Monday, July 19, 2010

Free Fantasy Book: The Choir Boats by Daniel A. Rabuzzi

Just found out that The Choir Boats by Daniel A. Rabuzzi is being featured as Wowio's July Book of the Month. Apparently, they offer a free download every month! How cool is that? During July only, the eBook version of The Choir Boats will be available for free here. I'm just starting to appreciate the benefits of eBooks, so while I haven't read this one yet, I have checked it out online and downloaded a copy to read later. You can't beat the price, as free is always good! And as I'm always on the lookout for new authors, I'm excited to discover Wowio!

Described on the website as “vibrant” and rich with “verve and wit,” it’s a seagoing fantasy yarn that is like “Gulliver’s Travels crossed with The Golden Compass and a dollop of Pride and Prejudice.”

What would you give to make good on the sins of your past? For merchant Barnabas McDoon, the answer is: everything.

When emissaries from a world called Yount offer Barnabas a chance to redeem himself, he accepts their price - to voyage to Yount with the key that only he can use to unlock the door to their prison. But bleak forces seek to stop him:  Yount's jailer, a once-human wizard who craves his own salvation, kidnaps Barnabas's nephew. A fallen angel - a monstrous owl with eyes of fire - will unleash Hell if Yount is freed. And, meanwhile, Barnabas's niece, Sally, and a mysterious pauper named Maggie seek with dream-songs to wake the sleeping goddess who may be the only hope for Yount and Earth alike.

This WOWIO-exclusive edition also includes a bonus insert with previously unpublished artwork for The Choir Boats by Deborah Mills.

If anyone has read this yet, I'd love to know what you thought!


  1. I have seen this around lately Can't say I have seen an review though. Hm

  2. Haven't read this one, but thanks for the head's up! ^_^

  3. Getting great reviews actually - check out the author's website or Amazon.

  4. I downloaded this on adobe, but do you know if adobe downloads are compatible with Sony readers?

    Thanks for the heads up!

  5. Michelle - I don't have a Sony reader, but I think adobe is supposed to be compatible with pretty much everything! I know libraries use adobe for lending their eBooks, so I'd think it would work with Sony as well.

  6. Thanks Alexia for posting about my novel, The Choir Boats. I will be delighted to hear critique and commentary from readers, especially as I am working now on the sequel. Warm regards, Daniel (drabuzzi at gmail dot com, drabuzzi at earthlink dot net).