We have brand new character sketches to share with you! Go HERE to see them and to get details on a special gift from Yen Press for Night Angel fans who attend Comic-Con this year.
Last Monday’s sketch of Elene:
I’m very happy to announce that, once again, one of my books has been nominated for The Endeavor Award.
Four other novels have been nominated, and the winner will be announce on November 8, 2013 at OryCon 35. Each nominated book is by a writer from the Pacific Northwest, and the other finalists include After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress, Amped by Daniel H. Wilson, Costume Not Included by Matthew Hughes, and Goodbye for Now by Laurie Frankel.
Go to the Brent Weeks Facebook page, HERE, to see the latest sketches of two major Night Angel characters.
And for those fans of the Brent Weeks Facebook page who are attending San Diego Comic-Con next week, Yen Press has a special exclusive gift for Night Angel fans.
Be sure to “like” the page for details!
We’ve gotten some great entries for the fan art contest. Since we didn’t remind you about the deadline yesterday, we’re extending the deadline until tomorrow, July 10 at 5pm Pacific Standard Time. Don’t forget to email CAPSLOCK @ brentweeks.com (no spaces). We’ll be sharing the fan art and tattoos over the next month, and one lucky fan will get a free signed copy of The Black Prism trade paperback and we’ll also give away some other goodies.
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.
Don’t forget to submit your fan art before 5pm Pacific Standard Time by Monday, July 8th!
We’re looking for fan art or tattoos which we can share on the website over the coming month. One fan artist at random will receive a free signed copy of the new Black Prism trade paperback AND we have some other assorted goodies we’ll be giving away.
Email your entry to CAPSLOCK at brentweeks.com (no spaces).
Over on my Facebook page, Orbit/Yen Press have released two more character sketches. Go HERE to see them. (All sketches will appear here on a one-week delay, but because there were no sketches released last Wednesday, today you get nuthin’.) I suggest you read the amusing DGLA post below this one.
The David Gemmell Legend Awards are something akin to the People’s Choice Awards of Fantasy. It’s an award selected by YOU–in a pure, straight up vote. Like democracy itself, there are reasons not to like that, and reasons to like it a lot. I think it fills a previously empty niche in the awards pantheon, and gives fans a chance to have their voices heard directly. I have twice been eligible for the DGLA (all the Night Angel books came out in one year), have twice made the short list, and have twice been given the mini-Snaga of Not Quite. Don’t get me wrong: I love my mini-Snagas. LOVE. How much do I love my mini-Snagas?
But, MAN, I would love to win the Big Boy Hisself:
Every time this award comes around, I regret anew that David Gemmell passed away before I could make his acquaintance. His novels are the slender tomes of his era, but they’re full of fast action and deep, conflicted, wounded characters–who are also badasses. I like to think that in The Blinding Knife I’ve written a novel worthy of David Gemmell’s legacy.
The voting goes in two rounds: the longlist, and then the finalists move on to the shortlist.
The Longlist Voting is open now and will close July 31st. Go check it out, vote for your favorite (me, me, me!), and add some great books to your To Be Read pile.