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Retribution, Poisoner’s Knife, and More

Retribution, Poisoner’s Knife, and More

Nope, check the date. Not April 1. Nope, this isn’t a Kickstarter. It’s here. It’s now. It’s for real. Well, a real replica. This one doesn’t do magic. Believe me, I tried.

May I present to you Retribution as covered by the black ka’kari.

Retribution

 

I’m really impressed with the quality of the work Windlass Steelcrafts has done. It was a huge concern of mine to only be associated with work I can be proud of. I’m proud of this. Windlass got their start outfitting the British Gurkha regiments with kukris and has supplied not only a lot of Hollywood with props and replicas, but also a number of the world’s militaries with their swords. Retribution and the Poisoner’s Knife are 1085 high carbon steel, hand forged and heat treated in a computer controlled oven. This is considered “battle steel” and although more pure now than what sword smiths of old would have used, is basically what would have been used if the story were non-fiction. They’re full tang for added strength, will hold a good edge, but are flexible enough to take a blow. A sharpening service is available.

So… should the Zombie Apocalypse occur… this purchase could really be considered insurance… right? Right? And with that black finish, it won’t give away your position to other raiders. Er, raiders, I mean. Not other raiders. My fans would be only good guys, right? Right?

Also, for a limited time, when you buy Retribution or the Poisoner’s Knife, you will receive a certificate of authenticity, hand signed by me.

Purchase the replica of Retribution HERE.

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The language on the sides of the blade and down the length of the scabbard is comprised of a real font designed in the Middle Ages to speak to immortals. If yours doesn’t auto-translate into a language you can read, check your ka’kari. 😉  If you’re rusty on your Hyrillic, it says Mercy down one side and Justice down the other. The scabbard says Retribution. The sword belt has vials for your favorite poiso–err, colored water! Or could hold spikes that would definitely not be for throwing, especially in the states of New York or California. You can find the scabbard and sword belt HERE.

About a different kind of translation:  In the books, the Poisoner’s Knife was a dainty thing, almost concealable in your hand. We tried it. It didn’t seem right. Sort of like if you look at Michelangelo’s statue of David from the ground, he looks all sorts of awesome, but if you were to look at him straight on, his proportions are all weird. Why? Because Michelangelo crafted David to look awesome for the way his audience was going to encounter him, rather than slavishly making his proportions “correct.” I believe in the same principle. In the books, a tiny dagger could be badass because it’s tiny–but that just doesn’t work when you’re doing cos-play or you want to show your friends This Cool Thing. Ergo, the Poisoner’s Knife here is NOT small: it’s awesomely big. I think it works better this way, and I like to trust other artists to tweak things in the medium where they’re the experts. Similarly, we tried other things with Retribution (it IS a shape-shifting sword after all). We tried different shapes or even bigger, and they just didn’t work as well as we thought this does. This is one rendering of these blades, and if you prefer the ones in your imagination, great! The power of books is to engage your imagination; the power of costuming is to see and hold and feel a real, particular object.

And kill zombies with it.

Purchase the Poisoner’s Knife HERE.

Dagger
And last, the perfect complement to your wetboy cos-play or to fend off zombie bites — I didn’t put zombies in Night Angel, did I? Why didn’t I put zombies in Night Angel? — these awesome vambraces are available HERE.
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I hope you love the work we’ve done. It’s taken a lot of time. (How much? Well, you might notice we managed to sneak in the sword design into the Graphic Novel. Thanks, Andy MacDonald for the extra work!) See? Foreshadowing!

 

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Fan Art Tuesdays: V-phil

Fan Art Tuesdays: V-phil

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See more artwork by V-phil HERE.

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Fan Art Tuesdays: elkindragon

Fan Art Tuesdays: elkindragon

Where Creeps the Shadow:

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You can see more of her work HERE.

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New Writing Advice: How Do You Challenge Yourself as a Writer?

New Writing Advice: How Do You Challenge Yourself as a Writer?

If you want to do more with your writing, you need to ask yourself some tough questions. Go HERE to see which questions Brent asked himself to become a better writer.

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A Little Tease

A Little Tease

Huh. What could this be?

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Suvudu Interview: Lightbringer #4 Update!

Suvudu Interview: Lightbringer #4 Update!

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Haven’t heard the latest about Brent’s publication schedule for The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer #4)? Interested in what’s next for Todd Lockwood and Kevin J. Anderson?

Go HERE for details!!

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Denmark Publishes The Way of Shadows!

Denmark Publishes The Way of Shadows!

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Forlaget Tellerup is publishing The Way of Shadows in Denmark in beautiful hardcover on 8 October 2015. Go HERE to order yours now, and check out some of the nice details from the cover, below.

 

 

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Fan Art Tuesdays: HanaBiKirei

Fan Art Tuesdays: HanaBiKirei

HanaBiKirei made this awesome illustration of Vi Sovari:
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Lightbringer Quotes Quiz

Lightbringer Quotes Quiz

How well do you know The Lightbringer Series? Take THIS QUIZ to find out!

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Lightbringer: Buy 2 Get 1 Free at Barnes & Noble!

Lightbringer: Buy 2 Get 1 Free at Barnes & Noble!

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From today until September 21, 2015, you can pick up the trade paperback editions of The Black Prism and The Blinding Knife at Barnes & Noble as part of their “Buy 2 Get 1 free” sale!

Go HERE for The Black Prism and HERE for The Blinding Knife. Check out the entire sale HERE.

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