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From Guinevere’s youth, through her courtship with Arthur, to her ultimate role in the unification of Britain, Woolley’s novel is jam-packed with historical research that runs in perfect parallel to her gorgeously written re-telling of one of the world’s greatest legends.


Look for books two and three -- Queen of the Summer Stars and Legend in Autumn – in 2011.


NOOK owners: go to shop, and search “Child of the Northern Spring” to download your copy.

by on ‎11-12-2010 06:51 PM

edkNJ, part of it has to do with which publishers provide the free e-books. But a lot of it is just perception. Here's a list of what I would consider "non-girly" Free Friday offerings since April 1st:


  • 04/16/10: The Incumbent
  • 04/23/10: The Last Drop
  • 05/07/10: The Dangerous Dimension
  • 05/14/10: Executive Privilege
  • 06/11/10: Siren of the Waters
  • 06/18/10: His Majesty's Dragon
  • 07/02/10: Northfield: A Western Story
  • 07/30/10: A Nail through the Heart
  • 08/20/10: Billy Boyle
  • 08/27/10: The Hour of the Hunter
  • 09/03/10: The Pawn
  • 09/03/10: Hostile Intent
  • 09/10/10: Buddha
  • 10/01/10: Kell's Legend
  • 10/08/10: Hunt at the Well of Eternity
  • 10/15/10: Sandman Slim
  • 10/22/10: Homeland
  • 10/29/10: Chinatown Beat
  • 11/05/10: Crush

So by my reckoning, this is the first "feminine-slanted" Free Fridays title since Enchanting the Lady back on September 24th. We've had six action books in a row since then. I think we can give the ladies a chance.


by 0wl on ‎11-12-2010 08:37 PM

Arthurian Legend is one of my literary loves, but I must admit I have never been particularly sympathetic to the character of Guinevere. (I'm in in for the Knights and the quests!) I thought perhaps, that this story, which tells the legend from Guin's perspective, might adjust my feelings.


We shall see... I just downloaded it. <3 Free Fridays!

by nookgirl17 on ‎11-13-2010 01:18 AM

Thank you Paul and B&N for Free Friday's.   My Nook library has expanded quickly with new authors (to me) and different types for books that I would not normally have chosen.  

by pughugs on ‎11-13-2010 09:19 AM

Thanks Paul!  Free Fridays are great because 1)  It has me reading books that I may never have read and 2)  It's free!  Thanks again.

by on ‎11-13-2010 09:41 AM

What a nice change.,and I enjoy this period in History ..and another series...You certainly keep us busy....Thanks Paul..

by Pink_Maiden on ‎11-13-2010 01:50 PM

Hello Everyone,


Just wanted to see if this is happening to anyone else.


My Tags have disappeared from my B&N page and my Laurel count has been re-set to 0.  I noticed it last night, but thought that B&N was still working on the website and maybe accidentally wiped this stuff off of our pages and would put it back, but they have not returned.


Is anyone else having this problem?



by j_bark on ‎11-14-2010 05:39 PM

I don't mind all the free fantasy romance, after all free is free, even if I don't read them.


However I just wish I could get the nookbook fantasy browse to actually separate fantasy romance into its own sub-category rather than lump it all in with fantasy fiction. Or at least get an epic fantasy category that contains the likes of Robert Jordan, Terry Goodkind, George RR Martin, Terry Brooks, Robin Hobb, JRR Tolkein, etc. That's the kind of book I want access to browse through, not all the vampire love and sultry romance stuff.


But this one? Download! If not for me, for my wife who loved the Mists of Avalon series.

by Rhonda1209 on ‎11-15-2010 10:24 AM

Thanks Paul and Doug for the info. I'm connected again!!! 

by donyskiw on ‎11-15-2010 11:40 AM


I appreciate the Free Fridays and also enjoy the variety of books you have been posting.  It gets me out of reading the same type of literature every day.  I also appreciated your warning about graphic violence in one of the books.  I chose to download something else instead since I'm so visual and prefer not to "see" those images.




by DragonTC on ‎11-16-2010 02:16 AM
I'm a little confused. In the Shop it says Feebie of the week, Child of the Northern Spring, and there is a box that says "Select to Donload for Free". When I do so, it says it costs $9.99. How is this free? Tamara
by on ‎11-16-2010 04:22 AM

It's no longer free. Sorry about that, Tamara. "Freebie of the Week" is misleading (and will be changed going forward). Some of these offers last less than a week.

by curlyjessi on ‎11-17-2010 11:43 AM

This has nothing to do with this blog post, but is there any way to get the nook app on my iphone to sync up with the page numbers on my nook? When I read on my phone, when I go home to my nook I have to scroll forward to whatever page I was on, and vice versa when I read at home. Any help is very appreciated.

by on ‎11-17-2010 12:31 PM

curlyjessi, you probably'd be better off asking in the NOOK and NOOK Apps forums:


But the answer is that according to B&N statements, page synchronization for NOOK is supposed to be included in the 1.5 update, which is coming out next week.


by Just_Me_6 on ‎11-19-2010 08:05 AM

Okay, so I've just discovered there is a Free Friday Nookbook offered at B&N. Yay! Couple of questions though:



Are there only a limited number of copies of the free NookBooks offered?


What time are the free NookBooks offered? (I'm on the East Coast)


What page or link should I be watching to see the newest free NookBook as soon as it's offered?


There doesn't seem to be an RSS feed on the Free NookBooks section of the B&N web site. Does anyone know if B&N is going to add an RSS feed soon?




by Pink_Maiden on ‎11-19-2010 09:50 AM

For Just_me_6,


For me each Friday I just go to the blog and search for Free Friday's, it seems each new Free Friday book is posted on a new blog.  This way I don't miss out by picking up an old thread, or blog.  I just look for the one that has the newest time stamp.  If you do a search you will see all of the different Free Friday blogs and see what I mean.  Once you start getting them each week you will recognize books that you have previously downloaded and will know which one is new.


I hope this helps :smileyhappy: