Richard Parks Signed Lord Yamada Collection Giveaway

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

Lord Yamada, Richard Parks’s incisive and droll samurai ghost-hunter, who has appeared six times previously in BCS along with past appearances in other fantasy magazines, returns this week in BCS #157, our Sixth Anniversary Double-Issue, in a new story, “The Sorrow of Rain.”

To celebrate “The Sorrow of Rain” and its BCS podcast, and the forthcoming Lord Yamada novel, Yamada Monogatari: To Break the Demon Gate out in November, we’re giving away a signed copy of the Lord Yamada short story collection, Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter.

To enter, comment on this post and tell us what your favorite Lord Yamada monster or beast is; your favorite monster or beast from any Lord Yamada story. Try to be specific if you can, and say which story it’s from; it’ll be more fun that way!

Your comment will enter you in a random drawing for the book. For the Full Rules, click on ‘Show Hidden Text’ at the end of this post. This giveaway ends Wed. Oct. 8, so make sure you post soon. This giveaway has ended.

To get you started, here are links to the Lord Yamada stories that have appeared in BCS:

The Mansion of Bones(BCS #19; Podcast BCS 017)

Sanji’s Demon(BCS #38-39)

Lady of the Ghost Willow(BCS #53)

The Ghost of Shinoda Forest(BCS #63; Podcast BCS 055)

The Tiger’s Turn(BCS #79)

Three Little Foxes(BCS #105)

The Sorrow of Rain” (BCS #157; podcast BCS 135)

You can also vote for a monster from a different Lord Yamada story; whatever is your favorite, and why.

Good luck!

Full rules for the signed Richard Parks Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter monster giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter Giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must mention a monster or beast from a Lord Yamada story. Comments that do not mention a monster or beast or creature from a Lord Yamada story will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Oct. 8, 2014. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

Each person will be entered only once in the random drawing (even if you leave more than one eligible comment).

Any person who has won a copy of Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter from BCS in the past is not eligible to win.

Any person who has won any previous giveaway from BCS in September 2014 or October 2014 is not eligible to win.

You must use a valid email address when you submit your comment (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The signed copy of Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter will be mailed to the winner.

BCS is not responsible for comments that get lost or caught in our spam filtering or don’t show up in our system, or email addresses that get garbled or otherwise rendered unusable for contacting an entrant.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter or anyone else. Participants are providing information to BCS and Firkin Press and not to Facebook or Twitter or anyone else.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in this post or via our Contact page. Good luck!

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  1. Lady Kuzunoha from “The Ghost of Shinoda Forest” (BCS #63; Podcast BCS 055) is my favorite monster. She seems beautiful and intriguing but when in full fox-demon form, terrifying.

    At the end of the story when she says “Give him to me…I want to play,” – terror.

  2. Mike says:

    I always enjoy the fox, she is in a couple of the stories and even though she is supposed to be a trickster, she always seems the most compassionate. I also like the vengeful spirits in The Mansion of Bones. Those pseudo-monks got what they deserved.

  3. Michael Healy says:

    I like the minor moth demons in Mansion of Bones. It’s nice to see a story have at least the beginnings of mystical ecology that includes creatures that are magical but mostly harmless.

  4. Andreas Flögel says:

    I also like those fox vixens most, best of all Springshadow from “The Heavenly Fox”. But since this is a story without Lord Yamada so it does not qualify.

    But next best would be the shikigami from “Lady of the Ghost Willow”. It is a creature magically created from scraps of paper and this reminds me of all the creatures from stories that are kept with magical signs on the paper of a book getting created by reading.

  5. Boris Hörmann says:

    That’s really a hard decision to me.
    I find Lady Kuzunoha very impressive, too.
    And did very much enjoy the horror of Kasumi’s barbed hair coming alive and running the evil monk through: “His blood seeped into the darkness of Kasumi’s hair and disappeared like water into sand.” Yeah! (The Tiger’s Turn)

    But my favorite one is the shikigami from “Lady of the Ghost Willow”. I find the idea very intriguing. To mimic a human perfectly just with a piece of paper and some magical origami… Fascinating!
    And that very spooky disappearance: “She brought me to the north gate where I stated my business to the old man who kept watch there. I heard a faint rustle beside me and the messenger was gone. All I saw was a piece of folded paper that quickly blew away down the street on a freshening breeze.”

  6. Cindy says:

    I liked the three fox spirits from “Three Little Foxes”. For all that fox spirits are considered tricksters, they never caused harm to anyone in that story.

    Instead, it was Master Junko himself who harmed both his daughter and the fox spirit. I find that aspect to be the appeal in that particular story.

  7. Scott H. Andrews says:

    Thanks very much, all, for your clever and thoughtful entries! We will conduct the drawing and contact the winner.

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