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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Free Download: The Choir Boats by Daniel Rabuzzi

Author Daniel Rabuzzi's debut YA fantasy novel The Choir Boats (ChiZine Publications, Toronto, 2009) is featured as WOWIO's July Book of the Month. During July 2010 only, the e-book version is FREE here:

The Choir Boats was selected by January Magazine as a Top Ten YA Novel for 2009. Reviewers describe it as “Gulliver’s Travels crossed with The Golden Compass and a dollop of Pride and Prejudice,” and as "a muscular, Napoleonic-era fantasy that, like Philip Pullman's Dark Materials series, will appeal to both adult and young adult readers."

This special edition of the novel includes bonus illustrations by Deborah A. Mills. It's also DRM-free, so it can be read on any platform compatible with PDFs, and shared with friends just like a regular book.

Author's bio, publication data and reviews are available at

The Choir Boats explores issues of race, gender, sin, and salvation, and includes a mysterious letter, knuckledogs, carkodrillos, smilax root, goat stew, and one very fierce golden cat.

Summary (Amazon)
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' 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.

**If you don't have an e-reader - Mobipocket Reader Desktop 6.2 is great to read ebooks off of. You can download it here.


  1. Thank you for the free download link!

  2. BTW, the author's name is Rabuzzi, not Buzzi.

  3. This book sounds seriously great!


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