Monday, July 12, 2010

SteamBoyz: Society of Unrelenting Vigilance

Throuthehaze finds an interesting book in the ship's library. It is a current YA steampunk book with chapter header images of garghouls. She sits on one of the upturned nearby barrels and starts to read...

Candle Man
Book One: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance
by Glenn Dakin

Description from the amazon:
Murder, mystery, and adventure aren’t your typical birthday presents . . .

But for Theo, anything that breaks up his ordinary routine is the perfect gift.
A mysterious “illness” and Theo’s guardians force him into a life indoors, where gloves must be worn and daily medical treatments are the norm. When Theo discovers a suspicious package on his birthday, one person from the past will unlock the secret behind Theo’s “illness” and change his life forever.

Molded into an exhilarating steampunk adventure that gives birth to the next great fantasy hero, Theo Wickland, Candle Man: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance is the first book in a trilogy by debut author Glenn Dakin.

*** Steampunk book giveaway ***

Prize courtesy of author and Egmont USA.

Open to all.

Offer ends July 19, 2010.

TO DO (2-parts):

1. Visit Glenn's site and tell me something you learned in comments with your email.

2. Read Glenn's guest post and comment on it.

AND you can also signup to win this book at Cecelia Bedelia's.


* image source Renoir


Contest has ended - winner is here


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  1. He's a new author to me. In his site you can explore Abney Park Cemetery, an inspiration for Candle Man. Interesting! This book sounds great!
    Thank you for this fantastic giveaway!:)

  2. I, too, am new to this author and his work, but Candle Man has a wonderful title. Both intriguing and slightly chilling. According to the website he was inspired by Abney Park Cemetery in Stoke Newington, London, England. He also writes for various comics and television shows, which is awesome!

  3. Interesting to learn that Glenn also worked at the BBC on a popular children's show, Shaun the Sheep.

  4. i learned that glenn has a very varied resume! he was even involved with bob the builder! i've definitely got to look for this book - it sounds great!

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  5. I am always finding good books lol...
    I learned that he has written for quite a few comics and he also wrote for the BBC show Shaun the Sheep!

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  6. I learned that Glenn lives in England and that Candle Man 2:The Society of the Dread is coming out in September. There is also a Condemned Cemetery tour on website.


  7. Would like to win this for my son! He would really like this book.


  8. I learned that Candle Man: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance is a mix of old-fashioned detective work and fantastical magic.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com


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