Win a copy of Steven Erikson's REAPER'S GALE

Well, this is the one so many of you have been waiting for. . .:-)

Unless 2007 brings us either Robert Jordan's A Memory of Light or George R. R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons, this could be the Big Daddy of all giveaways this year! Thanks to the great folks at Transworld, I have five hardback copies of Steven Erikson's Reaper's Gale (Canada, USA, Europe) up for grabs!;-) Still no word whether the prizes will be autographed or not, so I'll keep you posted on this.

I only have about 80 pages to go, and let me tell you that this newest Malazan addition rocks! I'll reserve judgement until I'm done with the novel, but so far it's the best one since Memories of Ice! Go ahead the pre-order it! Expect my non-spoiler review later this week.

The rules are the same as usual. First off, you need to send an email at reviews@(no-spam) with the header "REAPER." Remember to remove the "no spam" thingy.

Second, your email must contain your full mailing address (that's snail mail!), otherwise your message will be deleted.

Lastly, multiple entries will disqualify whoever sends them. And please include your screen name and the message boards that you frequent using it, if you do hang out on a particular MB.

While you're here, you might as well register to a couple of other ongoing competitions. Just scroll down and you'll find book giveaways for James Barclay's The Ascendants of Estorea, Kay Kenyon's Bright of the Sky, Steven Erikson's The Lees of Laughter's End, and Joel Shepherd's Breakaway. And if you go back a few weeks, you'll see that I still have signed copies of what could be the debut of the year, Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind, for you to win.

Good luck to all the participants!

11 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

*Crosses fingers*
*Crosses toes*
*Crosses eyes*
*Crosses anything else that could possibly improve his chances*

I live in hope

Anonymous said...



Joe said...

Ooh, I say, ooh!

Dave said...

Are Australians eligible for this comp?

Patrick said...

Aussies are welcome!;-)

Anonymous said...


Good competition, and I'll definitely be buying it on release day, if I don't win a copy!

Anonymous said...

Does it matter if the header is REAPER. or REAPER? If you sort all the mails manually, I'd guess it probably doesn't.

Anonymous said...

Cheers Pat - most kind indeed

Anonymous said...

By the way, Pat, is it ok if 2 people with the same address participate ?

I converted one of my housemates to Erikson, so he'd like to try his luck too...

Patrick said...

No worries...:-)

Anonymous said...

I never heard of you or visited your site before. 5 minutes ago, I just finished reading your review on Reaper's Gale at and it made me wonder "How the hell did this guy get a copy?" and seeing that you live in Laval,Canada I thought the book was out early so I googled it and came upon "Pat's Fantasy Hotlist: Win a copy of Steven Erikson's REAPER'S GALE" I thought "This must be that Patrick guy" so I clicked and here I am :), thrilled at the chance of winning a copy of the much much awaited Reaper's Gale.
I know this has been said many times, but: "Steven Erikson is simply the most imaginative and talented fantasy author out there.Period."
I have read each of his Malazan books twice! And I must say that the second reading revealed and/or clarified things I missed or didn't get the first time. It's such a wonderful experience.

What really puzzles me is so many people stated that they couldn't get through the first book, saying it's too hard to get into!!!
Hell, just a few days ago, I read an online article in which it's said that G.G.Martin himself said he couldn't get through Garden of the moon and was "perplexed" as to the popularity of the Malazan series!!!!
This immediately lower G.G.Martin in my esteem! How could a man who wrote such great fantasy/sci-fi books not 'get' the Malazan series?
Myself, I bought Garden of the moon as a mass market paper back edition, at the time not knowing anything about the author or the book. I bought it because it was fat and I love fat fantasy :) and boys, was I glad I did! After the first 50 pages I was totally hooked.
Maybe I am too biased, but I must admit, everytime I read a negative review about the Malazan books, in which the reviewer says "it's too hard to get through even the first chapter" or stuff like that, it angers me greatly! Really, what did they expect from the first few chapters that will make a book 'accessible'?
I shouldn't be upset. I should be laughing and looking down at those people who call themselves 'jaded fantasy readers' and yet couldn't tell a true gem when they saw one.
Anyhow, I guess it was the prospect of winning an advanced copy of Reaper's Gale that made me rant so much :)
Thanks for giving us a winning chance. I am going to participate and hope to hell I'd win.