Beyond the Borders Contest

Have you ever wondered what lays beyond the borders of Alagaesia as drawn by Christopher Paolini? Shur’tugal, in cooperation with Random House, and your fellow fans want to see what your ideas are for the lands that lie beyond those borders. In this new contest, we invite you to draw or write your theories or creations for these unexplored lands. From your entries we will choose three of the most creative from each category, and these winners will be awarded Inheritance prizes signed by Christopher.

In addition, all winners, as well as four randomly selected entrants, will be awarded with a copy of the new fantasy book The Alchemyst by Michael Scott. Look for a review of The Alchemyst and other features coming to Shurtugal soon.

To read the rules and enter the contest, visit the Beyond the Borders Contest page. The deadline for entries is July 27, 2007.The Alchemyst is a stunning new fantasy book written by Michael Scott and published by Delacorte Press, a division of Random House Publishing Group. Random House has generously offered to provide the book prizes for this contest, and give away ten free signed copies of The Alchemyst along with the Inheritance-themed prizes. Below is the flap description of The Alchemyst and look for a review to be posted on Shurtugal.com soon.

He holds the secret that can end the world.

The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life.

The records show that he died in 1418.

But his tomb is empty.

The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects—the Book of Abraham the Mage. It’s the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That’s exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won’t know what’s happening until it’s too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it.

Sometimes legends are true.

And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.

The Alchemyst can be purchased through Amazon.com here.