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Real Life Fantasy: The Sunmirror in Rjukan

A lovely little town in Norway, nestled into a bucolic valley, is home to an array of giant mirrors that bring sunlight to its people for nearly half the calendar year. Without the array, Rjukan receives no natural sunlight from September to March! 

The Sun Mirror in Rjukan

Rumor has it that if you visit, you can see a bit of 400-year-old graffiti on the east-facing outer wall of the library that says, “L-DONI WAS HERE.”

from the New York Times

THE BLACK PRISM is a Kindle Daily Deal, Dec 26

Happy Boxing Day, y’all! Amazon is offering THE BLACK PRISM as a Kindle Daily Deal for $3.99. A steal at twice the price! (The above is also Brent’s affiliate link.)

This smokin’ hot deal won’t last long–open up that Amazon app and buy a copy–your brain will thank you.

Reasons to buy a(nother) copy of Lightbringer #1 for Kindle:

  1. Christmas Day was yesterday? Yikes! I forgot to get a gift for Grandma!
  2. You want to protect your [signed] hardback copy
  3. Your friend/parent/coworker/cousin/roommate/sibling borrowed it months ago & refuses to return it
  4. It’s your bookworm friend’s/parent’s/coworker’s/cousin’s/roommate’s/sibling’s/partner’s birthday
  5. Someone you care about/random stranger asked for a book recommendation
  6. You’ve read Night Angel 5000 times and need a new series to get into
  7. You want to read along while you listen to the dulcet tones of Simon Vance narrating the audiobook
  8. You’re starting a Lightbringer reread now that THE BURNING WHITE is out and want a fresh copy

You’re welcome!

Nine Kings Fan Art: Featured Entries

Y’all sent us some stunning fan art! I know earlier I promised a mega-post with everyone’s entries, but there were just too many to put in one place. So I’m sharing some of our favorites here. Because I can.

Please note: SPOILERS abound for all Lightbringer books!

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“New Ferrilux” by Nicole Wiekierak

“The Ex-Priest” by Jennifer Johnson

“Heresy” by Megan Steadman

“Turtle Bear” by Jessica Dugan

“Black Luxin” by Alli Ryan

“Hellstone Dagger” by Melissa Wallis

“Mist Walker” by Jan Pasik

“The Guile” by Thomas Bernfeld

“Samila Sayeh” by Wilma Jacobs

“Turtle Bear” by Andrew Pulis

“Multicolored Spectacles” by Jerris Heaton

It was an absolute joy to see each submission we received (including all the ones not featured here). Thank you to everyone who participated. It’s obvious that you all worked hard and put your hearts into your work. You each did a magnificent job!

Nine Kings Fan Art Contest Winners

Hi friends,

We have notified the winners of the contest, and we’re here to showcase the five winning entries! There were nearly four dozen entries, each brilliant and beautiful in their own way. A warm, heartfelt thank you to everyone who submitted.

Please note there are SPOILERS for all Lightbringer books in the images below.

Our grand prize winner is Ellen Archer, with “Shimmercloak”:

Our runners-up are as follows:

“Unbreakable” by Morgan G.

“Andross the Red” by Mankin Studios

“Commander Ironfist” by Tim Hoffman

and “Lightbringer” by Alex Untoria.

Congratulations, everyone!

Fan Art Tuesday: The Creator

This is the last Nine Kings Fan Art entry before the deadline this Saturday. We’re featuring a card submitted by Rianna Stahl–one that’s not canon, per se, but it’s fitting nonetheless.

Everyone on Team Weeks LOVES the entries y’all have sent in, and we’re super excited to see what else you’ve got!

Here’s the link to the list of cards mentioned in the books.

And FYI, this is the last week the Brent Weeks webstore will be open, so get those shirts and books while you can!

Fan Art Tuesday: Andross the Red

Today’s Nine Kings Fan Art Contest entry comes to us from Shea, who created a lovely rendition of Andross the Red.

As described in THE BLINDING KNIFE: “It was a young Andross Guile, handsome, strong, a warrior, a white dagger in his hand, tattered cloak billowing around him, three young boys behind him, one to his right, the other to his left, one barely visible in the distance. Orholam, he looks like a hero.”

If you enjoy Shea’s work as much as we do, and want to see more, she’s on Twitter @fairy_Fort and has a webcomic, Magefront.

And remember, the deadline for the contest is NOVEMBER 30!

THE BURNING WHITE: Bestseller Lists & Award Nom!

First, we’re proud to share the New York Times Bestseller List:

THE BURNING WHITE also hit #11 on the NYT Hardcover fiction list:

It hit #3 on the Publisher’s Weekly Fantasy list:

And #10 overall for Hardcover Books on the week ending November 4:

Topped the charts over at Barnes & Noble:

Landed at #6 on USA Today:

And fared quite well on the Amazon sales list:

As well as Amazon’s Most Read list (so many of you DEVOURED it!):

THE BURNING WHITE also hit #9 on the Toronto Star list, officially making it an international bestseller!

And finally, TBW is a semifinalist for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Fantasy 2019:

This wouldn’t have happened without each of you! Team Weeks is honored by all of your support and love. Thank you all.

TBT: Lightbringer edition, vol VIII

What better way to wrap up the Lightbringer edition of Throwback Thursday than to highlight some fan-favorite scenes from the series?

Here’s the video we put together for Facebook:

The Lightbringer Series: Favorite Moments

Spoiler Warning: Our throwback material is at an end, but let's revist our favorite memories from the series one more time now that THE BURNING WHITE is out. What's your favorite memory from the Lightbringer series? Was it a specific scene or a real life event you remember strongly? #tbt

Posted by Brent Weeks on Thursday, November 14, 2019

And for Twitter:

A sincere thank you to everyone who contributed to this!

Fan Art Tuesday: The Fallen Prophet

It’s Tuesday again, y’all! This Nine Kings Fan Art, submitted as part of the Nine Kings Fan Art Contest, was created by Caitlin:

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!