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The Raven’s Shadow – giveaway!

Cover of The Raven's Shadow***This giveaway is now closed!***

Ooh, a new book . . .

As you may know, this coming Thursday, 15th August, sees the publication of THE RAVEN’S SHADOW in the UK, and shortly thereafter in Australia and New Zealand.

This is the third volume of The Wild Hunt series, and things are heating up. Gair’s back on the mainland with a mission to fulfill. Teia is struggling through the mountain snow, desperate to reach safety before her child is born. As the moons move inexorably towards their conjunction and Ytha’s war band levels its spears at the Empire itself, deception and tragedy await. Actions have consequences, and not all of them can be foreseen.

I don’t know about you, but I’m just a-quiver with excitement.


And look! There’s free stuff!

Because I am immensely proud of this book, and y’all are the nicest bunch of readers, I am also giving away some signed copies of the Gollancz edition. These very ones, in fact:

Hardbacks to give away

5 signed, personalised hardbacks, delivered worldwide

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post before midnight UK time on 29th August to go into the draw. On the 30th I will select five winners’ names at random.

In the light of the last giveaway, I do have a few things I want to point out. Please note, the Rules of Engagement:

Rules of Engagement

  • One entry per person. Duplicate entries will be discarded.
  • Winners’ names will be drawn at random, using a random-number generator. Randomly.
  • If you leave a comment and it doesn’t appear straight away, that’s because I have to manually authorise comments from email addresses the site doesn’t recognise. It’s nothing personal, I’ve just had all the fake Rolexes, NFL jerseys and Louis Vuitton knock-offs I can stand. Sorry.
  • Only comments on this post are eligible. Please don’t ask to be entered via Twitter, Facebook, Reddit or by email because this needs to be fair and simple to administer.
  • Please leave a valid email address or I won’t be able to get in touch with you to tell you you’ve won. Make sure it’s an email address you actually check more than once in a blue moon, because if you win and I email you and you don’t respond to said email within a reasonable time (say seven days) I will give the book to someone else.
  • The dedication doesn’t have to be to you. It can be your sister, mother-in-law, boss or pet rat – I really don’t mind. I will even post it to another address, if it’s a present for someone. Just don’t ask for gift-wrap as well, because do I look like Amazon to you? Sheesh.
  • Yes, I really will ship worldwide. That includes Chile, Burkina Faso and PO boxes on little islands off the coast of Australia. Neither rain, nor snow, nor glom of nit can stay my messengers about their duty.

All clear? Right, off you go then – and good luck!



  1. Jason

    Just read it! Lucky enough to get my hands on a copy here in the USA. Now, when is book 4?

    (also, the beginning surprised me. When I finished Trinity Rising, I was convinced that the sounds Tanith heard were a battle that Gair was in at Gimrael, and she saved him and Aldric died as part of that).

    So, about that book 4…….. please write fast.

    • Ellie

      Glad you enjoyed it! Book 4 is due out in the UK in October, but it’ll probably be early 2015 before Tor releases it in the USA.

      (also, the beginning surprised me. When I finished Trinity Rising, I was convinced that the sounds Tanith heard were a battle that Gair was in at Gimrael, and she saved him and Aldric died as part of that).

      That’s really interesting! It never occurred to me that someone would make a connection between those scenes and in that way. This is why I love getting feedback from readers: they pick up on the most amazing things.

  2. Elaine Stephenson

    Here we go again lol. I am going to be late for work today ,I really need to learn more computer skills .please consider me for your book giveaway . I would like it for a special person who introduced me to fantasy writing and to your books in particular .thank you .

  3. Norelle

    I LOVE these books, the characters are fabulously real. Can’t wait to get my teeth into the next release!! Keep up the FAB work!

  4. Debbie

    me please!

  5. Jennifer

    I loved the first two books!

  6. Mar

    I would love to win a copy :D!

  7. Nico

    Yay free stuff. I like !

  8. Uday Varma

    I hope I win – but usually never do. The one solitary win was on Pat’s fantasy hotlist and the book never arrived πŸ™

  9. Heather Beyer

    Thank you for the chance to win. πŸ™‚

  10. Amber


  11. Darkybald

    I just gonna try my luck πŸ™‚

  12. Mia

    That is quite the beautiful book. I feel lucky… *rubs my rabbit’s foot*

  13. Mel Goodsell

    Just finished book 2; didn’t realise book 3 was only just out – can’t wait to read it

  14. wendy hill

    yippee! ( wendy doing the dance ) finally book three, was going treat myself “raven’s shadow “for my birthday in july but will settle for a belated birthday present, can’t wait to settle down in the recliner with my book, glass of wine and chocolate….

  15. Aileen Kowal

    Very cool giveaway. Would love to win a copy!!

  16. Judy Maynard

    I would love a signed copy….love this story!

  17. Lauren Greeves

    aghhhh need to know what happens next!! devoured the first two. Can’t wait to read book 3.

  18. Natalie

    These books look gorgeous. Got my fingers and my toes crossed that I’m lucky enough to win πŸ™‚

  19. Michael Martin

    Read book 2 shortly after it was released, have been waiting for book 3 since. Love to read fantasy and books 1 and 2 didn’t last a week before I was done. The story was that good.

  20. Paul Weimer (@PrinceJvstin)

    I wanna win, Elspeth! πŸ™‚

  21. Lor

    Because I’m a complete bubble head at times, I only got Songs of the Earth last week – I bought Trinity Rising yesterday, and will be raving about them on the podcast this evening, because I absolutely adore them!

  22. Lara

    can’t wait to read both 2 and 3. glad three is ready so i don’t have to wait so long. πŸ˜€

  23. Albert Mottershead

    would love to get a signed copy have read all so far

  24. Michele Brenton (@banana_the_poet)

    Wow! Those books are gorgeous! They look as though magic would fly out in sparks when you opened the cover. Please add my name to the hat.

  25. James Pittman

    Greetings from the States, Elspeth! Excited to see the next installment ready and arriving soon (will order from the depository if I’m not a lucky winner, thank you again for putting me on to them) and cannot wait to get my hands on it.

  26. Abhinav Jain (@abhinavjain87)

    yay for another giveaway!!! πŸ˜€

  27. Gary

    Oooh, competition πŸ™‚

  28. KJ Mulder

    It would be great to get a copy. I have all the rest of the books sitting on my TBR-pile waiting to be devoured in a week-long binge.

  29. Katie

    I’d love to get a copy, especially since otherwise I’m waiting for the US publication!

  30. Richard Plyler

    I just finished Trinity Rising this afternoon and came searching for book 3! I look forward to availability in the USA. Keep up the splendid work!!

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