I am pretty jazzed to report that Robin Hobb, one of my favorite fantasy authors, has released her novel Shaman's Crossing
as a free e-book! In fact, her publisher Eos (imprint of HarperCollins) is giving away
a new free e-book every two months for 2008. About the book:
Book One of the Soldier Son trilogy, SHAMAN'S CROSSING tells the story of Nevare Burvelle, destined from birth to be a soldier.
The second son of a newly anointed nobleman, he must endure the rigors of military training at the elite King's Cavella Academy--and survive the hatred, cruelty, and derision of his aristocratic classmates--before joining the King of Gernia's brutal campaign of territorial expansion. The life chosen for him will be fraught with hardship, for he must ultimately face a forest-dwelling folk who will not submit easily to a king's tyranny. And they possess an ancient magic their would-be conquerors have long discounted...a powerful sorcery that threatens to claim Nevare Burvelle's soul and devastate his world once the Dark Evening brings the carnival to Old Thares.
You can download it in various tastes, including Adobe PDF, Microsoft LIT, and Mobipocket. Download Link
(read the small print; use the coupon code EOS1).