Image description: A book cover for ‘Spear by Nicola Griffith’. The background is charcoal, shading to black at the bottom, with the author’s name at the top in 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 fumes, and the fumes form 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. In the top right corner a green sticker announcing ‘free extended preview’.

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If you go to Amazon or B&N or Google Play or right now you can order a free, 32-page extended preview of Spear delivered to the device of your choice on February 8. I know I’m biased but I’m pretty sure if you read a long chunk of the book you’ll want the rest.

And did I mention it was free? Why are you still here?

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