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It is important to impart every good turn deserves another!

Guy Gavriel Kay ended up donating three ARCs of his forthcoming novel, River of Stars. The ARCS were auctioned off, the monies received going to alleviating the medical debt that bookseller Duane Wilkins accrued last year when he was in the hospital for almost three weeks. Guy single-handedly raised $1000. It is a rather large dent in the debt Duane has.

Now, it is my turn to return the favor and rightly so. Guy enjoys giving of his time and his work as he can—and this time, he asked me to mention another charity auction, this one just as cool!

I said yes, of course. I love a good auction!

A chance at auction to win the FIRST copy of Guy Gavriel Kay’s RIVER OF STARS

To celebrate the worldwide launch of international bestseller Guy Gavriel Kay’s much anticipated new novel River of Stars, Penguin Canada is auctioning the first book of the first print run, autographed by the author. Signed and verified by the printer and the publisher, this first copy includes a product identification slip and letter from the printing press identifying the book as the first copy printed of the first edition.

All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Indigo Books & Music, Inc.’s Love of Reading Fund ( The fund directly supports high-needs elementary school literacy programs across Canada.

Inspired by the glittering and decadent Song Dynasty, River of Stars immerses us into an epic tale of prideful emperors, battling courtiers, nomadic invasions and of a woman fighting to find her place in the world. Guy Gavriel Kay, once again, astonishes with his skilled balance of fantasy, historical fiction, romance, and literary style and craft that results in an unforgettable journey destined to be one of his greatest achievements to date.

River of Stars will go on-sale in Canada and the United States on April 2, 2013.

This is an opportunity for any fantasy fan, Guy Gavriel Kay fan, or signed-book bibliophile who craves something unique for his/her collection!

So get to bidding!

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