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Jan 7 2014 11:30am
The Emperor’s Blades Audiobook Sweepstakes!

It’s nearly here! The release of Brian Staveley’s debut novel, The Emperor's Blades, is only a week away. We gave you an early look at the first seven chapters of this excellent epic fantasy here, and now we want to give you a special preview of The Emperor’s Blades audiobook, out from Brilliance Audio on January 14th, plus a chance to win the audiobook on CD!

Performed by Simon Vance, this two-disc audiobook brings to life Staveley’s vividly imagined story of conspiracy and empire, complete with imperial intrigue, enigmatic monks, and elite soliders who fly into battle on the back of giant black hawks. Listen to a preview here, then enter to win one of our five copies!

Comment in the post to enter!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States and D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec). To enter, comment on this post beginning at 10:30 AM Eastern Time (ET) on January 7. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on January 11. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tor.com, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

140 comments
Tim Barred
2. Tim Barred
In like flynn!
Yagiz Erkan
6. yagiz
I never listen to fiction audio-books. This could be a great start.
Tim Barred
7. slapshot
Cool, I'd love the chance to win.
Tim Barred
11. BenjaminJB
Audio is how most of my reading happens
Tim Barred
12. jmarsh642
always looking for a good listen
Tim Barred
13. Herb451
I need something to listen to on the way to work.
Tim Barred
14. redsoxroman
I never win anything. I liked the first 7 chapters....
Tim Barred
19. Jordan360
Yes, please! Love audiobooks!
Scott Silver
22. hihosilver28
I'm in need of a new book to listen to on my commute. :-)
Mark Alexander Lindberg
25. Megalodon
Such a teaser... This would be awesome to win!
Ray Pratt
26. raypratt
I enjoyed the first chapters. Count me in.
Tim Barred
28. spark
Yes yes yes! This looks superb.
Matthew Kurnick
30. mkurnick
I'm sure that in 1985, plutonium is available in every corner drugstore, but in 1955, it's a little hard to come by.
Tim Barred
32. Chronosnight
Looking forward to it.
Tim Barred
33. bryan.with.a.y
Met him at NYCC last October. I was his second autograph ever. My friend was the first.
Tim Barred
34. K3v
Never tried an audiobook, I'm willing to give it a try!
Tim Barred
38. HenrySidgwick
I never win these things...
Tim Barred
39. MTA
The book was AWESOME. just completed the ARC the other day. look forward to the next book.
Tim Barred
43. Emily Parkinson
WAHOOOO!!!! Congrats! Also, Please please!! I can listen to this while I design and my life will be complete and wonderful!!!

Pick Me! - the "oh so deserving one!"
Tim Barred
44. Chuck_P
So you're saying there's a chance.
Peter Czyzewski
46. sebastianelgar
This would be an excellent companion to my ARC copy.
Tim Barred
50. Justin Vahrenkamo
Commenting!
Michael Carter
52. Mcart
Wow!
This sounds great (no pun intended).
Please enter me
Thanks --
Tim Barred
54. LarryB
What I dont have to read ?
Wyatt Packard
55. Wyatt95
I can't wait to read (or listen) to this book! It looks like the best fantasy title of the year!
Tim Barred
56. AHump
I have never 'listened' to a book before... unless you count the teacher reading to us in Elementary School.
Tim Barred
57. TBGH
I've about exhausted the audio book collection at my local library (Jim Marsters is a great narrator btw), so please send these my way!
Tim Barred
58. TheDudeofMike
Would love to give this a try.
William Gardner
60. myangelsman09
I've never been one for audiobooks particularly, but i have been drawn in by a few good narrators and just the right circumstances.
Tim Barred
61. danielle hall
awesome
Tim Barred
62. chelcie shell
thank you for all your great contests.
Tim Barred
63. tony parsons
great prize 2 win
Tim Barred
67. MarcT
I've pre-ordered this on Audible, but would happily use the credit for something else! Lemme Win!
Tim Barred
69. Erich Eberhardt
Sounds good, count me in!
Tim Barred
70. RLBrown
I always look forward to debut novels with hopes of discovering new talent.
Christine LaRue
71. LadyAnubis
*Sounds* like a more rollicking listen than "The Emperor's New Clothes"!
C. Parrella
73. I.B.Curious
I just got into audiobooks, and I have been dying to read this book since last year. I am so excited for the release!! Thanks for the giveaway!
Tim Barred
74. Joyce Stevenson
THANK YOU FOR THE CHANCE!!!!!
Tim Barred
78. Kpberry
Commenting...
Susan Terendy
80. suekitty13
This sounds like a great book for long commutes!
Tim Barred
82. Shannon Baas
I would love this.
Tim Barred
83. Denise S
This would be great.
Tim Barred
84. Kathy Parkinson
I'm delighted to enter this contest as I have eagerly awaited this release from the very early days when my daughter, a friend of Brian's, told me about the various drafts she previewed for him, reading the early release of chapters 1-7 (so exciting!) and learned that I will be recieving a hard bound copy for my birthday just as soon as it comes out! The audio book would be a GREAT addition to my studio work time!
Tim Barred
87. Terri Flood
one of these days this is gonna be mine
Tim Barred
88. Terri Flood
i want this!!!
Tim Barred
89. rhartwell
Count me in
Tim Barred
91. FinnyD
I'd love the audio.
Tim Barred
96. Ben K F
Please sir, may i have another?
Tim Barred
97. Joslin
I love audiobooks! Fingers crossed :)
Tim Barred
100. runner
Groovy Emperor's Blades!
John Thomas
101. Liquiid
I'm very excited for this book. I'd love to win!
Tim Barred
103. Haethos
Roll them bones!
Tim Barred
104. dwndrgn
I think I am now addicted to audio books. They make my commute fun and interesting!
Vernon Luckert
105. vl4095
Great - this would be my first audio book!
Tim Barred
106. JAMES LYNAM
MY FIRST AUDIO BOOK.
Sounds like a great idea on a cold winter night with
a large Irish Coffee.
Tim Barred
108. Marilyn Nawara
Looks like a great book!
Tim Barred
115. Kyuss77
And narrated by Simon Vance? Excellent! I would ver'much like to win this. Ver'much indeed.
Susan Smoaks
116. susansmoaks
thanks for the chance to win. i love to read!
Brenda Elsner
117. brat52101
Thanks for the giveaway!! I would love to have this book!!
Ashley W
119. a_neonta
I make some pretty long car trips sometimes.... I'd give it a shot.
Lori Walker
120. iggysaysno
Very cool - I think this would be a good listen for bedtime.
Tim Barred
123. Gus Kroll
Sounds pretty cool (and I love audiobooks for my commute to work).
Tim Barred
125. Jaime Cummings
sounds great!
Tim Barred
127. Desmond
Count me in, please!
Carl White
130. AskTheTicketGuy
...vividly imagined story of conspiracy and empire, complete
with imperial intrigue, enigmatic monks, and elite soliders who fly into battle on the back of giant black hawks.

That line brings back so many memories from my childhood.
kathy pease
132. klp1965
Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)
Tim Barred
134. Charlene Kuser
Monks and elite soldiers in battle,now that makes an interesting conversation.
LeAnn Knott
138. knottlady
Looks like a good book. Fantasy is always a good story. I do like the convenice of an audio book!!
Tim Barred
140. CherylMc
looks to be good read
Tim Barred
142. Deven Dougherty
Would love to win!
Tim Barred
143. MartyD
Thanks for the chance at the audiobook.

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