The delightful Peter Ahlstrom (who works for the one-and-only Brandon Sanderson) shared his review of The Burning White over in Sandersonland:
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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.
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.
A gift for those of you who prefer audiobooks over print.
Now the dulcet tones of the inimitable Simon Vance:
Also, just so you know, we’re going to have a fun little treat to share with everyone every Monday – Friday for the rest of October. Stay tuned for more Lightbringer goodness!
Happy October, fellow Chromeriacs!
It’s officially Halloween season, and we’re officially THREE WEEKS away from THE BURNING WHITE’s Book Birthday!
We have so much awesome stuff to share with you this month, and I’m so excited I can barely typegebbarghifayatholshawarmasceneofthartsegeinsen!
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.)
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.*
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 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):
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:
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)
We heard a rumor that you’re looking for a retailer who will let you pre-order a signed copy of THE BURNING WHITE.
Look no further! Below is the list of booksellers who will have limited quantities of signed stock (with the fancy designed page in front).
These beauties are selling like hotcakes, so politely inquire with your favorite friendly bookseller what is available for pre-order. Please note that since some of these are tour stops, you should specify which edition you are looking for when asking about availability (the pre-signed fancy-paged edition, or the not-yet-signed but gonna-show-up-for-the-man-himself-to-sign edition).
If there are any updates or changes, they’ll be noted right here. Go forth, minions!
Order Online (availability may vary):
The Signed Page (Ships internationally): https://bit.ly/2MSI6iI
Indigo (Canada): https://bit.ly/2YJk7Kh
Waterstones (UK): https://bit.ly/2MQzoBJ
VJ Books (Ships internationally): https://bit.ly/2KOlDR8
Barnes and Noble: https://bit.ly/2kpywIp
Call or In Person
These stores have ordered stock of the signed editions with the special inscription plate. Stop-in or call for details before ordering – the editions listed on their websites may not be the signed ones. If the listing is marked with a (*), make sure to specify that you’re looking for the pre-signed edition.
Alexander Book: San Francisco, CA
Auntie’s Bookstore: Spokane, WA
Book Shop Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz, CA
The Bookloft: Great Barrington, MA
Joseph-Beth Books: Cincinnati, OH & Lexington, KY
*Mysterious Galaxy: San Diego, CA
Mysteries on Main Street: St. Johnstown, NY
*Powell’s Books Inc: Various Locations, OR
Schuller Books: Grand Rapids, MI
*The Tattered Cover: Denver, CO
Third Place Books: Various Locations, WA
Uncle Hugo’s SF Bookstore: Minneapolis, MN
*University Bookstore: Seattle, WA
Vroman’s Bookstore: Pasadena, CA
*I’ll be signing books in person at this location as part of the White Hot Book Tour.
Here’s a fun video we took of me opening up a box of author copies of the Super Special Night Angel 10th Anniversary All-Black Hardcover Omnibus, with their pristine, non-smearing slipcovers.
*There aren’t any unofficial NAT omnibus unboxing videos out there that I know of. Yet.
Here it is–the stunning cover image for Lightbringer 5: The 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?!
Why the long face, friend?
Is it because Barnes and Noble sold out of their signed copies of the Night Angel 10th Anniversary Omnibus MINUTES before you were going to buy one?
Aww, buddy, don’t fret. We have good news…
After a bit of juggling, we’ve been able to arrange to have THE SIGNED PAGE sell signed copies now! They’ll even ship internationally! (See, we didn’t forget you.)
Also, for a very limited time, you can get your copy personalized! (Please note, Brent isn’t able to write extra lines this time–just a name or two.) A link directly to the NAT pre-order page is HERE… But The Signed Page has an impressive collection of other signed titles, so spend a few minutes, and browse a little.
It’s worth noting that the Signed Page does everything possible to get these books to you in pristine condition. As they state:
“[W]e package our books better than anyone with bubblewrap tucked snugly within strong boxes. Damaged books rarely happen with us. We will also work on getting some goodies to include in the packages too. [Also] as a reminder, The Signed Page does not charge extra for shipping. We charge exactly what USPS charges us to ship.”