Witch Week Day Two: Giveaway Day

This year, I’m excited to present a double giveaway — two books, in two different formats, thanks to Tachyon Publications.

The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen, due to be released next week, is a master storyteller’s riff on various well-known tales including The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and of course the Arthurian legend. Three Arthurian stories are included, of which my favorite is the novella Evian Steel, a striking re-imagining of the forging of Arthur’s sword in connection with the power of women’s magic. If only Yolen had been able to fulfill her intention of making this the central portion of a novel … perhaps one day she will?

A new introduction by Holly Black gives a tribute to Yolen by the next generation of fantasy writers, and each story has an endnote about its creation and original publication, paired with a thematically related poem — quite a unique feature!

As if this weren’t enough, the lucky winner will also receive a copy of The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip, a fantasy classic in a lovely new edition (click on the link for my recent review).

To enter to win one of each of these magical books, please use the Rafflecopter widgets below, with options for paperback copies (US only) and e-book versions (International).

US entrants may enter both giveaways but cannot win both. The winner for the paperback giveaway will be drawn first, and will be disqualified for the e-book giveaway.

Good luck!


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20 thoughts on “Witch Week Day Two: Giveaway Day

  1. I love The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, and haven’t read it in decades. What a gorgeous cover! And Yolen is usually terrific, though I haven’t read this book.

    My favorite Arthurian books? For fiction, hands down it’s Mary Stewart’s first three: The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills, and The Last Enchantment, which I first discovered in 9th grade. A childhood favorite was King Arthur and His Knights, written by Elizabeth Lodor Merchant and illustrated by Frank Godwin. But I’ve enjoyed many other versions, from some of the early Welsh and French tales to the Arthurian references in Susan Cooper’s Dark is Rising sequence. And there are still so many more for me to read!


  2. I have long enjoyed “The Forgotten Beasts of Eld”, and look forward to the new takes on existing stories.
    Thank you for offering the chance to win them.


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