I’m running a small contest here. Two prizes, both of them signed and personalized copies of Jhegaala (now that I have my copies).

One copy will go to the seventeenth person (only one entry per person) to email me offering to send me a copy of The Forest People by Colin Turnbull. I know there copies available on Amazon for much less than Jhegaala. (Uh, just to be clear, you have to actually send me Turnbull’s book.)

On the Dragaera list, people have been talking about their favorite lines in Jhegaala–a conversation an egomaniac like me can’t help but love. So, in that spirit, the other copy will go to the first person who guesses my favorite line in Jhegaala. Only one guess per comment, minimum five minute wait between comments by the same person.

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  1. To guess your favorite line in Jhegaala would imply that one has already read it. This severely reduces the value of the prize.

    I know, I know, I can expect to wake up to find a dead teckla on my pillow…

  2. Yeah, it’s signed and that’s cool but they’ve already read it. you should just sign the one they’ve already read. as for the other contest who’s Colin Turnbull? going to google now.

  3. Alas, I can’t find the exact line, so I’m probably going to mangle this, but I particularly enjoyed Vlad’s thoughts on triteness leading to quaintness, so I’m going to guess that.

    The second time he mentions it.

  4. ok, The Forest People looks pretty interesting. Are you in a hurry for it or could i read it before i send it? either way, i’ll be #1 to offer to send it.

  5. Chuck, the offer only counts via email. And I don’t mind you reading it first if you read it quickly. :-)

  6. what email address? darn devil and his details. and de hoofs. and let’s not even get into de horns.

  7. And I’ll stop after this one:

    I wish I’d let him finish the story. Succinctly poignant.

    Totally unrelated, except sort of, one of my favorite paragraphs in fiction is the one in The Phoenix Guards about Bengloaford. (I’m pretty sure I misspelled that.) It makes me laugh every time I read it.

  8. i very much liked: “her form flying up, couldn’t help but loop once” p. 277

    The whole interlude is brilliant. More from the reptile point of view in the next book, please!

  9. I wouldn’t be surprised if your favorite line was one of from Six Parts Water. Maybe the one about not noticing the body because the servants were dusting it.

  10. Too bad, Jhegaala isn’t out in Europe. I’d have to win the first contest in order to participate in the second. Hmm, how much does The Forest People cost on amazon? :-)

  11. “There is nothing worse than a smartass who pretends not to understand hyperbole.” Awesome.

  12. BINGO! Good call, beer_crafter! I’d about given up. Email me your address, and let me know how you want it inscribed, and the book will go out to you.

  13. Damn.. and I was waiting until I finished the book I’m on to start re-reading Jhegaala to pick out the choice phrases.

    Oh well, I’ll just have to manufacture another excuse to re-read it.

  14. Well, that part tickled me. So much so that I stopped and read it aloud to my girlfriend, so it was still fresh in my mind a few days later.

  15. I’m sure there’s gotta be something worse than a smartass who pretends not to understand hyperbole. :-)

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