Saturday, March 13, 2010

Giveaway: Farlander by Col Buchanan

I recently reviewed Farlander and I greatly enjoyed it, just like so many other bloggers (ediFanoB, Liviu, Graeme, the truth about books and our favorite Scotsman).

Now here's a chance for you to discover Farlander. For 5 lucky readers I have 5 copies of Farlander by Col Buchanan to give away thanks to the very nice and generous people of Tor UK (twitter). All you have to do is to drop me an e-mail at betweentwobooks at gmail dot com with your name, your postal address and the subject "FARLANDER".

This giveaway is UK Only and 1 entry per address or per name is allowed. Multiple entries will be disqualified from the draw.

I will be accepting your e-mails until 12:00 on April 1st and I will announce the lucky winners on this blog the next day.


The Heart of the World is a land in strife. For fifty years the Holy Empire of Mann, an empire and religion born from a nihilistic urban cult, has been conquering nation after nation. Their leader, Holy Matriarch Sasheen, ruthlessly maintains control through her Diplomats, priests trained as subtle predators.

The Mercian Free Ports are the only confederacy yet to fall. Their only land link to the southern continent, a long and narrow isthmus, is protected by the city of Bar-Khos. For ten years now, the great southern walls of Bar-Khos have been besieged by the Imperial Fourth Army.

Ash is a member of an elite group of assassins, the Rōshun - who offer protection through the threat of vendetta. Forced by his ailing health to take on an apprentice, he chooses Nico, a young man living in the besieged city of Bar-Khos. At the time, Nico is hungry, desperate, and alone in a city that finds itself teetering on the brink.

When the Holy Matriarch’s son deliberately murders a woman under the protection of the Rōshun; he forces the sect to seek his life in retribution. As Ash and his young apprentice set out to fulfil the Rōshun orders – their journey takes them into the heart of the conflict between the Empire and the Free Ports . . . into bloodshed and death.

About the Author

Colin Buchanan was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, in 1973. The one constant in his life has been his love of writing. It was writing that lead him to his adopted home of Lancaster, England, where he gained a First in Creative Writing & Religious Studies at the University of Cumbria. In recent years he has mostly settled down, and loves nothing more than a late-night gathering around a fire with good friends. Farlander is the first novel in the Heart of the World series...


  1. Awesome giveaway for readers in UK. I hope a lot of people will take part. FARLANDER is a great debut novel.

    If you are not sure whether to take part or not then read all the mentioned reviews. The reviewers behind are really different people but they are united in their opinion about FARLANDER.