Friday, 7 June 2013

The Stupidly Huge Giveaway 2013!

The Stupidly Huge Giveaway 2013!

So last year I did a stupidly huge giveaway and had many fine entries.

Why should those lucky 2012 people get things you 2013 people can't? 
                    They shouldn't!
                           It's not right!
                                 So I fixed it!


Item 1 - a 14" x 10" x 1/2" canvas-on-frame print of the Emperor of Thorns map.

Item 2 - a 15oz mug sporting the Prince of Thorns, King of Thorns, and Emperor of Thorns covers, wrapping it entirely.

Item 3 - A rare first edition signed UK hardcover Prince of Thorns.

Item 4 - A signed first edition US hardcover King of Thorns

Item 5 - A signed US or UK hardcover Emperor of Thorns, doodled artistically by me. (Book shown is trade paperback, standing in.)

Item 6 - The US King of Thorns audio book on CD (with signed insert!)

If you happen to already have any of these, or just aren't that bothered about signed books, then I will substitute on request good fantasy books that I've enjoyed recently.


There will also be prizes for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places - to be decided - probably a book/T-shirt/mug.


So last year it was making a video of a scene from Prince of Thorns. This year the scope is broader. You can send in anything you like as a competition entry. Anything.

The winner will be determined by popular vote, but this will only include people who already follow this blog, or me on twitter, or facebook, or who are friends/fans on Goodreads. This will hopefully ensure the best entry wins rather than the person with the most friends (last year we were fortunate that the person with the most friends also submitted a most excellent entry).

In addition to the vote I will award a prize at random to one entry, so you can win by luck as well as skill.

I will post entries on this blog as they come in.


You could...

i) Do a video of any scene from the trilogy.

ii) Send a photo of you reading a Broken Empire book in an exotic or unusual location

iii) Build a book tower/fort/arch

iv) Break the book holding record

v) Do a spot of book toppling

vi) Lay out a game of book dominos using your own books (marks for the biggest one)

vii) Do a cosplay of Broken Empire characters

viii) Redesign the cover of any of the books

ix) Write and perform a song that encapsulates the trilogy for you

x) Draw any character or scene from the books

xi) Build a clay Jorg, a lego Gorgoth...

xii) Something else...

The competition will close on midnight GMT July 7th 2013, followed by a week to collect votes.

Send your entries (or links to them) to me at

Good luck!


  1. Replies
    1. I said it was STUPID didn't I? :D

      I will, at vast expense, ship this lot to wheresoever the winner may live.

  2. Sir, you really rock my socks! This has to be the coolest giveaway competition I've seen.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing some awesome pieces of creative art from all who enters.

  3. Oooohhh! I want all of them soo bad!!! Can I send in more than one entry? If I can I will finish my painting of Katherine and Start on one of Jorg and send them in.

  4. can i send my undying love? will that be enough?

  5. Not to off topic and whatnot, but what exactly happened to the 'Oh Brother!' giveaway? Just curious.

    1. good point - I had the draw set for the 16th of this month - not that I wrote it on the page or anything :D

  6. How will multiple entries by an individual be judged? Will the voting be for each submission or per entrant?

    1. voting for each submission - a submission wins, then the owner gets the prize.

  7. ohhhh ... My Photo is there as an example ... Does that means im in? :D

    LG Julia

    PS: Somthing else??

    1. If you want it to be your submission and confirm which photo it is then yes I'll put it in. At the moment it's just an example of the diverse kinds of entries people might make.

  8. Wait, so the voting is open to anyone?

    1. "The winner will be determined by popular vote, but this will only include people who already follow this blog, or me on twitter, or facebook, or who are friends/fans on Goodreads."