TBR Friday: Blowout Sci-Fi and Fantasy Giveaway

Time to pare down the TBR pile! I have five duplicate titles I haven’t had a chance to read for review yet, so I’m passing them on to you. One winner wins all five…so get busy and enter! Note: These are all science fiction and fantasy titles…I’m putting together a YA and paranormal romance/urban fantasy pack for later 🙂

Here’s what’s included in the prize pack:

In the Lion’s Mouth, by Michael Flynn

It’s a big Spiral Arm, and the scarred man, Donavan buigh, has gone missing in it, upsetting the harper Mearana’s plans for a reconciliation between her parents. Bridget ban, a Hound of the League, doubts that reconciliation is possible or desirable; but nonetheless has dispatched agents to investigate the disappearance.  The powerful Ravn Olafsdottr, a Shadow of the Names, slips into Clanthompson Hall to tell mother and daughter of the fate of Donovan buigh. In the Long Game between the Confederation of Central Worlds and the United League of the Periphery, Hound and Shadow are mortal enemies; yet a truce descends between them so that the Shadow may tell her tale. There is a struggle in the Lion’s Mouth, the bureau that oversees the Shadows—a clandestine civil war of sabotage and assassination between those who would overthrow Those of Name and the loyalists who support them. And Donovan, one-time Confederal agent, has been recalled to take a key part, willingly or no.

The Third Section, by Jasper Kent

Russia 1855. After forty years of peace in Europe, war rages. In the Crimea, the city of Sevastopol is besieged. In the north, Saint Petersburg is blockaded. But in Moscow there is one who needs only to sit and wait — wait for the death of an aging tsar, and for the curse upon his blood to be passed to a new generation. As their country grows weaker, a brother and sister — each unaware of the other’s existence — must come to terms with the legacy left them by their father. In Moscow, Tamara Valentinovna Lavrova uncovers a brutal murder and discovers that it is not the first in a sequence of similar crimes, merely the latest, carried out by a killer who has stalked the city since 1812. And in Sevastopol, Dmitry Alekseevich Danilov faces not only the guns of the combined armies of Britain and France, but must also make a stand against creatures that his father had thought buried beneath the earth, thirty years before

Singularity: Star Carrier, by Ian Douglas

There is an unseen power in the universe—a terrible force that was dominating the galaxy tens of thousands of years before the warlike Sh’daar were even aware of the existence of Sol and its planets. As humankind approaches the Singularity, when transcendence will be achieved through technology, contact will be made. In the wake of the near destruction of the solar system, the political powers on Earth seek a separate peace with an inscrutable alien life form that no one has ever seen. But Admiral Alexander Koenig, the hero of Alphekka, has gone rogue, launching his fabled battlegroup beyond the boundaries of Human Space against all orders. With Confederation warships in hot pursuit, Koenig is taking the war for humankind’s survival directly to a mysterious omnipotent enemy.

A Kingdom Beseiged: Book One of the Chaoswar Saga, by Raymond E. Feist

A Kingdom Besieged is the first in a new trilogy that brings back Pug—first introduced in Feist’s classic debut novel, Magician, and now Midkemia’s most powerful sorcerer—who faces a major magical cataclysm that forces him to question everything he’s ever held as true and dear…including the loyalty of his beloved son Magnus.

A Crown Imperiled: Book Two of the Chaoswar Saga, by Raymond E. Feist

War rages in Midkemia but behind the chaos there is disquieting evidence of dark forces at work. Jim Dasher’s usually infallible intelligence network has been cleverly dismantled; nowhere is safe. He feels that the world is coming apart at the seams and is helpless to protect his nation. Quiet palace coups are underway in Roldem and Rillanon; and King Gregory of the Isles has yet to produce an heir. In each kingdom a single petty noble has risen from obscurity to threaten the throne. Lord Hal of Crydee and his great friend Ty Hawkins, champion swordsman of the Masters’ Court, are entrusted with the task of smuggling Princess Stephané and her lady-in-waiting, the lovely but mysterious Lady Gabriella, out of Roldem to a place of greater safety. But is there any safe haven to be found? Meanwhile, Hal’s younger brothers Martin and Brendan are attempting to hold the strategic city of Ylith against an onslaught of Keshian Dog Soldiers, and a mysterious force from beneath the sea. The Kingdom might lose Crydee and recover; but if Ylith falls, all is lost. An unknown player appears to be orchestrating these conflicts. Can Pug and the Conclave of Shadows track down this source before Midkemia is destroyed

Want to win? Just tell me your favorite fantasy or sci-fi series…TV or book. For fantasy, I’d have to go with an old classic, Lord of the Rings (and the movies were awesome). For sci-fi…I’m not a huge space opera book fan, but I loved the old “Star Trek” TV series. You?

As always, four entries possible: one entry for leaving a comment, one more if you follow the blog, one for following me on Twitter: @Suzanne_Johnson, and one for Tweeting or RT’ing the contest. Fly away!

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man's Curse; Black Diamond).

25 thoughts on “TBR Friday: Blowout Sci-Fi and Fantasy Giveaway

  1. That Third Section sounds promising. My favorite sci fi series? Either original Star Trek or Quantum Leap.

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  2. My favorite fantasy movies is Lord of the Rings and my favorite fantasy book is Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time Series.

    Awesome list of books! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. My favorite fantasy series is Discworld, and my favorite sci-fi series is probably the Vorkosigan Saga. It’s a toss up between Bujold and the Mageworlds.

    Firefly and Farscape were my favorite TV shows.

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  4. My favorite SC-Fi book series is an old one. H.Beam Piper’s Fuzzy series. I’d have to go with Lord of the Rings for fantasy.

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  5. Favorite fantasy series is the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. Love that world and the characters that bring it to life!! Favorite sci-fi is probably Sirantha Jax by Ann Aguirre. You completely lose yourself in those. Thanks for the book info and giveaway!!

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  6. My current favorite series is the revival of Doctor Who. In the past ’twas Babylon 5.

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  7. Favourite sci-fi series – I was a big fan of Battlestar Galactica (the new version) and for books i liked Isaac Asmiov’s Foundation series. Fantasy – I do love all the Discworld books by Terry Prachett – the city guard especially are my favourites although I have a soft spot for Death! 🙂

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  8. Sci-Fi: I’m more a fan of the visuals for this, so I tend to go for TV series–Stargate Atlantis! 😀 Though I’m a huge fan of the Star Trek franchise, too, and of course Doctor Who!

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  9. Harry Potter

    I follow the blog.

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  10. SciFi: the Sirantha Jax series by Ann Aguirre
    Fantasy: the Heralds of Valdemar trilogy by Mercedes Lackey (that series started me on fantasy and on reading books in English)

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  11. My favorite sci-fi is the Sirantha Jax series by Ann Aguirre, that I just discover this year. And my favorite Fantasy is Philippa Ballantine serie : The Order (and of course Lord of the ring!!!).

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  12. Fantasy…Okay, nothing compares to Lord of the rings!

    SciFI…I’m hooked on Doctor who and torchwood!

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  13. SF: The Commonwealth saga by Peter F. Hamilton

    Fantasy: I’m not sure, maybe Harry Potter

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  14. I’m on the Dr Who train 😀

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  15. Ohh. I would love to win these books 😀 Thank you so much for the chance. <3 And omg! I agree with you. Lord of the Rings is the best :) Although I have only seen the movies (A) But I love love love love love those :D And I have never seen Star Trek :p Hih :)

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  16. I have so many favourite series (both in books and TV) thatit’s a bit frightening…they do tend to wax and wane due to my current interests or moods.

    For the fantasy ones I’d probably have to go with Lord of the Rings for the books since it’s series which got me into fantasy (and that is the whole mythology and not just the trilogy) and the TV fantasy would be the Buffy/Angel-verse 🙂

    And the Science Fiction series…uff…that’s a hard one. Books: probably the Miles Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold (although I can’t seem to get started on the final book).
    TV: Star Trek of course 🙂 I’ve alternately hated and loved every one of it’s variations 🙂


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  17. My favorite fantasy series is the Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop. Right now, my favorite show is Fringe (SO GOOD!!!) but I always have a sot spot in my heart for Firefly.

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  18. Sci-fi: has to be Dune 🙂 I compare a lot of books to it still.
    Fantasy: Game of Thrones (I prefer excellent HBO series to books) and Kushiel series by Jacquieline Carey, also N.K.Jemisin.
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    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway as always, Suzanne!

  19. My favorite fantasy books series is the Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini. I havent read the last book yet though.

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