Behold: some of the (many awesome) submissions we received for our #BattleWornBooks contest!
We’ve tried to include as many as possible for you all to enjoy. (Note that if you submitted more than one photo, we chose one to put up on the site here; and we may have edited your caption for length as well.)
Thanks to all who participated!
Oh… you want to know who the winners are?
The GRAND PRIZE Winner… who will receive the Subterranean Press edition (the very, very limited edition!) of Perfect Shadow… is Shadow Neconish!
Shadow edges all others by (1) having carried this book through legitimately super hard places (2) claiming to have the name “Shadow” and (3) by showing an appreciation for the fine art of leaving his readers begging for more. “Wait, what? What happened? And you came back? When? Why?”
Here are the Top 5 Winners — who will each receive a Brand-New Author-Signed Set of The Night Angel Trilogy:
19 times is… a lot of times. Plus, this picture is just so darn Christmas-y!
Aw, I’m just a sucker for a love story. Right, you guys? (But, how did you not kill each other if one of you is a faster reader and had to wait at every page?)
To me that book looks suspicious. It’s paper… it’s paper, and yet standing there like it had nothing to do with what happened here. (But seriously, sorry. Fires suck.)
This one almost won Grand Prize. This is what I call Playing the Man, not the Game. I’ve been a parent, so I know how that feels. Also, well done!
It’s just… so darn pretty.
And here are (many) of the rest for your viewing pleasure!
@BrentWeeks #BattleWornBooks This book has survived two college moves and Willow’s kitten years. She’s not proud of her book-eating days. pic.twitter.com/e0ZuK9MSdy
— Angela 🎃 (@eggela) October 24, 2017
#battlewornbooks We have 8 years of use, cats noms, and coffee stains. Now baby brother has it! (He didn’t rip it … or did he?!) pic.twitter.com/5pRnjdistZ
— Krista Evans (@Jabberwocky_45) October 24, 2017
Oily pages, bent and tearing spine. You try to be nice to your books, but they insist on being read several time #battlewornbooks pic.twitter.com/KbBDalCcWz
— Drew Belbin (@Niblib) October 24, 2017
@BrentWeeks My companion when I was alone under the stairs or rudely avoiding conversation, while still under the stairs #BattleWornBooks pic.twitter.com/Uld75a67Xq
— Jordan Battell (@battell44) October 24, 2017
This is the one of two books to survive a fire b/c I had it put away along another treasure you may recognize:@BrentWeeks#battlewornbooks pic.twitter.com/ISl1HH4Tmd
— Robert V Johnson (@RobVJohnson) October 24, 2017
This book is by far the book I’ve read the most, lots of bag time and rad times with this book, and author!! #battlewornbooks pic.twitter.com/3OjVN8pSAG
— Kurt Ambrose (@keranos_sassgod) October 26, 2017
#battlewornbooks Night Angel got me through army boot camp, a wedding and many travels, Don’t know of a better series. Thanks Brent Weeks! pic.twitter.com/Hq2kzquxUV
— Jason Allen (@OminousLeader) October 25, 2017
These have been through a lot of my friend’s hands, but I’m not sure they’re truly #battlewornbooks pic.twitter.com/NMEmK1CsEO
— Kyle Warren (@4kwarren) October 25, 2017
#BattleWornBooks @BrentWeeks Abused and written in. I’ve let people borrow this book just so they could become fans and we can geek out. pic.twitter.com/KZUZGiKOId
— joss-o-lantern 👻🎃 (@tiredboygirl) October 24, 2017
The one paperback in a hardcover collection. I got this worn out Way of Shadows at goodwill for $1. I need a hardcover!!! #BattleWornBooks pic.twitter.com/X3wsH8bME3
— Zach callahan (@Zachcallahan9) October 25, 2017
#BattleWornBooks I feel kinda bad because the originals were so damaged from use that I got this one. It’s been on MULTIPLE trips, taken to work, taken to play rehearsals, and read a grand total of maybe 15 times. As you can see, almost done with the 16th go-around 😉 @BrentWeeks pic.twitter.com/tBEIFOCoRm
— Shawn McSpookin’ 👻 (@ZillyWillyPoo) October 24, 2017
#BattleWornBooks Kylar was able to defend himself from being loaned out… the Guiles…not so much @BrentWeeks pic.twitter.com/T4Q3WATQQV
— Daniel Lewin (@harronHumble) October 24, 2017
#BattleWornBooks @BrentWeeks been read countless times and even made it on to the news. Well the fire it was in did https://t.co/tmhHx03Plk pic.twitter.com/6QIDnFNah3
— Trevor Sherman (@Hobblogin) October 25, 2017
@BrentWeeks too pristine for #BattleWornBooks b/c gave away my original copy of The Way of Shadows and bought a new one pic.twitter.com/AjNzkmrl4n
— SP 🇪🇺 (@sonjapieper) October 24, 2017
#battlewornbooks @BrentWeeks I’ve read these so many times and lended them out to so many friends they are barely bonded together still!! I need replacements! pic.twitter.com/0zRYze9etL
— Eric J Gower (@EZGower) November 14, 2017
Here’s my #battlewornbooks Night Angel trilogy. It would be more worn if it’s weight and general massiveness didn’t discourage me from bringing it more places 😅 Luckily my library has a wonderful ebook collection. pic.twitter.com/cmltddvSJT
— Emily Hanke (@emhanke) November 14, 2017
There can only be one…no adaptations allowed #BattleWornBooks pic.twitter.com/KHzgrluSnp
— M (@WhiteSheWolf) November 14, 2017
Okay. I see Brent Week’s #BattleWornBooks tag and I raise you one.
Books aren’t in the worst of shape but! I still have the super exclusive Barnes and Noble promo Comic that was only available for a limited time to go with.
Fan MEGA LEVEL unlocked. pic.twitter.com/9yXpmxCqwJ
— Jenn (@jennerationnext) November 14, 2017
8 or 10 reads will leave you looking like Ezra after a night in the wood. #battlewornbooks @BrentWeeks pic.twitter.com/OKWzwvRs9F
— Donnovan Kidwell (@DonnovanKidwell) November 14, 2017
I started reading these books during my freshman year of high school, and they’d be the only books I read (of my own will) those 4 years. I’d finish and restart. It got to the point where I’d grab one and open it and random and know right where I was in the story #BattleWornBooks pic.twitter.com/IvYKYqWW7H
— Michael J (@michaeltj10) November 13, 2017
Had them since high school and reread them multiple times a year. Love the series. These are my #BattleWornBooks pic.twitter.com/nNniXHjeIj
— Cameron Beazer (@nightangel1324) November 9, 2017
My wife didn’t read fantasy until I handed her my #battlewornbooks. Now we’ve got books signed for the kid! #BetterLateThanNever pic.twitter.com/lTBIaRRmgG
— Teige Weidner (@TeigeWeidner) November 1, 2017
#battlewornbooks @BrentWeeks Been through these several times. Now I buy hard covers for the rest of the Lightbringer series lol. #favauthor pic.twitter.com/PqXeLknSOS
— Corey Simpson (@pacercorey) November 6, 2017