Giveaway: ‘Trollhunters’ Top of the Food Chain

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Disney-Hyperion is providing one reader a chance to climb to the top of the food chain with this prize package giveaway. Image: Disney-Hyperion.

Disney-Hyperion is providing young fantasy and horror fans a chance to “avoid becoming a monster’s next meal,” with its “Top of the Food Chain” giveaway, in celebration of the new young adult novel, Trollhunters.

One winner will receive the “Top of the Food Chain” prize pack, which includes a Trollhunters zip-up hoodie and pin, candy bones, and a copy of Trollhunters.

Trollhunters is written by horror film legend Guillermo del Toro and fellow award-winning filmmaker Daniel Kraus. It also features illustrations by Sean Murray.

Trollhunters follows Jim, a typical teen in suburban San Bernardino with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named “Tubby” who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn’t know he exists. Everything changes, however, when a 45-year-old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon he has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.

Del Toro is best known for his critically-acclaimed feature films including Pan’s Labyrinth, The Hobbit, Hellboy, and Pacific Rim. He’s also the author of the best-selling horror novel The Strain. Trollhunters is his first young adult novel.

Kraus, who shares del Toro’s penchant for horror, is no stranger to the world of young adult fiction with his debut novel, The Monster Variations, selected for the New York Public Library’s “100 Best Stuff for Teens.” His next novel, Rotters, was a Bram Stoker-finalist and Odyssey Award winner. His 2013 novel, Scowler, also claimed an Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults.

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The creative minds behind Trollhunters (l to r): author Guillermo del Toro, co-author Daniel Kraus, and illustrator Sean Murray. Image: Disney-Hyperion.

Murray’s best-known work is on video games, such as Dungeons & Dragons Online and Lord of the Rings Online. He is also the creator of Gateway: The Book of Wizards and the forthcoming card game Gateway: Uprising.

The book has already received accolades from bestselling authors like Inkheart creator Cornelia Funke who said this “adventure is not for the timid heart.”

According to the book: “You are food. Those muscles you flex to walk, lift, and talk? They’re patties of meat topped with chewy tendon. That skin you’ve paid so much attention to in mirrors? It’s delicious to the right tongues, a casserole of succulent tissue. And those bones that give you the strength to make your way in the world? They rattle between teeth as the marrow is sucked down slobbering throats.”

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Cover image from Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus, with illustrations by Sean Murray. Images: Disney-Hyperion.

To make sure you aren’t food, log into the Rafflecopter widget below with your Facebook account or a valid email address, and tell us in the comments section what condiment you might prefer with your “meals” if you were a troll.

The contest ends at midnight on Aug. 3; the name of the winner will appear in the widget after the contest, so check back in after this date.

Hurry, so you aren’t dangling at the bottom of the troll food chain!

Trollhunters hits bookstores on July 7. Learn more at #Trollhunters, Un-RequiredReading.com, or via Twitter & Tumblr.

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Congratulations to winner, Bernie W! Thanks to everyone who entered for their culinary suggestions!

Giveaway open to U.S. addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion.

Lisa Kay Tate is a veteran feature writer with 20 years experience in newspaper, magazine and freelance writing. In addition to serving as Associate Editor for her local arts and entertainment guide, El Paso Scene, she has been a regular contributor to the site ihogeek.com and maintains her own blogsite at lisathegeekmom.wordpress.com. She and her husband, writer/photographer Rick, live on the edge of "New Texico" where they keep busy raising their two geeklings and sharing space with their dog, Sirius Black, and cat, Loki.