BattleWorn Books 2018 Winners

The time has come!

We are about 15 HOURS away from the official release (in the US; UK fans have ~32 hours… And I suppose if you live in a different time zone in the US, 12-14 hours. You get the idea) of the Astonishing, Spectacular, Resplendent, Death-Defying, Super Special, Blacker-Than-Black, 10th Anniversary Hardcover Night Angel Omnibus. *cue [REDACTED] music* (that we didn’t license)

The entries have been examined, contemplated, and discussed. You all have sent your beleaguered books into battle, and not all of them have returned from the fray. They have been well-loved and well read. They have been covered in blood, sweat, and tears (literally, as you’ll see).

Fans the world over have been anxiously anticipating this moment.

Drum roll, please!

 

The five runners-up are below, in no particular order–

Kevin Jones, who posted on Twitter:

“My copies of the Night Angel Trilogy were bought used at my local bookstore and through many rereads and their eventual passing down to my oldest daughter they’ve been through a lot.

Tried to depict Kylar with some of the ka’kari.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jared Stonecypher, who emailed us:

“I wanted to introduce some friends to the Lightbringer Series and Night Angel Trilogy. My Night Angel omnibus made it home safely, but my Black Prism hardback was far from unscathed when it came home. Their dog is a huge bookworm I guess!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blayne McGuire, who posted on Facebook:

Here is my #BattleWornBooks story for the last book in the Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks. This book has survived at least 7 moves, 1 rainstorm in a car with open windows when I was carrying it around while reading it, being loaned out once, and generally being abused during the 5+ times I’ve personally read it while owning it. The 2nd novel gets an honorable mention since it is MIA after being loaned out to an old coworker. So now I just have the 1st and 3rd of the series.

 

 

 

 

 

Aereal McQu, who posted on Facebook:

When your dog gets a hold of book 2 and 3, you only buy a new Shadow’s Edge because you’ve memorized the destroyed bits of Beyond the Shadows.
#BattleWornBooks

 

 

 

 

 

Daryl Duda, who emailed us:

In 2015, 2 friends and myself quit our jobs to set out into the Canadian wilderness to do some survival camping with nothing but around 70 lbs of “things we would take into the apocalypse”.  The only reading material we had were the Night Angel series, and we continually speed read the hell out of them nightly in our hammocks; almost in a competition to finish whichever book you had first so you could berate the guy who had the following novel to hurry the hell up.  There were never more than 2 days between finishes as we were hungry for our entertainment. Not sure to this day what happened to book 1 and I contrasted the old with the new.

 

P.S.  The paperbacks also make a pretty decent pillow if you’re wrapped up tight in a hammock…

 

 

 

 

 

 

And now, the Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 BattleWorn Books Contest:

 

Kellie Speedy, whose book was in a car crash!

A few years ago, I let a good friend borrow a series of books that I love. Not the Wheel of Time, but instead The Night Angel by Brent Weeks. The weekend after I lent the books, he and his girlfriend were in a horrific accident that thankfully both survived. But my books did not. This is my entry to #BattleWornBooks.

(Kellie also mentioned that her friends are both doing spectacularly well, and are expecting their second child in a few months. I have some name ideas, if you’re interested…)

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you all for your fantastic, creative entries this year. I couldn’t ask for a better group of fans!

THE BLACK PRISM is a Kindle Daily Deal

Amazon is offering THE BLACK PRISM as a Kindle Daily Deal for $2.99, starting today. A steal at twice the price!

This smokin’ hot deal won’t last long–open up that Amazon app and buy a copy! Your brain will thank you.

Reasons to buy a(nother) copy of Lightbringer #1 for Kindle:

  1. You want to protect your [signed] hardback copy
  2. Your friend/parent/coworker/cousin/roommate/sibling borrowed it months ago & refuses to return it
  3. It’s your bookworm friend’s/parent’s/coworker’s/cousin’s/roommate’s/sibling’s/partner’s birthday
  4. Someone you care about/random stranger asked for a book recommendation
  5. You’ve read Night Angel 50 times and need a new series to get into
  6. You want to read along while you listen to the dulcet tones of Simon Vance narrating the audiobook

You’re welcome!

BattleWorn Books Contest Is Officially Closed

Hi everybody,

Just here to let you all know that the 2018 BATTLEWORN BOOKS Competition is officially CLOSED. We will be collecting all of the entries around social media and in our email, Brent is going to take a look at them, and we will post the list of winners by next Monday, November 12, 7 AM PST.

Thank you for all of your excellent submissions!

From the contest in 2017.

Throwback Thursday: Night Angel Edition V

It’s Thursday again, and we’re looking back at the early editing process for Night Angel #2 & #3, SHADOW’S EDGE and BEYOND THE SHADOWS, respectively.

Remember:

-The BATTLEWORN BOOKS competition ends tomorrow.

-The official on-sale date for the 10th Anniversary omnibus is November 13.

-The webstore is now open, and t-shirts & books will be available for the entire month.

 

Thank you, everyone!

The Brent Weeks Online Store is Open

Hi friends,

Y’all have been asking for Brent Weeks stuff lately, and we have great news: the Shopify store is back!

Take note–we will be open for one month only, Nov 1 – Nov 30. Stock is limited, so grab your t-shirts and books while you can. Get your holiday shopping done early! *wink*

There’s a link to the store HERE, and we will be adding a widget at the top of the home page here on the official website…

black-on-black Night Angel 10th Anniversary shirt
C’mon, you know you want one…

Fan Art Tuesday: Dave Copple

This week we are featuring a fun #BattleWornBooks competition photo from Dave. It doesn’t qualify as an entry, but we enjoy his effort and creativity. We’re guessing he has spent a fair bit time on Fark, dominating the Photoshop contests…

Battle Worn Books, Night Angel

You can check out Dave’s Instagram page for more images, etc.

Also, remember: there’s still time to enter the BattleWorn Books competition to win a copy of the new 10th Anniversary omnibus, plus some sweet Night Angel swag!

Fan Art Tuesday: Jared Stonecypher

Our friend Jared (better known as kylarguile on Instagram) made these really lovely bookmarks to celebrate the upcoming release of the Night Angel 10th Anniversary omnibus.

black bookmark with black ribbon and the words Night Angel etched into it black bookmark with black ribbon and the words Night Angel etched into it closeup of the bottom of the bookmark; round imprint of a ka'kari

Jared maintains the (unofficial) Brent Weeks fan page over on Instagram, and has shared some pretty sweet fan art with us in the past. Most importantly, he is giving away at least one of these bookmarks! Head over to Instagram now for a chance to snag one!

And before you ask, yes, Stonecypher is his real, awesome last name. How do I know? I asked, of course.