Here is Clue #7 in the One Adjective to Rule Them All competition. Words from a blurb by Hugo award-winning John Scalzi. The background illustration is taken from one of Spear‘s interior artworks by Rovina Cai—also a Hugo Award winner!

Image description: Square graphic in blue-grey showing a silhouette of a woman on a horse surrounded by wind or smoke. Centred in white text, “There is magic in Nicola Griffith’s words. Prepared to be enchanted.” And below that, in red-orange, “John Scalzi, author of The Kaiju Preservation Society.”

The competition is OPEN TO ANYONE IN THE WORLD, NO PURCHASE NECESSARY! The winner gets 3 prizes in one:

For the rules, and how to enter, see One Adjective to Rule Them All. Please note that I’ve amended the rules so you can enter once a day—refining your guesses as the clues mount up!

Comments on this post are off because the only guesses that count are those on the original blog post or emailed directly to me.