“A riveting and intense debut…will keep fans of grim fantasy entirely enthralled.”

– Publishers Weekly



But now the Emperor himself is afflicted with the disease, and once it reaches his face, his dangerous secret will be exposed. As he pushes the great minds of his empire to find a cure, powerful forces align to expose him and grasp power from his ailing hands.


Williams’ powerful series continues in the next book, Knife Sworn, available now for NOOK.


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by Eros-Ashima on ‎04-26-2013 08:45 AM

I look forward to Friday's more then usual because of my Nook. Thanks everyone!

by Moderator dhaupt ‎04-26-2013 08:59 AM - edited ‎04-26-2013 09:00 AM

Oh Thank you thank you, I'm all over Grim Fantasy :smileyhappy: Happy Friday to all my Nook friends

Thanks again Jeremy and B&N You make Fridays even better :smileyhappy:

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, if the weather where you live isn't great just get lost in the pages of a book where it is.



by TracyeD on ‎04-26-2013 09:13 AM

Great reads two weeks in a row!  I am stocking up for my summer reading :smileyvery-happy:

by gingerzing1967 on ‎04-26-2013 09:28 AM

Thanks for the great reads. 
We are getting ready for vacation and I wanted to be able to just bring my Nook and no other books.
Even found one that I need to let my husband know about.  He's particular about books and doesn't always check out the freebies.  So I want to get him to check out a couple from Spec. 
Have a good weekend.

by MarvinQ on ‎04-26-2013 09:51 AM

Great books thanks all!! =)


by mikesmartha on ‎04-26-2013 09:54 AM

Ahhh, Friday! Thanks once again to all who does so much for us. Have a great weekend everyone!!

by JAN28 on ‎04-26-2013 09:54 AM

Thanks for the books.  Have a great weekend.


by DarlynneV on ‎04-26-2013 09:59 AM

Thank you again, and also, spec, for making me aware of the Postcards from Pullman series. my old home town.

by celandinehobbit on ‎04-26-2013 10:03 AM

Happy Friday, everyone! Thanks for the new selection of free reads! Found a few that interest me so I'm extremely grateful for the folks who take the time to research some great free books for all of us. 


Hope everyone has a great weekend! 

by BethAnnCullen on ‎04-26-2013 10:05 AM

Thank You!! :cathappy:

by Baste on ‎04-26-2013 10:11 AM

Thank you Jeremy, Spec, eReaderPerks, & Butterflly13 for yet another week of great reads. Your list have introduced me to some very great reads that I would not have read if not offered here. This blog is the dream-space of avid readers, & I thank you all very much for your post. Happy reading all.

by Arlr on ‎04-26-2013 10:17 AM

Thank you for free Friday books. I appreciate it.


by gmcootie on ‎04-26-2013 10:19 AM

Thanks again to all!

by 1LadyVi on ‎04-26-2013 10:26 AM

Thank you for the Free Friday selection as well as the other varied selection of free books. 

by clay_nook on ‎04-26-2013 10:49 AM

Thanks for all the freebies.  I really appreciate all the time B&N and other folks put into identifying books that are available for free.