Mon
Feb 7 2011 12:17pm

Giveaway of The Crippled God by Steven Erikson

The Crippled God, the final entry in the Malazan Book of the Fallen, comes out from Tor Books on March 1; you can read an extensive excerpt here on Tor.com, but five lucky winners will have the chance to read the entire thing early! You heard me right: This book. Your hands. This week. Unfortunately, the copies are guarded by a dragon.

Whoops—Bill and Amanda, the hosts of our Malazan Reread of the Fallen, have asked me not to scare you. It's actually quite painless:

The Official Rules: To enter, post a comment in this post—duplicates won’t count—by noon EST on Tuesday, February 8. The five winners will be randomly chosen from these comments. Please check your email in the 24 hours after the giveaway has concluded; if we don’t hear back from the winner within 24 hours of being contacted, another winner will be chosen.

326 comments
jim162065
1. jim162065
love the cover. :)
jim162065
4. Harius
Can't wait... I've already planned to take March 1st and 2nd off.
Brandy Thomas
5. Roese
Would really really like to win this one.
jim162065
9. Joe57
I am so excited to read this.
Neal Makely
10. elglin
I've just started the series, so this would really hit the spot!
jim162065
11. MouseThatRoared
Hoping for Oponn's pull
Matt Patchin
14. solicemoon
Pick me please! Won't be able to get it for a long while otherwise.
jim162065
15. NorseHorse
Shaving my knuckles...
jim162065
19. Nferno
I'm in! Can't wait
jim162065
20. eugaet
Thanks for the contest!
jim162065
22. Brad Nieder
New book. Yay!!!
jim162065
23. gmcc
Pick me, pick me!
Eric Carlson
24. Tennerock
I am really looking forward to this book. Thanks for the opportunity to get it!
socrate badeau
25. socrate
My turn. Oh well, it's okay to wish...
jim162065
27. Reiver1983
I too, would like to dream that one day Ill actually win a cool book competition, please Tor!
jim162065
30. robbadler
Yes, please! I've been re-reading Dust of Dreams while I wait.
jim162065
31. Longadan
Been looking forward to this one!
jim162065
32. Edgewalker
BEST SERIES EVER.
jim162065
33. Starkiller
OMG OMG OMG!
jim162065
34. Nep Furrow
Please pick me!
Gregg Anderson
35. digrifter
Awesome idea, and I love the cover. Can't wait to read it!

:-)
Sean Fagan
36. sef
Gimme please! Please please please!
Tricia Irish
39. Tektonica
Posting Posting!!! (Don't worry folks, I never win anything.)
jim162065
40. czlam
Great series, excited!
jim162065
41. Vis17
Would give up my right arm to win this, but it would make turning pages tricky...
Gabriele Campbell
43. G-Campbell
Add my name to the list, please. I'm really looking forward to getting my hot little hands on that precious. :)
jim162065
45. 70Seven
Love the cover of this book. I still haven't read Dust of Dreams, I plan on reading both books back to back.
jim162065
46. timberakita
Sign me up!
jim162065
47. ScottC
Please give me your sweet, sweet book candy.
Karen Martin
48. ksh1elds555
I'm with Edgewalker.....BEST SERIES EVER!! And I'm loving the reread with Bill and Amanda - thank you Tor for making my Wednesdays at work a little less boring! :-)
jim162065
49. Joel Franz
I seriously want to win this. Ha.
Erikson is right up there with Tolkien and Moorcock and authors who have developed worlds and ideas to such an extent that I have a hard time not reading them in one go.
jim162065
50. dwndrgn
Fener's rotten toenails, I'm jumping in!
jim162065
51. lightkeeper
I need this book!
jim162065
54. deanjerg
Yes, I would like to win.
jim162065
55. rubydog
A contest!
I would love to win.
Please enter me.
jim162065
56. silver97rwa
I just finished my reread last night....super impatient now...would LOVE an advance copy....please??
jim162065
57. ma10
I've been really looking forward to this so even if I win or not, thanks for the reminder!
jim162065
60. Emrys616
57 comments in an hour. Not bad going at all.
jim162065
61. Sonya Madden
please enter me. cover looks cool. I write fantasy.
jim162065
62. Stormy70
Yes, pick me please, please, please. Begging here. It is sad really, but still begging.
jim162065
63. wyoarmadillo
Yes, please send me this book!
jim162065
65. Protonone
I never win contests.
jim162065
66. KayaH/Kaya C
Oh that looks like a great story. I looked it up, and I cannot wait.
jim162065
67. Kadere
Can't wait! Doing my reread now!
jim162065
68. terilhack
The release looks awesome. I cannot wait to read it. Thank you for putting copies out there for readers.
jim162065
69. lasantine
I would love to read it!
jim162065
70. Kristen M.
Yay dragons! I mean, err, it's not guarded? Ah well, I'd love a copy anyway!!
jim162065
72. fireshadow11
I WANNA READ IT! I can't wait for it to come out!
jim162065
74. KiManiak
I'm interested.
jim162065
75. Wendy v
Looking forward to it!
jim162065
77. Kori Valley
Amazing author, amazing story, amazing cover. Its going to be an amazing book.
Wade savage
78. Savman1
It would be amazing to win! Can't wait to read it even if I have to purchase it.
jim162065
79. Raand
Looks like a good read.
Matias Miguez
81. meiyas
sorry, please delete this document
jim162065
82. Tvrtko
Perhaps finally some closure :) I'm in....
jim162065
86. Alden Ash
Ahh ... to have a series actually wrap up.
Todd Johansen
87. Gher06
Oh boy. It'll be interesting to see what the final odds are of winning. And if my comment makes me sound confident of winning, and I do win, then I will look awesome.

So I'm absolutely sure I will win.
jim162065
88. DRickard
Yummy! Gimem gimme gimme!
Sean Broderick
89. sigmapisean
Already pre-ordered, but this is a way better price!
jim162065
90. firesinger
Finally! The final installment in the Malazan book of the Fallen! I cannot wait to lay my hands on this! Great giveaway!
Kerwin Miller
92. tamyrlink
PLEASE PLEASE
PLEASE PLEASE
PLEASE PLEASE
PLEASE PLEASE
jim162065
94. Lady Medb
Eee, I'm so excited!
Luke Thompson
96. thom9894
I do enjoy the "bricks" as my wife calls them. Need to get back to reading them!
jim162065
97. hmarcbower
This looks great!
Juliana Socher
98. Chronos
Hood's Breath, this is the most wanted book ever.
jim162065
99. Shiva Ramabadran
Look forward to this, but also dread the end of a wonderful series in such a unique world.

Can't wait for Ian Esselmont to do his 10 books as soon as possible too. ;-)
jim162065
100. Mattosaur
Looking forward to seeing how this wraps up.
jim162065
103. Nancy McGregor
This would be great if I won because it's our 6th wedding anniversary on the 12th and yet again being a useless wife I haven't ordered anything. My husband is a huge Malazan fan. Then again, if I do win I doubt he'll speak to me and the kids for days after.
Alex Bradaric
104. leannonn
I would certainly, positively, definitely love it :)
jim162065
105. Omnicron
Looks fantastic! Count me in!
jim162065
106. Don8
Can't wait for the ending of this great serie.
jim162065
108. lloyd martos
Dying to find out the end of the BEST SERIES in the fantasy genre.
David Thomson
109. ZetaStriker
I only discovered the Malazan Book of the Fallen about half a year ago, when I grabbed "Gardens of the Moon" as an impulse buy when browsing at a local Barnes and Noble. I started out critical of the book, particularly after the drastic change in characters and scenery in the second book of the novel, but by the end of the story I found myself overcome by the sudden urge to continue learning more about these characters and this world. I immediately set the book down and drove back to that Barnes and Noble, picking up the next two entries in the series, and I haven't looked back since.

I've now finished all the Erikson and Esslemont novels currently available here in the states, and have been actively following the Deadhouse Gates re-read to help wet my appetitie for the upcoming "The Crippled God". The initial chapter released here on Tor felt to me like the reasoned sample of a drug dealer encouraging addiction, and now I just need my fix, man.
At this point even the Dramatis Personae alone would be enough to send shivers of excitement racing along my spine!

So, in summary, I'm in. I'm totally in. I am wholly and completely interested in getting this book ASAP, and the sooner the better. My thanks to Tor.com and Stephen Erikson for this opportunity, either way. Good luck, me!
jim162065
110. Noobling
Count me in! Thank you for the contest.
Jacob Silvia
112. aethercowboy
O random number generator fairies, pick me!
Elvis HAM
113. Ratha
Hood's breath! Nice giveway!! I'm totally in!!!
Never have wait this hard for any ending...
jim162065
114. HSG
As I close in on the big 50 I can honestly say I have read a great deal of Fantasy over the years. I have NEVER come across a writer OR story that grabs you from the start and maintains that quality as Steven and his series has accomplished. WOW. March 1st can't get here soon enough!! Thank you Steven for a great ride!!
Erin Clarkson
115. itsmeerinc
My brother would love me forever if I got a free copy for him.
zaid
116. osyris
*The lucky post*

Please let it be this one! :)
jim162065
117. mdunnbass
Ooh, shiny! One for me, please!
Ole A. Imsen
118. Weirdmage
I'm sacrificing a goat to The Lady to get this.
Kenneth Austin
119. saint.meerkat
Loved this series ever since I stumbled across some reviews on sfsite.com. Consider me entered.
James Yarker
121. jamesy
I'm currently re-reading Dust of Dreams in anticipation.
dustin mcclelland
122. dustin3278
Would love to have this book a little early
dustin mcclelland
123. dustin3278
Would love to get my hands on this one early
A. Gilroy
124. arisha
Yeeeaaahhhh Tor giveaways! Pick me! :)
jim162065
125. WhiskeyjackAK
Oh Lord, I hope I win...My favorite books of all time. :)
Sal
126. Snargi
This is going to be a great book!!!
jim162065
127. MDW
The Lady's pull.
Adam Faulkner
128. IskaralP
I would love to win this boook this series is fantastic!!
Illuyankas
129. Illuyankas
I'm going to punch a disobedient donkey if I don't win.

(I wouldn't dare punch a mean mule, they're bad ass)
David Blake
134. DgB
Count me in. Can't wait to see how this series ends.
jim162065
135. Dstoddard
I hope the conclusion is as good as the rest of the series. I have read a string serious letdowns after a long series. And, the coin is spinning.
jim162065
137. Antoinette Ouellette
Thank you, thank you, I have waited a very long time for this book..Please thank the Author for me!!
jim162065
139. cnote56
please? I've been wanting to dive into some fantasy sci-fi.
Arthur Dent
140. ADentical
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jim162065
143. bkfaerie
I'd love to win this one!
Kent Aron Vabø
144. sotgnomen
I can't wait! which means i really need to get i early..
Kirk Dreiser
145. kmdreiser
Want to get a jump on reading this one.
jim162065
147. Maren T
Yes please! And I'm quite good at fending off dragons, so no worries (I'll even be nice to it).
jim162065
149. Macwbuc
This will be an amazing read!
jim162065
150. MTGDub
I would love a copy, actually... did I mention I'm a Bridgeburner associate member?
jim162065
152. kmolleja
I would love a copy, Thanks!
Jack George
153. JGeo27
Absolutely amazing giveaway!

Thank you for the opportunity!
Sanctume Spiritstone
154. Sanctume
Thanks for the chance to win a copy of TCG!
José Schenkel
155. Joosche
That's enough! It's time for me to win!
.
.
Just waiting...
jim162065
156. A Demon Llama!
I've never won anything in my life. Maybe I'll get lucky.
Brian Daniels
159. HoosierDaddy
Look at all these random people!

Also: Gimme gimme gimme!
jim162065
161. MICHAEL T BRADLEY
i am a random comment entering myself! Thank you!
jim162065
163. Ammanas
Can't wait for this book!
Julie Jensen
165. Ananke
March can't happen quick enough. I'm really looking forward to this book.
Sally Bibrary
166. BendingtheBookshelf
OMG, I so can't wait to get my hands on this - Steven is, by far, the most exciting fantasy author currently writing.
jim162065
167. Jacques_ct
I'd love to get my hands on a free copy.
jim162065
168. midknight
Very excited!
jim162065
172. MalazScholar
Please Lady give me a pull...
jim162065
174. Saleema
Patiently waiting!
Richard Caywood
175. rcaywood
Love these giveaways. Now if only I could get one. ;-)
jim162065
176. Tonner Cyn
I am so excited about the release of this book. I am sad to see the end of this series but with more stories in the works in the Malazan Empire I am sure we will all be happy for years to come.
jim162065
177. JTowersIV
Here's my cast of the knuckles. This is awesome, Tor!
jim162065
179. HiddenOne
When do I get the tracking number?
jim162065
180. whoanelly
Read my rocks!
jim162065
182. Harvester
You want to ship that book to my house. *Jedi mind trick*
jim162065
183. joel rice
Unbelievably awesome!
jimmy huckaby
184. lazysk8r
"I would like to solve the puzzle please."
jim162065
185. CarolineinSouthCarolina
I love these books sooo much and they have kept me out of the dark hole of depression I've been circling lately and I would LOVE to have an advance copy! I'm writing my thesis on how fantasy books help people in real life!
Steph
186. MacMac
Cool. I have my Quorl milk ready for celebration of the release of the CG. Although maybe drinking it before reading the book would be unadvisable.
Chuk Goodin
187. Chuk
Oooh, the last one? I'd love a copy, thanks.
jim162065
189. Steve ZZZ
Entry for Crippled God
jim162065
190. dcowley
Using my lucky keyboard...
Ervin Campillo
191. PyreoftheLiving
I'm almost done with Toll the Hounds and Dust of Dreams in on my bookshelf. Anther week and a half and I'm ready for The Crippled God.
jim162065
192. Orlando1138
Here's for good luck
B.Wayne Ratliff
193. eldredgeMciver
Count me in. I need to find additional good authors.
jim162065
194. Mittelman
Suh-fweet!
Viktor Koskela
196. ViktorKoskela
Whoo, I can't wait! Just finished my third re-read of Dust of Dreams in preparation for The Crippled God!
Laura L.
198. Lizra
I don't believe, but I will start praying to Oponn.
jim162065
199. Happy Ferret
Hoping for the Lady's nudge here...
Tyler Justin
201. Aginor
Steven Erikson is definitely at the top of my list concerning authors of amazing talent and I absolutely love the Malazan Book of the Fallen series. I can't wait for this book!
jim162065
203. Sci-fi Bookworm
It sounds great, and I'd love to read it!
Cheers.
Sci-fi Bookworm
http://sci-fi-bookworm.blogspot.com
Sydo Zandstra
204. Fiddler
Come on, TOR, you know you want to send one of these to me... ;-) :-)
jim162065
206. Pnr060
Giving it a shot....
jim162065
207. Hands_Of_Fire
Finishing up third re-read - I am almost sick with anticipation!!

YESPLEASE

THANK YOU
jim162065
208. Ydnam
Ooh. That would be cool. I'm sad the series is ending though.
Anthony s
210. spindrift
Very much looking forward to this book.
jim162065
211. Bryndled1
Havent read anything by Steven Erikson yet, looking forward to picking it up.. #26 on my to-read shelf @ goodreads
jim162065
212. ffunky
Hoods frozen balls on an anvil! Pick me!
jim162065
213. kerry100
Best series ever, don't want it to end, can't wait to read the last book though!
Mark Argent
215. argent
posting in a giveaway thread involving a series I love!
jim162065
216. thaduster
pick me, please!
jim162065
220. Korbal Broach
I take that amazing book please.
The sooner i get it the happier i'll be.
David Knott
222. Xara
Good luck to everyone! Though I do hope its me!
jim162065
223. Kainan
Nice contest! Thanks a lot, Tor Books :)
Very much looking forward to reading this last installment and to find out how Steven envisions the ending.
Robert Fontana
225. ForMeToPoopOn
All the people who got here before me have posted some pretty good comments... for me to poop on!

Just pick me and let's get this over with.

Please?
jim162065
226. Manzbarsa
/me tries to blackmail Oponn, but instead encounters a bunch of K'Chain Che'malle.
larry shirk
227. lorenzo
Ah! To write a long, complicated series, and come to an end in your own lifetime!
jim162065
234. Siergiej
Hopefully, it won't get over nine thousand ;)
jim162065
237. bigmoe412
I am a total nerdo for this series. Gimme gimme gimme.
jim162065
243. ShadowThorne
Oooh, i would so cry if I won this XD
Good luck to all! Either way, Ill be getting a copy sooner or later
sean odell
244. dirgework
As soon as I finish GRRM's 'A Feast for Crows' - I am starting this series.
Matej Vozabal
245. almsivi
Already have it preordered, but still, reading this early would be just impossibly cool. Anyway, thanks for this giveaway, you're definitely going to make few people really, really happy.
jim162065
247. BlackWaltz
This book is going to be monumental, I can't wait! May Oponn smile upon you and I. More so I, hopefully ;)
jim162065
248. EmmaPease
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
jim162065
249. JCFoco
Can't wait for it!
Logan
250. Mahowich
Time to toss the dice-oh wait wrong series...
jim162065
252. Kellanved's_Cane
Read the preview pages probably 25 times now. Soooo ready to read this doorstopper.
face food
254. facefood
Hello, yes I'll kindly and gladly take my free copy. Very kind of you.
George Baker
256. wraeththu
I'm reading the Malazan series for the first time in sync with the Tor re-read, so it will be a while before I'm ready to dig in to TCG. But I'd still like to win a copy!
jim162065
257. NeedsThisBookNow
Pick Me! Pick Me!
jim162065
258. dragonreader
Can't wait for this one! Looks great!
jim162065
259. WouldliketoWin
What are the chances that I actually get to read it early?
jim162065
261. TheWatch
Less than a month!
jim162065
263. Slepnir
Very excited! My re-read is almost complete too!
Conan Banks
264. Vengeance
Lets see I have missed out on every single one of Pat's giveaways so I guess I am due for one of these.
Andrew
265. drewman522
woot, maybe a free copy! love this author!
Kyle O'Neil
266. Ko87
Cannot wait for this book, lovin mbotf
jim162065
267. Steven de Celis
This will complete the greatest epic fantasy I've ever read.
jim162065
269. deadjack
Sign me up!
jim162065
273. Dolgur Pelimshi
the wait is over :D
jim162065
274. St Isz
Can't wait to read the finale!!
Matthew Kuhl
275. pattonmat
"So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb." -Dark Helmet, "Spaceballs"
jim162065
276. Gusman
me please! *crossing fingers and shutting eyes tight*
Brad Cox
277. bradc1988
I didn't even know the release was so close!
Matthew Fitzgerald
278. FirstFitz
So looking forward to this! Crosses fingers and anything else available!
jim162065
279. Cotillion
I love the cover
jim162065
280. Sless
Finally. Hope he picks up some loose ends in the final.
jim162065
283. Dame Sans Merci
I imagine everyone is looking forward to this book very much, so good luck to everyone!
jim162065
284. Coltaine83
It has been a long journey.
Can't wait to read the book :)
Bob Morgan
286. smokedragon
I am so looking forwad to this book. One of the best series ever.
Rikus Jordaan
287. Vetseun
I can't wait to read this! Fingers crossed!
Darren Randall
288. Slavering
More than worth 5 minutes effort on a packed train hejaded for work.
jim162065
289. Howard H.
The Facts: Erikson rules. Malazan rules. The Crippled God will be awesome
gez
290. gez
I think I'll keep my fingers,toes and eyes crossed for this....just in case :)
jim162065
291. Aooga
GIVES IT TO USSSSSS.....my......precioussss
jim162065
292. Raest
It would be brilliant to get this - it would help me pass the time in this Azath house. Fingers crossed!
jim162065
293. Tarcil
Give me my shot of Malaz, I need my high, got withdrawal symthoms here.
Marcel xxx
294. lowlandr
sending it to me would be highly appriciated :)
jim162065
296. gstokker01
Can't wait for the book. Send it to me.


Please?
K. Stevens
297. kasx
K'rul said that letting me win a copy of The Crippled God would be the easiest path to Ascendancy.
Robert Chatwin
298. RabbyChankers
I would like to win one of the copies of the book. That is all

Here endeth the lesson...
Sascha Mathan
299. Darkname
Greetings from Germany!!!

Can´t wait to read this book!
Rob Kerr
302. useofweapons
I need another blue-and-orange book, so yeah, I'll take the plunge!
Robert Gallagher
303. btowl1818
After everything that has come before in this series, having to make it past a measly dragon is like child's play! I just started reading this series this year (currently on the Bonehunters), but it's been an awesome ride so far!
jim162065
304. Octavian C
Preordered already, but reading it two weeks earlier would be awesome. :)
jim162065
305. MKJ
Is this for USA only? Or can other countries enter?
I'm in little old England, but please count me in if it's available.
jim162065
306. Hocknose
Cannot wait for this book. Actually booked a whole week off work the week it comes out so I can get it read!!! :-)
jim162065
307. LOOLI
looks like a great read!
jim162065
309. Matthew Carpenter
In our PC world, shouldn't the title be The Physically Challenged God?
Maggie K
311. SneakyVerin
yay! I am in time for one that I really want!
Tomasz Lisek
312. Asthariel
If God will let me win this book, I promise, i will be better man!
Really!
Wes Samson
313. poemanderror
I'm still one book behind in the series, but I'll be caught up soon.
nitin shekhar
314. jdbond
OMG OMG OMG..Take that hood...OMG OMG..
jim162065
317. Leather Jacobs
I can't wait to rub this book all over my rune stone.
Rob Weber
319. valashain
I can't wait to find out how the series ends!
Scott Abbott
321. Scott
If you give me this I'll have to go buy all the rest.
jim162065
324. mrsmiawallace
Tear a page out my book it said you never left
Toby
325. tottertoby
Does it still count or did I really miss the deadline by a few minutes? :)
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