Tuesday, December 16, 2008


In my reading experience and in building my book collection I didn’t pay much attention to the signed copies, until recently. Recently I discovered how much I enjoy when I receive or buy a book which has a dedication from the author to me. It gives me a great pleasure and makes my interaction with the respective book even more personal.

I found out about a new such opportunity, a giveaway which has as prize a signed copy of a debut novel. The author R. Scot Johns launched on October this year his debut novel “The Saga of Beowulf”. In November he also started a blog, The Adventures of an Independent Author. In order to promote his novel and his blog R. Scot Johns is offering a copy of his debut novel, “The Saga of Beowulf”, signed by him. In order to win the autographed copy you will have to post a comment of his blog and to provide contact information. The contest is running until New Year’s Eve. You can find the full information about the contest of Scot’s blog.

Here it is a little information about “The Saga of Beowulf”:
"I wanted to tell the story in its entirety, and in the original setting of 6th century pagan Scandinavia," says author R. Scot Johns. "It has never been done before in its full scope, with both the historical and mythological elements intact. And it took me ten years, so now I know why."
"Breathtaking in scope and rivetingin pace," the story follows Beowulf as he embarks upon a fateful quest for vengeance against the creature that slew his father, setting in motion a sequence of events which will take him from the fetid fens of Denmark to the frozen fields of Sweden as he battles men and demons in a quest to conquer his own fears, all the while fleeing from the woman he has sworn to love.

Good luck to all!


Barbara Martin said...

Thanks for the heads-up. The premise sounds interesting.

Anonymous said...

ooo..another Beowulf :)

really? if i say something there he will send me the book here in Romania? and signed:)..this is interesting...

Mihai A. said...

Barbara, the premise sounds interesting also the historical location :)

Kyo, you should sign up for the book, maybe you'll win it :)

Good luck to both of you if you sign for the contest :)

Maria said...

I really like that cover!!!

Mihai A. said...

Maria, I like the background and the wolf :)

Scot said...

Maria, thanks for the compliment. I did the cover using Corel Painter for the most part, plus Adobe Photoshop for layout and titles. It's the first piece of completely digital artwork I've ever done (not counting the concept sketches I did in pencil first).

Kyodnb - I'll be more than happy to send it to Romania if you win!

Stop by my blog or website to read excerpts from the book and see more artwork.

Mihai A. said...

Scot, thank you very much for all the information :)