In Joe Hill’s buzzy new novel, The Fireman, a horrifying and incurable plague is spreading. The plague is known as Dragonscale, and its symptoms are nothing short of nightmarish: Those who become infected eventually catch on fire and die. Here, Bookish is giving away a copy of The Fireman to one lucky reader, Dragonscale spores not included.
Peruse the official book description and then enter the giveaway below.
The fireman is coming. Stay cool.
No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it’s Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies—before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.
Harper Grayson, a compassionate, dedicated nurse as pragmatic as Mary Poppins, treated hundreds of infected patients before her hospital burned to the ground. Now she’s discovered the telltale gold-flecked marks on her skin. When the outbreak first began, she and her husband, Jakob, had made a pact: they would take matters into their own hands if they became infected. To Jakob’s dismay, Harper wants to live—at least until the fetus she is carrying comes to term. At the hospital, she witnessed infected mothers give birth to healthy babies and believes hers will be fine too. . . if she can live long enough to deliver the child.
Convinced that his do-gooding wife has made him sick, Jakob becomes unhinged, and eventually abandons her as their placid New England community collapses in terror. The chaos gives rise to ruthless Cremation Squads—armed, self-appointed posses roaming the streets and woods to exterminate those who they believe carry the spore. But Harper isn’t as alone as she fears: a mysterious and compelling stranger she briefly met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter’s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted… and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.
In the desperate season to come, as the world burns out of control, Harper must learn the Fireman’s secrets before her life—and that of her unborn child—goes up in smoke.
For a chance to win a copy of The Fireman, tell us what fictional disease you are most afraid of catching. The more contagious, the better.
Official Giveaway Rules
The following are the Official Contest Rules for The Fireman Giveaway (the “Contest”).
Bookish is a division of Zola Books Inc., 242 West 38th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10018 (“Bookish”).
By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Sweepstakes Rules. No Purchase is necessary.
1. To Enter
To enter the Contest, fill out the entry form on the giveaway page. You will automatically be signed up for the Bookish newsletter. If you do not want to receive Bookish’s newsletter, you may opt-out at any time.
The Sweepstakes is open to any person over 17 years of age, who resides in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands or a U.S. Military installation in a foreign country, excluding employees and consultants of Bookish and their subsidiaries and affiliates, and their immediate family members. It is void where prohibited by law.
3. How to Enter
• Entries must be submitted beginning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on May 5, 2016, and no later than 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, on May 20, 2016.
• You may enter one time per person. You must use the entry form supplied by Bookish.
• Bookish shall not be responsible for lost or interrupted mail or email, lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, failed phone or computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions or technical failures, garbled or jumbled transmissions or other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic, including, without limitation, the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information online. Entry materials and/or data that have been tampered with or altered are void.
4. Selection of Winners
Prizes shall be awarded based on a random drawing from among the eligible entries. Bookish shall determine in its sole discretion the method of selecting winners from among the entries and its determination shall be final and binding.
One (1) winner shall each receive one (1) copy of The Fireman by Joe Hill.
Bookish will send the prize won by the winner to the email address indicated by the winner in his or her entry. Bookish will mail the prize or use another delivery service as it shall determine. Bookish shall pay all costs of postage and handling.
The suggested retail value of each prize, excluding shipping and handling, is not more than $30. The total value of all prizes to be awarded is not more than $90.
No prize substitutions shall be allowed. Winners are responsible for federal, state and local taxes, if any, on any prizes awarded.
6. Odds of Winning
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received by Bookish.
By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Bookish, and its employees, representatives, agents and licensees from any and all liability, loss, damage, cost or expense, including reasonable counsel fees and expenses, paid or incurred by reason of your breach or alleged breach of any of the obligations, covenants, representations or terms contained in these Official Rules.
8. More Information
For a complete list of winners, send a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Sweepstakes, Zola Books Inc., 242 West 38th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018, no later than 60 days from end of the Sweepstakes.