Ages 12 to Adult / Fantasy/Sci-Fi / East India Press
Win a set of NIGHTINGALE for your book club; enter to win via the website. All book club leaders who register via the website will receive a free copy.
After many New York Times Bestsellers and awards, I decided to reach for my ultimate goal: Write a series that is remembered fifty years from now. After all, I'm willing to admit openly what every writer secretly hopes, that someone will remember them after they're gone.
In this spirit, I present Nightingale. Many have said that I've done it, but I know it will largely be up to you and people like you to decide. I'd like to hear what you think.
In Nightingale, I wrote about a loner. Bron is alone in every way -- abandoned at birth, no home, family or friends -- until he meets an extraordinary young woman. She awakens his talents, wonderful and perilous. Just when he begins to feel that he fits in, he discovers that he's something more than human.
Suddenly, two epic forces collide to reclaim him, and he's caught in the middle, fighting desperately to cling to the new life he's found at a superb school, with friends, a girlfriend, and his first real home.
I invite you to read Nightingale in its enhanced mode, with sound, artwork and my special notes to you, for free at www.nightingalenovel.com/bookclub. Leave me your opinion and register to win a free set of enhanced novels for your club. (The winner will be provided with up to ten free codes for the enhanced novel, which can be read on any pad, computer, or smart phone.)
"A thrilling ride, with plenty of twists, action, and amazing characters. I ripped through it. Highly recommended."
-New York Times bestselling author James Dashner
"A beautifully crafted experience: stunning art, haunting music and delightfully subtle animated accents all accompany a riveting and deeply human story. There is (quite literally) nothing else like it."
1. In the book, designer clothes, a great hairstyle and the latest gadgets turn Bron into the most popular boy in school. Do you really have to have all that to be popular? Will being popular make you happy?
2. Scientists have already discovered how to chemically erase memories. As soon as the news was released people were writing in, begging to have their painful memories erased. It may not be long before memories can be selectively erased. Should we do that? Who should decide which memories a person must keep and which ones they can erase? Should we erase the memories of criminals?
3. Do you think it's possible that scientists can discover a way to transfer memories in your lifetime? How will that affect the world? How will it change education? Which memories should not be transferred?
4. There will be three more books to this series. What do you think might happen? What would you like to happen?
5. Some books are just for fun. Some make you think. Once in a while a book comes along that makes you think about it for a long time. It may even change the way you think for life. What made you think? Do you think you will remember this book in a year? Five? Fifty?
To keep up with David Farland via his blog, Twitter, Facebook or MySpace, please see his website.
AUTHOR CALL-IN INFORMATION: David Farland is happy to meet with book clubs via conference call. Email David's assistant to submit your request.