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Win! 30 copies of the first book in a new epic fantasy series up for grabs

Looking for a new epic fantasy series? Then look no further than Smiler’s Fair – Book 1 of The Hollow Gods series by Rebecca Levene. The first novel of four, Smiler’s Fair tells the story of five mysterious strangers whose lives change forever after crossing paths at the titular carnival.

Yron the moon god died, but now he's reborn in the false king's son. His human father wanted to kill him, but his mother sacrificed her life to save him. He'll return one day to claim his birthright. He'll change your life. He'll change everything.

Smiler's Fair: the great moving carnival where any pleasure can be had, if you're willing to pay the price. They say all paths cross at Smiler's Fair. They say it'll change your life. For five people, Smiler's Fair will change everything.

In a land where unimaginable horror lurks in the shadows, where the very sun and moon are at war, five people - Nethmi, the orphaned daughter of a murdered nobleman, who in desperation commits an act that will haunt her forever. Dae Hyo, the skilled warrior, who discovers that a lifetime of bravery cannot make up for a single mistake. Eric, who follows his heart only to find that love exacts a terrible price. Marvan, the master swordsman, who takes more pleasure from killing than he should. And Krish, the humble goatherd, with a destiny he hardly understands and can never accept - will discover just how much Smiler's Fair changes everything.

Levene was the editor of Virgin’s Doctor Who line for a time, and has since written several stories set in the Who -niverse, a book based on Strontium Dog and a Tomorrow People audio adventure. George RR Martin and Robin Hobb fans need look no further for their new favourite writer, but don’t take our word for it. Top author Paul Cornell has plenty of nice things to say:

“I owe Rebecca Levene my career. She's always been a creative powerhouse, and I'm excited by what she's going to do as a writer of epic fantasy. She should be on everyone's radar as one of the great new writers of the genre,” says Cornell.

Smiler’s Fair will release on 31 July 2014. To be in with a chance of winning one of 30 proof copies answer the question behind this magic link .