Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Not MY Giveaway! THE KILLING WAY by Tony Hays at Passages to the Past


Amy at Passages to the Past is hosting a giveaway for THE KILLING WAY by Tony Hays. I think it sounds too good to pass up. If you think so too, you can enter Amy's giveaway here. Deadline is October 13, 2009.

SYNOPSIS: It is the time of Arthur, but this is not his storied epic. Arthur is a young and powerful warrior who some would say stands on the brink of legend. Britain’s leaders have come to elect a new supreme king, and Arthur is favored. But when a young woman is brutally murdered and the blame is placed at Merlin’s feet, Arthur’s reputation is at stake and his enemies are poised to strike. Arthur turns to Malgwyn ap Cuneglas, a man whose knowledge of battle and keen insight into how the human mind works has helped Arthur come to the brink of kingship.

Malgwyn is also the man who hates Arthur most in the world.

After the death of Malgwyn's wife by Saxon hands, he became Mad Malgwyn, killer of Saxons and right-hand lieutenant to the warrior Arthur. Right hand, that is, until a Saxon cut his sword arm off and left him to die on the battlefield. Arthur rescued him. Now a one-armed scribe and a heavy drinker, Malgwyn rejects the half-life that his liege gave him. But loyalty is sometimes stronger than loathing…and Malgwyn is pulled toward a puzzle that he can’t walk away from.

Think CSI: Medieval: gritty, powerful, and with the true ring of historical perspective and a character who sees more than those around him. The Killing Way is the first in a mystery series that is sure to be a hit with both mystery readers and historical fans alike.
 
Click here to read an excerpt.
 
Click here to visit the author's website.
 
Tony Hays is a journalist and novelist. He has covered topics as varied as narcotics trafficking (earning his newspaper the Tennessee Press Association award for Public Service in 2000), political corruption, Civil War history, and the war on terror. His short fiction has appeared both in the United States and Japan, and he is the author of three novels. He resides in Tennessee.

4 comments:

Booklogged said...

Hey, thanks Gwendolyn for the heads up. It does sound like a good book, doesn't it?

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

thanks for this synopsis...it promises to be a great book. would look out for it...

Elizabeth said...

Thanks! Arthurian stories are not something I jump to read usually, but I love mysteries. I'm going to check it out.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Ha ha! I like the title of your post :)

Thanks for passing along the info about Amy's giveaway; looks good!