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#Giveaway: Thieves' Quarry - D.B. Jackson

Jackson continues his Thieftaker Chronicles, a beautifully wrought (and historically accurate) retelling of the turmoil stalking the streets of Boston on the brink of the Revolutionary War…but with magic. This historical fantasy series has been noted for its attention to detail in both setting and characters. Combine that with a thrilling murder mystery, toss in some intriguing spells, and you’ve got a series not to be missed. While a direct sequel to 2012’s ThieftakerThieves’ Quarry can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel.

Who is D.B. Jackson? That's actually a better question than you know.
"D.B. Jackson," is the new pseudonym of David B. Coe, an award-winning author of more than a dozen books, including epic fantasies, media work, and non-fiction. D.B. has also published several short stories. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. The novels of the Thieftaker Chronicles , and the related short stories set in that same universe, are his first forays into historical fantasy; hence the name change. (Publishers call it "author branding" and it's not nearly as painful as it sounds. Google the phrase for more.) 
D.B. Jackson was born in New York many, many years ago, and has since lived in New England, California, Australia, and Appalachia. He did his undergraduate work at Brown University, worked for a time as a political consultant, went to Stanford University, where he earned a Master's and Ph.D. in U.S. History, and finally returned to his first love: writing fiction. 
His interests include photography (nature work, mostly: macro, landscape, and everything in between), music (he plays guitar and listens to rock, folk-rock, jazz, bluegrass, blues, and classical; his favorites include Little Feat, the Counting Crows, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Alison Krauss, Steve Earle, Jerry Douglass, Bela Fleck, Tony Rice, Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Roy Hargrove, Nicolas Payton, Johnny A., among others), birdwatching (a world life list of over 800), politics ('nough said), and sports (just about all of 'em).
"The Tavern Fire" was released in March 2011 (in the new anthology After Hours: Tales of the Ur-Bar, edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray); "A Memory of Freedom" was published as the feature story in the March 2012 issue of Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show;"A Spell of Vengeance" was released as the feature story for the week of June 13, 2012 on Tor.com; Thieftaker, came out from Tor Books in July 2012, from Audible.com later that year, and is now available in paperback; Thieves' Quarry, the second volume in the Thieftaker Chronicles has just been released, with an Audible.com version of the book soon to follow; A Plunder of Souls (new and improved title!), volume III in the Thieftaker Chronicles, is now written, in production, and on schedule for a Summer 2014 release; and Dead Man's Reach, the fourth Thieftaker book is outlined and ready to be written. Suffice it to say that D.B.'s work in historical fantasy is keeping him busy. 
But he is also working on a couple of contemporary urban fantasies, he is reworking a fantasy for middle readers (ages 9 to 13), he is thinking about a new epic fantasy series, and several short fiction projects in the works, including a new Thieftaker story that will be out in 2014. It remains to be seen which name will be appearing on the bylines of these other books and stories.

D.B. is married to a college professor who is far smarter than he is, and together they have two beautiful daughters, both of whom are also far smarter than their father. Life's tough that way. They live in a small college town on the Cumberland Plateau.


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  1. Historical fiction plus magic! OMG count me in! This one is going on my TBR list for sure!

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  2. Fun post for 'L" ~ love music! Happy Weekend to you ^_^

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  3. The premise sounds interesting

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  4. This historical fantasy sounds great. This would be one that I couldn't put down.

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  5. I'm glad this can be read as a stand-alone. The mystery and historical details make this one sound like a fascinating book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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