As for my contribution, I'm going to be parting with a copy of TROY by Adele Geras.
The siege of Troy has lasted almost ten years. Inside the walled city, food is becoming scarce and the death toll is rising. From the heights of Mount Olympus, the Gods keep watch.
But Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, is bored with the endless, dreary war, and so she turns her attention to two sisters: Marpessa, who is gifted with God-sight and serves as handmaiden to Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world; and Xanthe, who is kind and loving and tends the wounded soldiers in the Blood Room. When Eros fits an arrow to his silver-lit bow and lets it fly, neither sister will escape its power. With vitality and grace, Adèle Geras breathes personality, heartbreak, and humor into this classic story. This is truly an inspired novel, told through the eyes of the women of Troy, in which the Gods move among mortals and an ancient city is brought to life.
Or, if treacherous kelpies and twisted fairy tales are more your style than scheming goddesses of love and men in togas, you're welcome to pick THE FAIR FOLK: Six Tales of the Fey as your prize instead. It's a book of six short stories and novellas.
Winner of the World Fantasy Award.
Patricia McKillip, Jane Yolen and Midori Snyder, Tanith Lee, Megan Lindholm, Kim Newman, and Craig Shaw Gardner contribute stories of the fey to this award-winning collection. Some are frightful. Some are funny. Some are fair. Some are foul. All are fantastic.
Both of these books are somewhat lesser-known, which is unusual for me-- I'm very guilty of giving away the newest book that I think the most people would want to read the most. But these two are old favorites, both featuring their own very unique blends of Greek and faerie mythology, respectively. They're both pretty much wicked cool.
-- You must have a mailing address in the US or Canada and be at least 13 years old.
-- Leave a comment with your email address and tell me one thing you like about mythology. It can be 'Brad Pitt as Achilles in the movie Troy', or 'Pegasi R cool', or whatever floats your boat.
-- Following is not required this time around, but is always much appreciated. :D
--Giveaway closes July 20th at midnight Eastern Time. I'll announce the winner on my blog and said winner will have 48 hours to reply to my email and claim their prize. Good luck, and thanks for entering!