Free Fridays

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“This work is rousing, swashbuckling fun and proof that a good writer can make history not only interesting but an exhilarating romp.”

- Library Journal


This series debut kicks off with adventurer Ethan Gage winning an Egyptian medallion in a Parisian card game, setting an international chase in motion. Once the medallion is in Gage’s possession, and he’s framed for murder by a group trying to get their hands on the mysterious artifact, he quickly realizes that it’s not just a commonplace keepsake.


In lieu of jail, Gage is offered a chance to join Napoleon’s forces as they seek to overtake Egypt. Believing that his medallion may hold the key to ancient Egyptian secrets, our hero jumps at the chance to follow wherever the adventure may lead. Could the treasure reveal the truth behind the creation of the pyramids? And will Gage uncover the secrets before getting swept up in Napoleon’s ill-fated campaign? This riveting historical thriller will keep you guessing until the last page.


Ethan Gage’s adventures continue in three more critically-acclaimed novels by William Dietrich.



Free Fridays Recommends


Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what William recommends:



NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “William Dietrich” to download his Ethan Gage series.

by stephster on ‎12-17-2011 02:38 AM

It is still not midnight on the West Coast - why is this book no longer being offered for free? I have previously downloaded many Free Friday books the entire weekend. 

B&N - this is a great service, but you screwed up this week. Make this available for folks, please. Especially with a book like this that's the first of a series - if people like this one, they'll buy others.

by RubySlprzz on ‎12-17-2011 03:02 AM

AGREED!!!   i just tried downloading it at 12:00, and couldn't get it!  it's bad enough that there is apparently no direct link on the home page to the Free Friday selection... and no way to easily reach it on my color nook either.....



happy holidays b & n:smileyfrustrated:

by DocendoDiscimus on ‎12-17-2011 03:06 AM

Like so many others, I was looking forward to dowloading this book. I usually don't get to it on Fridays, but I saw this book on FB and was ready to read it this weekend. Logged in before midnight on west coast and so disappointed that it was no longer available.  When did B&N issue notification that the Free Friday books availability was changing?

by Needlehawk on ‎12-17-2011 03:08 AM

I happened to be in my local B&N store today when I looked for the Free Friday book on the home page of my NC. It wasn't showing, so I asked the lady at the Customer Service desk about it. According to her, it was a decision on the part of B&N management to take it off of the Nook home page and make customers come to the blog to find the free Friday book, then go to "Shop" and find the book that way.


Words fail me. Who in the world made this decision? The ease of obtaining the free Friday book has been one clear advantage over the Kindle Fire, and somebody in management just destroyed it. PLEASE BRING IT BACK TO THE HOME PAGE! It was so easy before, and now it's inconvenient and annoying to get the free Friday book.

by canytkd on ‎12-17-2011 03:42 AM
This is ridiculous. At 10:00 pm on Friday I couldn't get this "free" book. I've been trying to find out if anyone got it for free, or is this the latest nook advantage that B&N has taken away? Are Friday's "free" books now just a free sample?!?!
by jakester126 on ‎12-17-2011 07:49 AM

I guess I'm not the only person SUPRISED and upset over the unannounced change on when you can get the free friday book.  Sometimes it is not til late on Friday night or early Saturday morning that I get a chance to get online and check out the selection.  Looks like THE GRINCH just showed up before Christmas and stole our Free Friday present. 

by Greg1966GS on ‎12-17-2011 08:23 AM
So what are the new rules for free Fridays? I used to be able to access through the weekend at least. This looks like the best read offered for a while and now can't get it....why mess with a good thing?
by butterbean07 on ‎12-17-2011 09:15 AM

i agree with all of the above wasnt able to get it free ;(


by jayh44 on ‎12-17-2011 09:23 AM

It sounds great.  I guess I'm a little late.  Saturday morning it's $7.99 again.  

by Jblunt on ‎12-17-2011 09:52 AM

Ditto to everyone who is disappointed that they can't download the Free Friday book on Saturday morning. A big bah humbug to Barnes and Nobles for (a) making the decision not to allow the book to be available the next day, and perhaps even more importantly, (b) NOT TELLING YOUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS ABOUT YOUR DECISION IN TIME FOR US TO TAKE STEPS TO DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK'S BOOK!!! POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!


by arocee on ‎12-17-2011 10:14 AM

I just checked the link for the book, and it is not free.  Is the "Free Friday" deal ONLY on Friday now?  It used to be good for a week as I recall.




by discerningPA on ‎12-17-2011 10:34 AM

I wanted to add to the discussion that I did try to download the book for free on FRIDAY - was not able to do so from my computer - it was mid-day on the east coast! 

Tried again in the evening from my NOOK and found nothing, absolutely nothing on "the Daily." 

This is the first time I've been so disappointed by B and N customer service.

Bah humbug!

by dpickels on ‎12-17-2011 10:39 AM

At least this time it didn't show up for free on my nook and then charge me for downloading the book.  But I am also one of those who normally gets to it on Saturday.

by interlakenkaren on ‎12-17-2011 10:44 AM

WOW!  I was surprised to see that so many of us were unable to download the Friday Free book.  I thought it was just me, but then I started to read the comments.  This is the first time in the one year I have had my Nook that I was unable to get my free book.  :-(  This has made me so sad.

by Kinderhook427 on ‎12-17-2011 10:50 AM

Okay, finally I can comment! I tried to download Friday's free book only to find it wasn't free! I did an online chat w/ Nook support and found out it was only free for one day!  I rarely get to see this on Fridays (usually on the weekend) and I've never had a problem getting the free book a day or two after Friday. Has anyone else had this happen? Is there anything we can do about it? I'd love to get this one but am not paying $7.99 for it. Thanks!