Our friends at Tor and Paizo have provided a copy of Tim Pratt‘s Liar’s Island (PATHFINDER TALES), which was released today, to give away to one of our readers in the U.S. or Canada. If you’d like a chance to win, simply submit the form below.

fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsHere’s what Tor says about Liar’s Island:

In the tradition of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser (if one were a talking magical sword), Liar’s Island follows the story of the charming Rodrick and his talking blade of magical ice named Hrym. They are accomplished con artists and occasional adventurers — as long as it means easy money. When they are called to the court of the exotic southern island, Jalmeray, they become pawns in a dangerous game of political intrigue. The only way to survive is to locate and “liberate” a legendary artifact. They will need their wits and charm if they are going to escape with the greatest prize of all — their lives.

Since its launch in 2008, the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game has topped RPG sales charts for several years running, and has grown to become one of the most important and best-loved tabletop RPGs in the world. In 2010, the PATHFINDER TALES novel line was launched by the game’s publisher, Paizo, and has included more than 20 exciting fantasy novels by Tim Pratt, Michael A. Stackpole, Ed Greenwood, James L. Sutter, Howard Andrew Jones, Liane Merciel, among others. Since then, Pathfinder has been translated into five languages, has released a wildly popular card game, and has inspired computer games, comic books, audio dramas, gaming figurines, and toys. 

Tabletop gamers as well as fans of adventure fantasy and epic fantasy will be swept up in this brand new installment set in the highly acclaimed and beloved world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

TIM PRATT’s short fiction has been nominated for the Nebula Award and the World Fantasy Award, and his story “Impossible Dreams” won the Hugo Award in 2007. His story “Hart & Boot” was selected by Michael Chabon for Best American Short Stories 2005 (Houghton Mifflin, 2006). Some of Pratt’s short fiction is collected in Little Gods (Prime Books, 2003) and Hart & Boot & Other Stories (Night Shade Books, 2007).  As “T.A. Pratt,” he has published four urban fantasy novels about sorceress Marla Mason at Bantam Spectra. As Tim Pratt, he is the author of the idiosyncratic fantasy novel The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl (Bantam Spectra, 2005).  He lives in Oakland, California, where he works as a senior editor of Locus, the trade magazine of the science fiction field. You can find him online at timpratt.org.

If you’d like our free copy, fill out the form below. We’ll choose one winner at random and email that person to let them know Liar’s Island is on its way. We would never use your email address for any nefarious purposes.

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    KAT HOOPER, who started this site in June 2007, earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience and psychology at Indiana University (Bloomington) and now teaches and conducts brain research at the University of North Florida. When she reads fiction, she wants to encounter new ideas and lots of imagination. She wants to view the world in a different way. She wants to have her mind blown. She loves beautiful language and has no patience for dull prose, vapid romance, or cheesy dialogue. She prefers complex characterization, intriguing plots, and plenty of action. Favorite authors are Jack Vance, Robin Hobb, Kage Baker, William Gibson, Gene Wolfe, Richard Matheson, and C.S. Lewis.

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