Let's get the week off to a grand start, shall we? I have a doozy of a prize to give away today: a set of the young adult Cronus Chronicles trilogy, all three copies signed, courtesy of my friend and talented author Anne Ursu:
Why give away these books on a Minnesota blog? Because Anne is a born-and-raised Minnesotan, and because--and oh, how I love this--the trilogy opens with teenager Charlotte discovering that Hades is not mythical, but is in fact a real place, and can be accessed behind a door at the Mall of America.
The premise of the trilogy is right on the cover of the first book, The Shadow Thieves.
As Charlotte and her cousin Zee discover, the Greek myths are indeed very real, and very dangerous. The books chronicle their adventures in saving the world from the Underworld, particularly a deranged demigod named Philonecron.
The books are a hugely fun romp for both young and not-so-young adults. For your chance to win the signed trilogy, simply comment on this blog and answer this question: If the road to Hades is not at the Mall of America, where would it be? Bonus entries if you name somewhere in Minnesota, but you can still play even if you don't. Comment by end of day Sunday, July 12, and I'll pick a winner via the ever-awesome Random Number Generator on Monday, July 13.