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Spanish-language readers, check out this high praise of El Prismo Negro from book blog La Biblioteca de Seshat:
“Resumiendo, es un libro que como podéis ver me encanta, y no puedo sino recomendarlo a cualquier amante de la fantasía. Es de lo mejor en fantasía después de Tolkien y Martin…” [In short, as you can see, it is a book I love, and I can not but recommend it to any fantasy lover. It is the best in fantasy after Tolkien and Martin…]
And for those of you who are interested in a Spanish Black Prism book trailer, this one has Spanish-language subtitles (though I can’t guarantee the complete accuracy of the translations!):
(Also, new poll at right!)
How would you like to win a chance to read the first four chapters of The Broken Eye? Do I have the contest for you!
Here are the prizes:
1. First place: The first FOUR chapters of The Broken Eye — that’s two more new chapters than you can get anywhere else right now! — and signed copies of The Black Prism and The Blinding Knife in trade paperback.
2. Second place: Signed copies of The Black Prism and The Blinding Knife in trade paperback.
3. Third place: A signed copy of The Blinding Knife in trade paperback.
4. Fourth place: Two signed bookplates.
1. Entry due by Friday, November 1, 2013 at 5pm Pacific Standard Time.
2. Entry must include a picture of you in a costume inspired by the Night Angel Trilogy or the Lightbringer Series (go HERE to check out the Night Angel character sketches), along with a one-to-two sentence description.
3. International entries are allowed and encouraged!
4. As long as the costume is materially yours, some Photoshop is fine (no presenting characters from movies or video games by putting a gloss of Photoshop on it and saying it’s your costume).
5. Two entries allowed per person, but you can only win once.
6. The subject line of the email must read: 2013 Costume Contest.
7. Address the email to: CAPSLOCK @ brentweeks.com (no spaces; and just like last year, Brent will be selecting the winners).
8. The costume must be family-friendly (as usual, we’d like to display the best entries on the website and can’t do that if it’s not appropriate for younger fans)
Winners will be announced on Monday, November 4, 2013.
If you have any other questions, post them in the comments below!
You can view more of Jaik’s work HERE.
As part of the launch for the new Blinding Knife trade paperback, Orbit has posted Brent’s musings on “The Best Possible Betrayal, or The Fine Art of the Plot Twist in Your Back.” And we know how well Brent does a plot twist. Go HERE to read it.
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:
4. And look how well it goes together with The Black Prism trade paperback!
*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.
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!
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.
Huge thanks to the cover creators: Design by Lauren Panepinto, Illustration by Silas Manhood, Photography (figure) by Shirley Green.
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.