One of the groundbreaker writers of urban fantasy is Emma Bull’s War for the Oaks. After I read Laurell K Hamilton, I was jonesing for more UF reads and everywhere I turned, someone told me I had to read War for the Oaks. It might be the seminal Urban Fantasy read. It’s set in Minneapolis and has a romance underthread with a very unlikely hero, but the strength of the story lies with the female protagonist who gets swept into a dangerous world between the Dark Court and the Light Court of the fae. If you haven’t read it before, I strongly urge you to take advantage of this free giveaway (meaning don’t make me crawl through the internets and hold your TBR pile hostage until you download it).
Here is the entire press release from Tor:
Free Ebooks from World Fantasy Award Finalists
Last week we announced the return of free ebooks from Tor.com. We’re kicking things off this week with backlist titles from two of the authors who are finalists for this year’s World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. To download these and upcoming freebies, all you have to do is register at Tor.com.
Will Shetterly and Emma Bull are the first married couple to each simultaneously have a novel among the finalists for the World Fantasy Award-’Emma’s Territory and Will’s The Gospel of the Knife.In commemoration of this, we’re offering registered Tor.com users free e-book editions of a pair of classics from the Bull and Shetterly backlists-’Emma’s War for the Oaks and Will’s Dogland. Check them out here!
Each title in our giveaway program will be available for A Limited Time Only, so don’t delay. The books will be offered in a variety of formats, with no DRM. After this month’s pair of books, we’ll be putting up a new title every month, so make sure you register-’and tell your friends about the great books (and blogs, and art, and conversation) that are free at Tor.com every day.
Let me add one final thing and that is, Tor, if you keep giving ebooks away and don’t have ebooks for the rest of the series for us ebook readers to buy, you are missing out on alot of sales.