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NOW CLOSED – COMPETITION: Win a copy of Brandon Sanderson’s The Reckoners books Steelheart and the just released Firefight

January 8th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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We have a great comp for all our avid book reading fans… 

The second anticipated book in Brandon Sanderson’s bestselling Reckoners series, Firefight, is out from the 8th of January and we have a competition to win a hardback copy as well as a paperback copy of the first book, Steelheart courtesy of Orion Books.

All you have to do to win a set is tell us this:

Who writes the Reckoners series?

Easy, right? Well, if you know the answer email us it, along with your name and address, to and mark your entries Shepard Book.

The winner will be emailed and the books sent out when the competition ends on Saturday, January 17th.

Winners decision is final, no cash alternatives can be offered and normal FTN T&Cs apply.

Good luck!

Published by Gollancz on January 8 2015, Hardback £16.99 / eBook 8.99
From the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller author of STEELHEART, Brandon Sanderson, comes the second anticipated book in the Reckoners series, FIREFIGHT.

They told David it was impossible – that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet, Steelheart – invincible, immortal, and unconquerable – is dead. And he died by David’s hand.

Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realise he has questions. Big ones. And there’s no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs.

Babylon Restored, the old borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic, Regalia, David is sure Babylon Restored will lead him to what he needs to find. And while entering another city oppressed by a High Epic despot is a gamble, David’s willing to risk it. Because killing Steelheart left a hole in David’s heart. A hole where his thirst for vengeance once lived. Somehow, he filled that hole with another Epic – Firefight. And he’s willing to go on a quest darker, and more dangerous even, than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers.
‘Steelheart is the literature equivalent of a blockbuster; episodic and fast-paced with surprises around every turn.’ SCI FI NOW
‘A terrifically tall tale, packaging the superhero action into compelling, punchy chapters that keep you reading. It’s a fast, feisty read with characters that are skilfully drawn, assassinations, gunfights, physics bending motorcycle chases and a world you can’t wait to hear more about.’ SFX
‘Full of action’ THE SUN
‘When you talk about the most talented authors in fantasy, Brandon Sanderson should be one of the first names that eaves your mouth’ FANTASY FACTION
Brandon Sanderson was born in Nebraska in 1975. Since then he has written the Mistborn series, amongst others, become a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author and been hailed as the natural successor to Robert Jordan. Brandon Sanderson is one of the biggest names in fantasy. He lives in Utah.

Not everyone super is a hero…

Brandon Sanderson
Published in paperback by Gollancz, September 2014
£8.99 MMP

From the imagination of one of the world’s biggest writers of fantasy fiction, Brandon Sanderson, comes a stunning new take on the world of superheroes.

Tapping into our enduring fascination with the world of superheroes, comic book mythology New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson begins a dazzling, action-packed new series that offers a brand new take on the world of heroes and villains.

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.

Nobody fights the Epics…nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants in. He wants Steelheart – the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David’s father. For years, like the Reckoners, David’s been studying, and planning – and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience. He’s seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.

Praise for Steelheart

‘A terrifically tall tale, packaging the superhero action into compelling, punchy chapters that keep you reading.’ – SFX

‘Steelheart is the literature equivalent of a blockbuster; episodic and fast-paced with surprises around every turn.’ – SCI FI NOW

‘Full of action’ – THE SUN

Brandon Sanderson is the international bestselling author chosen to finish the The Wheel of Time sequence following the death of author Robert Jordan. Among his many novels are The Alloy of Law, The Way of Kings and the Alcatraz series. He lives in Utah in the USA with his wife.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….