Reading can be a short-term escape, transporting you to another time and place. But if your wanderlust is mounting — a good book will do that to you — it’s time for an actual vacation to a literary epicenter. Timed with the release of the tenth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s historical fiction series The Saxon Stories, we’re sending two winners to England. Getting to the other side of the pond is simple: Sign up for this sweepstakes.
We’ve partnered with Harper Collins, Caskers, Mantry, and AFAR for this chance to win. You’ll get a three-night stay for two people at The Dorchester, with complimentary daily breakfasts and $1,300 toward airfare. Plus, you’ll get signed copies of the newly released book, The Flame Bearer, which is the tenth book in a series focused on the dramatic making of England and the clash between pagan Danish invaders and devout Christian Saxons. For those who have been reading the series, this next installment will introduce new enemies, like Constantine of Scotland, fighting for England’s kingdoms. Sweepstakes winners will also get copies of all of the preceding books in The Saxon Stories series. There’s more: Since the books are the basis of a hit TV series, The Last Kingdom, the prize package also includes gifts from the Netflix TV series.
If you’re unfamiliar with the book series, the historical drama retells the story of how King Alfred The Great defended his kingdom against ninth-century Viking conquests and rose to be the dominant ruler of England. Critics have likened the TV series to Game of Thrones, albeit with real historical context. We’re sure, though, your modern-day literary pilgrimage to England will also involve stops at London pubs and perhaps a 6.5-mile run at Four Royal Parks, the worthwhile route that passes by landmarks like Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace.
The sweepstakes begins at 9 a.m. ET on Nov. 1, 2016, and it ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 1, 2016. For your chance to win this epic trip fit for warriors, sign up here and agree to receive e-mails and special offers from Men’s Journal, Harper Collins, The Dorchester, Caskers, Mantry, and AFAR.