Announcing The Merlin’s Blade Promotion Contest!

Hello from Robert Treskillard, the author of the just released novel, MERLIN’S BLADE, book 1 of The Merlin Spiral.

I have some exciting news … not just one contest, but THREE CONTESTS! And with a grand prize to top them all!

So … this is the official announcement of the Merlin’s Blade Promotion Contest!

(It is “early” because I’m still setting up the website for it, and still composing the official list of rules. But it is not too early to begin making plans and getting excited! Yes!)

There will be a separate contest for each novel in The Merlin Spiral trilogy, and that the GRAND PRIZE for the highest total points for all three contests will be … (drum roll, please) …

THE GRAND PRIZE:

  • YOUR VERY OWN EXCALIBUR with a hilt and scabbard hand-made by the author!

This prize is worth well over $1000 if you were to purchase a blade and scabbard of this quality from a craftsman, so this is a HUGE, AMAZING opportunity!

Note that the blade to be given will have a dull, theatrical style edge … the one that I made for the book trailer and book cover is *very* sharp, and I don’t want anyone getting hurt.

Also, if any contestant lives near St. Louis, Missouri, they will have the opportunity of coming out to see me pour the bronze hilt in the spring of 2014!

So, now that you know the GRAND PRIZE, what are the prizes for the individual contests?

First Place:

Your choice of either:

And…

  • A Merlin’s Blade T-Shirt signed by the author

Second Place:

Five Consolation Prizes:

  • A Merlin’s Blade T-Shirt signed by the author

So how do you earn points? By helping to promote Merlin’s Blade of course! Specifically, points can be earned for the following:

  • Writing reviews of Merlin’s Blade
  • Making and posting a video review of Merlin’s Blade
  • Making and posting a podcast review of Merlin’s Blade
  • Posting a photo of you asking a bookstore manager to carry Merlin’s Blade
  • Posting a photo of you asking a librarian to order Merlin’s Blade
  • Giving away copies of Merlin’s Blade
  • Reposting links to either of the Merlin’s Blade book trailers
  • Posting links to the Merlin’s Blade map-based video game (forthcoming)
  • Each fan that you get to sign up at http://Facebook.com/EpicTales.org
  • Donating to a charity of your choice that helps prevent blindness
  • Drawing a picture of a character from Merlin’s Blade and posting it online
  • Drawing a picture of a scene from Merlin’s Blade and posting it online
  • Posting a video of you creating a sculpture based on the book
  • Posting a video of you creating Celtic jewelry based on the book
  • Composing and posting a video of you playing a song inspired by the book
  • Writing a poem inspired by the book and reading it online
  • Posting a video of a (safely) staged fight from Merlin’s Blade
  • Posting a video of you singing a song in Scots Gaelic, Welsh, Irish, or Cornish.
  • Posting a video of you casting arrowheads out of pewter
  • Posting a video of you weaving your own cloth
  • Posting a video of you playing (or trying to play!) the bagpipe
  • Posting a video of a meal you made inspired by the book
  • Posting a video of you playing the a Celtic harp song
  • Posting a video of you blacksmithing
  • Posting a video of you making a knife (with adult supervision)
  • Posting a video of you sewing a costume of one of the characters in the book
  • Posting a video of you carving something Celtic out of wood

The exact details and instructions will be posted soon over at KingArthur.org.uk, so check back often! Once the contest gets underway, you’ll want to get an early start!

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