This card appears in THE BLINDING KNIFE, though there’s no description of how it looks. Which means Caitlin came up with the design entirely on her own. Bravo!
We’re also here to share the description of another Nine Kings card. This one is Gunner’s:
Captain Gunner: a lean, night-black Ilytian man, bare-chested under a fine royal blue waistcoat. He has a scattered dark beard, and his wiry black hair is in a thick ponytail. He wears tattered loose trousers cut off just below the knee.
Remember, the deadline is now November 30, and the contest is open to fans all over the world!
The White Hot Book Tour is officially over. It was exhilarating, and exhausting, and inspiring, and resplendent. One for the ages.
And it included some really lovely artwork from fans. Like this fun illustration of Gavin:
A fan gave this to us at Powell’s. I snapped a picture to share here.
“So CAPSLOCK, who exactly was this fan? Does she have any other work online?”
Ummmmmm, I forgot to ask. Ever true to form.
Any way, this is my segue into a reminder that we are holding a Nine Kings Fan Art Contest, and you should enter! Click through for details.
Also, I’m here to remind fans in the US and the UK that you still have two days to enter the Orbit Loot Giveaway, if you haven’t already. The ONLY WAY to get this prize–an exclusive Lightbringer hardcover box set–is to enter the giveaway. All you need is an email address!
This little guy is here to remind you that the deadline for the NINE KINGS FAN ART CONTEST is November 15. Winners are chosen at random, and you can enter more than once! We will be featuring submissions over the next few weeks.
See you over on Facebook tonight around 7:30pm PDT!
I KNOW. It’s because you’re looking for directions to one of the bookstores hosting the White Hot Book Tour, right?
Wrong AGAIN? Dangit!
Is it maybe because you want details regarding the NINE KINGS FAN ART CONTEST?
Oh! Well why didn’t you say so?
We are hosting a contest, right here in our tiny corner of the interwebs, for one month. Design your favorite Nine Kings card from any book in the Lightbringer Series, and email your submission to us. The grand prize will include your Nine Kings card design on the back of a custom deck of standard four-suit playing cards, and a stack of debut novels from Orbit’s 2019 New Voices. (WHOA!)
ONE (1) Person will receive:
A standard four-suite playing card deck with their winning design on the backs of the cards
A signed copy of THE BURNING WHITE
A stack of awesome debut novels from Orbit’s 2019 new voices:
The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan
Velocity Weapon by Megan E. O’keefe
The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H. G. Parry
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow
Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender
FOUR (4) Additional People will receive:
A signed copy of THE BURNING WHITE
An exclusive Lightbringer t-shirt of your choice (design choices will be shared in the next few days)
1. Entries may be submitted starting TODAY (Tuesday, October 15) until SATURDAY, November 30 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time (PST).
2. Each entry must include:
An image file (JPG or PDF; no layered files please) showing your depiction/interpretation of a Nine Kings card from Lightbringer
Your contact information
Please make sure the email subject includes “NINE KINGS FAN ART”
3. International entries are allowed and encouraged!
4. Image may be digital, hand-drawn, or some combination thereof. A life portrait or photograph interpreting a card is also allowed.
5. Keep it PG-13, artists. (This means no graphic depictions of violence or sexuality. So if you’re considering “The Butcher of Aghbalu,” be mindful of our audience, please.)
6. You may submit multiple entries, but note that you can only win once.
7. Please email your submission(s) to the Dread Pirate CAPSLOCK, admin @ brentweeks [dot] com.
8. The winners will be chosen at random, by me.
9. Other: You must be 18 or older to win (younger participants are welcome, but by law we can’t give you a prize). No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries, but definitely higher if you submit. We will notify winners via email. You must respond to our notification within 7 days, or another winner will be chosen. That would be sad for you. They’d be happy. So maybe the net happiness would be neither increased nor decreased. We could try it out if you win.
10. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
HERE is a nearly-complete list of cards mentioned in one or more books in The Lightbringer Series.
Holy crow! Fan Even Ennis commissioned this ASTONISHING Lightbringer v. Night Angel tattoo, featuring Kip and Kylar:
Evan says it took an entire YEAR to complete (uh, not in one sitting, but you get the idea). Major props to Evan and his tattoo artist for having the patience, pain tolerance, and perseverance to make this beauty!
If you’re in Maryland, USA, you can tell Rob Zeinog at Evolved Body Arts that he does spectacular work.
Hi friends! Thanks for sending me your SPECTACULAR Hitchhiker’s Guide/Lightbringer or Night Angel fan art. You each made my 42nd birthday extra-special, and you managed to spark a little joy into our brittle, obsidian hearts.
This one is from Victoria, who asked: “[could Durzo] handle the best drink in existence? Or if the ka’kari would ruin the full experience? Maybe it’s just me.”
The next [delicious] one is from Deana, who said: “I hope you all enjoy Kip Guile in his Turtle-bear form holding Hellfang. He’s falling along with petunias made of various luxin colors, including white. I made the turtle-bear of 3 different icing colors, and 2 different fondant colors to make it more dynamic. I hope the Chromeria doesn’t knock me for this. The cake is Devil’s Food, with chocolate filling and luxin color sprinkles, covered in buttercream icing. The “Don’t Panic” letters were drawn freehand with melted candy. Turtleback and flower pot are made of rice-crispy treats covered in icing and fondant.”
This one is from Zsuzsi, who said: “So, did you guys know that under the RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE, there’s a blue cell with a prisoner inside? And there’s an android called MARVISIA, who has to throw a blue bread down a chute every single day? …It’s a diorama with some discussions. The dolls, the blue cell and the bread are planned and crocheted by me for this mission. But I have to say special thanks to my 4 year old daughter, who did not draw all over my notes. 🙂
Sentences with blue – are from the book Restaurant at the End of the Universe…
Sentences with red – those are from Blinding Knife… well, a bit modified 🙂
Oh, and I know Gavin’s hand is on Blood Forest, but let’s say, he’s pointing at Ru 🙂
Next we have this bit of hilarity from Tim:
And finally, an excerpt from the short story created by Sophia:
“The Wight in question was the strangest red wight or wight of any color that [Gavin had] ever seen. The halo around its eyes had clearly broken and the red had gushed through, drenching the oddly triangular eyes in an even, scarlet glow. The body was made with a strange kind of silvery luxin. Silver! Gavin had not known about the existence of this metallic silver luxin. It was strange behavior, particularly in a red. Why would a crazy, hot-headed red choose a silver body? And how? Still, its physical aspects were not even the strangest thing about it. That would be the fact that it looked depressed instead of angry and passionate. A red.”