Another Book Giveaway: The Garden of the Stone

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware

I’m running another book giveaway this month, this time for my recently re-published fantasy novel, The Garden of the Stone (the sequel to The Arm of the Stone, both books now available in trade paperback and ebook format).

Here’s the blurb:

At the heart of the Fortress lay the Garden.

At the heart of the Garden lay the Stone.

It was a living entity of power beyond understanding–not even by the men who had used its energies to control the unGifted masses, ever since the wrenching cataclysm that shattered the union of Hand and Mind and split the world centuries ago. Then came Bron, his arrival long foretold as the one destined to restore the balance between Hand and Mind. But Bron had other plans. He stole the Stone…and vanished.

Now Bron’s daughter Cariad, a skilled empath and assassin, must follow the footsteps of a father she’s never known, into the depths of the same Fortress. Waiting there is Jolyon, her father’s greatest enemy, a man whose thirst for domination is matched only by his taste for blood…and who possesses the power to satisfy both appetites. Cariad must learn the secret of Jolyon’s strength before it is too late. For just as her father’s arrival was prophesied, so too is his return. And this time Jolyon is ready–for Bron to die.

I’m giving away 3 signed copies in a random drawing. To enter, send me an email at victoria [at], with “March Contest” in the subject line. Please include your mailing address. Your information won’t be shared, and you will not be added to any lists.

The giveaway runs from now through March 31. Good luck!


  1. I've read both "Stone" books and they're excellent. Great characterization, and a very unique twist on traditional fantasy plots.

    Even if you don't win free copies you should get these books and read them.

    And I'm not just saying that because Victoria is my partner in Writer Beware. It's a pleasure to be able to recommend excellent books in my genre.

    -Ann C. Crispin
    Chair, Writer Beware

    A.C. Crispin
    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Price of Freedom
    Disney Editions
    May 17, 2011

  2. Hi, Victoria!

    The blurb for The Garden of the Stone is very interesting.

    Of course you KNOW that if I win this contest, I'll HAVE to read The Arm of the Stone as well, because it's the prequel to it, right? That's a BRILLIANT marketing strategy!

    Anyway, that leaves YOU to explain to my husband why I will be dissolving into tears if I do not win this contest so that I can obtain at least ONE of these books free. I mean gosh, we have to have SOME money left for groceries and gas and the frivolities of life, don't we? You understand…

    Tah tah, dahling.
    Cynde's Got The Write Stuff

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