncovering the truth exposes a dangerous game of life, death, and uncanny powers!
I’m not the only one who enjoyed reading this book, as you can see from the lovely array of reviews on Amazon.
“I very much enjoyed the Indiana Jones-type adventure of our protagonists, investigating both archaeological sites and personal secrets that somehow tied into the mysteries of the Ancient world. Egyptology, archaeology, airships, clockwork limbs and devices – all of these are interesting on their own, but the author has bound them all together in an engrossing story of family, science and magic, truth and faith – throwing in a couple of very neat twists that I never expected from the basic premise – and done all of this so successfully that no part of the story felt grafted on, but all seamlessly melded.” ~R. Donahue
“Tobler is an exceptional writer, with prose as smooth as water-colors on silk. She brings the very early 20th century alive in a way you wish it could have been, without slapping you in the face with a Jane Austen primer or shoving a steampunk-heavy gauntlet up your posterior.” ~A. Dale Triplett
“With the very well-crafted main characters, Eleanor and Virgil, you’ll travel from the Paris Exposition to the desert of Egypt and encounter secret organizations and Egyptian gods. RoA is the perfect blend of adventure and imagination, with a well-rounded cast of characters.” ~Damien Angelica Walters
SO! Quite an adventure awaits, and as I said in print nonetheless. Sadly, I must limit this giveaway to the US only (forgive me!).
Once again, you have until Monday–October 10th–at 6pm EST to enter. You can do so simply by commenting on this post. Let me know your favorite historical fiction or steampunk story/novel/show/etc if you like! You can also gain an extra entry by sharing on Twitter/Facebook and letting me know you did so (or tagging me when you do it–I have to see it to count it basically).
Thanks for dropping by and Happy Octoblerfest to you!