Path of Beasts giveaway!

July 20th, 2012

Goldie Roth is about to discover that there are things far worse than punishment chains …

The American cover of 'Path of Beasts'

It’s a mere two and a half months before Path of Beasts hits the shops and, to celebrate, I’m giving away an advance readers copy (ARC) from Random House in the USA. For those of you who aren’t sure what an ARC is, it’s a paperback edition of the book that hasn’t gone through the final proofread. So there are probably a few mistakes in it, and I know that the third chapter has the wrong title – it’s supposed to be called ‘Bow, Sword and Wolf-Sark’.

But everything else is pretty much as it will be in the final book, including the wonderful character illustrations. And the US edition is identical to the Australian edition, apart from spelling and cover illustration.

So – what do you need to do to win a copy of this thrilling final chapter in the Keepers trilogy? Simply leave a comment on this post. I’ll leave it for a full week to make sure a few people see it, and next Friday I’ll put your names in a hat and draw out the winner. It doesn’t matter where you live – the giveaway is open to anyone, whether in Australia or overseas.

What really happened to Goldie’s long-lost Auntie Praise? What is the secret of the mysterious Beast Road? How can three children, a brizzlehound, a cat and a dozen white mice possibly fight against the Fugleman, an army of mercenaries and a monstrous cannon called Frow Carrion?

You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in Path of Beasts


0 thoughts on “Path of Beasts giveaway!

  1. Daryl Maxwell says:

    Oh Lian! You KNOW I want to win this!!!!
    Your crazy American fan at the Burbank Library!!

    1. Lian says:

      Ah, Daryl, it always makes me smile to hear from you! Good luck with the giveaway.

  2. Bailee Stewart says:

    My daughter Bailee loves your books so much she has been patiently waiting for the release in September of the third edition,I would love to be able to surprise her with a copy early.
    Kind regards

    Jodi Stewart

  3. Fatima says:

    I was waiting for this book since forever! I can’t believe that it’s finally coming out. There are so many bOoks I’ve been waiting for but this has been on top of my list! Even if I don’t get the giveaway, I will still buy the book.
    Thank you!
    Fatima Abbasi.

  4. Nicole Dietrich says:

    I would love to win the new book! I fell in love with the series when the first book was released-we were in Tasmania at the time! Looking forward to it!


  5. Karolina says:

    So, I absolutely want to win a copy of the new book. I LOVE, LOVE the series!!!! It’s so much fun to read. But if I can’t win a copy then I nominate Daryl Maxwell. He is the one that got me hooked on the series. Plus, if he gets a copy, he will let me borrow it once he’s done. πŸ˜‰

    1. Lian says:

      πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  6. Ooh! I’m going to enter twice, I’m so keen for this πŸ™‚

  7. Karie Kaminsky says:

    Your stories are great!

  8. Willow says:

    I love your books! You are such an amazing author!

  9. Paul Hoff says:

    My kids love your books. And I enjoy reading your stories to them. Looking forward to the next book (win or not).

  10. Hi I can’t believe your next book is so close. Yipee Can’t wait

  11. Jordyn says:

    Hi Lian,
    I love your books and i enjoy reading them everywhere I go. I cannot wait for the last book of the trilogy! I would love to win the copy of the book but if i don’t win I will still buy it and definitely read it. PLEASE keep on writing more amazing and imaginative books.
    From Jordyn πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

  12. Georgia says:

    OMGOMG PATH OF BEASTS!!!!i would love to win im obsessed with the series!!! πŸ˜€ good luck to who wins, because win or not im buying the path of beasts the moment its on the shelf!

  13. Louise says:

    hey. luv the books. can’t wait 4 the 3rd to cum out!!!

  14. Louise says:

    really need to win!! been waiting since last book released. THE TENTION!!!

  15. Bonnie says:

    OMG! I can’t wait to read the next book!

  16. Jessica says:

    Hi Lian!!!!!
    i LOVE your books and i can’t wait for the third book to come out!!!!! I really want to win the ARC of the Path of Beasts!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Katie says:

    Hi! I love this series. I’d love to win this! We have kept up with your books ever since we got those lovely signed bookplates last year! =)

  18. Kate M. says:

    Ooo, this must be the thrilling conclusion to the series! I really want to know if the thieves’ new skills will be of use in the third book. πŸ™‚

  19. donna cameron says:

    Hi Lian – my daughter and I are so enjoying your books. Your success is an inspiration to me. May it continue in leaps and bounds!

    1. Lian says:

      Thanks Donna, and thanks to everyone else who is putting up such nice comments. I’m HUGELY pleased to have such a good response to the giveaway.

  20. Sarahbell Turvey says:

    Lian your books are some of the best books I have ever read. I must say that they have best cliff hangers a story could have and a book could never be better. You have acheived the impossible. I have been waiting for what seems like years for the next one to come out and the second was deffinatly better than the first and I don’t know how but I am positive that this next one will be even better (if that is possible) I would love to win a free version.

  21. Sarah Matheson says:

    Dear Lian,

    I looove your books so much, it is hard to find books that I can read as the school library is strict I have read your books so quickly that I have to wait such a long time between books and I just really love them so much. I can’t wait for this one to see what happens. You know the best part – I get to read it with my Mum and Dad so I get to spend more time with them, it is such fun. It is a pity they don’t come out sooner as they always come out just after my birthday. But Mum usually still gets them for me anyway.

    Thanks for making reading so much fun and so easy.

    You are the best!

  22. Jordyn says:

    I absolutely cannot wait for this book! So keen to read the last book of the trilogy! So excited! Just can’t wait any longer

  23. Lilli says:

    Omg Lian !!!!

    The 3rd Book is Finally Out (nearly that is!)
    I can remember the Post you sent about the Path of the Beasts getting published!

    Now it is here!

    I love the Keeper’s Trilogy !!
    (for the 1345 time)!!!!!!!

    So it would be a honour to receive one of the 2 A.R.C’s !!!!

    So i would love to be in the draw to win one !!

    From Lilli (an over-excited girl ,crazy about the Keeper’s !!!)

    πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  24. Midhat says:

    Hey Lian, πŸ™‚

    I am so excited! Can’t wait to get my hands on this book. I really hope I win this because I’ve been waiting for it for so long. πŸ™‚

    Your books are the best. πŸ˜€


  25. Lisa says:

    Lian — my children and I are looking forward to your book, whether or not we win the ARC. We have the bookplate that you graciously sent, and we can’t wait to get the book to go with it!

  26. Romi says:

    Hi Lian,
    So far you’ve already got a great turn out for this competition- I can’t wait to see who wins! I am entering because I am in absolute desperation to read Path of Beasts as soon as I can! (:
    As it’s coming out so soon, have you any idea of what you’re doing for the launch?

    1. Lian says:

      Hi Romi, we’ll be having two launches as we did with City of Lies. The Hobart launch will be on Sunday October 14th at the Bahai Centre, and the northern launch will probably be on the following Saturday, which is the 20th – I’m just waiting for confirmation. That one will be at Fullers Launceston. I’m still working on ideas for it – not sure what we’ll do yet – but we might ask people to come disguised as a beast.

      It looks as if I might also be going to Melbourne and Sydney – not for proper launches, but just for some promotion at bookshops and schools. Don’t have details of that yet.

      1. Cassandra Harrington says:

        Hi Lian, I would love to be in the running for your book, my daughter is a huge fan and is eagerly waiting for the next book. I will also be looking out for dates you are coming to Melbourne, I’m very certain Piper will be very excited to see you. It’s so nice reading these messages for you, you have so many loyal fans.

  27. Roan says:

    OMGGGG!! I want to win that! It’ll be cool to have the FIRST EVERY PATH OF BEASTS book in the PHILIPPINES !!
    I am sooo happy for your achievements Lian!! The Keepers is an amazing Trilogy and I can’t wait to read the final book!

    PS . I am also excited for your next book!! I will be here, FROZEN, waiting for your future books!


  28. Hannah says:

    I am going to beg my mom and dad if I can enter! I hope I can enter, I have been bery excited about the last book. I cannot wait to see what the ending of the series will be!

    1. Lian says:

      Well you know, Hannah, you have already entered, merely by leaving a comment. πŸ˜€ So your name will go into the draw, along with everyone else’s.

  29. Deniece Liza says:

    Me me me! πŸ˜€ I want to win this book! πŸ˜€

    I love this series and I can’t wait to read the next book! πŸ˜€

  30. tracy mcconnon says:

    Why didn’t I know about this site arrrrrgggghhhh!!! Can’t wait for path of beasts… Great to see a tassie doing so well, keep it up!

  31. Cassandra Harrington says:

    Well if you come, fingers crossed πŸ™‚

  32. Maria says:

    Hey! i love all your books, Lian. I’m sad that it is only a trilogy, but I understand how much work it is to write a book.

    Best Wishes!

    1. Lian says:

      Keep your fingers crossed, Maria. As soon as I get the rewrites to Frozen done, I’m hoping to start work on a Museum of Thieves prequel trilogy.

  33. Katherine says:

    I would love to win this!

  34. Sofia says:

    This is soooo awesome! I love the keepers so much. It would be great to win something like this!!!!!!!

  35. Hi Lian,

    Please don’t count this as an entry (don’t think we’re eligible!), but just wanted to say that it is SO lovely to see so many comments here from readers, young and old, who have all been enjoying your wonderful series so very much.

    We can’t wait to be a part of the Hobart launch in a few months!


    The Hobart Bookshop

    1. Lian says:

      It’s wonderful, isn’t it? I’m so pleased that so many people have entered! And that they are looking forward to the third book so much.

  36. George says:

    I would love to win a copy! I would be over the moon! So excited X)

  37. Whether or not we get an ARC, we are waiting with baited breath for the next installment. So much fun – such good reading. Thankyou for your books.

    Julie, Maddy, and friends

    1. Lian says:

      Hold onto your hats, my dears – I will be drawing the winner tomorrow, round about lunchtime Eastern Australian time. Whoever wins, I’ll put up a new post announcing it, and I’ll also email the winner. Good luck to all of you, and I just wish I had more copies to give away!

  38. Taylor says:

    I love your books, and would love to own the final chapter! I found out about it from the spot the differences game, and I’ve been hooked ever since!

    1. Lian says:

      I’m glad you liked the spot the difference game, Taylor. I love the illustrations of the different rooms in the museum.

  39. Pushy says:

    SWEET GOOGILY-MOOGILY, how I want to win this ARC!!!!!!!!!!!! I am desperate to find out how this story ends! Good luck to everyone else who enters (although maybe just a pinch more luck for me?)!! πŸ˜€

  40. Chloe says:

    (=’.’=) I. Is. Bunny.

  41. Louise says:

    Lian it would be so great if I won this book. I live in new Zealand and it comes out it October I cannot wait that long! I read both museum of theivs and city of lies straigt away. I loved them so much I dressed up as Goldie Roth for book week at our school.

    1. Lian says:

      That’s so nice, Louise. Sorry you didn’t win this draw – but there’s another one next Friday, so you’ve got a second chance.

  42. Clarissa says:

    I soo want this book. I’ve been waiting for this one since forever. If i get this book i will let my other friend borrow it since she also likes the books sooo much!

  43. Louise says:

    Gosh how hard is it to win! If I could only have one book ever it would be city of lies because I can just imagine myself walking down the streets. You should make a movie to show how good your work is Lian!

    1. Lian says:

      I’m glad you like City of Lies so much, Louise. I confess I’d really like to be part of the Festival of Lies and have the chance at a Big Lie. Not sure what it would be, though! And yes, I’d love to see a film made of it too!

  44. Jordyn says:

    I agree with Louise. The keepers trilogy should be made into movies! It could be the next big movie craze πŸ˜› Can’t wait to see who wins tomorrow!

    1. Lian says:

      It’d be very exciting to have a movie, Jordyn. Who knows, maybe it’ll happen one day.

  45. Jordyn says:

    I really do hope so your books are amazing!

  46. Darby says:

    Hi Lian, I just love the suspense that the cover suggests, it almost makes me want to shut down the computer so I can’t look at it for fear of my parents grounding me for whining so much! It looks so different from the other books, and I am currently ripping out my hair, I’m so impatient! (Don’t worry, not literally!) I don’t care if I don’t get an early copy, I just HAVE to get a copy! Oh thank you thank you thank you for writing these books!

    1. Lian says:

      Hello Darby, it is a truly wonderful cover, isn’t it. It’s rating very high on my favourite list at the moment, and I think it really captures the sense of adventure in book 3, and how amazing Goldie has become. I hope the next two months go very quickly for you! (And for me – I’m really looking forward to having people read the book at last.)

  47. Io says:

    Is this the US cover? It looks so cool!

    1. Lian says:

      It is. And very gorgeous too.,

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