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The Blinding Knife: Trade Paperback

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The Blinding Knife is available today in trade paperback online and in bookstores everywhere. Go HERE to order yours if you haven’t already.

What will you get?

1. TWO exclusive chapters of The Broken Eye, the next book in The Lightbringer Series (remember THIS? Now you can actually read it!)*

2. A complete glossary, character list, map and appendix of The Lightbringer world.

3. A more compact version to hand off to friends and family:

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4. And look how well it goes together with The Black Prism trade paperback!

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*UPDATE FROM BRENT for UK READERS: Those of you who get the copy distributed from the U.K. WILL NOT find the extra chapters. I’m really sorry about this — I only found about it about a week ago (after the printing was already completed). I hope you really enjoy Brian McClellan’s chapters of Promise of Blood, which is there instead. All the other extras are there.

Giveaway: The Blinding Knife Trade Paperback

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To celebrate the launch of the trade paperback version of The Blinding Knife, Brent is giving away three signed copies via Goodreads. The contest ends next Tuesday, August 27th — the same day as the book release — so go HERE for a chance to win. (This giveaway is for the U.S. only, though we plan to do some more international giveaways in the near future!)

Besides the awesome appendix, character list, and glossary included in the hardcover edition, the trade paperback also has the first two chapters of The Broken Eye. Click on any of the icons below to pre-order your copy!

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What’s with the Hooded Man?

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Aidan Moher of the influential fantasy blog, A Dribble of Ink, has often expressed his hatred of the over-abundance of Hooded Man covers in fantasy.

He interviews Lauren Panepinto, creative director of Orbit, and designer of my covers (which the eagle-eyed among you have noticed feature hooded men) about a design that became a trope that became a cliché.  Check it out HERE.

On the Disruptive Technology of Magic

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To celebrate the new trade paperback version of The Black Prism, Brent has a special blog post over on the Orbit website about how magic would really be a disruptive technology if it existed — and why that can be such a challenge for writers. Go HERE to read his post.

La Daga de la Ceguera now available!

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The Blinding Knife is now available in Spanish (as La Daga de la Ceguera) — if you haven’t pre-ordered your copy, go HERE to buy one today. You can check out the new imprint, Fantascy, that published La Daga de la Ceguera HERE.They have lots of other great fantasy titles as well.

Brent has also given an interview to Spanish-language book blog La Espada en la Tinta. To read about how having a daughter has changed his writing routine, how Night Angel came to have such cinematic pacing, and whether he would ever write in another genre, go HERE.

**UPDATE: Per the comment below (thank you, Loren!) La Espada en la Tinta has graciously posted the original interview in English on their webpage, just after the Spanish-language version!**

Finally, if you don’t speak Spanish and you’d like to read this or other interviews Brent has done in your non-native language, we hope the following will help. Though there are plenty of translation options available online, the relevant links below may help you get started automatically translating foreign webpages — including Brent’s interviews!

If you use Internet Explorer, try THIS.

If you use Firefox, use THIS add-on.

If you use Google Chrome, lucky you! There’s a built-in translation bar. Not working? Go HERE for help.

If you use Safari, go HERE to download an extension.

 

 

Lightbringer 3 Writing Update, Title, etc.

I know I promised you a writing update in September, and I hate to break my word, but here’s a quick update early. I have finished writing the first draft of Lightbringer 3 and we now have a title!

Lightbringer 3 will be called The Broken Eye.

The coming months will be full of editing for me. First, large-scale revisions on my own, then it goes to my editor and we begin the many rounds of work there. As I said before, barring any changes and subject to the almighty publishing schedule, publication will most likely be summer 2014.

Last, as some of you have noticed, I’ve not been posting my monthly writing advice column as I’ve been  spending all my time trying to finish Lightbringer 3. This will probably continue for a month or two, but after I’ve been doing edits for a few months, I’m sure I’ll have lots to say, so it will return sometime this summer. (Thanks for your patience on this. I’m just trying to prioritize what’s most important to most of you.)

When I’ve finished all the substantive edits and/or we have a firm release date for The Broken Eye, I will post another  update on that.

 

 

The Black Prism: Hungary

Hungarian Black PrismI’m very pleased to announce that The Black Prism has just been published in Hungary! If you’d like to order your copy now, go HERE. (A Hungarian translation of Perfect Shadow is also planned in the not-too-distant future.)