We’re running a treasure hunt with Swapit.co.uk from now until the 6th January 2013! There will be an image linking to the Swapit treasure hunt somewhere in the front page – right now it’s embedded somewhere a little hidden in the past…can you find it? You’ll need to be registered with Swapit before you can follow the link in the picture – get hunting!
News from the Clan
In case you missed Part I of the Survival Challenge a few months ago, you can find it at the link below, and still test your skills at surviving a day in a hostile new world! In case you’ve been wondering where on earth Part II has been, well wonder no more – it is currently being written and we are aiming to have it released by 25 November. We’re intending for it to be over double the length of the previous Challenge, with much heftier – and more difficult – decisions to make based on the situation you found yourself in at the end of Part I.
In the meantime, don’t forget to drop by the forums and let us know what you thought of Part I – praise, criticism, comments are all welcome!
You can find Part I here.
Quick heads-up for everyone – on the 5th of November Michelle Paver, author of Gods and Warriors and the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, will be speaking on Puffin virtuallyLIVE about Gods and Warriors and her experiences researching and writing the second book in the series. Additionally, you’ll be able to hear her give some behind-the-scenes info on the first book, Gods and Warriors, and some insight as to how she recreated the Bronze Age world in which the story takes place, particularly with regards to some of the book’s less human characters! As if that’s not enough to convince you to watch the event, if you log in and watch the event live on the Puffin website you’ll be in with a chance of winning 30 copies of Gods and Warriors for your school! Interested? Then tune in to the following website on Nov 5th 2012 at 14:00 GMT – just click here!
Just a quick notice to let you know that the art and writing competitions held on The Clan since its beginning have returned this autumn in the form of the new Quarterly Competitions! Check out the announcement in the Quarterly Competitions forum by MidnightSWolf for more details, but in a nutshell, the new competitions combine the best of both the artistic and writing competitions with a new, totally open format – you can choose whatever medium you wish (whether painting, writing, sketching, sculpting, singing or anything else you can think of – we dare somebody to enter through the medium of interpretative dance!) as long as your entry fits the theme of this quarter’s competition. This time, the theme is Gods and Goddesses. For more info check out the announcement in the Quarterly Competitions forum!
Gather round, brave Clanners, to try your hand at survival in one of the most desperate and dangerous situations you can think of. Washed up on a beach alone, starving, with nothing but rags to your name, you face a struggle that will challenge you and force you to keep all your wits about you as you contend with starvation, the elements, and even the wild beasts of a forest simply to stay alive. You’re not alone, though – you’ll be able to compare notes with your fellow Clanners in the GODS AND WARRIORS forum and see who is doomed to death, who is struggling for survival and who is a born Survivor!
PLEASE NOTE! The Survival Challenge uses a different format to the vBulletin forums we use here on The Clan. You will need to re-register when it asks you to login; you can use the same username and email you’ve used for The Clan forums (in fact it’s easier if you do).
If you think you have what it takes to be a Survivor – take on the first part of the Survival Challenge and do your best to stay alive!
As you may have seen on the Clan Events page, Michelle Paver, author of Gods and Warriors, will be visiting Gothenburg from the 27th until the 29th September at the Gothenburg Book Fair! Any Swedish readers – or anybody in Gothenburg around that time – if you’re a fan of Gods and Warriors, the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness or Dark Matter, get in touch for more details about Michelle’s visit! It’s Michelle’s last overseas trip before the end of October so if you’re in the area, be sure to get in touch!
The very first competition heralding the arrival of Gods and Warriors has officially started – and we encourage everyone to take part! Will you be one of the wisest members of The Clan?
The Wisdom Contest is now open to all Clanners and non-Clanners – so whether you’re a newcomer to the site or a veteran of The Clan, why not pit your wits and wisdom against others in a test of your knowledge of the first four chapters of Gods and Warriors? Start by going to the ‘Competitions’ tab above, and go to the most recent entry; or simply check out the Wisdom Contest here!
It’s the 27th August and that means one thing – GODS AND WARRIORS has been released in the UK! We hope you’re as excited as we are – we can’t wait to hear what you think about the first in Michelle’s brand new series set in the Bronze Age. If you haven’t already got a copy of Gods and Warriors, you can pick up a copy through Amazon (which will ship tomorrow) or your local bookstore. Don’t forget, you can also hear the entire first chapter FREE, here on The Clan.
Once you’ve started reading Gods and Warriors do swing by The Clan’s forums and tell everyone what you thought – we’d be very interested in hearing your opinions! Also, once you’re up to Chapter Four, you may be interested in a week-long competition we’re going to run here on The Clan – a multiple choice quiz on the events of the first four chapters which will be going live here tonight (UK time), the Gods and Warriors Wisdom Contest!
So check back tonight for the inaugural Gods and Warriors competition, and make sure to enter – the top eight entrants will be receiving signed copies of GODS AND WARRIORS from Michelle, making them highly valuable collector’s items!