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March Madness!



Really love brackets? Want a second chance because you didn’t see that Harvard game coming? The Blinding Knife has been drafted into the March Madness craze by BookSpot Central’s 7th annual book tournament. In Round 1,  The Blinding Knife faces off against The Tainted City by Courtney Schafer.

You can vote:

  1. via a comment on their post listing the book you wish to vote for in each match-up
  2. by clicking the Facebook “like” button under the book cover on the tournament page HERE
  3. with an original tweet (retweets won’t count) that includes a link to the tournament page HERE and uses the hashtag provided below for the book(s) you are voting for”

There’s nothing really at stake here, just bragging rights. However, if you know Brent at all, you know he really likes bragging rights! Go HERE to vote!

Reddit Best Fantasy Novel 2012

reddit fantasyReddit is a gigantic social news website that has many sub-sites (subreddits). The fantasy subreddit has more than 25,000 members. This past year, I had the pleasure of doing an interview with them, which they call “Ask Me Anything”. Needless to say, when I heard The Blinding Knife was up for Best Fantasy Novel of 2012, I was delighted but didn’t expect much.

But I won.

If you’re interested in all things fantasy, I highly recommend checking it out. Even if you don’t like registering for things, you can freely lurk. In addition to having categories for Best Novel of the Year and Best Debut of the Year, /r/fantasy also voted on things like Best Blog, and Best AMA Comment. If you really want to dive immediately into fandom, this is a great place to find high-quality resources. Also, because the community is so huge, they have no trouble getting all the top fantasy authors to come by and talk with them. Those are still posted on the site and make for fascinating reading. (Look in the right-hand column of /r/fantasy for that list.)

I’d like to thank the reddit community and you guys, my awesome fans, for up-voting my book. And I’d like to thank elquesogrande for all the work he does to make that community so, so good.

I won I won I won!

Lightbringer Costume Contest Winners

A big thank-you to everyone who submitted their costumes and to everyone who voted! There were some outstanding entries. Below are the winners.

First Place:

Liv Danavis: In a moment, yellow luxin filled her cupped hands. It sloshed like water.

The winner will receive a personalized, signed hardcover first-edition of The Blinding Knife, and five personalized bookplates.

Second Place: 

Karris White Oak, with “hair as black as as her mood”.

The second-place winner will receive a signed copy of mass market paperback The Black Prism and five personalized bookplates.


Third Place:

A white robe blue color wight in Lord Omnichrome’s army.

The third-place winner will receive five personalized bookplates.