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Lightbringer 10th Anniversary Extravaganza: Updates

Featuring covers from all 5 Lightbringer books

We have exciting news to share with all of you (and who doesn’t need a bit of good news right now?!) regarding the Lightbringer Series and THE BURNING WHITE.

Throughout the month of August, we will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of THE BLACK PRISM being unleashed upon the world, as well as the trade paperback release of THE BURNING WHITE–the stunning finale to the series.

THE BLACK PRISM ebook will be discounted to $2.99 through the end of the month. (This is Brent’s Amazon Affiliate link.) The trade paperback edition of THE BURNING WHITE is available now!

On release day (August 11), Brent was in conversation with the incomparable Joe Abercrombie, via Orbit Crowdcast. You can watch the replay on the home page.

Brent will ALSO embark on a virtual book tour via Crowdcast! He will be in conversation with more fantastic Orbit authors as follows:

Andrea G. Stewart, author of THE BONE SHARD DAUGHTER
Friday, August 21 at 7pm PDT
Sponsored by Mysterious Galaxy
Register for the event on Crowdcast

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Django Wexler, author of ASHES OF THE SUN
Tuesday, August 25 at 6pm PDT
Sponsored by Powell’s Books
Register for the event on Crowdcast

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K.S. Villoso, author of THE WOLF OF OREN-YARO & THE IKESSAR FALCON
Tuesday, September 1 at 3pm PDT
Sponsored by Joseph-Beth Books
Register for the event on Crowdcast

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Evan Winter, author of THE RAGE OF DRAGONS & THE FIRES OF VENGEANCE
Wednesday, September 9 at 4pm PDT
Sponsored by Tubby & Coo’s
Register for the event on Crowdcast

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More information regarding these events will be shared as they become available. Some details are subject to change, so stay tuned.

Celebrate Gavin, Kip, Andross, and company with us!

Fan Art Tuesday: A Stunning Lightbringer Bookcase

Patrick Heffernan (of Mysterious Galaxy infamy) made this striking board and vinyl case that perfectly holds all five Lightbringer hardcover books.

The picture doesn’t do it justice!
In case you can’t see it, LIGHTBRINGER is the vertical word, and BRENT & WEEKS are the horizontal words.
Like a glove.

Not much else to say about this one, except well done, Patrick! He gave this one-of-a-kind case to Brent during his book tour stop in San Diego last year.

Ahhh, I remember book tour events… And bookstores… Book signings… Book festivals… Author speaking engagements… Browsing library stacks… Eyeballing tchotchkes and board games and socks at Powell’s… Lurking among the packed and crooked shelves that made the too-narrow aisles in my favorite used bookstore, petting the shop cat while I chatted with the staff, the smell of old paper lingering on my shirt after I left.

Sorry, I wandered off there.

Any way, hold fast and stay the course, friends. We’re all doing this quarantine thing for each other.

THIS I did not expect.

Every year, Goodreads runs an awards competition. Basically, Readers’ Choice Awards. I’ve been a finalist before (thank you!), but as Goodreads has tweaked which books are counted into which genres, it’s gotten significantly more difficult for my kind of work to land on the list. When hugely-popular crossover writers like Nora Roberts (400 million copies sold!) show up in your pool of competitors, a win simply isn’t going to happen.

Which is fine. Ms. Roberts works incredibly hard and has earned every fan she has.

Additionally, this year, THE BURNING WHITE published just a couple weeks before the end of the eligibility period. And as you may have noticed, THE BURNING WHITE also happens to be a rather lengthy novel, so it didn’t surprise me in the least that I didn’t appear on the longlist.

But then something happened that did surprise me.

Some of you wrote me in.

ENOUGH of you wrote me in that I made the Semi-Finals–despite not even showing up on the longlist!

Very, very cool. Thank you.

The cover image to The Burning White by Brent Weeks

Now, two things: one selfish, one not. First, I’m not winning this thing regardless, but it WOULD be sweet to be a finalist again, especially if Joe Abercrombie isn’t.

Second, even if you don’t vote for me (which is totally fair, so long as you don’t vote for Joe), the list is a great place to find books that OTHER readers are loving. Not just in fantasy, but in all genres. So it’s worth clicking through to find some great books for your TBR pile–and look up readers’ reviews of ones that sound interesting.

This round of voting ends Sunday, November 17, so check out all the Semi-Finalists HERE. And thanks again.

THE BLOOD MIRROR: Reread With The Fantasy Hive

Hi friends,

Hopefully you’re all busy coming up with brilliant ideas for the Nine Kings Fan Art contest, and preparing yourselves for THE BURNING WHITE to land on your doorstep.

Featuring covers from all 5 Lightbringer books

We have wrapped up the official Lightbringer Reread with Mike Evans covering THE BLOOD MIRROR over at The Fantasy Hive. Check it out!

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.

 

THE BURNING WHITE: Orbit Loot Giveaway, Amazon Book of the Month

Happy October, fellow Chromeriacs!

It’s officially Halloween season, and we’re officially THREE WEEKS away from THE BURNING WHITE’s Book Birthday!

The cover image to The Burning White by Brent Weeks

We have so much awesome stuff to share with you this month, and I’m so excited I can barely typegebbarghifayatholshawarmasceneofthartsegeinsen!

Ahem.

The first announcement on this first day of a month packed full of pumpkins, pre-orders, prestidigitation, paryl, parties, protuberances, and bawling into your popcorn is that Amazon has selected THE BURNING WHITE as one of the Best SFF Books of the Month. Gavin and Co are in good company on this list. Check it out, and make sure you pre-order your copy of the book, if you haven’t already. (That’s an affiliate link, FTR.)

Secondly, Orbit is hosting a Lightbringer Loot Giveaway.

 

 

Enter for a chance to win an exclusive hardcover boxed set of the complete Lightbringer series, plus a letter from the Man himself! All you have to do is share your email address with Orbit, then sit back and wait for a month.*

Happy Tuesday!

Dread Pirate CAPSLOCK

 

*Deadline to enter is Oct 31. We encourage you to wait patiently to hear who wins, because sitting on the edge of your seat with all your fingers and toes crossed sounds stressful. Also,  your butt would go numb eventually. Also, that can’t be good for your back. Also, you can’t eat Halloween candy with crossed fingers.

THE BURNING WHITE: One Month From Release Day, an Excerpt, & FB Live

Hi friends!

The spectacular finale to the Lightbringer Series, THE BURNING WHITE, will be unleashed upon the world one month from today.

To celebrate, we’re sharing the two opening scenes from the book (for those of you who aren’t newsletter subscribers):

https://www.brentweeks.com/extras/lightbringer-extras/excerpts/burning-white-excerpt/

Also, the next Facebook LIVE Q&R is set for this Wednesday (25 Sept) at 2pm PDT. Bring your questions!

And just in case you haven’t pre-ordered your copy of the book yet, here’s how you can do that:

Where to Get a Signed Copy of THE BURNING WHITE

 

What’s Your Favorite Scene In Lightbringer?

We know there are some of you who aren’t into social media (FB, IG, & Twitter), so we’re posting this question here:

What’s your most favorite scene from Lightbringer?

If you could pick one chapter from one book, which one would you pick?

And hey, please include spoiler alerts where necessary.

 

p.s. My (Dread Pirate CAPSLOCK) favorite is either Chapter 75 of Broken Eye… or Chapter 68 of The Burning White 😉 (you don’t HAVE to reference the chapter number, I’m just doing it to keep everything spoiler-free)