This little guy is here to remind you that the deadline for the NINE KINGS FAN ART CONTEST is November 15. Winners are chosen at random, and you can enter more than once! We will be featuring submissions over the next few weeks.
See you over on Facebook tonight around 7:30pm PDT!
We will have Lightbringer shirts, Night Angel shirts, and 1st Ed hardcover copies of THE BLACK PRISM available for purchase from October 21 – November 30. Please note that this is a true “mom and pop” store; it’s two people and boxes of stuff. We will be fulfilling orders one day a week, so your patience is greatly appreciated.
Also remember: there’s still time to enter the Orbit Loot contest for a chance to win a unique Lightbringer box set, including a hardcover copy of each book and a letter from Brent! The giveaway is for US and UK residents only.
I KNOW. It’s because you’re looking for directions to one of the bookstores hosting the White Hot Book Tour, right?
Wrong AGAIN? Dangit!
Is it maybe because you want details regarding the NINE KINGS FAN ART CONTEST?
Oh! Well why didn’t you say so?
We are hosting a contest, right here in our tiny corner of the interwebs, for one month. Design your favorite Nine Kings card from any book in the Lightbringer Series, and email your submission to us. The grand prize will include your Nine Kings card design on the back of a custom deck of standard four-suit playing cards, and a stack of debut novels from Orbit’s 2019 New Voices. (WHOA!)
ONE (1) Person will receive:
A standard four-suit playing card deck with their winning design on the backs of the cards
A signed copy of THE BURNING WHITE
A stack of awesome debut novels from Orbit’s 2019 new voices:
The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan
Velocity Weapon by Megan E. O’keefe
The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H. G. Parry
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow
Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender
FOUR (4) Additional People will receive:
A signed copy of THE BURNING WHITE
An exclusive Lightbringer t-shirt of your choice (design choices will be shared in the next few days)
1. Entries may be submitted starting TODAY (Tuesday, October 15) until SATURDAY, November 30 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time (PST).
2. Each entry must include:
An image file (JPG or PDF; no layered files please) showing your depiction/interpretation of a Nine Kings card from Lightbringer
Your contact information
Please make sure the email subject includes “NINE KINGS FAN ART”
3. International entries are allowed and encouraged!
4. Image may be digital, hand-drawn, or some combination thereof. A life portrait or photograph interpreting a card is also allowed.
5. Keep it PG-13, artists. (This means no graphic depictions of violence or sexuality. So if you’re considering “The Butcher of Aghbalu,” be mindful of our audience, please.)
6. You may submit multiple entries, but note that you can only win once.
7. Please email your submission(s) to the Dread Pirate CAPSLOCK, admin @ brentweeks [dot] com.
8. The winners will be chosen at random, by me.
9. Other: You must be 18 or older to win (younger participants are welcome, but by law we can’t give you a prize). No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries, but definitely higher if you submit. We will notify winners via email. You must respond to our notification within 7 days, or another winner will be chosen. That would be sad for you. They’d be happy. So maybe the net happiness would be neither increased nor decreased. We could try it out if you win.
10. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
HERE is a nearly-complete list of cards mentioned in one or more books in The Lightbringer Series.
We are so ridiculously close to unleashing THE BURNING WHITE upon the world, we thought it might be a good idea to share a couple of (brief!) videos explaining the magic system in the series. Y’know, as a refresher of sorts.
The first video is from Daniel Greene, and is completely spoiler-free:
The second is (mildly spoilery, but not really) from Best Fantasy Books HQ:
It’s been a while, so in case you’re not familiar: Real Life Fantasy is a feature where we explore phenomena in the Seven Satrapies that have crossed the spectral plane into the real world.
Or something like that.
This time around we’re looking at some optical physics: what happens when sunlight shines through water molecules in the atmosphere. While most of us are familiar with how water droplets refract sunlight–
–here’s what happens when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere.
The photo above shows two pretty awesome sights: the first is diamond dust, those white specks hovering above the person’s head. Those are tiny ice crystals in the air, reflecting sunlight at just the right angle for the camera to capture it.
The second phenomenon, seen in both the photo above and below, is a parhelion, or sun dog: bright spots, usually diamond-shaped, flanking the sun.