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Legend Award Interview

Legend Award Interview

by CAPSLOCK

As you know, Brent is up for The David Gemmell Legend Award. The organizers have been running a series of interviews with the finalists, and they’ve just posted Brent’s interview. You can go HERE to see why Brent really wants to take home Snaga, how he feels about fantasy becoming a more international genre, and why he chose to write Lightbringer in the first place.

P.S. If you haven’t voted yet, go HERE to cast your ballot for The Blinding Knife!

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Announcing the Fan Art Contest Winner!

Announcing the Fan Art Contest Winner!

by CAPSLOCK

Brent promised to pick one random entry for the fan art contest entry, and we have a winner!

Emily E. won for her double-submission of these images (though we only counted them as one when Brent randomly selected a winner):

Kylar SternElene, Kylar & Uly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The prize was originally for a signed copy of The Black Prism in trade paperback, but since it’s taken us a while to post all the entries, we’re also going to send the winner a signed copy of The Blinding Knife in trade paperback.

We’ll be running another contest soon, so keep an eye on the site.

Congratulations, Emily!

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Orbit eBook Shorts Just 99 cents!

Orbit eBook Shorts Just 99 cents!

Orbit eBook Deal Logo

by CAPSLOCK

Orbit’s short fiction eBook program is offering 27 eBooks (including Perfect Shadow!) for just 99 cents through all major eBook retailers.

  • HERE to choose your preferred eBook and eBook format
  • HERE to “like” the Facebook page to stay up-to-date on these offers
  • HERE to sign up for an email so you know when their next eBook  deal is available

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New Fan Art!

New Fan Art!

by CAPSLOCK
Katrianna A. has submitted some original fan art depicting Durzo Blint. She notes that she based his features off Iain Glen, and this is awesome result:
Durzo
I love how this looks so much like an oil painting; and from the blond hair to the enigmatic expression, this is Durzo Blint. You can see more of the artist’s work HERE!

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Perfect Shadow On Sale (US only)

Perfect Shadow On Sale (US only)

Perfect Shadowby CAPSLOCK

Perfect Shadow is now on sale for 99 cents!

This is US only, and for a limited time. Click an icon below to order from your preferred e-book store now. Go HERE to find out how to read the e-book without an e-reader.

 



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Brent at Space City Con in January!

Brent at Space City Con in January!

Space City Con logo

by CAPSLOCK

Space City Con has invited Brent to be the literary Guest of Honor at their event this January 3-5, 2014. So if you’re anywhere near Houston, Texas, you can go HERE to register for the Con!

 

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Fan Art Submission #7

Fan Art Submission #7

by CAPSLOCK

Here is a beautiful rendition of Ceur’caelestos by artist lastashes. (You can see more of their work HERE.)

 

CeurCaelestos

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Sam Sykes Intros Brent Weeks

Sam Sykes Intros Brent Weeks

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A few months ago, the kind folks at Bubonicon asked me if there was anyone else attending that would write a brief introduction about me for the Con’s program book. At the time, I only knew two other authors who were attending: Sam Sykes and George R.R. Martin. One of these two is a good friend.  So naturally I asked George.

He said no.*

That left me with Sam. Behold the horror:

Title of Brent Weeks intro

by Sam Sykes

Who is Brent Weeks?

The question cannot be answered by measure of time, but by measure of humanity. For to ask “who is Brent Weeks,” we must first ask, “Who are we to know Brent Weeks?”

Is he the author of bestselling books such as The Night Angel trilogy and The Lightbringer series? Of course. Are his books produced in countless countries and languages? Absolutely. Has he been nominated for many awards and earned the devotion of millions of readers who speak his name in whispers, as a dying man mutters to his children? This is known.

But it is what is unknown about Brent Weeks that makes him who he is.

Born in the rugged mountains of Montana, Brent Weeks bent the bars on his first crib and wandered out into the snow. There, he was adopted by a clan of grizzly bears. He grew large by suckling at the teats of a two-ton Kodiak and feasting on the chewed-up carcasses of deer she emptied into his craw. When he came of age, he challenged his bear father, Ursoc the Moon-Eye, to a duel and ate his liver, thus earning the right to be called a man.

Much of Brent’s skill as an author comes from stalking and devouring smaller, weaker writers. He is much-lauded for his prowess at the hunt, having accumulated a throne of the bleached bones of those who have challenged. Great magazines such as American Emu, Much Mucho Mali! and Ta-Da: The Magazine By and For Aspiring Magicians have been forgotten after Brent Weeks feasts upon their writers.

But a man is much more than his birth, and the legend of Brent Weeks does not end in bestseller lists and awards. It ends in fire. It ends in darkness. It ends in disaster.

Brent Weeks was the first man to land on the moon, and later, the first man to fake the moon landing so that humanity might have hope.

Brent Weeks was the founder of the East India Company and for a time was known as the “Naked Tiger” in the Raj’s court. Upon heavy reflections of his sins, Brent later disbanded the Company and penned, in penance, an account of exactly how many elephants he fired out of cannons at protestors.

Brent Weeks discovered the cure for Black Plague and, wishing something to use it on, invented the Black Plague and unleashed it upon Europe, killing millions.

The Inuit tribes of Northern Alaska have twenty-six different words for “Brent Weeks.” Twelve of them are curses. Five are noises a woman in labor or a grandmother slipping on an ice patch makes. Exactly two are words one utters to an elder to show respect, but in a grudging sort of way, like when they break wind at the dinner table and oh god it smells like onions but you can’t say boo because he’s your grandpa so you just sort of hum and say “Brent Weeks.”

To know Brent Weeks is to know more than simply excellent books and a brilliant imagination. To know Brent Weeks is to know (dramatic pause) ourselves.

*Yes, I made this up.

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Brent in the Albuquerque Journal

Brent in the Albuquerque Journal

by CAPSLOCK

Adrian Gomez of The Albuquerque Journal interviewed Brent last week as part of a preview for Bubonicon. Though you’ll need to answer 1 short poll question to access it, you can go HERE to check it out.

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Goodreads Giveaway Winners

Goodreads Giveaway Winners

by CAPSLOCK

The Goodreads giveaway for the signed copy of The Blinding Knife in trade paperback has closed. The three winners, Shari F., Judy L., and Liza F. will be receiving their prize shortly. Thanks to everyone who participated!

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