It's competition time on the blog and with the exciting news that we have bought two more fantasy novels by John Gwynne, we are offering two lucky readers the chance to win a signed, hardback edition of John's debut novel, Malice. Scroll down to read more about Malice and find out how you can enter...


so-deep-a-malice-978023075845201_1Young Corban watches enviously as boys become warriors, learning the art of war. He yearns to wield his sword and spear to protect his king’s realm. But that day will come all too soon. Only when he loses those he loves will he learn the true price of courage.

The Banished Lands has a violent past where armies of men and giants clashed in battle, the earth running dark with their heartsblood. Although the giant-clans were broken in ages past, their ruined fortresses still scar the land. But now giants stir anew, the very stones weep blood and there are sightings of giant wyrms. Those who can still read the signs see a threat far greater than the ancient wars. Sorrow will darken the world, as angels and demons make it their battlefield. Then there will be a war to end all wars.

High King Aquilus summons his fellow kings to council, seeking an alliance in this time of need. Prophesy indicates darkness and light will demand two champions, the Black Sun and the Bright Star. They would be wise to seek out both, for if the Black Sun gains ascendancy, mankind’s hopes and dreams will fall to dust.     

And if this isn't enough to persuade you to enter our competition, check out what Conn Iggulden had to say about the novel:

‘Influenced by Gemmell's Rigante and GRR Martin's Game of Thrones - two good strands of DNA. Great characters and plot - it gets faster and more fascinating by the page. All I want now is for the author to put everything else aside, including his health - and write two or three more as fast as humanly possible. Hell of a debut: Highly recommended’ Conn Iggulden

To enter this competition, simply comment below with the name of your next fantasy read. Winners will be chosen at random, but if you aren't picked, the paperback of Malice is now available!