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Fan Art Tuesday: Salomé Bisson

Motion design student Salomé Bisson (who is studying in France) created this awesome trailer for Way of Shadows:

Here’s a translation of the text:

Pour Azoth survivre est une lutte de tous les instants
For Azoth survival is an every day struggle (battle)

Son seul espoir,
His only hope,

la voie des ombres,
the way of shadows

en devenant l’apprenti
by becoming the apprentice

du maitre assassin
of the master assassin

Durzo Blint

You can see more of Salomé’s work on their YouTube page.

THE BURNING WHITE cover reveal

Here it is–the stunning cover image for Lightbringer 5: The Burning White.

Brent Weeks, Lightbringer, Burning White

EDIT: Here’s a description of the visuals, written by CAPSLOCK.

The Hooded Man is standing on a rocky beach, facing away from us. He is facing an enormous, circular stone tower several yards away (we can only see the first two stories of it). He is brandishing a large sword in his right hand, wearing a red cape, and looking to his left. From our perspective, there’s a white glow coming from his left hand (which is obscured by the cape), and a bolt of orange light emanating from his right side (near his arm). He is surrounded by a warm glow of light in every color, with red, blue, violet, and orange being most prominent. The rest of the image is shades of gray. It looks to be nighttime. The phrase on this volume is “Every legend shines a light…”

How’s this for gutsy? I love it! With an appearance by our good friend The Hooded Man! (Hey, buddy, fancy seeing you here!)

An enormous thank you to Lauren Panepinto (design) and Gene Mollica (illustration)–Lauren has worked to create beautiful covers for all five Lightbringer novels. The Burning White will be released in late summer/early fall 2019. (Yes, that’s next year. Patience, grasshopper.) If you’d like to leave your fulsome praise for their work, please do comment below.

This is the first I’ve let CAPSLOCK see it. (It’s fun to keep her out of the loop sometimes.) I think her head just exploded. Oh, MAN! Who’s gonna clean that up. CAPSLOCK 2, where are you?!

Night Angel Omnibus: 10th Anniversary Cover

We are all excited to reveal the cover for the 10th Anniversary Hardcover edition of The Night Angel Trilogy! Without further ado:

The cover, designed by Lauren Panepinto, is blacker-than-black, as it were: the page edges are dyed black, and there’s a great visual effect when you view the cover from different angles.

I’m so happy that Orbit didn’t simply repackage the old Night Angel art, great as it was. When it hit, those covers were a big gamble, as they were so different from the narrative covers that dominated the shelves. I truly believe that the stark central figure against the simple white background had no small part in getting a lot of people (maybe even you!) to pick up my work for the first time. Thus, Orbit’s art was integral to me getting to do the work I love even to this day, and for that reason, it will always be very, very close to my heart.

But now, ten years on, so many people have loved that art style that it’s been imitated many times, so a re-issue with the original art would fit in, rather than stand out. And let’s be honest, Durzo Blint only fits in when he wants to fit in. So I’m gratified that Orbit wasn’t contented to do the same old thing, and are instead innovating as they so often do, while still staying true to the spirit of the work.

Oh, you want one? I have good news! BARNES & NOBLE  has again partnered with Orbit (and my now-cramped hand, ouch) to offer a limited run of these omnibuses SIGNED, for no extra cost. The pre-order page is live now HERE (U.S. only, sorry.) As I’m currently using every day to sprint toward the earth-shattering finish of THE BURNING WHITE, I won’t be touring for this release. So, if you’re in the US and you want your Night Angel hardcover omnibus signed, this is your best chance. Stock is limited, and B&N does usually sell out, so if you’re on the fence, go ahead and borrow the money from that friendly loanshark. I’m sure it’ll all work out fine!

If you want to pre-order a copy but aren’t in the US, you can grab one from any of these fine retailers:

Amazon

Books-A-Million

Indiebound

Powell’s Books

Fan Art Tuesday: Cyndy @reiyeka

Here’s another fantastic illustration from Cyndy, @reiyeka over on Instagram. This time she’s depicted a drafter’s hand with seven types of luxin. She even captured some of the physical characteristics of each color. Pretty awesome stuff!

To see more of Cyndy’s work, check out her Tumblr and Instagram feeds.

Lightbringer, Brent_Weeks, fan_art, @reiyeka

Fan Art Tuesday: Elm

Here’s an illustration of two members of The Mighty you don’t see too often (and two of my favorite Lightbringer characters): Ben-Hadad and Cruxer! They were drawn by @flyboy_elm and posted over on Twitter.