The Night Angel Trilogy

Release dates for the Night Angel Trilogy:

The Way of Shadows (Oct 1 US, Oct 2 UK)

Shadow’s Edge (Oct 28 US, Nov 6 UK)

Beyond the Shadows (Nov 25 US, Dec 4 UK)

There are no firm street dates, so if you’re dying for the next book, some stores may stock the titles up to a week early. Borders in several parts of the U.S. has done so.

The Science Fiction Book Club just bought the rights to publish an 3-in-1 hardcover omnibus edition! It will be entitled Night Angel: A Trilogy. Publication date and more details, including cover art once I get permission.

The Night Angel Trilogy will be published in English (Orbit US, Orbit UK), French (Bragelonne), German (Blanvalet), and Dutch (Mynx).

55 thoughts on “The Night Angel Trilogy

  1. Careless says:

    wow, just spent two days reading “The way of the shadow” and it was amazing. I have already told my friends about it, and they have also started to read it. I can’t wait for the next book to come out.

    ~Careless~

  2. rodney powell says:

    I just got done reading way of shadows and it was incredible! Keep up the good work because you write the kind of fantasy novels I like to read:gritty, violent, twist-filled with great worldbuilding.

  3. Drew says:

    I can not wait for the second in the series, and I am not quite done the first yet. But, knowing that I don’t have to wait very long makes me happy. I am completely hooked.

  4. Vman says:

    Very impressive! And thank you for releasing all the books in a short time frame. It increases the enjoyment of reading trilogies. You are the new number one on my list, keep up the good work.

    Vman

  5. brent says:

    Thanks, guys. I hope that book 2 blows your socks off!

  6. Bart says:

    The Way of Shadows was outstanding! I had to laugh when I was reading the “Interview” in the back of the book about how you dreamed of keeping people up late reading your books. It was almost 4am when I looked at the clock…so your dream has come true! I just couldn’t put the book down. A very engrossing story and great characters. I look forward to the rest of the story and any future books you write. Thank you!

  7. Eric says:

    I’ve just finished The Way of the Shadows and I have to say that I haven’t been hooked from the first page of a book since Dresden Files. Great work, though I’m a little put off that the next two books are going to be released while I’m in Iraq… Any chance you have some book stores in that area?! You’ve got an amazing talent (eh? eh?) for pulling readers in. I’ll bring the book with me for a reread while I’m gone. Congratulations and give a hero biscuit to your Bulgarian compatriot!

  8. brent says:

    Eric, lol. Nice. You remind me of a character in book 3 who works in the chutes room… You’ll know what I’m talking about when you get there. Oh, and the Bulgarian says thanks for the biscuit. They’re his faves. I’ll get right on my agent about getting an Arabic book deal… you do speak Arabic, right?
    Bart, thank you. I guess I’m either doing something right or there are just a lot of compulsive readers out there, because it seems I’m apologizing a lot for keeping people up WAY too late. So here’s your apology. I’m sorry I kept you up. (Sort of.) 🙂

  9. Raelynn says:

    I will have all three novels, and yet I know I’ll be buying the 3-in-1. Easily you have slipped up into my top favorite authors. Helps that you grew up in my home state.
    I was hooked in the very first page and by page five (while trying not to twitch as you mentioned one of my greatest fears-the wolf spider), I was telling those poor souls in my 0 Period all about the novel–and I was not even far enough in that you would really expect me to be able to chatter off their ears for more than a minute. However, I managed to do such for at least fifteen minutes, maybe more.
    I tried to read slowly. I truly did. That was incredibly difficult, though. I wanted more. Especially because whenever I was really into what was happening, you would change point of views and suddenly it was two (give or take) years later! Had to continue reading to figure out what happened to everyone in that time. Thus, putting it down was near impossible. Up until a certain point in which I wanted to, you know, go dig my eyes out or find you and possibly yell ‘WHY?’ randomly, creeping you out and feeling quite like a stalker.
    Even then I could not stop. Seriously. You have got me rambling over just how amazing your book is. How much I’m looking forward to the next one…and how you have given me a mere two days to read Shadow’s Edge. [Since I will be working on NaWriMo in November.]
    So thanks for such an addicting book, amazing characters, and the chance to yell at my copy of your novel: “No, you did NOT just end on me.”
    I’m happy to see your site up and can’t wait to fix up the doodles I made while being unable to continue reading in class, but also unable to stop thinking about it–thus drawing scenes when really, I should have been listening to my teachers try to convince me that they have valuable information to hand out that I may possibly (but most likely will not) need in life. ;3

  10. brent says:

    Raelynn, yeah, I was a teacher, so I probably should tell you to TRY to pay attention in class. But, honestly, if I had students who were reading rather than paying attention, I always pretty much knew they were going to be okay no matter what. Spiders creep me out, too. Good news? I don’t think there’s any more spiders in the whole trilogy. Heh. Bad news? There’s definitely other yucky stuff. Anyway, thanks so much for your note and for pitching my book to your friends. I hope you love the rest of the books… and, uh, I hope you don’t stalk me, too. 😉

  11. Raelynn says:

    In a few years I will be said teacher trying to tell all of my students that I really, truly, have information to help them in life…and yet I play the bad student role whenever I have a good novel on hand. It is a good thing I will be teaching English and thus students reading in my class will not exactly be a ‘bad’ thing. Most of the time. I am happy we are on the same page with the spiders, though. Also happy that there will not be any more spiders. A little worried as to what else will be in the next two books, but completely looking forward to finding out. Again, thank ‘you’ for a series that makes me go out in search for your website in order to give said note, and the need to make others read the book so I can discuss it with them. I am quite sure I will enjoy the next books and I agree with you. I quite hope I do not follow that stalkeresque path.
    [Your books also give me the chance to prove to my fellow classmates here in California that there is so little to do in Montana that we all write novels for fun. Even if you were not living in MT at the time you were writing, it is a valid point.]

  12. Tim Kerr says:

    I just finished The Way of Shadows and all I can say is wow. I really enjoyed the book, it grabbed me right from the first page, and held me captive right to the end. And yes I even read the acknowledgements. Anyway, I can’t wait to start Shadow’s edge and then Beyond the Shadows. Keep up the great work, I can’t wait to see what you do after this trilogy.

    Cheers!

  13. Wayne says:

    I’ve been reading fantasy since Junior High in Montana and Way of the Shadows is by far the best read I’ve ever had the pleasure of laying my eyes on. It’s what fantasy novels should be and I can’t wait for the rest of the trilogy.

  14. brent says:

    Tim, cheers! Yeah, you’re not alone in the “can’t wait to see what I do after this trilogy”. I’m writing the pitch for my next novel THIS WEEK. My agent and editor are anxious to see it. I guess that’s a whole lot better than neither of them caring! (Btw, always did love saying Cheers, though the Brits did have this funny notion that _I_ had an accent.)
    Wayne, wow, that’s high praise. Thank you very much.
    And Wayne and Raelynn, what is it with all the Montanans? I mean, there’s not even a million of us and here’s three of us in this room. (Even if I am an expatriate.) I think Paolini came from Montana, too. Huh, something in the water, I guess.
    Okay, gotta go work on that pitch…

  15. Nik says:

    I just finished reading Way of Shadows last night.

    Wow. I’ll be scouring my local Chapters over the next week and a half, hoping to catch an early release date for Shadow’s Edge.

  16. Raelynn says:

    We come in packs? I can honestly, though sadly, say that I’m responsible for only one Montanian picking up your novel as of yet. Of course, when I visit this Christmas, there will be quite a few more having read your book(s). :]
    It makes for a good Christmas present for a lot of people I have not seen in a long time. Good way to come back being my old book-shoving-in-face self.
    P.S. I could probably figure it out with more rereading, but I have not been able to. What color is Kylar’s hair during the, um…well, to broaden and not spoil, the scene of the party? It changes at one point, I know..but I don’t recall the color being mentioned again…
    P.S. Yay for early releases. Time to call my bookstores and make sure they have it is. ;D

  17. Dan says:

    I must say I bought the way of shadows on impulse, the name of the book, especially the cover art is what draws me to it.

    I must say I am not disappointed, its a great read all the way thru.

    Looking forward to ur future books.

  18. AM Mathews says:

    I loved the Way of Shadows! I remember walking into the book store looking for something good to read when I came across your book. I started reading the first two chapters and had no choice but to buy it; and I’m glad I did. I never ever wrote fan mail before, (partly because I’m shy) but I thought you’d like to know how much I loved your book. The characters were great! The story was unique and the action incredible! Most times I could see the scenes, running through my mind like a movie. I can’t wait to get a hold of the second and third books! Keep up the good work. 🙂

  19. Sud says:

    Similar to others who posted, I came across your book through advertising, and read chapter 1 last week. I picked up The Way of Shadows the next day. Slow reader, and work, and girlfriend getting in the way, I read the last 400 odd pages today. Last time I did that was with George R.R. Martin’s last book three of Song of Fire and Ice Series. I don’t think Robin Hobb’s books have captured my interest to that level.
    Truly amazing story, your capacity to weave an intriguing, fun-actioned packed story filled with heart wrenching turns is incredible. I apologize for not having the vocabulary to truly be able to describe the depths and layers of enjoyment I received reading your tapestry of masterful work of art of story telling.
    I will be sharing my copy with my friends and co-workers so that they get hooked and buy the rest of the series.
    And I am unable to contain my excitement and my glee, knowing that I don’t have to wait years for the remainder of the series. Brilliant strategy to not wait for a year or more for the next installment of the story of the Night Angel! From a grateful fan Thank You so much! Waiting is such torture, please don’t make the mistakes of others such as Robert Jordan (who I abandoned after book 6, and I will never read a word he ever writes), and Martin (too bad his story is too compeling for me to abandon :))
    May you find success in your next projects! I will certainly pick them up! Best wishes and happiness to you and your family from a throughly satisfied fan.
    Thanks for giving me a “helluva ride”, you’ve definitely got more than a few pages to convince me every time.

    Cheers
    Sud

  20. Sud says:

    p.s. your book has finally seemed to go past the Montana border and hit the Canadian shores. Hello from your friendly neighbors up north! 🙂

  21. Dan says:

    Sud, just letting you know that Robert Jorden passed away in 2007.. he won’t be writing any more words..

  22. cory preece says:

    hey there brent. i am absolutly loving the way of shadows. im actually a bit of a music man and was wondering where you get your ideas from. i have got a few songs with no lyrics and have hit a dead spot. I am stoked about reading your next book to see what other sick and insane plots you have created.

    cory from australia 😀

  23. Chris says:

    i just read The way of shadows and i loved it!!
    good effort
    looking forward to reading book 2

  24. SAINT says:

    I have finished the 2nd book and i noticed it cam out early any chance of the 3rd doing the same i cant wait that long and let also add that these books are amazing just non stop badassness and i reaally hope to see a book about some of durzos traveles b4 the night angels trill a prequil would be very nice

  25. Dragon says:

    Finished all 3 books in under a week. Absolutely fantastic books, would have liked a 4th book but a prequil would be absolutely fantastic

  26. Jon says:

    So what rock did you crawl out from? Seriously how dare you dethrone Eddings and Feist from the pinnacle of my favorite authors. As everyone has previously mentioned the Night Angel Trilogy was absolutely amazing. It was so fluid that I finished each book in a night. I couldn’t put it down. Who cares if I had work at 8am the next day. It was worth it reading until 6:45.

    I loved that I was able to get all three books without waiting a year or more in between them. I applaud you for that. I can’t wait to read your future works.

  27. Ian says:

    First off let me say that I loved all 3 books. I’ve been reading fantasy for years and this (for me) blows away the inheritance cycle. I dont know when it started, maybe when i got Assassin’s Creed on Xbox, I’m not sure lol but I have been craving a book like yours. When I was browsing Amazon i found it under recommendations and after reading the summary i was surprised i never heard of it before. Now that i finished all 3 books in a week, I CANNOT BELEIVE that more people have not read this. Maybe its the advertisement, I did have to dig pretty deep in Borders to find it but Christ, this book was phennomenal.– and you can bet im pretty p.o.ed that its over. I doubt i’ll be able to go back to another fantasy after this one, so hopefully you can write one that can compete and fast! (no pressure :))

  28. katie says:

    i just finished all 3 books and they were AMAZING!!!!
    I need more, there so many things that happend at the
    end that was left without answers,does vi become speaker?
    What about Uly? Does momma k take durzo back?And not to mention
    the twins, what happens with all that.So many qusteions and no
    answers. Other than all that i was completly addicted until the end,
    ive made all my friends read it and they loved em 2. Keep em coming!!!

  29. Martin says:

    Just finished the last book and wow love the entire series

  30. Shelby says:

    Hey Brent,

    My name is Shelby… I just heard about your books from a friend in Alberta…I also read all the comments about the books. I have a couple questions… Has your books come to Saskatchewan yet because I would really enjoy to read them? Do you think that there is any age limit to reading your books? What other books have you written that you might recommend?

    Thank you.. Hope to hear from you soon!
    Shelby from Saskatchewan
    🙂

  31. Nick says:

    I read this book when I was 14, I absolutely loved it. I couldn’t put it down, and i stayed up until 3 or 4 most nights reading it. I am using it for my novel study book, and I can’t wait to get the 2nd and 3rd books.:)

  32. Benosmash says:

    Found your books through word of mouth. it took me a little while to get into it, but once I got hooked, I couldn’t put the first book down and I finished the last 3/4 in almost a day.

    I’m glad I blindly bought all three books in the trilogy, trusting the recommendation I received.

  33. Mike says:

    I think I would have to say that the Night Angel trilogy is by far the best i’ve ever read. Absolutely stunning.

  34. Ian Dodds says:

    Absolutely brilliant. Working offshore one of the guys handed me the first, now im almost finished the third book. These are the best books I’ve read. Excellent story! I hope a movie is made, and you do some more books. Thank you.

  35. Jason says:

    I have just finished reading the complete trilogy it was awsome once I started I couldn’t put them down, the amount of twists and turns the books took kept me guessing, keep up the great work, will there be more books to the night angel trilogy?

  36. Swanie952 says:

    Just finished reading the books for the second time.This series has
    become my favorites series. I can’t wait for the next books.

  37. Jennifer says:

    Okay, Brent, there are some eerie simularities between characters in your books and…well, me. lol What I mean is that for the last 12 years I’ve had the nick name Shinga (short for Shingalana). Also…my real name is Jennifer (the English form of Gwenvere). If that’s not a weird enough co-inky-dink…toward the end of your third book there is a brief appearance by a woman named Aurella. My middle freakin name is Rrella. Pronounced the same. Do I know you?? lol

    Oh and btw…absolutely LOVED all three of your books! lol

  38. Zak says:

    Oh man, these books kept me busy for weeks. Seriously, I couldn’t go a single day without reading it. Totally addicting, even got my non-reading friends into it. Totally amazing, great great work Mr.Weeks. You are my new favorite author. I also heard Cam from Never Back Down bought movie rights to your books? true? I hope because I’d just have to go. ^.^ thank you for such an amazing series.

  39. Aidan Akins says:

    OMG111 Me. Brent i sencerely congradulate you on a job well done. The night angel trilogy has to be the best books i have ever read, and probily will ever redad . im serious i think youre books are friking amazing!!! and not just because im into stuff like the things in your books but because they’re just amazing. i truly think they should start a night angels anonomous(NAA) for all those people like me that are addicted to youre booke even after you read them!! you are now my new favorite author. i sincerely thank you for writing these books, im serious i dont know what my life would be like without them!
    sincerely
    your number one fan Aidan Akins

  40. Aidan Akins says:

    srry about the spelling it just exites me to talk about youre books!! lol

  41. Frank says:

    books are great!!! I have just finished the way of the shadows and now i am starting to get into the shadows edge. These books have really made me want to read at my free times. Thanks for the great books.

    Cheers,
    Francesco

  42. Abel says:

    Hey there Brent, Well what can I tell you I love all your books!!!! I really feel like I did have alot in common with Kylar as well as the wasy he gets along with Elene and Uly. I really could say that he is me in the way he is. LOL I love all the characters and their role they have in the book Thanks for such a fantastic Trilogy. I really would love to see a movie about your books they would be the best!!!

  43. Elizabeth says:

    Hey Brant, I just finished reading The Night Angel Trilogy. Loved it!! I was hoping for a fourth book but guess not eh? Haha, well they were all great books, my favorite charactor would have to be Vi. She reminds me of me haha i do have a temper. Well i do have a question, will there be a movie? I would so watch them and i know my dad would to, thanks so much!

  44. Daniel says:

    new Barnes and Nobles here in town so went in thinking not gonna find anything i like, then i pick up Way of Shadows and couldnt stop reading and within two weeks i have read the first two and already about 200 pages of the last one, it has been a few years since i have read anything that i have liked and relates to stuff that i enjoy.

    Thank you and keep up the awsome work

  45. Jessica says:

    I was on Amazon one day, searching around for some kind of fantasy/action/romance novel that could rock my experiences I had with The Golden Compass Trilogy and other epic fantasy novels I’d read in early high school and a few throughout college (I’m 24 now). I haven’t really searched out anything since, and what I have found has been weak at best.

    I scoped out some reviews on this book and decided to give it a try. I read the first one halfway through, life got busy, and I picked it up a few weeks later to finish it. And man, could I finish it.

    I immediately ordered the set of all three (yes I have two copies of the first one), and within a week finished the last two books. I mean, devoured them. I even got scared, 3/4 into the last book, because I didn’t want it to end! And I knew if certain things were to happen, I would cry, laugh, or scream, and my life would be affected for days, haha. What an INCREDIBLE journey with characters you are tied and bound too. I felt like I was in a movie and these people were my friends or enemies. I can’t even fully express my gratitude for Mr. Weeks for writing this story. Romance, Love, Humor, Sex, Action, Fantasy and on and on… I. Loved. These. Books.

    There is no way these books could ever be bound to a single movie. It would have to be a series to capture all the beauty of these places and characters, and even then, wouldn’t do it justice.

    A million thanks.

  46. Gian says:

    Wow Brent, i have completely adored reading the Night Angel Trilogy. I was looking for something new to read and really get into the fantasy style world. I was looking around waterstones’ fantasy section and i swear that your book almost called to me to buy the first one. i wanted something to read during summer casually but my god had i devoured the first book and the story kept getting better and better. You have a talent in writing uncomparable to other modern writers. from the very first word i got immersed as though i was watching everything right in front of me. The way you intertwine description to thoughts and feelings of your characters is simply brilliant. I cannot wait for The Black Prism to come out. I very highly look forward to its realease!!

    Thank You for a most brilliant trilogy!

  47. S. Storm says:

    Since having discovered the fantasy/science fiction area of my small town Jr. High library, I’ve been a fan since the sixties. Admittedly, I’ll read anything-once. I picked up the first two books in the Shadows series and promptly disappeared into your story. Heaven help me if I can’t get my hands on the third book. After almost 50 years of reading the good, the bad and primarily, the indifferent, I’ve finally stumbled across another truly great fantasy writer. Thanks for the ride…Storm

  48. Raiyan says:

    Bloody hell, I feel like a necromancer, bringing this thread up again, I realise you haven’t posted in ages, and am aware im possibly talking to a wall here, -and hope not to make a habit of it- but after re-reading the trilogy a third time, I simply had to wonder again if you planned on writing a sequel to this, like what happens with the ‘wolf and the artifacts’ -crappy spoiler dodge- and potentially a prequel with A. Thorne.

    I honestly feel you could really milk it, i can feel potential leaking out of this series, and to say you’ve made an amazing story so far is a gross understatement, as to compare a crayon doodle to the mona lisa, but why not go further and become the novelist L. Da’vinchi.

    I’m aware we all have realities constraints, I’m just another one of the fish you masterfully caught, but i plan on thrashing a bit before i die in my attempts in this post, however futile 🙂

    Sittin’ here hoping from Australia Mr. Global lingual artist

    Regards 🙂

    1. brent says:

      Raiyan,
      I do, as a matter of fact, approve every single post on my webpage here, so anytime anyone has said anything, I have indeed read it. So, you’re talking on a wall, but not to one. 🙂 I do plan to come back to this world and tell more stories here. I tell a little bit more about that over on the FAQ page, which also has a link to my Ning page, which I think tells even more! So thank you so much for your compliments, and I hope that answers your questions.
      — Brent

  49. Matt says:

    I loved the trilogy from start to finish, I could not put it down. I am really looking forward to the series after Beyond the Shadows.
    Matt

  50. Chris Frazzelle says:

    hey Mr Brent. im in the military and i stumbled upon the Way Of Shadows book when i was on duty and ill tell you it was the best book i have ever read! it sucked me in to the story and the characters were awsome!!! i stayed up the whole night and didnt even realize it and that has never happened. i bought the other two and so far, im on Shadows Edge. i really like this one too and i just cant put it down! im really looking forward to reading the last one and i hope that a movie could be made from these stories. im also looking into reading the new one that is coming out! i appreciate the work you put into these stories and thank you!

  51. Ash Idris says:

    Mr Brent, Amazing books, i tend to spend hours at the bookstore usually reading the first chapter of many books before my purchase, i like the grammar and language to be at a certain level and when i picked the Way of Shadoes up i couldn’t put it down, I literally completes the trilogy in a fortnight! Absolutely brilliant!

  52. Alex Semple says:

    I first found these books on the internet by pure chance. I hadn’t found anything good to read in ages. I read the blurb and I ordered them right away. When I first got the way of the shadows I went and ordered the other two. I have read my set over 20 times easily. I absolutely love these books. I wish they made movies out of these books. Also I hope you write a follow up series to these books. Following Kylar and Vi. You are in my top 5 authors. I liked the plot and how well it was thought out. There was so much going on in it that I don’t think I could ever get bored of them. Please, PLEase PLEASE write a follow up series. I’m not sure if i’m the only one but the more I read books the more attached I get to the characters and I want to read more about them. I love reading though. I have never had many friends so books have always been a great way to spend time. Please don’t ever stop writing.

  53. Jeremy C says:

    I discovered this book series shortly after becoming a fan of the Assassin’s creed games. So when I discovered you first novel (The Way Of The Shadow), it immediately garbed my attention. What I found inside, shocked me and excited me beyond belief. Inside the pages was an adventure no one could have possibly predicted, and no one could anticipate before reading. Instead of finding a creed, I found myself entrenched in the dirty world of a corrupt kingdom and behind the eyes of a boy looking up to a hero of the streets with his own shady past. I found myself turning page after page, way into the night and morning before I could even realize what time it was. One shocking turn after another I read in awe, that was Kyler and Durzo’s journey. I loved this series so much that once the final page was turned in Beyond the Shadow, I started the first book again because I just couldn’t let the story end. When I find a book that grabs me as powerfully as this did, I quite often want them in hard cover. I searched and searched, hoping to find them but sadly came to realize that one had never been published. I realize now that you have a hard covered omnibus book, combining all three into a single book. Please consider creating a hard cover version of each so I can add it to my collection of hard covers sitting on my shelf.

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