In Celebration of the Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Giveaway of King of Sword and Sky

As of yesterday, Book Blogger Appreciation Week has officially started, and in celebration of this most incredible tour de force put together by Amy, we decided to contribute to the festivities with a give away of our own! We have 5 copies (yeah, you heard me right, FIVE copies) of King of Sword and Sky by C.L. Wilson to giveaway. This is book 3 of her Tairen Soul series. All you have to do is leave a comment by Friday and tell us what is your favorite Fantasy movie and/or book!

And don’t forget to come back on Friday for an early review of the book that is, as of now, Ana’s top 1 book of 2008!

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  • vd
    September 16, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    My favorite fantasy movies: The Lord of the Rings trilogy!

  • Kerry
    September 16, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    One single, solitary favourite fantasy book or movie? That’s much, much too hard for me to answer. It changes every day. But for today I’m going to call Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels trilogy one book and choose that.

  • orannia
    September 16, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Hmmm. Like Kerry, I find picking one REALLY hard! I think I will have to pick The Last Herald Mage (LHM) series by Mercedes Lackey… It was one of the first fantasy series I read (as a teen) and…it was one of those books that spoke to me on so many different levels.

    Oh, and I would like to make an honourable mention of To Ride Hell’s Chasm by Janny Wurts. Why? Because, like the LHM series it was a book full of emotion and imagery that spoke to me…and made me cry (as did the LHM). That to me puts both in the keeper category.


  • Brie
    September 16, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Don’t enter me in the giveaway, for I have this hot little book in my hands already. I just wanted to put in my favorite fantasy book and movie.

    While I love the Tairen Soul series, I have just found another series that I’m head over hills in love with: The Entire and the Rose. It’s labeled as SF but is really fantasy-like. I’m in awe of this series.

    My favorite fantasy movie is The Neverending Story.

  • cathyb
    September 16, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    I tend to go back to books that I read in my younger formative years, too — books that weren't just enjoyable & engrossing reads, but ones that might have changed the way I think about life somehow.
    Back in the day, Atwood'sA Handmaid’s Tale rocked my world. It's due for a reread.
    (Also smitten with Robin McKinley & L'Engle & Lloyd Alexander &…)

  • Bridget Locke
    September 16, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Hmm…I'd have to say all-time favorite fantasy movie is The Princess Bride. One of the most quotable movies ever.

    My favorite fantasy is actually a series. The Heralds of Valdemar by Mercedes Lackey. I've reread them to the point of ridiculous & yet still love them. πŸ™‚

  • westcobich
    September 16, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    My fave fantasy movie? Has to be (as trite as it may sound) THE LORD OF THE RINGS, the first one. Loved it. Surprisingly found it true to my memory of the trilogy, which I read years ago.

    And thanks to My Friend Amy, have just discovered your blog and love your tagteam work.

    Wil be back.

  • Jennifer Y.
    September 16, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    I think Dragonheart with Dennis Quaid is one of my favorite fantasy films. I have a thing for dragons. I also love The Princess Bride.

    Fabulous blog…I will definitely be back!

  • ciaralira
    September 16, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    My favorite fantasy book is Sabriel by Garth Nix. Or maybe The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle. Wait, I’ll put TLU for my favorite fantasy movie, then I can list BOTH. Does it count if it’s animation? LOTR is obviously the classic favorite. But I have a long torrid affair with TLU.
    I keep hearing rumors that there is going to be a live action version. *fans self*
    The Unicorns trod these paths long ago, and the Red Bull ran close behind them. Mwuhahaha!

  • Holly
    September 16, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Don’t enter me in the contest, but I just wanted to drop by and tell you two that I thought your post at MFA was awesome! πŸ˜‰

  • Marg
    September 17, 2008 at 1:39 am

    My favourite fantasy books would probably have to be Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels series. Love those books!

  • MoonMaiden
    September 17, 2008 at 1:59 am

    I loved the Merlin miniseries starring Sam Neill πŸ™‚ *Thanks* for the giveaway!


  • Ana
    September 17, 2008 at 3:16 am

    Great choices! I really need to read Anne Bishop’s series don’t I?

    I think I have to go with Lord of the Rings if only because it started it all.

  • Lana
    September 17, 2008 at 4:01 am

    Hmm, my favorite fantasy MOVIE is Stardust (though I don’t like the book as much). Favorite fantasy book(s) is definitely the Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce. I grew up adoring those and still do.

  • Zeek
    September 17, 2008 at 4:21 am

    heck yes enter me! (Can’t wait to read this book!)

    Favorite Fantasy Movie- oh man toughie … Probably The Princess Bride!

    Favorite Book- Could say The Black Jewels too, but I think I like the Tairen Souls better! ooo though not classic Fantasy- Watership Down is high up there- but I’m gonna have to go with The Harry Potter Series as my ALL Time Favorite!

  • Katiebabs
    September 17, 2008 at 4:22 am

    My favorite all time fantasy book is Once and Future King. You have Merlin, Arthur, magic and knights.
    And you know I have this book, so no contest for me πŸ˜€

  • Jill D.
    September 17, 2008 at 4:29 am

    How wonderful, you girls are the greatest!

  • Cindy W
    September 17, 2008 at 4:48 am


    My favorite Fantasy book is Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon. It’s probably because I just finished reading it.

    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Movie is still my #1 Fantasy movie.

  • M.
    September 17, 2008 at 5:49 am

    how about i tell you about my most recent fantasy read, instead?

    picked up ‘poison sleep’ (book 2 in the marla mason series) without any knowledge of book 1 (or for that matter, that it was a DNF for the smugglers) and was pulled right into the story. not so much for the heroine (i would agree with you on several of her traits) but for the sheer imagination of the story’s main character, a psychically damaged witch with amazing involuntary powers.

    (i haven’t read the first two books in the series you are reviewing – please don’t include me in your draw)

  • Melinda Seckington
    September 17, 2008 at 5:57 am

    My favorite fantasy book? There are so many books I adore, I’d be hard pressed to have a favorite! Film wise though my fav has to be Stardust. Loved that movie (and the soundtrack!).

  • Joni
    September 17, 2008 at 6:03 am

    I have a fond place in my heart for many fantasy series, but like orannia, I would have to pick the Last Hearld Mage series by Mercedes Lackey because it was pretty much the first fantasy I ever read and it truly got me started as a reader.

  • Aymless
    September 17, 2008 at 6:37 am

    That’s a hard question!

    Lots of really great books already listed here… But I think I’m gonna have to go with The Once and Future King by T.H. White (thanks katie for reminding me)

    Movie… gonna go with Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail! *g*

  • CrystalGB
    September 17, 2008 at 6:38 am

    I love the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

  • Majgie
    September 17, 2008 at 6:40 am

    I can’t pick just one… AHHHH!

    Book.. The Avalon series by MZB, or ElvanBane my Lackey and Norton, The Neverending Story by Ende and Manheim. There really are so many that I love I could be typing for the next hour.

    Movie… Mostly older ones (80’s anyway) that would be considered cheesy today. The Neverending Story, Labyrinth, Legand…

    Please enter me in your contest. I’m a fellow Smuggler! (Trunk of the car until Husband is occupied elsewhere and the books can make in).

  • Mandy
    September 17, 2008 at 6:46 am

    My favorite fantasy movie would be The Golden Compass. I’m looking forward to the next one.

  • Alex
    September 17, 2008 at 7:36 am

    This is a tricky question…:) I’m hesitating between The Golden Compass and the Arrow trilogy by Mercedes Lackey. Right now, I’m also reading the first book in Anne Bishop Black Jewels trilogy (Daughter of the Blood) and I’m loving it.

  • Thea
    September 17, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Thanks to all for the comments!

    I want to play! If I had to pick my favorite fantasy, I would have to go with the Kushiel’s Legacy series. Love those books. If I had to pick one, I’d say Kushiel’s Avatar.(Of course, also love the classic Tolkien, and I love all of the shoutouts to Tamora Pierce, Peter Beagle, Garth Nix, etc!!!)

    As for movies…ummm…Princess Bride, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Neverending Story… but at the end of the day I’ll go with The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. πŸ™‚

  • AnimeJune
    September 17, 2008 at 8:26 am

    All of Robin Hobb’s fantasies except for her reason Soldier’s Son Trilogy, which was quite a disappointment.

  • Tracy
    September 17, 2008 at 8:40 am

    I’d have to say the Black Jewels Trilogy is my favorite fantasy series. Can I call it 1 book since I have the omnibus? lol

  • Nicola O.
    September 17, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Hmmmm. Picking a favorite is hard — like Katiebabs, I tend to think that The Once and Future King is the definitive classic fantasy novel, like GWTW is the definitive classic romance (for me anyway. I know, I know, Georgette Heyer, Jane Austen, bla bla bla. Sorry. It’s GWTW!)

    Also LOVE Kushiel’s Legacy (see my blog for a giveway of Mercy TODAY, as a matter of fact). Dune is fascinating. I also really love Melanie Rawn’s Sunrunner series from the late 80’s, and Roger Zelazny’s Amber books. Good stuff.

  • Dina
    September 17, 2008 at 10:40 am

    It’s The Lord of Thr Rings for me too. I loved them all.

  • Rebekah (the_littleminx)
    September 17, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Hands down my favorite fantasy movie would be The Labyrinth w/David Bowie. I grew up watching this movie, and have never found anything to surpass my love for it.

    littleminx at cox dot net

    P.S. Favorite book in the fantasy genre would be ALL of the books in Alan F. Troop’s Dragon DelaSangre series.

  • Serena
    September 17, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    I came on over to check out your blog from MY Friend Amy, and I wanted to tell you that this blog looks fantastic.

    Can I just tell you that I just love the title of your blog. I often feel like that when I get books in the mail. I think, ok where can I put this so the hubby won’t see it right away and I can claim it has been around the house forever, and he never noticed! LOL

    Also, how did you ever get a three column template for blogger??

  • Thea
    September 17, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Loving the favorite books in here! And some variation now with Robin Hobb and Zelzany mentions πŸ™‚

    I’m surprised with no GRRM A Song of Ice and Fire votes though!

    Serena–smuggling is a tricky business under watchful significant others! I find it awesome how many people can commiserate over having to hide their stashes of books. We should have a support group or something, or a Smuggler Liberation Week :p

    And the three column template actually is quite easy to customize on blogger! It’s tricky with the ROUNDERS template (as ours is), but you can check out this tutorial if you like to mess around with the css on your own, or do what we did and use a free template from blogcrowds.

  • Angiegirl
    September 17, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    You guys have got me really interested in this series. Favorite fantasy book? I’d probably have to go with Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain series. I don’t think anything could ever take their place in my heart. And favorite fantasy movie? Yeah, Two Towers.

  • Bobbi
    September 17, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    My favorite fantasy movie – LABRYNTH (hence my avatar) with David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly.

  • windycindy
    September 17, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Greetings! What a great book giveaway contest drawing. My all-time favorite fantasy movie is “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!”
    Please enter me in your delightful book drawing. It is much appreciate.
    Many thanks…..Cindi

  • Tara
    September 17, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Um… am I allowed to say Harry Potter? I also loved the Narnia movie. But I much prefer the books of both series!

  • Karen Mahoney
    September 18, 2008 at 3:34 am

    Um… am I allowed to enter? *g*

    My favourite fantasy book… If we’re going more ‘traditional’ fantasy, I’d go with the Fionavar Tapestry (trilogy) by Guy Gavriel Kay. It changes so often, though! Currently, I’m in love with Melissa Marr’s books. And I’ve always been a HUGE fan of anything by Jonathan Carroll and Neil Gaiman.

    I can NEVER answer these questions simply! πŸ˜‰

  • Beth K.
    September 18, 2008 at 3:53 am

    I normally just read your reviews and lurk but I couldn’t resist a chance at King of Sword and Sky. I adored the first two books.

    Picking favorites is hard… I love Transformation by Carol Berg, Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, and so many others but I’ll leave it at those two for now. Can’t recommend them enough though.

    I’m so glad someone else said Dragonheart! Thats one of the best. Also a big fan of Highlander and Princess Bride.

    I swear I’m done now… its just so hard to answer opinion questions succintly πŸ™‚

  • LeChatBlanche
    September 18, 2008 at 4:28 am

    My favourite fantasy movie: The Lord of the Rings (if I had to pick a single favourite then its the Fellowship of the Ring)

    My favourite book series is The Old Kingdom/ Abhorsen trilogy! They are fantastic!

    Please enter me in the competition! Thanks!

  • melindeeloo
    September 18, 2008 at 7:33 am

    My favorite fantasy books are Robin Hobbs Liveship series and my favorite fantasy movie was Labrynth

  • Cheri2628
    September 18, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Don’t enter me in this drawing.

    My favorite fantasy movies were The Lord of the Rings trilogy!

  • kimmyl
    September 18, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    My favorite movie is:
    Reign of Fire with Matthew Mcconaughey. That was a great movie.

  • ArkieRN
    September 18, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    The Lord of the Rings movies win hands down.

  • Anita Yancey
    September 18, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Looks like good books. Would love to be entered. Thanks.

  • Noreen
    September 18, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    My absolute favourite fantasy movie is also my favourite fantasy book – The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

    The Lord of the Rings movies are my ideal of how to turn fantastic books into fanastic movies. Peter Jackson did a fabulous job!

    Second runner up though is rapidly becoming the Tairen Soul series. I LOVE the first two books in the series and can’t wait for book 3 and 4. Please include me in the draw for King of Sword and Sky.

    I’m looking forward to your review and can’t wait to read it.

  • pidute
    September 19, 2008 at 12:36 am

    my favorite fantasy book is the daughter of the forest trilogy (hum is it fantasy or fairy tale ?)

  • tetewa
    September 19, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    My pick would be Stardust for favorite fantasy movie!

  • Susan B.
    September 20, 2008 at 9:13 am

    The Lord of the Rings, all 3 are my favorites. Can’t get enough of them.

    With a review like that how could anyone not take the time to read this book-series!!

    Thank you,
    Susan B.
    sbussey AT

  • mamand3
    September 20, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    I think my favorite would have to be “The Black Jewels” trilogy by Anne Bishop. I know it’s 3 books, but I have the 3 in 1 book, so I can count it as 1. πŸ™‚

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