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Archive for the ‘Seven Satrapies’ Category

“Goodreads Top 50 Fantasy Books”

Wow, check this out: I made the list of the Goodreads Top 50 Fantasy Books… twice! And it’s thanks to you!

Of course I had to dive in to the methodology, because at times my eyebrows did funny things at who wasn’t on the list. Here’s the official word: “These titles were chosen based on reader reviews, so every single book had to meet at least a 4.0 average rating from the Goodreads community. Then, for good measure, we looked at how many ratings each book has received. We also decided to select the first book in a series…”

(It’s always helpful to remember that Goodreads only went live in January of 2007, so books written before then are often scored lower–kids assigned to read a book may score it lower than their teachers would! Also, books that appeal to less tech savvy crowds who are less likely to use Goodreads will certainly have fewer reviews, and thus a lower placement on a list like this.)

BUT, caveats aside, I think this is a great place to find other great (and GREAT!) fantasy to read–and a nice place to complain that your favorites got overlooked! 😉

Go HERE to see the whole list, and to let your feelings be heard.





German Bestseller

The Blood Mirror (Düsterer Ruhm in German) made the bestseller list in Germany — it landed at number 11. Many thanks to all my German readers who helped this happen!


Best Fantasy Books HQ Selects Blood Mirror

Best Fantasy Books HQ selected The Blood Mirror as the best fantasy book of November.

Among other praise, they said, “the surprise reveals in The Blood Mirror will completely blow your mind, while at the same time somehow make you feel the truth had been staring you in the face the entire time”

You can also check out this sweet two-minute video they made — the Ultimate Guide to the Black Prism and Lightbringer Series!

Go HERE to see their full webpost!

SF Authorfest 10: Brent + Other SFF Authors!


If you’re in the Portland, Oregon area, join Brent and a host of other SFF authors at Powell’s 10th SF Authorfest. They’ll be signing books this Sunday, November 20th from 4-5pm at Powell’s Cedar Hills.

Besides Brent, authors include:
Timothy Zahn, Daniel Wilson, Annie Bellet, Tina Connolly, David Levine, Curtis Chen, Lilith Saintcrow, Dave Bara, Wendy Wagner, Jennifer Brozek, Mike Moscoe/Shepherd, J.A. Pitts, Devon Monk, Steve Perry, Patrick Swenson, Kevin Breaux, Rhiannon Held, Deborah Ross, Diana Pharoah Francis.

Incorrect Brent Weeks Quotes

There’s a great new Instagram account and Tumblr that features Incorrect Brent Weeks quotes. Check a few of these out: