Free TOR eBook: Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
Tor.com has updated their free ebook offer for the month of April as part of their ebook of the month club that launched last July.
They’ve started posting the freebies later in the month instead of at the start of the month like they used to, but it’s good to see they’re still doing the monthly giveaways.
Through April 16th you can get the ebook version of Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente for free.
Just head over to the Tor website and signup for their monthly newsletter.
Then they’ll give you the option to download the ePub version of the book or Mobi for Kindles, both of which are DRM free.
The book is free for one week only so get it now before it’s gone.
Here’s the description of the book from Amazon, where the Kindle book currently sells for $9.99:
Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories which have been passed on through story and text for generations. But Koschei has never before been seen through the eyes of Catherynne Valente, whose modernized and transformed take on the legend brings the action to modern times, spanning many of the great developments of Russian history in the twentieth century.
Deathless, however, is no dry, historical tome: it lights up like fire as the young Marya Morevna transforms from a clever child of the revolution, to Koschei’s beautiful bride, to his eventual undoing. Along the way there are Stalinist house elves, magical quests, secrecy and bureaucracy, and games of lust and power. All told, Deathless is a collision of magical history and actual history, of revolution and mythology, of love and death, which will bring Russian myth back to life in a stunning new incarnation.