Win a copy of THE RUNES OF ENGAGEMENT, the new novel by New York Times bestselling author Tobias S. Buckell and Dave Klecha

With the help of the fine folks at The StoryGraph, we’re giving away THE RUNES OF ENGAGEMENT by World Fantasy Award winner Tobias S. Buckell and Dave Klecha.

Fun, action-packed, occasionally gritty, and full of jokes for geeks and Marines alike.

Jim C. Hines, author of Terminal Alliance
Cover art by Andrée Wallin
Design by Elizabeth Story

[STARRED REVIEW] Will be catnip to readers who love this combination of military SF, alternate history, and fantasy.

Library Journal

The Lord of the Rings meets Slaughterhouse-Five by way of World of Warcraft in this delirious mashup pitting the U. S. military against legendary monsters from fantasy novels and roleplaying games. From a science fiction award-winner and an author, former Marine, and extreme amateur-landscaper comes a riotous fantasy/military science fiction adventure that will delight fans of Terry Pratchett, J. R. R. Tolkien, and John Scalzi.

Buckell and Klecha tell their story with so much humour and gusto and so much nerd JOY. It has that Aliens vibe, but with a LOTR twist. The whole idea ‘what happens if marines/soldiers end up fighting fantasy monsters’ is handled so well here. I had a blast reading this book, and would not mind reading a sequel.

Maria Haskins, author of Wolves and Girls

No one could have been prepared for the day when orcs, trolls, and dragons fell from portals in the sky. But now a very tough but not-quite-prepared platoon of Marines is trapped on the wrong side. The enchanting world looks like Middle Earth, but to the dismay of even the geekiest soldiers, is nothing like it.

While the Marines fend off dangerous, improbable, and very rude assailants, their mission is to escort a Very Important Princess who could broker a crucial strategic alliance between worlds. What could possibly go wrong?