Barnes & Noble has just released a list of the season’s best new science fiction and fantasy — and The Broken Eye is on it!
Good news! The Broken Eye has made it to the semi-final round of the Goodreads Choice Award (pick for Best Fantasy). Thanks to all who voted! If you’d like to help get me to the next round, go HERE to vote.
To celebrate The Broken Eye being nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award, my publisher is giving away 5 copies. Anyone in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland is eligible. Go HERE to enter. The giveaway closes December 1, 2014.
We received many excellent entries. Though we didn’t have space to include every submission in this post, many thanks to all who participated! There was much gnashing of teeth, several fist fights, and one trip to the ER as we calmly and rationally debated the merits of each costume.
First, we had the smart-alecks. Of course we did:
Fourth Place (Nick C.):
Third place (Ollie O.):
Second place (Nicola R.):
Grand Prize Winner (Dominika P.):
I’ll be sending each of you a Lightbringer bookplate! (Click to enlarge — for some reason with the larger files you’ll need to click and then click again.)
So what do you think? Did we get it right or did we mess up? Let us know over in poll –> and we’ll send a special prize to the fan favorite. (We’ll close that poll for voting purposes next Monday.)
Get your books signed by Brent (and other amazing authors like Devon Monk, Ken Scholes, and too many more to name here) this Sunday, November 9th at 4pm. Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing is hosting, and The Cloud City Garrison of the 501st Imperial Legion and the Kashyyk Base of the Rebel Legion will also be on-hand. More details (and a list of all attending authors!) HERE.
Some years you say to yourself, “Sweet! George hasn’t published a book, and Neil hasn’t published a book! Maybe I’ve got a…” and then you see the paranormal fantasy and the fantasy genres have been collapsed into one, and now you’re listed not only among Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Mark Lawrence, but also Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, and… you just stop reading at that point, because why bother?
On the other hand, I have to say being listed among all these great writers is hugely thrilling and quite an honor. It’s pretty awesome to be mentioned in the same breath with these fantasy greats. So if you want to get a list of great fantasy books to read, click over HERE. And if St. Jude — patron saint of lost causes — is your guy, maybe you can even throw out a vote for me.
Just a reminder, we’ve got a Halloween Costume Contest going!
A complete signed set of The Lightbringer Series, in Hardcover, and the first THREE chapters of The Blood Mirror! (Nobody else has this. Not even my editor. But you can’t share it with anyone!)
A signed hardcover of The Broken Eye, and signed copies of The Blinding Knife and The Black Prism in trade paperback.
A signed copy of The Broken Eye.
Three signed, personalized bookplates.
1. Entries may be submitted NOW until Monday, November 3rd 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 or 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 should read: 2014 Costume Contest
7. Address the email to CAPSLOCK @ brentweeks.com (no spaces; and as in previous years, 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 we can’t do that if it’s not appropriate for younger fans).
Video submissions are allowed, but Brent is judging the costume, not the video. Brent will judge costumes individually if you have two people in a photo, but only one person will receive a prize. You must be 18 or older to win (younger participants are welcome, but by law I can’t give you a prize). No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries. We will notify winners via email; you must respond within 7 days, or another winner will be chosen. The grand prize is worth approximately $100. Second place is worth approximately $60. Third place is worth approximately $30. Fourth place is worth about $15.
Winners will be announced on Monday, November 10, 2014.
Are you in the military? Do you not want to be beaten by the Army? (Or do you want to make sure the Army wins?) Below is a picture that sets the bar for awesome. Whoever can take the photo that’s the nearest to being as cool as this will get a signed copy of The Way of Shadows graphic novel, and a signed copy of The Broken Eye. I’ll send the prizes to any APO or stateside address. Due Friday, October 31!
If the winner somehow manages to take a picture that’s even cooler than this, I’ll throw in something extra, too.
Captain E.H. shares these photos from Kandahar, Afghanistan:
This contest is only for members of the military (or spouses). Members of non-US militaries are also eligible. I’ll do my best to be impartial.
The photo has to be yours, it has to feature one of my books, and it has to be real. (We’ll do a fake photo contest soon, save your Photoshop skills.) To enter, send your photo to CONTEST (at) brent weeks (dot) com.
Over at the Orbit Books, Brent’s got a new interview about The Way of Shadows graphic novel. If you’d like to hear what surprised him about having the novel adapted, who his favorite hero from comics is, and just waht comic books he’d recommend to fantasy fans… go HERE.