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!
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.
**UPDATE: Due to Brent’s writing schedule (he’s very close to finishing the next The Broken Eye edits and is due to turn it in the next week or so), he’s had to cancel his appearance at these two events. Author Kay Kenyon has taken his place, and Greg Bear and Terry Brooks will still be there!**
We are so excited to announce that Brent will be participating in two special SFWA readings this October with two very influential authors: the first event will be with Greg Bear and the second with Terry Brooks. Fantasy author Peter Orullian, author of the epic fantasy The Unremembered, is hosting both events, so you’ll be getting a triple dose of SF/F author awesomeness each evening!
Brent’s first reading (with Greg Bear) will be on Tuesday, October 15th at the Wilde Rover Irish Pub & Restaurant in Seattle at 7pm. Go HERE to register.
The second reading (with Terry Brooks) will be on Wednesday, October 16th at the McMenamin’s Kennedy School in Portland at 7pm. Go HERE to register.
More details HERE.
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.
I wanted to let you know that besides the Legend Award, The Blinding Knife has also been nominated for an award that I have absolutely nothing to do with! And that is the Ravenheart Award, which celebrates fantasy cover artists and their work. Congratulations to Silas Manhood, who illustrated The Blinding Knife’s cover. I noticed that the voting page for the Ravenheart Award doesn’t have the cover art listed on the voting page, so I thought I’d put those amazing covers up here. Click on any one to see it full size.
Go HERE to vote for your favorite. (Psst! Blinding Knife!)
While we’re on the subject, there’s another category, the Morningstar Award, for new fantasy writers. Congratulations to finalists Saladin Ahmed, Miles Cameron, John Gwynne, Aidan Harte, Jay Kristoff. To vote for your favorite debut author, go HERE. This is also a great place to find wonderful new writers for your wishlist!