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Giveaway: The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card

December 8, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

January 4th, 2011 brings us the release of the first book in a new fantasy series by New York Times bestselling author of Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card.

About The Lost Gate: Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them.  While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an outself.

He grew up in the rambling old house, filled with dozens of cousins, and aunts and uncles, all ruled by his father.  Their home was isolated in the mountains of western Virginia, far from town, far from schools, far from other people.

There are many secrets in the House, and many rules that Danny must follow.   There is a secret library  with only a few dozen books, and none of them in English — but Danny and his cousins are expected to become fluent in the language of the books.  While Danny’s cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see.

Unfortunately, there are some secrets kept from Danny  as well.  And that will lead to disaster for the North family.

I have five ARCs of The Lost Gate to award.  To enter: leave a comment on this blog post for the chance to win one of these ARCS.

The Fine Print: This giveaway ends at 10:00 am EST on Monday, December 13th, 2010.  Limit one per person.  Open to all countries.

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  1. R. K. Alan
    December 8, 2010 at 10:33 am

    You are offering a book from my favorite author… Thanks for promoting it for him.

  2. December 8, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Would love to win this. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  3. December 8, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Woot Woot! Great event! Please enter me!

    Thanks
    Kate
    mleger0546 AT rogers DOT com

  4. December 8, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I’m very excited about this new book! Can’t wait until it comes out.

  5. December 8, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I’d love to win this! Thank you for the giveaway!

    dreyshouse at gmail dot com

  6. Alex
    December 8, 2010 at 10:45 am

    This sounds like a great book.

  7. Nicholas Drew
    December 8, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Im a huge fan of Orson Scott Card and particularly Ender’s Game (I had to read it for a course!)- it’d be nice to read some fantasy by him!

  8. Lauren
    December 8, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I have never read any of this author’s works, but this one sounds great and now I’m intrigued, wishing I had read some of his works already.

  9. Drew
    December 8, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I cannot, in good conscience, NOT take a chance to get a free Orson Scott Card book.

  10. Alan
    December 8, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I’m very interested!

  11. John
    December 8, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Had a chance to meet the author briefly when he had a stopover in Winnipeg. Nice guy. I’d be overjoyed to nab this little treasure.

  12. john parkes
    December 8, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Love O.Card, great author, great world buillder.

  13. December 8, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Orson Scott Card could copy out the ingredients in my hair gel, and I’d read it, twice.

  14. Bill Fishburn
    December 8, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Looks like a very interesting start to a series. I’m starting to read more fantasy novels to my daughter who is fascinated most by the magic the characters are able to perform in these books. This sounds like something she and I would get into. Thanks for blogging about it and offering the give away!

  15. December 8, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Ooh, enter me! I love OSC! I’m also a reviewer at YA Books Central.

  16. Allison B
    December 8, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Orson Scott Card is a favourite of mine! Would love to read this.

  17. December 8, 2010 at 11:24 am

    A secret library is always an instant win for me.

  18. rissatoo
    December 8, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Orson Scott Card is one of my all-time favorites! Of course I must comment (& hope, hope, hope I win!)

  19. beth
    December 8, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Orson Scott Card is one of my favorite authors and he’s a great speaker! We had him as the speaker for our One Book One Community program when we selected “Ender’s Game” as our read.

  20. December 8, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Love OSC. Would love an ARC of this book.

  21. December 8, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Sounds like my kind of book.

  22. Todd Johansen
    December 8, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Awesome. I really want to read this book.

  23. Laura
    December 8, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I loved Enchanted and of course ender’s game… would love to read this!

  24. Russ
    December 8, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Hooray Tor!

  25. December 8, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. December 8, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Oh Orson Scott Card helped me survive jr. high. I haven’t read this one yet and looking forward to it.

  27. December 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Oooh, I’d like one!

  28. Marin loeun
    December 8, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I’m really looking forward to this series, I have high hopes for a good read.

  29. Geddy Israel
    December 8, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    A unique blend of ideas, Card is a win every time.

  30. Galena
    December 8, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Entering 🙂

  31. December 8, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Awesome giveaway!

  32. Travis Bingaman
    December 8, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    This is going to be SOOOOOO good! I just know it!

  33. Beth
    December 8, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I love Orson Scott Card and would love to win!

  34. Bob
    December 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    It has been far too long since I last read an Orson Scott Card novel. However, I’ve started my son on the Ender’s Game series, and I’m looking forward to this new trilogy!

    Bob

  35. Toni Moreno
    December 8, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I love Orson Scott Card!

  36. December 8, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

  37. December 8, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I would love to win But does it come in large print??

  38. Vicki L Tacoma , Wa
    December 8, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Sounds like a good book. Can’t wait to read it.

  39. Rich Rockwood
    December 8, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Love his work! Thanks for having the contest and good luck to all.

  40. Susan Meek
    December 8, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I’d be excited to win a copy of a new work by one of my favorite authors!

  41. Kristoffer Lund
    December 8, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I loved Pathfinder too in the YA section… I’m hoping I can win this one!

  42. December 8, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Would love to read his new book! Thanks for this giveaway.

  43. Mike Reid
    December 8, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Love Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game is right up there in the top 10 best books ever. This sounds like a very interesting concept, and I’d love to see what he does with it.

  44. Andrew
    December 8, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I’d love to win a copy! Please enter me. Thanks!

  45. December 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    This sounds great! magic, secrets, secret library….thanks for this giveaway

  46. December 8, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Would love to get this as a gift! Enter me!!!

  47. Strakul
    December 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Sounds interesting!

  48. Sheela
    December 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Sounds like a great book and I would love to have it!

  49. December 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I would like a copy of this book please!

  50. December 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Would love to win this ARC.

  51. Sara
    December 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    OSC is a remarkable author, and I am very excited for this new work.

  52. David
    December 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Can’t resist a new Orson Scott Card book! Thanks for the promotion.

  53. David F
    December 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Sounds kind of intriguing! So the main character is different because he *can’t* use magic, not because he can.

  54. Sevvy
    December 8, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I would love to be entered in this. You guys always do such neat giveaways.

  55. Bobby Moss
    December 8, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Looking forward to this book – and getting it free hopefully. =)

  56. Joshua Caito
    December 8, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I could use some Orson for holiday reading ^__^

  57. Kamarile
    December 8, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I’ve been an OSC fan for almost a decade, ever since I was introduced to Ender’s Game back in 9th grade. I loved the preview chapters I read on tor.com, and I’m eagerly anticipating more. I’d love to win a copy of this book!

  58. Luke
    December 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Looks great, I can’t wait to read it!

  59. dabbycool
    December 8, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Please enter me in the contest! I’ve already lost several for this very book.

  60. December 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    A new OSC series? I’m delighted! I haven’t read one of his books in ages, but this might just be the one to bring me back.

  61. Derek
    December 8, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I would love to add to my OSC collection with this book, it being free would make it even better!!! Hope I win this

  62. Chad Schoonover
    December 8, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Yes please! …good words -are good…

  63. Randy Mccraw
    December 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    I love OSC send me one ppplllleeeeaaassseeee

  64. Oregon Sunshine
    December 8, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. December 8, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I would like one.

  66. lyndsey s
    December 8, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Can’t wait for this book, Card gives excellent advise on how to write your own sci fi and fantasy and it will be great to see how his new book compares

  67. Ben Tags
    December 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I’m sure this will be a great read.

  68. PhoenixFalls
    December 8, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Would love to win this!

  69. Avi
    December 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    It sure be nice to win this one.

  70. Kelsi
    December 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    This sounds like a great book! I would love to have a chance to read it!!

  71. Sam
    December 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Definitely need to get one of these, so if I don’t win the contest, I suppose I’ll have to get one via one of the various old-fashioned ways.

  72. Barbara Elness
    December 8, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Sounds great, please count me in.

  73. Cory Maupin
    December 8, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    OSC is the best! Sign me up 🙂

  74. Moridin
    December 8, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  75. December 8, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    This sounds like a fascinating book! Thanks for the chance to win an ARC. I’d love to post a review on my blog.

  76. shane
    December 8, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    I’m super excited to read this book

  77. Ali
    December 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I’d LOVE to win this book!

  78. Tim
    December 8, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    OSC is great!

  79. Barb
    December 8, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Sounds like a fun book to read.

  80. Dana
    December 8, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Sounds like a good book, would love to have a chance to read it! New to fantasy, was able to read my boyfriend’s sword of truth novels, and had to buy the last few to finish the series, Loved it! Thanks.

  81. Mark
    December 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I have the anthology that had the original Ender’s Game novella. I also have the Hatrack River books. Am ARC of this new book would be great!

  82. December 8, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Oh my goth! I want so much win it… I learned about Orson Scott Card a few time ago and I fell in lover for his writing… I need it!

    eumaiconmilanezi at gmail dot com

  83. Rudi Dewilde
    December 9, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Orson Scott Card books for free: mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm …… Me want it !!!!!!!!!!!

  84. David
    December 9, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I’d be a fool to pass up a chance for a free Card book. So I won’t.

  85. Brenna
    December 9, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Oh what a fantastic giveaway. This is one of my favorite authors from my childhood.

  86. December 9, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    A new Orson Scott Card fantasy series – that’s exciting. I love his work.

  87. Michael
    December 9, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    New OSC…interesting

  88. December 9, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I would love to win.

  89. Daniel Rich
    December 9, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Whoa. OSC book for free? I’d have to be dumber than Ender is smart to skip this one

  90. Eddie Novak
    December 10, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Orson Scott Card is fantastic, one of my favorites for many years now.

  91. Alix
    December 10, 2010 at 4:31 am

    Pick me! Pick me! I love pretty much everything this man has ever written and I’m so excited for this book. It looks amazing.

  92. Casey
    December 10, 2010 at 6:06 am

    I’d love to read these sooner rather than later. I will read them eventually – Orson Scott Card is one of my favorite authors.

  93. Michael
    December 10, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Would Love to win this…. read the preview, looks great!!!!

  94. Rob Garza
    December 10, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Would love to win this, as I have flirted with reading Orson Scott Card and never gotten around to it. This could be the start of a new collection….

  95. Kyle
    December 10, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Count me in to win

  96. Chris S
    December 10, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    I loved the little preview on Tor- I’d love a chance to read the full book before classes start back up on the third. Thanks for the chance!

  97. December 11, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Would Love to win this as been told good things about the author and just not got round to it as of yet

  98. December 11, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Please throw my name in the hat.

  99. Satsuoni
    December 12, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Mine too, please.

  100. meaghan
    December 12, 2010 at 9:56 am

    orson scott card is one of my favorite authors. i havent read anything y him that i havent enjoyed and i look forward to reading this novel as well!

  101. December 12, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I’d love to win an ARC of The Lost Gate! I’d make sure to review it too!

  102. December 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    This sounds awesome. I would love to win it!

  103. December 12, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    The author who got me into SF? Yes, please.

  104. moonsword
    December 13, 2010 at 9:59 am

    please enter me!

  105. December 16, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Fab giveaway!
    Count me in please!:)

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