A little while ago I decided to actually go to the signing on the A Dance With Dragons tour nearest me even though it’s 4 hours away.  Before deciding to go down, I called the bookstore to make sure I could reserve a book. After all, it would just be sad to cancel my Amazon pre-order, get the time off work, and go all the way down there to come away with no signed book!  It turned out I was able to reserve books, so I actually reserved 2 copies of the book – 1 for John and me and 1 to give away here to someone who isn’t fortunate enough to be able to attend one of the signings on the tour (or crazy enough to do what I’m doing and drive two states away to go to one).

Although I’m sure it needs no introduction, here is some information on A Dance With Dragons:

A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin

Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series–as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance once again–beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has three times three thousand enemies, and many have set out to find her. Yet, as they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind.

To the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone–a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will face his greatest challenge yet. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice.

And from all corners, bitter conflicts soon reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all. . . .

Giveaway Rules: One entry per person.  This giveaway is open internationally and will run through the end of the day of Tuesday, July 19.  A winner will be selected using random.org on the following day.  If I do not hear from the winner by the end of the day on Friday, July 22, a new winner will be selected.  That winner will then have 48 hours to get back to me or a new winner will be selected.

To enter the giveaway, fill out the form below.  Please Note: Email addresses are only used for the purpose of notifying the winner.  All email addresses will be deleted once the giveaway is over and there is an address to send the book to.

Update: The form has been removed since the giveaway is now over.

Good luck!