THE BURNING WHITE cover reveal

Here it is–the stunning cover image for Lightbringer 5: The Burning White.

Brent Weeks, Lightbringer, Burning White

EDIT: Here’s a description of the visuals, written by CAPSLOCK.

The Hooded Man is standing on a rocky beach, facing away from us. He is facing an enormous, circular stone tower several yards away (we can only see the first two stories of it). He is brandishing a large sword in his right hand, wearing a red cape, and looking to his left. From our perspective, there’s a white glow coming from his left hand (which is obscured by the cape), and a bolt of orange light emanating from his right side (near his arm). He is surrounded by a warm glow of light in every color, with red, blue, violet, and orange being most prominent. The rest of the image is shades of gray. It looks to be nighttime. The phrase on this volume is “Every legend shines a light…”

How’s this for gutsy? I love it! With an appearance by our good friend The Hooded Man! (Hey, buddy, fancy seeing you here!)

An enormous thank you to Lauren Panepinto (design) and Gene Mollica (illustration)–Lauren has worked to create beautiful covers for all five Lightbringer novels. The Burning White will be released in late summer/early fall 2019. (Yes, that’s next year. Patience, grasshopper.) If you’d like to leave your fulsome praise for their work, please do comment below.

This is the first I’ve let CAPSLOCK see it. (It’s fun to keep her out of the loop sometimes.) I think her head just exploded. Oh, MAN! Who’s gonna clean that up. CAPSLOCK 2, where are you?!

43 thoughts on “THE BURNING WHITE cover reveal

  1. Jacob Gillett says:

    Love it! Can’t wait for next year!

  2. Raina Mist says:

    I just let out the most disturbing choking sound in the middle of the dentists office, I blame you Weeks

  3. Tony Oleson says:

    This is an absolute masterpiece. Not only does it capture the whole essence of the books, it feels like standing on the precipice of something monstrously great. #Awe

  4. Sue Armitage says:

    Cover looks incredible, just hoping that the UK will get the same ❤️

  5. Hunter Pulse says:

    Amazing! I can’t wait to see where this epic story goes, and this wonderful art makes me even more excited!

  6. Gary says:

    Love it! Legit can’t wait… Still hoping Gavin/Dazen gets some love.

  7. Bryce says:

    It looks amazing! The swirling rainbow of colors overlaying the black and white background has me wondering more about the posibilities of a certain black/white bichrome.

  8. Jen says:

    I am in complete awe! Simply stunning.

  9. Kolan says:

    Tell her ALL her covers in this series have been amazing!! thanks to you both!

  10. Gregory Louderback says:

    Love the cover. It brings the focus back to what’s needed, a new prism.

  11. Beverly C says:

    But, but… a whole year!

  12. Chewie says:

    Who would’ve thought the Red would be the last one standing?

  13. Andy says:

    Mr. Weeks,

    I just finished The Blood Mirror, and wow, just wow. I am thrilled to learn that you have postponed the release of The Burning White in order to do your best work. You have done a great job with your series and it always has a place in my heart. Thank you.

    Best regards,

  14. Monica says:

    looks awesome, can’t wait for it to come out but know it will be worth it.

  15. Nicole Evans says:

    That is positively gorgeous and absolutely *perfect* for the last book (she says, not knowing exactly what the last book will be about, obviously, but still)!!! Fantastic and positively stoked. <3

  16. Josh P says:

    Curious how much you directed the artist for this cover, there’s a lot up for interpretation depending on how intentional each detail is, has me so excited for the read!

  17. Dan says:

    Wow looks amazing.
    Sadly I dont know if I can wait another year :,(
    It has been an amazing journey so far with amazing character development.

  18. Sethia says:


  19. alan says:

    Is this going to be the last book? This is turning out to be a long trilogy

    1. CAPSLOCK says:

      Yep, this is the last one…. I think 😉

    2. Nick says:

      It was never a trilogy to Weeks but still went past the planned 4 books. :p

  20. Nirnaeth says:

    Am I the only one whose eyes are bleeding when I look at this ? The way the colors mix is… unsettling

  21. Chris Mitchell says:

    Mate! That is fantastic!

  22. Ray Deft says:

    Great looking cover. I particularly like the subtleties on the violets and purples to the left that allude really well to the other colours in the books. Also, I think the cover really brings home what it mike be like to be Gavin, which I think is cool.

  23. Can’t wait for your book man! Been an awesome series so far though the last book plot twist kinda seemed like a cheap ploy that invalidated some of the books prior. Hopefully in this next one he doesn’t wake up to discover everything was all just dream heh.

  24. Eric says:

    Wow another year I really thought it would be August this year ………. now the real wait begins

  25. martin says:

    WOW! That cover looks amazing!!!!! Captures a lot if you have read the previous books. And gets you excited if you have not read any! The colors there are really amazing.

  26. Alessandro says:

    Didnt realize this was the cover for #5 the shock on my face. ive been waiting and i prom date promise im taking off work to read this.

  27. Leah says:

    Finally! Can’t wait to read it next summer. Brent, I told my kids how you responded to my email and it blew their minds (okay, mine too, with delight!). Love!

  28. Andy says:

    Wow. I thought I remembered hearing from someone that we were going to be pleasantly surprised by how early this book came out, given that he’d already been working on it and had just split it into two.

    It’s still my favorite series of all time, and the timeline is infinitely better than that given by Patrick Rothfuss or George RR Martin. So I guess I’m happy. It’s just a letdown when I thought for sure the book would be here this year.

  29. Sam says:

    U know when I finished blood mirror I was kind of angry. I searched the rest of the book looking for any mention of a continuation I didn’t find it I was like u did better with night angel until I saw this book and I know I am going to love it.
    Pls make it long and interesting about 700pgs

  30. Cubby Lostboy says:

    but… 2019? *cries*

  31. Barry Nowatzke says:

    This is the best one yet and is absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait to hear news of signed copies being available or another meet and greet tour being scheduled. Tell Simon Vance to stock up on herbal tea and to clear his schedule as well. The audibles make the work days go by so much smoother.

  32. Martin says:

    Did anyone notice the reflection in the sword?

  33. Sherif says:

    Sir permit me to say that in my own personal judgement I rate u as a writer higher than Williams Shakespeare, Thomas hardy, Asimov,JRR Tolkien, George RR, etc. In fact it seems like purgatory. I do not know how u do it but u definitely have a big fan in me. Keep up the great Job.

  34. Deboyle says:

    Well then, looking at the Cover image, i do not see how you can alludes to Dazen/Gavin as he is now a bichrome. That Cover is suffused with colors….another ten months to wait for arguably the best fantasy series ever written! Can’t wait…..

  35. Kyle says:

    Hmmm that sword doesnt look like a poky boom stick if you ask me…..

    Oversight or critical clue?

  36. AGUILELLA COBOS Romain says:

    Nice cover,
    Do you know when the french version Will be available ? I hope the next of the adventure of “les invincibles” french traduction for the kip’s team.

  37. Galvaro says:

    Orholam’s balls, this is beautiful!

  38. Steve Clark says:

    Absolutely LOVE it! Might just be my favorite cover to date. Any chance on getting it made poster size? 😉

  39. ARTTSvg says:

    I discovered this series through Jazza (see DrawWithJazza on YT) last summer and got and Audible subscription to get them all. I spent the better part of a week just drawing and listening, losing many hours of sleep because “just one more chapter”.

    The clifhanger at the end of book 4 had me yelling at my Echo and googling for the release date of book 5. I was dismayed to find no date posted yet (mid summer).

    Now as I lay awake on this chilly Sunday night I have finally gotten my answer. My sister will be happy to know it is a day after her birthday, because if it was a day earlier I would be glued to the book and to hell with the real world.

    I am so very very very excited for The Burning White, the cover has me inspired, and now I will try (presumably to no avail) and rest while my insides are giddy with excitement.

    Thank you for writing such amazing books.


  40. Keith Tywabi says:

    Cover looks great! This series is one of my top 5. Every time I read it’s like I’m a monster in a candy store.
    $@ – @$

  41. Memnock says:

    Man i LOVE THESE BOOKS. Sooooo much in there read and re-read over and over. I have some great theories and cant wait to see if im on it or not. Love the new cover too

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