Free eBooks: “Age of Innocence”, “Deathless”, and More

This month's free ebook post got off to a late start, but better late than never.

BTW, if you would like to have your ebook included next month then please give me a heads up a week or so in advance.

Amazon's offerings this month include six Kindle First titles this month which Amazon Prime members can download for free. (The first is free, but additional titles cost $2 each.) They're also giving away Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence as a free Kindle+Audible bundle.'s free ebook for the month of April is Catherynne M. Valente's Deathless.

Prepare for Stalinist house elves, a peasant girl clever enough to trick Doom itself, and the collision of magical history with actual Russian history!

Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what giants or wicked witches are to European culture: the villain of countless stories which have been passed on through story and text for generations. Valente’s take on the legend brings the action to modern times, spanning many of the great developments of Russian history in the twentieth century.

Deathless, however, is no dry, historical tome: it lights up like fire as the young Marya Morevna transforms from a clever peasant girl to Koschei’s beautiful bride, to his eventual undoing. Along the way there are Stalinist house elves, magical quests, secrecy and bureaucracy, and games of lust and power. All told, Deathless is a collision of magical history and actual history, of revolution and mythology, of love and death, that will bring Russian myth to life in a stunning new incarnation.

You'll need to download the ebook on or before 16 April.

About Nate Hoffelder (10617 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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