The delightful Peter Ahlstrom (who works for the one-and-only Brandon Sanderson) shared his review of The Burning White over in Sandersonland:
Archive for Seven Satrapies
Brent talked to Jeff Somers with B&N’s sci-fi and fantasy blog last week:
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!
I got so excited about the event at Powell’s tonight, I forgot to make this post live!
This adorable little turtle-bear is from Jil-Una:
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!
Enough said. Down to four days and a few hours!!
Hopefully you’re all busy coming up with brilliant ideas for the Nine Kings Fan Art contest, and preparing yourselves for THE BURNING WHITE to land on your doorstep.
Also remember: there’s still time to enter the Orbit Loot contest for a chance to win a unique Lightbringer box set, including a hardcover copy of each book and a letter from Brent! The giveaway is for US and UK residents only.
Happy Tuesday, friends!
I know what you’re thinking: “I wanna hear a plug for the r/Fantasy AMA (Ask Me Anything) happening today (October 15)!”
Hold on… that’s not why you’re here either? Huh.
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-suit 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 10, 2019.
HERE is a nearly-complete list of cards mentioned in one or more books in The Lightbringer Series.
GO FORTH AND CREATE, BELOVED MINIONS!
We are so ridiculously close to unleashing THE BURNING WHITE upon the world, we thought it might be a good idea to share a couple of (brief!) videos explaining the magic system in the series. Y’know, as a refresher of sorts.
The first video is from Daniel Greene, and is completely spoiler-free:
The second is (mildly spoilery, but not really) from Best Fantasy Books HQ:
More Lightbringer fun tomorrow!
Throwback Friday, Facebook Friday… Whatever you call it, it’s a look back at a cut scene from The Black Prism.
Have a great weekend, and we’ll be back with more next week!