Book Birthday part 2

For a chance to win a signed copy of Guardians of Paradise, please leave a comment on this blog, giving your favorite fictional betrayal (that’s ‘fictional’ as in: from a book, a film, your head, or a game).

There’s no hurry, as you have until midnight on Tuesday 19th July to enter, though I may take a while to approve comments as I’m out and about a fair bit between now and then. If the winner I pick lives outside the UK, please note that I’m happy to post to you, but will be sending the book by surface mail.

10 Responses to Book Birthday part 2

  1. Elias F. Combarro 14 July 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    Favorite fictional betrayal? That’s an easy one: the Red Wedding in A Storm of Swords.

    • JaineFenn 14 July 2011 at 4:10 pm #

      I’ve not read that; perhaps I should …

      • Elias F. Combarro 14 July 2011 at 4:17 pm #

        Ohhh, you really, really should read A Storm of Swords and, in fact, all the books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series (though I may have spoilt it a little bit with my comment).

        Seriously, I usually prefer SF to Fantasy, but ASoIaF is top notch.

  2. Jane Williams 14 July 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    Have a classic to start with.

    “I have comeŠBut I do not choose now to do what I came to do. I will not do this deed. The Ring is mine!”

  3. blodeuedd 14 July 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    Suzanne McLeod posted about this and of course I had to hurry over when she said it was good 🙂

    Well, oh so hard to think of something on the spot. But when Saruman turns out to be a baddie

  4. kara-karina 15 July 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    I think Hamlet says it all. The air of betrayal is so thick it’s hard too breathe. 🙂 you know, with one brother killing another to get his wife…
    Hopped here from Suzanne McLeod’s website, the book sounds very good!

    • JaineFenn 16 July 2011 at 9:06 am #

      Oh yes, Hamlet’s a classic (in so many senses!)

  5. Omega 18 July 2011 at 8:36 am #

    Had to think about this a bit but of the recent stuff I’ve read (last couple of years or so) I’d say the bit in Bug Jack Barron where Jack is told exactly how the immortality treatment works after he’s already had it has to be one of the best ‘oh fuck!’ moments.

  6. mike cobley 18 July 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    the betrayal at the end of PJ Farmer’s ‘Fabulous Riverboat’ when rotten old King John steals the ‘Not For Hire’, leaving Sam Clemens in the lurch.

  7. Nik Whitehead 19 July 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    Easy – the bit in Star Trek II when Terrell and Chekhov, under the influence of the worms, turn on Kirk and co.

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