So it seems to me I have these shiny ARCs of The Ragged Man that just turned up in the post, but since I’m checking page proofs I really only need one file copy for my shelf…
in case you’re curious, it’s 600 pages long, the main characters arrive at the battle ground for the final scene 100 pages before the end, it’s probably got the highest body-count of any book in the series (including, most likely, Dusk Watchman) and has more daemons than you can shake a stick at. Well, twice anyway, they don’t like sticks.
We have major characters who don’t make it to book 5, murder, assassination, a special forces assault, a city siege, pitched battles, the dead, the undead, the very-soon-to-be-dead, romance, tragedy and knowing me, a few nob jokes too.
In fact, the only thing it doesn’t have is ninjas. But it has harlequins instead, and ladies who smoke cigars. So really, that’s at least a score draw there.
How can you get this wonder you might ask? Well simple reply to the forum thread, drop me an email, say so on livejournal, or any other way you can think of to contact me that doesn’t require a restraining order, and as long as I can get hold of your email to get your address afterwards, you’re in with a chance. Maybe even two if I can weasel an ARC out of Pyr too!