Welcome to my stop on the hop! Sorry for the late posting. Busy, busy work week. Anyway, what I'm giving away today is a copy of my current read-a-long, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. It is an excellent book so far and I think it's author earned the Man Booker Prize well.
About the book:
In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII’s court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king’s favor and ascend to the heights of political power
England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. The quest for the king’s freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum.
Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell is a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people and a demon of energy: he is also a consummate politician, hardened by his personal losses, implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?
In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel presents a picture of a half-made society on the cusp of change, where individuals fight or embrace their fate with passion and courage. With a vast array of characters, overflowing with incident, the novel re-creates an era when the personal and political are separated by a hairbreadth, where success brings unlimited power but a single failure means death.
I'm shipping from Better World Books so it's open worldwide. It will be a used copy. Just leave me a comment with your email address to enter. Would love a follow, but it's not required to enter. Take a look around while you're here and maybe my blog will suit your fancy. ;O) Giveaway ends on Thursday, August 30 at 11:59pm CST. Good luck!