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Old 01-15-2008, 05:35 AM   #1
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Freebie e-book: Shaman's Crossing by Robin Hobb

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:

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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).

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Old 01-15-2008, 06:58 AM   #2
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Wait, wait wait...


...so, let me get this right...





Robin's a chick?!




Cheers,
Marc
PS. I am actually quite stoked by this news, having read and appreciated an earlier series by the author. Thanks, Alexander)
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:01 AM   #3
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A small robin is, yes
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A small robin is, yes


The Sparrow knows!

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Old 01-15-2008, 07:54 AM   #5
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Question only in the USA and when you're older than 13

bit of a pity that this offer is only for people inside the USA, being older than 13 years... Why is that? Is this book to scary for people younger than 13 years? Is it unreadable outside the USA? Strange...
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:55 AM   #6
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great author, great book, great news

Robin Hobb is not her real name, when she released her earlier books just her publisher known how Robin Hobb really was. Now it is more or less commonly known who Robin Hobb is.
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:56 AM   #7
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Nice, but I already bought the e-book not too long ago. I've already read both Farseer triologies, her Tawny Man triology and the Windsinger books (which she wrote as Megan Lindholm).
As you might have guessed she is one of my favourite fantasy authors too^^
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Ooh, I was all excited, until I saw the "only for US residents" bit :-(
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:06 AM   #10
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Great book! Great author! Great give-away!
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:15 AM   #12
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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:



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).

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It is really too bad they don't support some flavor of Sony Reader compatible format. I will probably never finish reading it if I have to read it on my PC. It looks like a good story and I really like series books. (if I like the story I know there are more I can read). Oh well, maybe the reader will support protected PDF some time soon.. (well I can dream can't I?)

Maybe Fictionwise has that title, I will check there for it as well.


-John

Edit: Fictionwise does have it, about the same original price, however they do not offer it in a compatible format either (they only offer it in PDF, LIT and Mobipocket as well) Oh well. So much for that idea... The Sony store has it as well, its about a dollar more, but at least I can read it on the go...

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Old 01-15-2008, 09:24 AM   #13
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I've already read both Farseer triologies, her Tawny Man triology and the Windsinger books (which she wrote as Megan Lindholm).
The Farseer books are great! Btw, it was the first of her series I read. I can also recommend her Liveship Traders trilogy.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:36 AM   #14
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Which format best for Sony Reader?

I'm new here, having just received the Sony Reader 505 for Christmas (I love it). My question is this : which format of this book should I download that will work best with the Sony Reader? My guess would be the .pdf.

Thoughts?
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I'm new here, having just received the Sony Reader 505 for Christmas (I love it). My question is this : which format of this book should I download that will work best with the Sony Reader? My guess would be the .pdf.

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As near as I can tell, none of them. It is the same concern I had a couple posts up. PDF would be the one supported, but it is protected by DRM and the reader can not open it. If you really want the title, it is available from the Sony Connect Store for about $7.00. I am going to read the first few chapters in Acrobat on my PC and if I like it purchase it from Connect.

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