Win the CONQUERED EARTH Series by J. Barton Mitchell

Thanks to Tor, I’ve got copies of MIDNIGHT CITY and THE SEVERED TOWER (books one and two in the Conquered Earth series) to giveaway to one lucky US reader. My brother read MIDNIGHT CITY a while back and really enjoyed it. Read his review here.

Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Assembly. The human adult population is gone, having succumbed to the Tone—a powerful, telepathic super-signal broadcast across the planet that reduces them to a state of complete subservience. But the Tone has one critical flaw. It only affects the population once they reach their early twenties, which means that there is one group left to resist: Children.

Holt Hawkins is a bounty hunter, and his current target is Mira Toombs, an infamous treasure seeker with a price on her head. It’s not long before Holt bags his prey, but their instant connection isn’t something he bargained for. Neither is the Assembly ship that crash-lands near them shortly after. Venturing inside, Holt finds a young girl who remembers nothing except her name: Zoey.

As the three make their way to the cavernous metropolis of Midnight City, they encounter young freedom fighters, mutants, otherworldly artifacts, pirates, feuding alien armies, and the amazing powers that Zoey is beginning to exhibit. Powers that suggest she, as impossible as it seems, may just be the key to stopping the Assembly once and for all.

Holt, Mira, and Max have fled Midnight City with Zoey after watching her repel an entire Assembly army. Zoey’s powers are unlocked, but who and what she is remains a mystery. All she knows is that she must reach the Severed Tower, an infamous location in the middle of the world’s most dangerous landscape: The Strange Lands, a place where the laws of physics have completely broken down. But the closer they get to the Tower, the more precarious things become. The Assembly has pursued Zoey into the Strange Lands. Among them is a new group, their walkers and machines strangely bereft of any color, stripped to bare metal, and whose agenda seems to differ from the rest. To make matters worse, the group hunting Holt are here, too, led by a dangerous and beautiful pirate named Ravan. So is Mira’s first love, Benjamin Aubertine, whose singular ambition to reach the Tower threatens to get them all killed.

Then there’s the Strange Lands themselves. They have inexplicably begun to grow, spreading outwards, becoming more powerful. Somehow, it all seems tied to Zoey herself, and the closer she gets to the Tower, the weaker she becomes.

About the Author

J. Barton Mitchell is a creator and writer of speculative fiction, and the author of the science fiction YA novel series CONQUERED EARTH published by St. Martin’s Press. He has sold screenplays to Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox, and created the comic book series POE for ‘Boom! Studios’. J. Barton Mitchell lives and writes somewhere in Los Angeles. Or…does he?

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    Matt Keenan

    December 6, 2013

    I’ve never heard of your series before until now, but I hope to read it someday! I intend to enjoy your hard work and stunning imagination :)

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    Zachary Flye

    December 6, 2013

    I got Midnight City from NetGalley a while back but due to complications never got around to reviewing it, hope I can soon!

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    sarah c.

    December 6, 2013

    I have been dying to read Midnight City!!! thanks for the giveaway and Happy Holidays!!!!

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    Hillary R.

    December 6, 2013

    I haven’t really heard a lot about this series except for the few times you talked about it, but now I kind of want to :) I like that it’s set in a dystopia world. Those are always interesting to read. I also like the title for the first book. It reminds me of that song from M83 also called “Midnight City.” ^_^

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    December 6, 2013

    this series looks and sounds awesome!!! Thanks so much for sharing and congrats to J.B. on the new release!!!

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    susan beamon

    December 6, 2013

    this sounds like the kind of series I like. hope to win it so I can read it.

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    Michelle Willms

    December 6, 2013

    What a completely fascinating series! I love this concept. I look forward to devouring every last word.

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    Katiria Rodriguez

    December 7, 2013

    Ohh this series looks and sounds amazing thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Mary Preston

    December 8, 2013

    These books do look amazing!!

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    Meghan Stith

    December 9, 2013

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    December 11, 2013

    Looks like a great series! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    December 12, 2013

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m always looking for new sci-fi reads.

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    Wren B.

    December 14, 2013

    Cover are amazing and so eye catching.