Giveaway: The Swashbuckler Contest

The Swashbuckler Contest

Book Giveaway ~ Starts 12/9 & Ends on 12/13

Swordplay features heavily in The King’s Sword, so in honor of C.J. Brightley’s Author Interview & Review, we are proud to introduce the Swashbuckler Contest.  Who is your favorite sword wielder (or wielder of a swordlike weapon)?  What is it that makes this swashbuckler your favorite?


Ms. Brightley agreed to kick off the contest by sharing her favorite.

C.J. Brightley’s favorite sword-wielder:  Sir Percival Blakeney aka The Scarlet Pimpernel. He’s brave, passionate, and selfless. He takes on the persona of a simpleton in order to continue rescuing people from the guillotine incognito. He’s a hero and a natural leader. In the Scarlet Pimpernel books, he doesn’t use his sword much, although he’s quite skilled. I was first introduced to him through the 1982 movie starring Anthony Andrews as Percy, Jane Seymour as Marguerite, and Ian McKellan as Chauvelin, and near the end is a fantastic sword-fighting scene, complete with fashion jibes. Second (but only by a hair) is Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride, because he’s awesome.

Pick out your favorite swashbuckler and share it with us on Silk Screen Views!


Contest Rules:   12/09/13 – 12/13/13

  1. You must follow Silk Screen Views by WordPress or Email.
  2. Add a Comment Below with the Following Information:
    1. Your Name
    2. Email Address
    3. Your Favorite Swashbuckler
    4. Describe the Swashbuckler
    5. Tell us why you choose this sword wielder.
    6. If you can, a link to the swashbuckler’s picture.
  3. Leave a comment for C.J. Brightley or Silk Screen Views on the C.J. Brightley Author Interview & Review.
  4. Winner/s will be Announced:  12/14/13
  5. Enjoy the Author Interview & Reviews! Links are posted at the end.
  6. Thanks for joining us!



There are three chances to win!

We are giving away 1 signed paperback and 2 electronic copies of a King’s Sword.


18138310Check out the latest addition to Silk Screen Views’ Author Interview & Review series! DarthVal recently sat down to chat with C.J. Brightley, author of the Erdemen Honor series.  Read the author interview and book review on The King’s Sword.


3 thoughts on “Giveaway: The Swashbuckler Contest

  1. Obviously, I am not entering the contest, but I thought that I’d share my favorite swashbuckler, too . . . . Wesley, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, also from the Princess Bride.

    Wesley makes swashbuckling an art form, mastering ambidextrous swordplay, cultivating immunity to poisons, but most of all, by going above and beyond for his twue wuv. How can you resist a guy who responds with, “As you wish!” Sigh.

  2. To tell the truth, swashbuckling is not my favorite genre now but it was when I was a girl. In those times, long past, alas, I was in love with Athos from “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas. I also loved the male protagonist Joffrey of “Angelique: The Marquise of the Angels” by Anne Golon. He was so deliciously disfigured but so debonair. I loved the movie too. I’m not sure I would like it now though. My memories are all covered with sugar icing of my youth.

  3. Paksenarrion are my favorite swashbuckler.
    She grows up as a lowly goathearder, and longing for independence runs away and joins a mercenery company where she through dedication and hard work becomes one of the top soldiers and fencers. She departs the company after an ethical dispute and chooses her own path. Soon she’s set upon by enemies and cast low again, but by steadfast determination and belief in the good will of Gods rises to a icon of good and a favorite idol for many, present company included.

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