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Giveaway: The Devil’s Sword by Douglas E. Richards

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 28, 2010

Thanks to Douglas E. Richards, we have 4 signed copies of The Devil’s Sword to give away. It’s been described as “a fact-paced thriller sure to grab young readers” by a book reviewer from the St Louis Post-Dispatch. Giveaway begins October 28, 2010, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 30, 2010, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 9-Adult

Paperback: 272 pages

Book overview: A fencing tournament turns deadly! Can three young fencers thwart a plan to bring America to its knees?

Kevin, Rachel,and Ben are young fencers eager to compete in an upcoming tournament at Nellis Air Force Base. But when they arrive,they become unwilling pawns in a twisted plan to steal the ultimate weapon. A plan that somehow revolves around the tournament. Now, battling for their very survival, they must find a way to stop the two brilliant arms dealers behind it all. But the arms dealers hold all the cards. And far more is at stake than just their lives . . .

Given sword fighting’s irresistible appeal to kids, America’s Olympic success, and blockbuster films with extensive sword fighting (Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc) fencing is one of the fastest growing sports in America. The Devil’s Sword is a gripping thriller set against the highly unique and fascinating backdrop of this ancient sport.

“Crisp, innovative,and intelligent. Should be at the top of your reading list.” ~ Larry Cox, book critic, King Features syndicate

Click to read back cover

About the author: Douglas is the author of a critically acclaimed middle-grade science fiction series listed as “recommended literature” by the California Department of Education (The Prometheus Project), and has written extensively for National Geographic KIDS and American Fencing magazines. His son is an avid fencer, and he has been to tournaments on military bases, which is what gave him the idea for this novel.

Visit: http://www.douglaserichards.com/

How to enter:

  • Leave a comment in the comments field below.
  • An extra entry will be given for each time you twitter about the giveaway and/or blog about it. You will need to paste the link in a separate comment to make this entry valid. Click here to follow us on Twitter.
  • Maximum entries: Three (3)

Giveaway Rules:

  • Shipping Guidelines: This book giveaway is open to participants with a United States address.
  • Giveaway begins October 28, 2010, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 30, 2010, at 11:59 P.M. PST, when all entries must be received. No purchase necessary. See official rules for details.

Sponsored by Douglas E. Richards.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

Comments
  • No need to enter me as I already have a copy of this great book. Doug’s books are great for middle grade readers!

    October 29, 2010
  • AWESOME BOOK from a GREAT AUTHOR.

    My grandson would love this book.

    October 29, 2010
  • I think my child will find this book interesting
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    October 29, 2010
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    October 29, 2010
  • Please enter me to win this book, thanks!

    October 29, 2010
  • I would like to win for my daughter.

    October 29, 2010
  • I think that this would be a great book to make available for the children at school, especially as our school has many military children whose parents are stationed at the nearby Army base.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

    October 29, 2010
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    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

    October 29, 2010
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    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

    October 29, 2010
  • Sounds like a great book. I would love to read it and put it in my middle school’s library!

    November 1, 2010
  • I agree with the age level 9-adult because the summary alone made me want to read it,although I’d have to wait till my daughters finish reading it first.We are big time book lovers so we would love to win this book….I’ll try to get my daughter to blog about it,too. 🙂

    November 2, 2010
    • I’m sure Douglas Richards would be thrilled to have your daughter blog about it!

      December 1, 2010
  • Sounds like a good read for our high school, since we have some lower-level readers who need material that LOOKS like it is for higher level.

    November 3, 2010
  • Oh, a young thriller — I bet it’s good!!
    1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com

    November 3, 2010
  • Would love a copy of this for my son and daughter!

    November 8, 2010
  • Count me in! My son would love this book! thanks!

    November 15, 2010
  • Love, Love Love, your giveaways, please add me to the POT.

    Many blessing!

    November 23, 2010
  • Thanks for the opportunity. Retweeting at twitter. com/librariantaliah

    November 29, 2010
  • This sounds like a book my oldest son would like to read.

    ccrlund at gmail.com

    November 30, 2010
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    November 30, 2010
  • You will find your giveaway on my blog post here: http://barginmom.wordpress.com/
    ccrlund at gmail.com

    November 30, 2010
  • Drum roll, please …

    The four winners are …

    Tabathia B: tweet—
http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/29111258142

    Natalia: Please enter me to win this book, thanks!

    Renee Alam: I agree with the age level 9-adult because the summary alone made me want to read it,although I’d have to wait till my daughters finish reading it first.We are big time book lovers so we would love to win this book….I’ll try to get my daughter to blog about it,too.

    Debbie F: Count me in! My son would love this book! thanks!

    Thanks to Doug E. Richards for sponsoring the giveaway. And, thank you to all of you who entered!

    December 1, 2010

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