In the first book, Curse of the Shamra, a young girl named Dara's peaceful and isolated land of the Shamra is invaded and its people enslaved, and she finds herself in the very unfamiliar role of leading a ragtag resistance to defeat the enemy. But even as she fights the invaders, Dara grapples with self-doubt and is criticized by her own people for being outspoken and different. Venturing into uncharted territory to seek allies, Dara encounters unusual creatures and dangerous lands and is forced to come to terms with the fact that she alone is the only hope the Shamra have to regain their freedom.Sounds cool, right? Well, as I said, (if you live in the US) you can win it and the two following books in the series. You can earn extra entries by following Barry Hoffman's blog and signing up to receive the bi-monthly Shamra Chornicles newsletter. FILL OUT THIS FORM TO ENTER. Good luck! Ends July 23.
For those new to the series, readers of Melissa Marr, Carrie Jones, Holly Black, Suzanne Collins and Brandon Mull will find a new favorite in Barry Hoffman and The Shamra Chronicles.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Thanks to Media Masters Publicity, I have one epic prize pack for a lucky winner: the complete Shamra Chronicles series, and a Shamra journal and pen. Here's some more about the newly re-released first book, Curse of the Shamra: