Do you love kindness? Do you love SFF? Do you love books?
If so, today is your lucky day, as to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day, we’ve decided to combine all these things – by giving away free books!
We’re giving away 3 copies of the first two books in the Gaia chronicles – ASTRA and ROOK SONG by Naomi Foyle, to celebrate the release of ROOK SONG in paperback next month (we’re all about celebrating today!). These are brilliant, poignant and thought-provoking SF books that have been compared to Ursula K. Le Guin, but why take our word for it, when all you have to do to find out is enter? Entry requirements are at the bottom of the post
To find out more about the books, see the blurbs below:
A powerful coming-of-age story, and the beginning of a new trilogy, set on an Earth struggling to recover from global environmental collapse.
Like every child in Is-Land, all Astra Ordott wants is to have her Security Shot, do her National Service and defend her Gaian homeland from Non-Lander ‘infiltrators’. But when one of her Shelter mothers, the formidable Dr Hokma Blesser, tells her the shot will limit her chances of becoming a scientist and offers her an alternative, Astra agrees to her plan.
When the orphaned Lil arrives to share Astra’s home, Astra is torn between jealousy and fascination. Lil’s father taught her some alarming ideas about Is-Land and the world, but when she pushes Astra too far, the heartache that results goes far beyond the loss of a friend.
If she is to survive, Astra must learn to deal with devastating truths about Is-Land, Non-Land and the secret web of adult relationships that surrounds her.
Astra Ordott has escaped her old enemies, IMBOD. But in this new, disorientating world, can she trust anyone?
Astra Ordott is in exile. Evicted from Is-Land for a crime she cannot regret, she has found work in an ancient fortress in Non-Land: headquarters of the Council of New Continents, the global body charged with providing humanitarian aid to the inhabitants of this toxic refugee camp.
Recovering from a disorienting course of Memory Pacification Treatment, Astra struggles to focus on her overriding goals – to find her Code father and avenge the death of her Shelter mother, Hokma.
But can the CONC compound director, the ambiguous Major Thames, protect her from the hawk-eyed attentions of her old enemies? And who in this world of competing agendas can she trust? The deeper Astra ventures into this new world, the more she realises her true quest may be to find herself.
For your chance to win, one of the three sets of ASTRA and ROOK SONG, make sure you’re following us on Twitter at @JoFletcherBooks and simply retweet our announcement of the competition.
*Open to UK residents only – competition closes 2nd March 2016*