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Book Give Away: The Palace Job, by Patrick Weekes

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Patrick and I have in our custody a delivery of each other’s novel. Rather than being responsible, and sending them back to their rightful owner, we’ve decided to give them away.

‘The Palace Job’ has been released by 47 North, and is a fun read. Here’s the blurb: Loch is seeking revenge. It would help if she wasn’t in jail. The plan: to steal a priceless elven manuscript that once belonged to her family, but now is in the hands of the most powerful man in the Republic. To do so Loch: former soldier, former prisoner, current fugitive, must assemble a crack team of magical misfits that includes a cynical illusionist, a shapeshifting unicorn, a repentant death priestess, a talking magical warhammer, and a lad with seemingly no skills to help her break into the floating fortress of Heaven’s Spire and the vault that holds her family’s treasure, all while eluding the unrelenting pursuit of Justicar Pyvic, whose only mission is to see the law upheld. What could possibly go wrong? The Palace Job is a funny, action-packed, high-fantasy heist caper in the tradition of Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards series, from debut author Patrick Weekes.

If you’re interested in a copy, send me an email at author@marktbarnes.com, and describe¬†your fantasy setting heist. What are you about to do, and who is in your team? Are you championing a righteous cause, or in it for the coin? Is it The Italian Job, using chariots in Casterly Rock? Is it Ocean’s 14, stealing the ring at the last minute before it gets burnenated in Mount Doom? Your heist, your story, your team, your treasure.

The challenge: Twitter rules. Your answer can be no more than 144 characters. This is open to people anywhere, but there will only be a limited number of copies mailed outside of Australia. Entries close at midnight, 6th of October, 2013 (in your time zone). Winners will be contacted via email.

Good luck, and pray make your heists improbable . . .