Competition closed: 5 copies of Karen Miller’s The Falcon Throne

The Falcon Throne


Winners were drawn tonight! Congratulations to the lucky 5 who are:

      1. Meghan Cooper
      2. James Bannan
      3. Lisa Fleetwood
      4. Lucas Manuell
      5. Rebecca Fleming

Dark Matter and Hachette are giving away 5 trade paperback copies of The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller to Australian residents.  To enter, email editor (at) darkmatterzine (dot) com with ‘The Falcon Throne’ in the subject heading and your postal address in the email before 5pm AEST (Melbourne time) 25 August 2014.

Orbit (Hachette) says:


When kingdoms clash, every crown will be tarnished by the bloody price of ambition. In a divided kingdom, some will do anything to seize the crown. A BASTARD LORD, rising up against his tyrant cousin, sheds more blood than he bargained for. A ROYAL CHILD, believed dead, sets his eyes on regaining his father’s stolen throne. A DUKE’S WIDOW, defending her daughter, defies the ambitious lord who would control them both. AND TWO BROTHERS, divided by ambition, will learn the true meaning of treachery. All of this will come to pass, and nothing will remain as it once was. Royal houses will fall, empires will be reborn,and those who seek the Falcon Throne will pay for it in blood. A major new fantasy epic begins.

‘The characters are real. The issues that come up are some of the most original I have seen, and I enjoyed their interactions from start to finish. Miller impeccably intertwines fantasy elements with a breakthrough story about a young man, a prince, and their friends. “The Innocent Mage” is not only a book that every fantasy reader will enjoy, but will also cherish for years to come.’

‘…Miller is breaking the conventions of Big Fat Fantasy and making the genre dance to her own tune. She takes traditional fantasy elements – magical races, prophecy, royalty, evil magicians/gods, a commoner becoming a magician – and twists them with her unique blend of humour and horror until they feel utterly real.’

  • ISBN: 9780733629150
  • Publication date: 26 Aug 2014
  • Page count: 688

Terms and conditions of competition:

  1. To enter, email editor (at) darkmatterzine (dot) com with ‘The Falcon Throne’ in the subject heading and your postal address in the email.
  2. Entrants must reside in Australia with an Australian delivery address.
  3. All entries must be received by 5pm AEST (Melbourne time) 25 August 2014.
  4. No late entries accepted.
  5. Winners will be selected via a random number generator.
  6. Email addresses and snail mail addresses will only be used for the purpose of this competition.
  7. Hachette publishing will mail out prizes, so the winners’ names and addresses will be provided to Hachette for this purpose.
  8. The name of the winners will be published without address or email; these details will be held confidential with the exception of point 7.
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