The wonderful people at Jo Fletcher Books have a competition for you, set to coincide with the launch of the excellent City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett.
“An atmospheric and intrigue-filled novel of dead gods, buried histories, and a mysterious, protean city–from one of America’s most acclaimed young SF writers.
The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions – until its divine protectors were killed. Now Bulikov has become just another colonial outpost of the world’s new geopolitical power, but the surreal landscape of the city itself – first shaped, now shattered, by the thousands of miracles its guardians once worked upon it – stands as a constant, haunting reminder of its former supremacy.
Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani. Officially, the unassuming young woman is just another junior diplomat sent by Bulikov’s oppressors. Unofficially, she is one of her country’s most accomplished spies, dispatched to catch a murderer. But as Shara pursues the killer, she starts to suspect that the beings who ruled this terrible place may not be as dead as they seem – and that Bulikov’s cruel reign may not yet be over.”
They have five copies of the book to give away, plus one lucky winner will receive a £100 Red Letter Day experience.
All people have to do for a chance to win is let them know on their Blog, Facebook page or Twitter – with #CityOfStairs – what tangible miraculous object you would create if you were a god of Bulikov. A door which takes you to the past and a knotted cord that brings rain when untied are just some of the miracles the gods brought to Bulikov, but they want to know what other… you and me… would add to them.
The competition is open until October 30th for your chance to win.