YAM Contest: Seidman by James Erich

Our first LGBT young adult giveaway courtesy of Harmony Ink Press and James Erich. We can’t stress how much we appreciate and respect the work that Harmony Ink Press is doing so we are happy to do this giveaway.

You can read the review of the book here as well as read an interview with James Erich here.

This is what you can win:

In Viking Age Iceland, where boys are expected to grow into strong farmers and skilled warriors, there is little place for a sickly twelve-year-old boy like Kol until he catches the eye of a seið-woman—a sorceress—and becomes her apprentice. Kol travels to the sorceress’s home, where her grandson, Thorbrand, takes Kol under his wing. Before long Kol discovers something else about himself that is different—something else that sets him apart as unmanly: Kol has fallen in love with another boy.

But the world is changing in ways that threaten those who practice the ancient arts. As Kol’s new life takes him across the Norse lands, he finds that a new religion is sweeping through them, and King Olaf Tryggvason is hunting down and executing sorcerers. When a decades-old feud forces Thorbrand to choose between Kol and his duty to his kinsman, Kol finds himself cast adrift with only the cryptic messages of an ancient goddess to guide him to his destiny—and possibly to his death.

Young Adult Age Range: 14 to 18 years old

What you need to do?

Comment away and you shall be entered in a draw to win this book. We shall make this a little longer, so you have until Wednesday to join the draw.

Part of the 2012 LGBT Blogathon.


10 Responses

  1. Andrea Speed says:

    Sounds fascinating! Count me in.

  2. amy lane says:

    I’d love to read this!

  3. Phoenix Emrys says:


  4. Ana Bosch says:

    Count me in, too! I’ve been wanting to read this! I’ve always believed “Olaf” was an awesome name. A friend of mine let me name her pet rooster Olaf… but I digress.

  5. Charlie Cochet says:

    Sounds like a great read! Count me in, too, please.

  6. Kim Fielding says:

    I have this on my wishlist already. :-)

  7. After hearing about Jamie’s research, I’d be interested.

  8. JT says:

    Please count me in.

  9. Ellis Emefty says:

    This sounds like an awesome read!

  10. Library Cat says:

    This might fit on my library Kobo – it’d be fun to have redneck Ontario teenagers reading about gay Vikings, wouldn’t it?