Actually no... that's not strictly true. But three very lucky people are!
If you can, cast your mind back to last week. You might recall that I went on about Paul Kearney a lot. I reviewed all three volumes of The Macht Saga, pledged allegiance to the aforementioned author, and - in a rare moment of happy madness - I hosted a giveaway of three sets of the complete trilogy, the better to get this stunning series into as many hands as I was able.
The response was overwhelming, actually. For various reasons I haven't hosted a whole lot of giveaways here on TSS in the past, but within 24 hours of announcing this particular contest, over 100 people had given it a go. Entries have been arriving steadily ever since, more than doubling the pool of wannabe winners, all told... so I guess The Macht Saga is on more radars than I'd imagined. Good! It absolutely should be.
Before I give up the gory details on our winners, however, a reminder of the simple question you all had to answer:
Which of the United Kingdoms
does Paul Kearney come from?
The answer was of course:
Alas, there can only be three winners of these three books, and much as I'd like to buy every last person who entered the competition a copy of The Ten Thousand to get 'em going, three is still one better than two and two better than one, and one is the loneliest number, as I'm sure we all know -- but anyway! Our winners are:
- Sascha Walter, of Germany
- Ryan Thomas, of Colorado
- and finally Henry Ward, a Northern Ireland man himself!
So that's nice. :)
Well... nice for those three. Not so much for all the others who entered and answered the question correctly but lost out in the end, but for those three at least, pretty damn sweet!
Sascha and Ryan and Henry can expect to receive an email from me to confirm their details as soon as possible, and their winnings forthwith. I'm afraid everyone else will have to get their hands on The Macht Saga the old-fashioned way - you really ought to give it a shot - but seriously, thanks for all your entries anyway. Quite the show of support. And that's exactly what this series needs.