Image description: A book, Spear by Nicola Griffith, standing against a white background. The background of the cover illustration is charcoal, shading to black at the bottom, with the author’s name at the top is orange-red and the title, at the bottom, and ‘from the author Hild’ in white. The main image is of a great hanging bowl of black iron with inlaid figures and great bronze escutcheons for the hanging hooks. It is wreathed about by smoke and flame and steam, and the steam forms images: in white, woods with a woman and a stone and a sword; about the trees, shading to orange, is an figure with a spear on a horse; a fort gate and box palisade, and over all, flying up in the smoke towards the author’s name, two birds. Blazoned across the front of everything a big notice saying “25% off pre-order offer!”

B& are offering a special 25% pre-order discount for Spear, starting today and running through Friday. The promotion is valid across all formats (hardcover, audio, ebook). Just use the code PREORDER25 at checkout.

This is a pretty excellent deal!

You can of course pre-order the book through your favourite independent bookstore or Amazon or Apple or any other online platform—but right now they’re not offering a quarter off the price.

And if you’re not sure yet whether or not you want to buy the book, go read all about it on the Spear page.