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Friday, April 16, 2010

Book Giveaway! - Starlighter


Bryan Davis is one of the greatest modern fantasy writers of this day. As far as teen fantasy goes at least. He's one of my favorite authors.

A few weeks ago I posted my review of Starlighter, the latest from Mr. Davis. This book begins a new series called Dragons of Starlight that I think I will thoroughly enjoy. Even if you don't like his previous works I'd be willing to bet you'll enjoy this series.

Don't want to take the risk?

Well that's fine. Because Zondervan has graciously given me a copy of this book to giveaway on this blog!

Need more of a reason to enter? Free good fantasy isn't good enough? Check out my shorter, condensed, review!

In Starlighter, by bestselling author Bryan Davis, dragons have kidnapped humans from their planet and taken them to theirs, enslaved them, tortured them, and worked them to their deaths. Years have passed since that date, and both worlds have forgotten. Darksphere, the human world, contains an organization that remembers the Lost Ones, those stolen from their world, and seeks the gateway to the dragon planet. But these people are mocked and scorned. On Starlight, the dragon world, those who remember and hold to the belief that they are not meant for slavery are similarly mocked.

But the lost will be found.

Bryan Davis again pens a beautiful, fast passed, epic tale of four teens' determination to do that which they know to be right. The plot was exhilarating, the characters were very clearly defined, and the writing was excellent as usual. Mr. Davis did what is every writer's goal--he created an adrenaline laced plot with believable characters. Given any line of dialogue I could recite the character that would have said it, each one was that real, and the story kept me thinking late into the night.

Also, this book is clearly a story filled with Christian themes. The basic plot line is a beautiful tale and challenge of reaching out to the lost. While the themes are clearly there I do believe the story can be enjoyed without noticing or understanding the allegory.

I'd recommend this book to any young adult, 10 and up. An excellent read for teens and adults.

And a cliffhanger to boot.


What's the catch? Here's what you have to do:
  • Comment on this post asking to be entered
  • For an extra entry, follow this blog, and then in your comment tell me you are following
  • For another entry, post about this giveaway on YOUR blog and in your comment give me the link
Giveaway entries are limited to those in the contiguous USA only. Sorry guys, don't have the cash to mail outta the country :-P

Tell your friends! Anyone would be lucky to read this book. It's quite the read.

To the end,
Nathan

77 comments:

Seth Skogerboe said...

I want to be entered! Also, I follow your blog. Does that mean I get an extra entry?

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Yes it does! You are entered twice now.

Ben Johnston said...

i would like to enter as well. and i've been following your wonderful bloggage.

Squeaks said...

I would also like to be entered! And I follow your blog...aaand I've done a post on my blog about your contest :)

Squeaks.

Millardthemk said...

! I would like to enter, and I follow, and I posted on it on a homeschool site I am on :)

Millardthemk

R.P.H said...

Please count me in and I have been a follower of your awesome blog for a while now :-)

So, are you a book reviewer for Zondervan? Have you checked out CSFF (Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy) Blog tour? You can get free books to review with them too. And I know they would love to have you as part of their tour :-)

Hope all is well with you my friend.
God's Care,
~Ryan

Lynnae said...

WOW!!! I'll be entered too, please. I was already a follower though.
THANKS.

JT Norlander said...

I'll enter. And do I get the second one because I was already a follower? :)

Isaac Permann said...

I want to be entered and i follow your blog! :)

Danielle said...

I would love to be entered!!!!

Danielle said...

oh yes, and I'm following your blog. =]

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Israle Surrnak said...

Count me in!

Ellie said...

I'd love to enter, I'm following your blog, and I did a short post about this giveaway on my blog (http://cherokeland.blogspot.com/2010/04/hey-check-out-these-giveaways-by.html) So there's three entries! :P

Sveta said...

Cool!! I want to be entered! I also posted about this giveaway on my blog. You can see it here:
http://onlinewithsveta.blogspot.com/2010/04/give-away_16.html

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Thank you all for entering, following, and linking!

If you are already following this blog I will automatically enter you twice when you comment.

@Isaac, unless you are following secretly I don't see you on the list. LOL Might have been a computer error though.

Also, if any of you newer folks are interested in writing consider following! That's mainly what I blog about.

@RPH, I'll certainly consider it. Do you have information on how to join? lol

Thanks again!

Rael said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I would indeed like to be entered for the giveaway, and I am now following your blog.

Noah said...

I would like to enter the contest!

Entry 1: commented
Entry 2: followed blog
Entry 3: Blogged about giveaway: http://noahsreads.blogspot.com/2010/04/starlighter-giveaway.html

Isaac Permann said...

whoops! Sorry! I thought i was following, anyways now i am but it says "IsaacMann" there instead of my real name!

Star-Dreamer said...

I would like to be entered! And I already follow your blog... AND I posted about the contest on my blog: here's the link.

http://theravenquill.blogspot.com/2010/04/starlighter-give-away.html

Nathan R. Petrie said...

@Rael, absolutely! Thank YOU for following!

@Isaac, no problem! Happens to the best of us lol

Thanks for linking all!

Randall Moritz (from Facebook) said...

I would like to be entered. Hopefully you don't have an upper age limit. :)

Eagles Wings said...

i would love to be entered! I believe i am following....

thanks,
Eagles

Poppies2006 said...

following

would love this book for me & my son

Alex said...

I'll enter and follow. I'll try to post on it. Here's the link so you can check if I do: http://acash717.blogspot.com/

Alex

Tahl said...

I'd like to be entered, and I'm also a follower!

Ruthie Stella said...

I would enter, but I already have the book and am reading it now! :)

Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog. Come back anytime!

Nathan R. Petrie said...

@Randall Moritz (From Facebook tehehe), No age limit :D

@Ruthie, LOL Great book right? And certainly! Thanks for popping over here! ;)

Thanks to all that are following and reposting!

Hawk said...

I'm in, and I'm following your blog now! :D

Thanks for the comment on my blog. :)

Steven (Sten4sw) said...

Hey, I'm commenting, and I followed this blog, as well as your other two. I hope I win...

Daniel White said...

I'll enter! I'm also following your blog.

ElizabethMarieKauffman said...

. . . . I'm commenting. :) And following your blog. So I guess that makes me entered. :)

~ElizabethMarieKauffman~

Marie said...

Hey! Saw your comment, I'd love to enter, and I'm now following -- I'm actually a query writer for a friend of mine, so your blog may help me out!

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Sure thing Hawk! Keep up the awesome writing! I see you broke 100K! SHUWEETNESS!

@Marie, check your list of blogs you follow again. Computer gliche or something but you're not listed as a follower LOL Query writer? COOLNESS! I got invited to submit my novella directly so I haven't had to write a query letter yet though. One of my writing friends Christian Miles just did though haha

Stephen Petrie said...

Hey i would like to be entered.Yes I would like to win the book so you better put me in.

Upstatemomof3 said...

Oh I totally want to be entered!!! I did not read your review because I prefer to go into a book clean but just the cover entices me. I am adding it to me to read list now. :) Oh and I am now following - thanks for stopping by my blog today. :)

Samantha said...

Hi there Nathan,

Thanks for visiting my blog as I am fairly new to this. I would love to be entered as I enjoy these types of books. Sad thing is, I'm from Canada and I saw it's only open if you're from the U.S.A.
Thanks though and no worries because I'm going to start following your blog now since it's totally something I'm interseted in!

Kind Regards,
Sam

Mackenzie Evans said...

I would like to be entered please. :)

Nathan R. Petrie said...

@Stephen, I'm not sure if it's fair for you to enter :P lol

@UpstateMomOf3, oooh see I hate taking risks like that. Of course...the book IS free so <_< LOL Thank YOU for returning the favor ;)

@Sam, do you have someone a few feet across the border that could hold it or ship it to you? Stinks that you can't enter.
And thanks for following!

Thanks again to all of the new followers!

Jon M. said...

Awesome! I'd love to be entered... thanks!

Ryan Turnewitsch said...

Hello Mr. Petrie,

I am quite pleased to have found your blog and am impressed that you have published original novels. As the others have done, I too will add my name to the bevy of names vying for Starlighter. Likewise, I added your blog URL to my list of followed blogs and I shall frequent it often. Thank you for this offer and continue disseminating the gospel through your literature.

In Christ,
Ryan Turnewitsch

Anastasia said...

Sweet. I would like to be entered, and I shall follow you good Sir. By the way, Thank you for the link.

DancePartayUSA said...

Haha. That last comment was me. Sorry, I'm not sure why it put me as "Anonymous", because I did not choose it. Heh. -Anastasia

Jade said...

This is awesome!!! :) I'd like to be entered please!!

Leisel said...

I'm in. Looks really cool!!

Christian Miles said...

Coolness. Enter me, too, Nathan, if you please! I follow your blog, obviously. :P

Melody said...

Ooh, looks neat! I'd love to be entered, and I also follow your blog. :)

~Melody

Sveta said...

I am also following your blog. =) ~Sveta

Sol said...

I are follower Naow.
I'd be happy to be entered, and thanks for your comment on my blog.

Sol said...

Oh, and wondering. . . Is that a Brit Nicole reference or just the biblical original?

Nancye said...

This sounds like in interesting book! Please count me in.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

I am a follower on Google Friend Connect

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

A Writer's Legacy: Aristae said...

Hey! Thanks sincerely for stopping by my blog. My name is Julia and I'm now following your blog. Thanks again.

Jacob R Parker said...

I am a follower
I am a commenter
I am a blogger(ed)
I am a transmogrifier

50 entries.

Daughter of the King said...

Yeah, that book really does sound awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day....it was quite the surprise for me (and my aspiring author boyfriend who was sitting next to me) when I saw your comment. Please do enter me in for the book...and I followed your blog too. I look forward to keeping tabs on your blog and writings!
Blessings to you! :-)

Danny said...

so i commented (or rather am) :D
wanna join :D gts (giggles to self)

i'm a follower and ...
Book Giveaway! - Starlighter

http://thetwodoorways.blogspot.com/ :D first entry for now :D so am i in?

Nathan R. Petrie said...

@Mr. Turnewitsch, Thank you for stopping by! I haven't published an original novel just yet. I've written one, but it's not published yet...mainly because I'm not ready for it to be yet lol. I have had, however, a collection of short stories published in addition to three short stories and two poems. I also have an invitation to submit a novella....but....no novel yet :D
And certainly. For the King and His Kingdom!

@DancePartay, happens to the best of us ;)

@Sol, Biblical reference ;) "The Lost Get Found" ROCKS though!
No problem, thank YOU for commenting on my blog ;)

@Jacob, I do not condone cheating. Pulling the transmogrifier card was too much. :| LOL jk

@DaughterOfTheKing, WOOHOO for aspiring authors! lol And any time! Blog stalking is my thing ;) LOL jk

Thanks to all for stopping by, following, and reposting!

valariemccoy said...

I would love to win and so would my teen daughters!! We are following this blog!!!

W. H. Hayes said...

I would like to be considered for this giveaway. Great idea!

Rose in Ohio said...

I hope this is my lucky day!

Music chica said...

Hey Nathan,
Thank you for the heads up.
It's so awesome
that you write books!
I've tried a couple times,
but I've never really officially done it.When ever your books come out I'll look for them.
I'm hear to give you the address of the post I did on this giveaway(which I love BTW),so here it is:http://sierrasbooklist.blogspot.com/2010/04/starlighter-book-giveaway.html.
So if read correctly I should be entered twice now?
Again thank you!
XOX,Sierra
P.S. love your post on Girl Power!

Anonymous said...

I'll try it out! Please enter me!

I also follow your blog!! WAHOO!! 2 entries!!

daughteroflight

beth said...

thanks for telling me about this giveaway! i'm following your blog now! it's so cool that you write a lot, i love writing fantasy stories, but i don't do it very much :)
have a great weekend!

~beth

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Jare and Lib said...

Cool, I read his Raising Dragon series; it was pretty good. Hasn’t read anything else yet so it would be cool to have a chance at winning it. =)
So I am entering (that is, if I still can, I don't know the ending date =), and I'm a follower.

Thanks for the comment (sorry for not responding sooner =P It's been a hectic 2 weeks), we do follow a lot of the same blogs - "great minds follow a lot" ...eh? (I'm not sure I got that right but you get the flow)

-L
PS
Can you see that I'm following (anybody?) ... because I can't. I get your updates and all on my dash but I can't see my profil here at your site. Odd... this has been happening a lot lately.

Ryan Turnewitsch said...

To Jare and Lib,

Yes, I am able to verify that you are following this blog by looking at the Google Friend Connect window on the right hand side of the webpage directly below Nathan's profile. Your profile image is present there.
Ryan

A Writer's Legacy: Aristae said...

sorry, forgot to ask in last post if you would enter me in.

-Julia

Nathan R. Petrie said...

@Music, Yup. Writing boos is awesome ;) Glad you enjoyed the post!

@Beth, I'd die if I couldn't write haha

And yes, I will be giving the book away once I reach 100 followers. UntilI post that the enteries are over, you can still enter.

Enchanted Etymologist said...

Yay it looks like I can still enter. Please enter me! Thanks!

Elle said...

Looks like something I would enjoy and my boys would also enjoy! If I don't win, I'll be sure to pick up a copy. So glad to hear about your blog, too!

Owl said...

I'd like to enter. How cool is it that the giveaway is on my birthday, May 7. =D Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Anonymous said...

i would like to enter!! valariemccoy@att.net

Katherine Sophia said...

Yay, I'm not too late! :) I'd like to enter, and I follow you!

BESM said...

Yayers! Not to late! I want to be entered and I a do so follow your blog.

(Got enough comments?)

Marlayne Giron said...

I'm officially #100!!

Nathanael said...

I'd like to be entered, please, if it's not too late.

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Sorry dude! Daughter of the King won. You were just a few days late.

I'll be hosting a few more giveaways soon, so keep checking back!

"Stand tall now and proclaim what you have seen, speak in whispered roars..."