Today as part of the blog tour for Song Castle by Luke Winterson, I have the chance for you to win a copy of the book. It’s very easy to enter – simply comment with the name of one of your favourite songs. I’ll choose a winner using a random name selector. The prize is a paperback copy (UK only) and you can enter up to midnight tonight (4th May). I’ll contact the winner within 24 hours. If you’re not the lucky winner, you can order a copy of the book online here: Song Castle
From the back of the book
In a land rocked by abject poverty and senseless violence, one man desires to be remembered for something truly remarkable…
Wales, 1176: in a rain-drenched outpost of Christendom, the great lord of a newly built castle is throwing a party, the like of which has never been seen before. It will be a contest of song, of poetry and music, open to all comers. And now all are coming.
The festival is attracting a strange assortment of characters from across the known world. From the celebrated French troubadour suffering from writer s block, to the Persian perfumer-poet claiming to have written the most beautiful words ever committed to parchment, all are descending on the castle of a man whose motives run far deeper than that of benevolent host.
Attempting to hold his own against such supreme talent is hopeful young songster Avery, a newcomer to the cutthroat world of bardism and susceptible to its intrigues. But the contest can only take place if the contestants survive the journey, which on the perilous roads of Wales is far from certain.
Luke Waterson’s compelling novel weaves the tales of the charismatic players of the very first Eisteddfod, still Europe’s largest competitive festival of poetry and music to this day.
Raised in rural Somerset, Novelist and Travel Writer Luke Waterson developed a penchant for travelling at an early age and, following completion of an English Literature and Creative Writing degree at the University of East Anglia, duly set forth to travel the world. Luke had his first novel, “Roebuck – Tales of an Admirable Adventurer” published in December 2015. He writes for Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Avalon Travel Publishing, the Telegraph, the Independent, BBC Travel and a clutch of in-flight magazines.
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