This is an advance copy of the book and I hope to have it in the hands of the contest winner at least a few days before its official publication date of July 10.
The winner of the Books and Bluegrass contest will win an early copy of John Twelve Hawk's The Dark River, the second book of his Fourth Realm Trilogy. The first book of the trilogy, The Traveler, was a New York Times bestseller and it received excellent reviews from several major publications:
"Portrays a Big Brother with powers far beyond anything Orwell could imagine...Political prophecy is rarely such fun." - Washington Post
"Seductive...Quickly hooks you into its Matrix-esque world...(Let) the butt-kicking begin." - USA Today
"The stuff that first rate high-tech paranoid schizophrenic thrillers are made of." - Time
"Page turningly swift with a cliffhanger ending...John Twelve Hawks has drawn upon both pop cultural and literary touchstones and modified them to create a cyber 1984." - New York Times
John Twelve Hawks and Random House have an interesting website that provides a good feel of the atmosphere John has created in The Dark River and explains where the book fits into the overall story. Check it out.
Remember to get your answers to me by Friday morning so that I can get the book in the mail to the lucky winner early on Monday morning. Good luck to all.