Signed Book Giveaways – Round One! CLOSED

Every five days over the next month, Shur’tugal will be giving away copies of Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia and the Brisingr Deluxe Edition signed by Christopher Paolini. The books will be given away via random drawing. To be eligable to win, entrants must live within the United States and Canada. Be sure to check Shur’tugal over the next month for a chance to win during each round! To learn more on how to enter round one of the giveaway, continue reading!Here’s how the process will work:

– Entering into the random raffle will be done via a pop up box located below. You must submit your name and a valid email address.
– After 24 hours, our staff will close submissions to that rounds giveaways. Those who entered during that round’s giveaway submissions will be eligible for random selection to win one of two signed books. Those who missed the giveaway will have to wait for the next round.
– Winners are chosen at random.
– Winners will be contacted at their provided email address and will be asked to respond to the winning email within 48 hours. If we do not hear back from a winner after 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

Rules:

– You must live within the United States or Canada to be qualified.
– You must use a valid email address when entering your information. You will be contacted at this email address if you are chosen to win.
– You may only enter once per round. People who enter more than once per round will be automatically disqualified from all rounds by our automated “scam checker”.
– If you win a signed book from any of the five rounds you will be unable to participate in the remaining giveaways.

Round one is now open for approximately 24 hours. After this time period, submissions will be closed and a random winner will be chosen. The next round will begin a few days later!

You may enter once per giveaway per round. Since we’re giving away two different books, we’ve set up two different entry forms. Fill in your information once per form per round! You must have popups enabled for the below links to open.

Click here to enter to win a signed copy of the Brisingr Deluxe Edition!

Click here to enter to win a signed copy of Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia!

Good luck and remember to check back every few days for a new round of giveaways! Entering in round one will only qualify you to win during round one. You must enter in each round to qualify to win in each round!

Round one is now closed! Check back for round two soon!

  • Jade&Ophelia

    Lol, I know! I’m almost finished though.

    And I want to buy the second one . . . . . .

    ♥ Mor’ranr Lifa ♥

    Jade & Ophelia

  • Evarinya

    Haha, true. I could barely get past the 1st book!

  • Glorfindel

    Woot! Congratulations.
    Just don’t get discouraged when you read ten page long discriptions of the scenery.
    Tolkien does that a LOT.

  • Jade&Ophelia

    Thank you, Evarinya.

    So, I wonder win they are going to say the winners, if they do. And I’m hoping Mike will tell us how many people entered. That wold be cool. 😉

    @Glorfindel: I’m reading LOTR The Fellowship

    Lol 😀

  • Evarinya

    I do very much agree!

  • Jade&Ophelia

    @Everyone who’s complaining:

    Okay, I’m sick of people talking about this interview! This is the SIGNED BOOK GIVEAWAYS COMMENT. Therefore I think we should talk about THE SIGNED BOOK GIVEAWAYS. I think, Rob, Kendy, and Evarinya, would agree.

    If you’re unhappy with certain up-coming updates, then please keep it to yourself. We all have to wait, and I’m not complaining. Nor are most of the people on Shur’tugal.

    Personally, I thank Shur’tugal staff for what they’ve done on the website. And if you like the site, then why are you complaining? Every website has delays.

    And do you think Mike’s going to be very enthusiastic about putting up the

    interview if all he’s getting is BAD FEEDBACK?

    _____________________________

    Thanks, Mike and Shur’tugal staff for all you’ve done, delays or not ;). Also, I appreciate, the Signed book giveaways, and I think it’s an excellent contest.

    Mor’ranr Lifa on Shur’tugal comments

    ~ Jade & Ophelia

  • Glorfindel

    PeterGriffin: Please, I’ve said this many times.
    I am NOT!!! talking about the people who ask where the interview is!!! I’m NOT talking about those asking when it will be up.
    I am talking about the select FEW who come on and just complain about it.
    I’m NOT talking about you, or those who say things similar to you.

  • MeghanSwiftSword

    Yay!!:)

  • Evarinya

    Kendy:
    Thanks!

    You guys have a really good point… but NOW THE INTERVIEW IS HERE! YAY!
    Hopefully people will stop complaining now xD

  • PeterGriffin

    @Glorfindel. Its not that they need to get a life. Most of these people are posting as guests like me and they aren’t regulars on this site like you are. They’re just interested in seeing the interview and they recognize a ridiculous situation and bad treatment of it when they see it. I’m not saying its a bad thing but you do spend alot more time on this site than most of these people. And you have to understand that the reason people are frustrated is that this situation has been handled terribly by Mike. There are a number of complaints people could have. For one if he is so busy why isn’t he delegating responsibility? But really if he would just say he’s sorry for this delay and/or keep people updated about it this problem would be avoided. And I’ve said this before but he is in a position that gives him certain obligations to people according to ideas of courtesy.

  • Glorfindel

    I’m sick of this. I’m so sick of it, I’m not going to say more on the subject.
    Maybe.
    Dozens of people have said the same thing as I have, and all to no effect.
    @shurtugaliam: “you can see by looking at these comments that you haven’t please anyone”
    Oh really? Speak for yourself. There are plenty of people who have been thanking Mike for his hard work. You’re just too cynical to see it.
    Now, I’d like to say that I’m not talking to people like PeterGriffin. He and I had this out a couple weeks ago.
    I’m talking to the select few who aren’t asking where the interview is, they’re just being nasty.
    Now, I don’t really care if you’re impatient. I don’t care if you’re mad. And if you want to sit in your room chewing on the carpet in your rage and frustration, that’s your own concern.
    But do us all a favor and quit spamming these boards with your complaints.
    Nearly no one is interested in what you have to say. Mike isn’t going to be positively swayed, and other people will hate you.
    I’m not asking you to “just be patient”, or, to “be nice”. Yeah, it is true that we expected to have it a month ago. Fine. I get that. I understand it’s frustrating. I’d like the interview too.
    But I’m no longer even asking people to have some respect for others who DO have a life outside of some fantasy series. I’m just asking you to quit talking, and please, really, get a life.
    If you have nothing better to do than come on here and flame people who have no obligation to you… really, I’d be worried.

  • kendy.kendy

    Agree with you Evarinya!

  • Evarinya

    Robert Cox commented on November 4th at 3:16 PM

    Alright people. Stop trying to teach us how to run a website.

    This comments section right here is to discuss the review of Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia.

    If you continue to post anything off-topic, it will be deleted and you will face a possible suspension from commenting.

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Mike Macauley commented on November 3rd at 8:47 PM

    @gandalfthegrey – I’ve responded about 100 times to this. Instead of pretending my replies don’t exist, I’d like if gandalfthegrey would take a minute and read the 100 things I’ve said about this in the past.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Mike Macauley commented on October 17th at 8:04 AM

    Let me try this again. First off, I am sorry for coming off as rude in my removed comment. I posted while irritated – the number one no-no on the internet.

    I’ve run Shur’tugal for nearly six years now and over 2/3rds of that time was spent running the website alone. I’ve literally grown up with my website and in the book industry. I’ve had many unique experiences because of it but I’ve also lost out on a lot of stuff a “normal” kid would have been able to do. I have spent thousands of hours working on this website for quite a few reasons, none of which I see as selfish. The most important of these reasons has been the satisfaction I get from giving fans and my friends a place to come together to enjoy the Inheritance Cycle.

    Running Shur’tugal quickly turned from a side project of a bored teenager to a full time job of a now twenty-year-old. I spend more time than anyone could imagine working on the websites. Things people enjoy for minutes required hours of planning, labor, and then fixing when I inevitably break them four or five times. And though I get tired and sometimes cranky (Bob can attest to this), I never complain because I do thoroughly enjoy what I do and get satisfaction from knowing that thousands of others enjoy and appreciate the work I put into the website.

    However, there is a select group of people who always expect more than I can offer. I give my best but it will never be good enough for these people. 99% of the people who visit Shur’tugal are the kind who make me keep doing this job; they’re friendly, caring, and appreciative. However, there’s that 1% who write nasty comments, send nasty emails, and generally try to bring the staff down for any little thing they can. These people often make me annoyed and angry. I’ve voiced my problems with them before, so none of this is new to you.

    The point of this rant is to let you know that I give this site my all. It is a full time job that I have no interest in profiting off of – a full time job that I work along side another full time job as well as several part time jobs. When I’m berated for “not giving it my all” when I am, in fact, giving it my all and more, it gets me down. Constantly asking where the interview is will get you no where – it will be here when it’s here. That’s the best I can do. I have a lot going on and I will do my best. Just know that when you’re disappointed that the interview is late, so am I. But give me the benefit of the doubt – I’m trying has hard as I can. Until you understand what I’ve spent the last nine months of my life working on (you won’t understand until I can tell you, which I can’t yet do – sorry), you’ll understand the delays in interviews. 😉

    (And in my defense, I’ve made similar posts to this many times now. I won’t keep making them so please re-post this every time someone calls me lazy, useless, a liar, etc.)

    I hope this opens some people’s eyes. Mike and the staff are doing the best they can, and we should give them that credit. Come on guys, its not the end of the world just because something is late coming in. Mike will get it up there as soon as he can :]

  • gandalfthegrey

    “Wow, you must have a lot of time on your hands. “But maybe you cant understand” a delay. Let me explain. Most people have lives, and numerous things that demand there time. Running a website is time consuming and never simple. And honestly I would be annoyed too if most of what I ever got was complaints. If the happiness of your existence is so Dependant on this website posting content on time, you have some problems. But this is just my Opinion. I will be bothering to visit, because my life will go on with a late posting of an interview. I agree with your points about no explanation or apology, but you get more responses when you are nice.”

    Just to demonstrate how unbelievably misappropriated your comment is I’ll tell you a little bit about myself. First off I don’t have alot of time on my hands. You see I’m a junior at Princeton University and I do in fact have alot of work to do pretty much nonstop. These comments don’t take more than a few minutes to write (I can only speak for myself. Maybe it takes you ages.) so I don’t see why your statement is relevant. Next point. I can confidently say that my life will go on without this site. I’m just a casual fan of the inheritance series and I think I went on this site about once every two to three months before I learned about the interviews. Since then I’ve been checking every few days since September. And no I can’t understand a delay of this kind. Its absolutely absurd at this point and no one is so busy that they can’t get something this relatively simple done over the course of 3 months. But that’s not why I started posting comments on this site. I’m posting comments to defend innocent people who, like myself, understand that they are being treated with a complete lack of courtesy, from obnoxious individuals like yourself who like to bash these people whenever they ask whats going on with an interview that was supposed to be posted at the start of September.

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    Kendy, the quote? I was talking about Sweeney Todd.

  • kendy.kendy

    PadfootUnewraithSlayer , what films are you talking about?

  • PadfootUnewraithSlayer

    Mor’ranr Fricaia! Peace! I am siding with Feanarang, this is getting absurdly childish, I know that ALL of us are at an age that we should not throw a tantrum every time something does not go our way, come now. No much of swearing or fit throwing is going to get the interview up any faster, actually, after all of this fuss, do you think we DESERVE the interview? No, I think this has gone too far. Plus, it is not as if they are not doing anything with us, quite the contrary, they are giving us other things to think about while we wait.

    A quote from one of my favorite movies:
    “- He said ‘before the week is out….'”
    “Who said the week’s out? It’s only [Wednesday].”

  • CPsDragon

    “As loyal of a supporter of the Shurty staff that I am, this is getting a little bit out of hand. If the interview is sitting in your inbox, Mike, then unless the process to put it up is unimaginably complex and long (and I can’t imagine that it is, because Robert has done a fantastic job programming this site), it would take all of a minute to copy/paste the transcript into the submission box and hit upload.”

    It has apparently been in his inbox since last Tuesday. Not to mention he said it will be up that week which was last week, and on the 9th he said it would be up in a day or two. Today is two so I guess we’ll see if it misses another deadline. All of this would not be so bad if it wasn’t Septembers interview.

  • feanarang

    As loyal of a supporter of the Shurty staff that I am, this is getting a little bit out of hand. If the interview is sitting in your inbox, Mike, then unless the process to put it up is unimaginably complex and long (and I can’t imagine that it is, because Robert has done a fantastic job programming this site), it would take all of a minute to copy/paste the transcript into the submission box and hit upload.

    That said, I’m used to this by now, as I’ve stated before. Everyone just needs to calm down and take a chill pill. The interview will be up when Mike has a spare minute, I’m sure.

  • Maco

    Stop bitching about the interview… wait until it’s out and see if it is worth the wait. Then complain all you want =p

  • Cally

    Hljodhr, I haven’t come up anything either. I guess we’ll find out when the book comes out. I get wait to find out though.

    Oh, also please can we keep the negitive comments down? It won’t get things going any faster. Thank you.

  • JrockerGirl09

    I understand, it can be frustrating. But I still dont think being rude helps matters. Just my Opinion. 🙂

  • Cole

    @Jrocketgirl

    \”I agree with your points about no explanation or apology, but you get more responses when you are nice. \”

    People were nice the first month of waiting for the interview, that got us nowhere.

  • Jrockergirl09

    Please tell me what did this person do that is indicative of a bad attitude? This interview was supposed to be up in September and now we hear that its sitting in Mike’s inbox and it still hasn’t been posted and all this person does is say Mike should follow through when he says he’s going to do something. And you would like to see someone run all of this better? I can’t imagine ANYONE doing a worse job with this SEPTEMBER interview. And its not even the absurd delay that bothers me. Its the inexplicable failure to address the delay, keep any of us updated, or express regret at disappointing patiently waiting people time and again that bothers me. Its that disregard for the users of the site that is indicative of a bad attitude. Its the consistently abrasive responses to legitimate complaints that are indicative of a bad attitude. Its the assertion that he owes us nothing, not even an explanation much less an apology, BECAUSE WE AREN’T PAYING FOR IT that is indicative of a bad attitude. But maybe you didn’t know about that jrockergirl09. Now that you do I guess you won’t be “bothering to visit” the site anymore.

    Wow, you must have a lot of time on your hands. “But maybe you cant understand” a delay. Let me explain. Most people have lives, and numerous things that demand there time. Running a website is time consuming and never simple. And honestly I would be annoyed too if most of what I ever got was complaints. If the happiness of your existence is so Dependant on this website posting content on time, you have some problems. But this is just my Opinion. I will be bothering to visit, because my life will go on with a late posting of an interview. I agree with your points about no explanation or apology, but you get more responses when you are nice.

  • Hljodhr

    Cally. “Brains”…I have thought a lot about this too and have come up with nothing. Not sure what context he was implying. Whether it be physical or meteforical. Can’t wait to find out though.

  • ShurtugalLiam

    everyone i meant.

    up till now ive been happy with this site’s service, but up till recently all ive noticed is people’s inpatience. i didnt know why, but now i do “/

    is it so much for us to ask that you stick to what you say mike? so yeah you have other jobs, so yeah theres what, 3,4, 5 ,6 of you? something like that. but while your all on here reading our comments and complaining about us, why dont you just stick the damn things you promised us on here? “/

  • ShurtugalLiam

    Yeah tbh, i think ive had enough of this waiting for unexplained delays. If its there mike, do all your vistors a favor and put it up? ive help make a website and tbh it isnt hard to set it up. all your doing is arguing with your visitors because they’re getting impatient. you owe us 3 month’s worth of interviews and all your doing is posting stuff about some new raffle for a signed copy of brisingr, when you clearly know that we’re waiting for news. True you cant please anyone, but by looking at these comments i dont think you’ve pleased anyone… “/

    i think gandalfthegrey makes a very valid point. and it’s probably just my opinion here, but while your “on the site” why dont you just put everything thats sitting in your inbox into some new pages cause tbh all your doing is arguing with us! “/ you can hardly complain at us for complaining … really. End of the day. It is THAT simple mike “/

    while im on here, i might as well complain that it didnt let me create an account, so i can’t complain in the forums, because you need a user name to get in them “/

  • sirsimon

    I was thinking its the fight between Roran and

    Birgit, Birgit declares a duel, Roran fights and kills her.

    And about the flaming spear, one of Eragon’s allies may yield it, and Eragon casts Brisingr on it to give the ally an edge.

  • Cally

    I think the fight might be Galby and Eragon, but then again CP may be talking about a different fight. Like Murugh and Eragon or Saphira and Thorn. Who knows? But I don’t think Eragon could kill his own brother.

  • sirsimon

    Or the fight to the death Paolini mentioned?

  • Cally

    Has anyone thought about the flaming spear or the “Brains” chapter cp was talking about? I noticed that no one has talked much about it.

  • Hubbin

    Before, the delay was understandable since they had already submitted the questions to CP and he still hadn’t replied. That wasn’t their fault. But now that they have the answers in the inbox, why don’t they just copy/paste them into a new article already? They seem to have enough time to respond to complaints.

  • sirsimon

    things are getting nasty in this comment page… I believe that Mike and his team have done a fantastic job with the site, but its a dagger in the back when something is promised and it doesn’t happen

  • gandalfthegrey

    “Its been a week, where is the interview? If you are going to say something, please do it.”

    Seriously? Unappreciative much? Give them a break, I would like to see you run all of this better. It wouldn’t really matter though, as with your attitude no one would bother to visit.”

    Please tell me what did this person do that is indicative of a bad attitude? This interview was supposed to be up in September and now we hear that its sitting in Mike’s inbox and it still hasn’t been posted and all this person does is say Mike should follow through when he says he’s going to do something. And you would like to see someone run all of this better? I can’t imagine ANYONE doing a worse job with this SEPTEMBER interview. And its not even the absurd delay that bothers me. Its the inexplicable failure to address the delay, keep any of us updated, or express regret at disappointing patiently waiting people time and again that bothers me. Its that disregard for the users of the site that is indicative of a bad attitude. Its the consistently abrasive responses to legitimate complaints that are indicative of a bad attitude. Its the assertion that he owes us nothing, not even an explanation much less an apology, BECAUSE WE AREN’T PAYING FOR IT that is indicative of a bad attitude. But maybe you didn’t know about that jrockergirl09. Now that you do I guess you won’t be “bothering to visit” the site anymore.

  • gandalfthegrey

    Yea Cole we’ve been waiting since the start of September and not only have we not gotten an interview but we also haven’t gotten any kind of explanation for the delay, acknowledgement of the delay or God forbid apology for keeping everyone waiting without any kind of update.

  • S4phir4

    @Mike
    but Long ago you told us that you’re working on something for many months….

  • Evarinya

    Chill people, its only Tuesday!

  • kendy.kendy

    No surprise!? 🙁

  • cole

    @mike you wrote it on the 3rd, it is now the 10th. Not trying to be a jerk, i just waited patiently all week and got nothing.

  • JrockerGirl09

    “Its been a week, where is the interview? If you are going to say something, please do it.”

    Seriously? Unappreciative much? Give them a break, I would like to see you run all of this better. It wouldn’t really matter though, as with your attitude no one would bother to visit.

    P.S.

    I think you guys are great 😀 Thanks for all you do *Huggs!*

  • Mike

    And again on this ridiculous surprise thing – there’s nothing that goes on behind the scenes at Shur’tugal that I don’t know about. Bob and Chris are HUGE helps here on the website but as all of you know, I’m “in charge” and deal with mostly everything. They aren’t planning any surprises.

  • Mike

    I said it would be up this week. Last I checked it’s only Tuesday.

  • rocky

    no one expect the interviews to ever get here. that way we can avoid conflict. Plus, not to sound unappreciative, were the interviews ever really good? any questions that had anything to do with the plot of the book weren’t answered.

  • Cole

    From Mike “@gandalfthegrey – I’ve responded about 100 times to this. Instead of pretending my replies don’t exist, I’d like if gandalfthegrey would take a minute and read the 100 things I’ve said about this in the past.

    With that said, I have the interview sitting in my inbox. It’ll be up this week.

    I also put in a request for a list of international publication dates for the Brisingr DE and Eragon’s Guide. Hopefully I’ll have those this week as well.”

    Its been a week, where is the interview? If you are going to say something, please do it.

  • Jade&Ophelia

    Hey, does anyone know where to find EGTA cheap? Like not, 25 bucks, maybe less?

    Oh and what if they’re just teasing us?

    Maybe there’s not another surprise.

    Mor’ranr Lifa

    ~ Jade & Ophelia

  • penney,josh

    is the surprise that arya finally gives up and tells eragon the truth that she really does have feelings for him. do they get married and both end up both having dragons.

  • Terminator

    Considering Chris’s coment of “lols” it’s gonna be good.

  • sirsimon

    Glad you liked the dream Kendy LOL yeah its strange what one can experience in a dream, something thats just imagination becomes reality for eight hours, that’s something pretty special.

    And you are right, it won’t come out in december, because it takes three months to edit, so for my dream date to be realized, Paolini must finish the book by early march.

  • Evarinya

    Oh who knows!
    Maybe the surprise is for Mike! We may never know 😮

  • SolembumRulesTheEarth

    yes, but how would you email them?

  • Daniel

    Email maybe Bob and Chris maybe?

  • Maco

    Rob and Chris were the ones talking about a “surprise” in the first place… so ask them questions not Mike =p

  • kendy.kendy

    The Q&A can’t be the surprise? the site says ‘mothly Q&A with CP’ (but I’m glad to hear we will have the Q&A in a few days) So..? Surprise or not?

    Sirsimon, the thing about your dream is so fantastic! (Hope is true, I can’t wait! I don’t know who said it, but it’s not possible to have the IV book this year or January 2010..! of course it’s a nice (very nice) dream.

    Dan, haha! That could be wonderful! a picture of them.. (an emberassing one) I don’t think that could happen, but it’s a very funny possibility! 🙂

  • sirsimon

    We have no idea when book four is coming out, but it will come out next year.

    The surprise must be something big if it bypasses three months worth of interview info, what do you guys think the surprise is?

    Post your ideas in!

    P.S Daniel, I found the idea of an embarrassing photo of Mike funny, but virtually impossible lol

  • Jade&Ophelia

    @Daniel Lol. I don’t think so. Besides he’d take it down as soon as they put it up (IF it is)

    And Q&A is so not the surprise, we have it like every month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    @sirsimon So I was hoping it would be sooner, a little dragon told me they thought it would be December09/January10 so it seems there are alot of rumors. Also even before that Q&A when it was like Fifth Book?!? The dragon told me there might be a book four. Though where I heard, well you find that out.

    Mor’ranr Lifa

    ~ JAde & Ophelia

  • Daniel

    Mayhaps the surprise is an emberassing video/picutre of Mike, which explains the secrecy. 😀 Or maybe the Shrine is being resurrected.

  • Ganon:RiderofArgorok

    @Sirsimon: The green dragon has been confirmed to be emerald green. Paolini stated that the cover of the last book will feature an emerald green dragon facing right. It also fits the whole ruby-sapphire-emerald trio.

  • sirsimon

    Hi guys, I was thinking, to pass the time, maybe we could begin a discussion, what do you think the green dragon’s name will be and what shade of green will his scales be?

    I mean, will they be a dark olive green, or an emerald vivid green?

    Also, I don’t believe it either, but I had a dream last night, showing me the release date for book four, I didn’t believe it but here it is, June/July 2010. It was puzzling to say the least, i woke saying ‘well that’s new’ lol

  • SolembumRulesTheEarth

    Mike, Chris, or Rob, when you say that Round 1 is closed, does that mean you’re not taking any more entries or that there’s already a winner?

  • SolembumRulesTheEarth

    how can it be a surprise if you just told us?! 😛

    lol

  • Mike

    I’m just going to ignore people asking now. I shouldn’t have to clarify that no means no 500x before people stop asking. 😛

    There are cool things in the works but there is no upcoming surprise. The 4th Q&A with Christopher will be posted in a day or two. Maybe that is your surprise?

  • kendy.kendy

    I do not undestand!! ‘there’s going to be a surprise to everyone’ ‘I don’t know what they’re talking about’ ‘this is the surprise’ ‘wow, a surprise!’ so? ARE WE HAVING A SURPRISE OR NOT?

  • SolembumRulesTheEarth

    hey, Mike, Chris, or Robert, when you say that round one is closed, does that mean that you’re not taking any more entries, or that you’ve already picked someone for this round?

  • mufajir01

    lol
    wont stop people from hoping for the surprise Mike
    🙂

  • alucard

    I am the surprise, of course! BOO!

  • Mike

    Because I apparently didn’t make it clear enough before…

    At this time there is no upcoming surprise that I know about.

  • Evarinya

    EEEEPPP!
    You mean this wasn’t the surprise???
    Woah…
    :] Wonder what the real surprise is then!

  • Jenny

    Chis

    ‘The real surprise will be avaliable to everyone.’

    Which Q&A does he say that? I’d like to look at it. Also, Mike, how do I enter questions for a Q&A? I have looked all over the place!

    -Exasperated!!!

  • Bob

    Just checked, it’s actually 70%….

  • Chris

    lols

  • Mike

    Again, I have no idea what Chris is talking about with another surprise. It might be a bad sign that the site owner has no idea about a surprise, so don’t get your hopes up that one actually exists.

    Please also keep in mind that over 90% of our site’s traffic comes from the United States and Canada.

  • kendy.kendy

    I want to know what the surprise is about!

    Chris,
    ‘The real surprise will be available to everyone’
    THANK YOU! I was so dissapointed the other day.. thank you! 🙂

    fantasyfan,
    ‘What does that mean? Is it also for people who don`t live in the USA or Canada?’

    yes. They said ‘it will be available to EVERYONE’

  • S4phir4

    maybe its something on the site… maybe we all except something totaly different from what the suprise will be:D

  • fantasyfan

    chris,
    “The real surprise will be available to everyone”

    What does that mean? Is it also for people who don`t live in the USA or Canada?

  • S4phir4

    Ofcourse this wasnt the surprise. They wouldnt make such à rumor for 10 Books… The Little surprise is still Nice everyone within North America will love your offer to them

  • Sirsimon

    The contest was not the surprise?

    Fascinating *scratches chin in wonder*

  • Mike

    What surprise are we talking about here?

  • Chris

    The real surprise will be available to everyone

  • Evarinya

    Haha, hey Rob, do you know how many people entered in round one?
    Im curious 😛

  • kendy.kendy

    Rob,
    ‘Maybe there’s something more surprising waiting for everyone…who knows?’

    when is it coming? what is it about? 🙂

  • Bob

    That’s funny, I wasn’t surprised by this…

    Maybe there’s something more surprising waiting for everyone…who knows?

  • kendy.kendy

    Grehan,
    ‘Its crap that its not avalible outs ide the US and Canada-I was really excited until I saw that’

    oh, yes. I was so excited about the surprise… but, what can we do about it , my friend? ‘Life is life.’ But I agree with you that is not fair to say ‘there’s going to be a surprise’ when it comes to be only for the US people ¬¬ well, we can do nothing about it! ‘Let it be’ ( aaw, it is a wonderful song, don’t you think it?)

  • Grehan

    Its crap that its not avalible outs ide the US and Canada-I was really excited until I saw that

  • Hljodhr

    Wow, This is so cool. What a great opportunity…even with these odds.

  • Bob

    Round 1 is CLOSED!

    Winners will be notified soon.

    For the limited time that round 1 was open, we had a great response! Good luck to all in round 2!

  • blinkandyoumissit

    what time will the winners get their emails? (just so i know when to check lol) 🙂

  • Glorfindel

    RthuEndra and Jade&Ophelia:
    If there’s a library near you, go use their computers. Assuming someone else hasn’t done that already.

  • Chris

    It’s not, lol

  • nice

    again and again and agian, always US and canada that get the stuff comon guys u gotta know theres actually ppl outside of ur little world of USA, sorry im just frustrated cause i just never get to enter contest this cool oh well

  • sirsimon

    You are correct Ganon:RiderofArgorok, I live in wales, I have never heard of Paolini coming to visit us, we are being put in the shade,

    oh by the way, is this is big surprise we were waiting for WTF *inhales deeply*

    sorry, rough day

  • Evarinya

    Oh jeez :S
    So now a very big chance of winning eh? xD
    Ah well.. I entered anyway. Can’t hurt anything 😛
    Sorry for all you people out there who aren’t in the U.S. or Canada :[

  • Mindrop(guest)

    Actually, i think if you have 10,000 people your odds are greater than that if you enter each day.

  • Chris

    The odds are 1 out of how many people enter. So if 10,000 people enter, you have a 1 in 10,000 shot.

  • OddsAre?

    What are our Odds of Winning?

  • Shawn

    Please o please let me win the contest!
    I love this series! And i would do anything to have a copy!

  • Mike

    RthuEndra and Jade&Ophelia – Our system limits entries to once per IP address, which generally means once per computer. Sorry!

  • Mike

    RuggishBon3 – You can find the book at most stores for less than $17. Also, the book is marketed as a visual guide to the world of Inheritance, not so much a written guide. The book’s major selling points is the incredible amount of brilliant artwork found within the books – something we’ve never seen before.

    Also, I’m not sure we’ll be doing any international contests in the future. In addition to the incredible shipping costs we’d have to pay to ship to international countries, there are also laws preventing us from holding international contests.

  • RthuEndra

    I entered both contests, but when my brother tried to enter it said that he had already entered. Are we only allowed one entry per computer?

  • RuggishBon3

    I bought the book “Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia” and read it in 15 min it Has all the information that the Books have. my opinion not worth $24 but has cool picks.

  • Jade&Ophelia

    I have a question!?!?!

    My sister entered, and I went to enter,

    (On the same computer) and it said I have already entered, will it disqualify her?

    I’m very confused, and I hope my mistake doesn’t disqualify her or anyone else.

    _______________

    My HUGE thanks to everyone at Shur’tugal!

    This is a very generous surprise, and I’m so excited. Hope I win, but then again, what

    are the odds? Lol.

    (For you everyone else, not it US or Canada, I’m sorry, I think they should make a contest for other countries.)

    Thanks again,

    Jade & Ophelia

  • Jenny

    OMGSH!!! I am soooooooo exited Christopher is doing this!!!! I am a HUGEHUGEHUGE FAN!!!!! Thanks sooooooooo much, guys!!!!!

  • kendy.kendy

    🙁 I thought the surprise was for EVERYONE .. well, it’s not possible. (and, I am not from Europe, I’m in a sort of ‘forgotten’ country) I would never be able to have my Eragon’s guide or Deluxe edition! So sad, guys..! Anyway, this isn’t your fault. Well, it is actually a very nice opportunity for US citizens,
    And, for those who had participate,
    GOOD LUCK, GUYS!

  • Mike

    Yes, that means that if you win a copy of the Brisingr DE you’re ineligible to win a copy of Eragon’s Guide. With only 10 books to give away and tens of thousands of visitors on Shurtugal.com, we’d like to make the odds as fair as possible.

  • All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh

    Well, I’m not counting on winning anything, but I figure I might as well. Doesn’t cost anything, after all.

    I’m wondering something, though. It says you won’t be able to participate in the other giveaways if you win a signed book. Does that mean that if someone were to win a Brisingr Deluxe Edition, they would not be able to win the Guide to Alagaesia at a later giveaway? Or does it only apply to the giveaways of the same book?

  • wraith500000

    Sweet! Hope I win.

  • Chris

    Sorry, it’s only available in the US and Canada

  • Shadeslayer70

    Ahh, I love Shurtugal.com, you guys ROCK! lol. I really hope I win at least one of them. 🙂

  • Terminator

    I love this site!

  • Camilla

    Aaaaw!! Why in the US or Canada?! What about all of us from Sweden (or other countries)? 😉

  • Bob

    You can enter both contests each round.

  • Ganon:RiderofArgorok

    Bah, this isn’t fair. How are us Brits supposed to get anything signed by Paolini, he never even does any book promotion over here! It’s racist, thats what it is…lol. Only joking, I’m still annoyed that it isn’t a worldwide competition

  • Daniel

    Awesome idea, guys! I just entered the Brisingr DE and EGTA one.

  • AB

    I have kind of a stupid question. I read it, but was still a little confused. Do we have to choose which form we want to use for our one entry in each round, or can we do both as long as we only do each once?

  • Line

    Baaah. Now it isn’t funny to live in Europe 🙁

  • Taslin

    Oh… I really wanted both

  • Steven

    Nice 😀

  • GabrielleMagnuson

    I may have accidentally clicked send twice. I pressed enter for one but nothing happened so I did the entry again. DOes this mean I’m disqualified?

  • S4phir4

    Yeah that would Be really great for the other people in the World who visit this Site….

  • Bhen

    Can we enter from outside of the US or Canada if we are willing to pay for the extra shipping?