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Thanks to the lovely folks at Simon & Schuster in the UK, I'm very pleased to be able to do a bit of a special competition. Yes, I have one copy of THE DEMON'S SURRENDER to give away, which is the highly anticipated concluding volume in Sarah Rees Brennan's Demon's Lexicon trilogy.

The demon’s surrender could destroy them all.

The Goblin Market has always been the center of Sin’s world. Now the war between magicians and the Market is escalating, and her position as future leader is threatened. As the market gains strange new allies, Sin’s only chance to lead is to accomplish an impossible task. Among the most dangerous of the Market’s allies are the enigmatic Ryves brothers, Alan and Nick. When Sin is forced to seek their help, new feelings arise among them, and Sin realizes the brothers pose a greater danger than she dreamed. Alan is marked – and being tortured – by the magicians, and Nick seems to be working for them. A terrible sacrifice has to be made if anyone is going to survive the final battle.

THE DEMON'S SURRENDER is released in the UK on 14th June, so the winner is going to get this way ahead of everyone else.

As fans of the trilogy know, Sin is a dancer who can summon demons and can then ask them questions, which the demons will answer in return for a price.

In light of this, all you have to do to be entered into the give-away draw is leave a comment here telling me what question you would ask a demon and what price you'd be willing to pay for the answer.


1. Leave a comment on this LJ telling me what question you would ask a demon and what price you'd be willing to pay for the answer.

2. The winner will be chosen at random using a random generator.

3. You don't have to have an LJ account or be a friend of this LJ to enter this contest but if you don't have an LJ account then please tell me how I can contact you if you win (e.g. leave an email address in your comment).

4. You can comment as many times as you want (e.g. to change your mind about your favourite book), but each individual only gets one contest entry.

5. Comments must be posted before 23:59 (GMT) on Sunday 3rd April 2011.

6. The winner will be notified by 23:59 on Sunday 10th April by LJ message or email and must respond with their mailing address by Sunday 17th April), or else another winner will be drawn.

7. The giveaway is open to anyone regardless of age or location BUT please note that the prize will be sent by post and I have no responsibility or liability for the vagaries of local mail systems.

8. Prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.

9. The Judge's (i.e. my) decision is final.


( 36 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 27th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
Question: If a tree fell in an empty forest would it make a sound? (a yes or no question... how hard can it be to answer...? :))

Price: A toasty-warm human high-five! (But they don't get to keep my fingers or anything...)

(just found myself here on the back of an lj search for 'demons lexicon' and behold! a competition for the 3rd book? how generous of you to run such a thing!)
Mar. 27th, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
Question: Are the Mayan's right about 2012, is the human race really for a big surprise?

Price: A life supply of cupcakes! They are perfect for luring other's into a trap.

Mar. 27th, 2011 11:28 pm (UTC)
What's the best way to make non-lumpy gravy with no Bisto or flour?

I'd give up my grandmother's cookbook or my right hand.
Mar. 28th, 2011 12:05 am (UTC)
Question: is a certain friend of mine avoiding me or is she just really busy?

Price: a hug. Everybody likes hugs, right?
Mar. 28th, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
Hmm. I would probably ask about some historical puzzle, like where Ivan the Terrible's library is located, or what happened to the settlers of Roanoke or the Pueblo cliff dwellers, or when, where, and how humans crossed into North America.

The answers to any of those questions would be worth, oh, a month of demonic servitude, or a couple pints of blood, or a week of my life.

Thanks for running this contest! I am desperate for an ARC of this book. :)
Mar. 28th, 2011 12:26 am (UTC)
Question- how and why does stonehenge exist?
And I would give ... My father, but there are no returns, so you can't give him back.
Mar. 28th, 2011 12:33 am (UTC)
Question: What happens to people after they die?

Price: They can have anything I own, apart from myself, for the answer to this.
Mar. 28th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
Q: Will I be able to sort out my schedule for next semester by the end of this week?

A: Half of my soul. I hate registration so freaking much.

Mar. 28th, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
Question: What career would suit me best?
Price: I will allow it to live with me for a year, as long as it does not try to possess or harm anyone.

Thanks for doing this!
Mar. 28th, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)
Question: What the winning lottery jackpot numbers will be.

Price: Half my remaining life span.

I don't need to live past 40 if I can have enough money to support my family when I go.
Mar. 28th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
Question: Where is Jimmy Hoffa?

Price: A lock of my hair.
Mar. 28th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
Question: Will I make it big?/when will I be successful?
Price: 1 year of my life.

Pretty big deal, right? Haha, but I would love to win this book, big fan of the series.
Mar. 28th, 2011 03:51 am (UTC)
forgot my email, sorry :(, kbmy515(at)gmail(dot)com
Mar. 28th, 2011 04:21 am (UTC)
Question: What happens at the end of 'Demon's Surrender'?

Prize: Well, if it was Hnikarr, I'd definitely give up a kiss. ;)

Mar. 28th, 2011 05:42 am (UTC)
Question: Will I ever get married?
Price: Five cats.
Mar. 28th, 2011 08:51 am (UTC)
Ooh asking demons questions is a tricky business, I wouldn't want to do anything too light. OK I would ask

Q. How did demons originate?

And I would pay, an experience of laughter.

Mar. 28th, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
Wow this is hard... So many things to ask but with a price so steep... Hmmmm... I think I would have to ask one of two questions.
1. How do we stop people being such moronic discriminatory idiots?
2. Do unicorns really exist? Okay, I probably wouldn't ask that, but I really want to know...

The price: I would pay with a years worth of the three most powerful emotions. While this is hard to choose from, I would allow them the choice. Though it is my belief that the most powerful emotions are love, hate and fear.

Thanks for running such an awesome contest, I love the series and am grateful for any opportunity to win a copy of Demons Surrender as I'm literally going insane waiting!
Mar. 28th, 2011 12:57 pm (UTC)
Q: What was first: the egg or the chicken?
P: I would shave my head

Mar. 28th, 2011 02:15 pm (UTC)
Question: If my death could save someone I loved, would I be able to bring myself to give my life for theirs?

Price: Free use of my body for 12 hours as long as he/she doesn't commit suicide with it or seriously harm it.
Mar. 28th, 2011 02:19 pm (UTC)
Ooh, fun event! Also tough.

Because I couldn't think of anything else, I would ask what Jack the Ripper's true identity was. The price would be to experience what a nap in a warm bed feels like!
Mar. 28th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
What I Would Ask:

Price: My soul. Because this has been plaguing me since early childhood, and enough is enough!
Michael Thomas Magpuyo
Mar. 28th, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
Interesting. Hmmmm..

My question: I would probably ask them the most effective way to make Sarah continue the series. Mwahahaha.

The price: An eyeball, or if my eyesight's too bad for them, a pick of my childhood memories. This is a grave matter which needs desperate measures.

E-mail me at: michael_hp37 @ yahoo DOT com.
Mar. 28th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
Question: Was Atlantis real or it's just fiction?
Price: I can share with demon the most amazing feelings I've ever had in my life.
Mar. 28th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
Question: What was the true nature of the relationship between Hnikarr, Liannan and Anzu back when they hung out together?

Price: I would offer exactly 3 ft² of ground in my garden where the demon would be allowed to spend time whenever and for as long as they want, as long as I live and as long as he or she does not use any magic during their visits.
Mar. 28th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
One question. LJ has been very unreliable when it comes to LJ messages and email notifications during the last couple of weeks. So, in case you notify the winner and there is no reply, will you also publically announce the winner to make sure everybody's got a chance to see whether or not they've won?
Mar. 28th, 2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, definitely. I do a little sparkly marquee thing in a brand new LJ post.
Mar. 29th, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
Thank you, that's awesome!
Mar. 28th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
Question: Is there a way for humans to go into the demon world?

Price: I'll give him/her one of my 'warm' memories.

email: naseoullee@gmail.com
Mar. 29th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
Question: What are the sheep planning?

Price: A permanent marker, to make marking future victims easier.
Apr. 8th, 2011 08:23 am (UTC)
This actually made me laugh hysterically. Just demons stalking around with markers and trying to draw on people! Oh so funny!
Apr. 8th, 2011 10:51 am (UTC)

There were loads of great questions - and some rather disturbing prices that people were willing to pay.
Mar. 31st, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
Awesome giveaway!!! So, here is:

Question: What happens to humans when we die, and do we have a choice/ alternative about it?

Price: A truly happy moment (but just one!)
Mar. 31st, 2011 05:48 am (UTC)
I would ask how to get into a college that will teach me what I need to know for my future career, and how not to get into a huge debt over it.

My gift would be a doll or silly hat. Mini top hat, perhaps?

Siriusly, this took me forever to come up with a question. I am so terrible at it. I tend to be good with most of the philosophical questions. The fun is thinking about the answers.
Apr. 1st, 2011 04:45 pm (UTC)
Question: Who will become the Market leader?

Price: I would offer the demon some fever fruit.

czharms@hotmail.com -Michelle
Apr. 4th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
Well I have a feeling that you're going to get an answer to your question, Michelle, because:


:pointy dance:

:off to drop you an email:
Apr. 2nd, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
Q: How did humans first learn to summon demons?
Price: Brownies (I make very good brownies) OR the memory of reading for the first time. I would let them choose!
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