The 10th Anniversary Night Angel hardcover omnibus is on sale (in the US) NOW! To celebrate this week, we’re looking back at the first reviews of Way of Shadows.
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INT. OFFICE – DAY
DPC: Hey, Jefe?
JEFE: (typing intently, not looking away from computer screen) Yeah.
DPC: The omnibus.
JEFE: What about it?
DPC: (beat) It comes out tomorrow.
JEFE: (blinks at DPC, because this is terribly obvious) I know that, CAPS.
DPC: Ten years!
DPC: (imitating Jeremy Piven in Grosse Pointe Blank) TEN YEARS! TEN!
(DPC slumps at her desk, scrolls through BRENT WEEKS website)
DPC: We’ve been talking about it a LOT. Like, A LOT A LOT. For months.
JEFE: Your profundity knows no bounds, CAPSLOCK.
DPC: So, um, I just realized something.
(JEFE stops typing and sighs.)
DPC: Like two weeks ago I scheduled a post to go live, thinking we would say, you know, OMG THE NAT OMNI IS HERE Y’ALL IT’S RAINING CONFETTI IN THE STREETS AAAHHHH (CAPSLOCK shakes her head and waggles her arms in a pitiful imitation of Kermit the Frog).
JEFE: I mean, that’s one way to go.
DPC: And then we opened the webstore.
JEFE: I remember… Listen, are you going somewhere with this? Because I have characters to kill off, here. (gestures to his computer screen)
DPC: I got really busy, Jefe.
(JEFE raises an eyebrow and stares at CAPSLOCK for a moment.)
DPC: Soooooo busy.
JEFE: There’s no post, is there?
DPC: There’s a post! There’s TOTALLY a post! (beat) There’s just… no words in the post.
JEFE: Just write the post, CAPS. (JEFE mutters something about why he pays for an assistant)
HAPPY BOOK RELEASE DAY, EVERYBODY!
We’ve waited TEN YEARS (and two months) for this beauty to be unleashed upon the world, and it’s here! Check your mailboxes today for that pre-ordered copy printed and bound just for you!
You didn’t pre-order a copy?
Shame on you.
Go buy one now!
The time has come!
We are about 15 HOURS away from the official release (in the US; UK fans have ~32 hours… And I suppose if you live in a different time zone in the US, 12-14 hours. You get the idea) of the Astonishing, Spectacular, Resplendent, Death-Defying, Super Special, Blacker-Than-Black, 10th Anniversary Hardcover Night Angel Omnibus. *cue [REDACTED] music* (that we didn’t license)
The entries have been examined, contemplated, and discussed. You all have sent your beleaguered books into battle, and not all of them have returned from the fray. They have been well-loved and well read. They have been covered in blood, sweat, and tears (literally, as you’ll see).
Fans the world over have been anxiously anticipating this moment.
Drum roll, please!
The five runners-up are below, in no particular order–
Kevin Jones, who posted on Twitter:
“My copies of the Night Angel Trilogy were bought used at my local bookstore and through many rereads and their eventual passing down to my oldest daughter they’ve been through a lot.
Tried to depict Kylar with some of the ka’kari.”
Jared Stonecypher, who emailed us:
“I wanted to introduce some friends to the Lightbringer Series and Night Angel Trilogy. My Night Angel omnibus made it home safely, but my Black Prism hardback was far from unscathed when it came home. Their dog is a huge bookworm I guess!”
Blayne McGuire, who posted on Facebook:
Here is my #BattleWornBooks story for the last book in the Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks. This book has survived at least 7 moves, 1 rainstorm in a car with open windows when I was carrying it around while reading it, being loaned out once, and generally being abused during the 5+ times I’ve personally read it while owning it. The 2nd novel gets an honorable mention since it is MIA after being loaned out to an old coworker. So now I just have the 1st and 3rd of the series.
Aereal McQu, who posted on Facebook:
When your dog gets a hold of book 2 and 3, you only buy a new Shadow’s Edge because you’ve memorized the destroyed bits of Beyond the Shadows.
Daryl Duda, who emailed us:
In 2015, 2 friends and myself quit our jobs to set out into the Canadian wilderness to do some survival camping with nothing but around 70 lbs of “things we would take into the apocalypse”. The only reading material we had were the Night Angel series, and we continually speed read the hell out of them nightly in our hammocks; almost in a competition to finish whichever book you had first so you could berate the guy who had the following novel to hurry the hell up. There were never more than 2 days between finishes as we were hungry for our entertainment. Not sure to this day what happened to book 1 and I contrasted the old with the new.
P.S. The paperbacks also make a pretty decent pillow if you’re wrapped up tight in a hammock…
And now, the Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 BattleWorn Books Contest:
Kellie Speedy, whose book was in a car crash!
A few years ago, I let a good friend borrow a series of books that I love. Not the Wheel of Time, but instead The Night Angel by Brent Weeks. The weekend after I lent the books, he and his girlfriend were in a horrific accident that thankfully both survived. But my books did not. This is my entry to #BattleWornBooks.
(Kellie also mentioned that her friends are both doing spectacularly well, and are expecting their second child in a few months. I have some name ideas, if you’re interested…)
Thank you all for your fantastic, creative entries this year. I couldn’t ask for a better group of fans!
Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! Today we’re looking back at fan mail–specifically the very first fan letter written about Night Angel.
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.
Just here to let you all know that the 2018 BATTLEWORN BOOKS Competition is officially CLOSED. We will be collecting all of the entries around social media and in our email, Brent is going to take a look at them, and we will post the list of winners by next Monday, November 12, 7 AM PST.
Thank you for all of your excellent submissions!
It’s Thursday again, and we’re looking back at the early editing process for Night Angel #2 & #3, SHADOW’S EDGE and BEYOND THE SHADOWS, respectively.
-The BATTLEWORN BOOKS competition ends tomorrow.
-The official on-sale date for the 10th Anniversary omnibus is November 13.
-The webstore is now open, and t-shirts & books will be available for the entire month.
Thank you, everyone!
This week we are featuring a fun #BattleWornBooks competition photo from Dave. It doesn’t qualify as an entry, but we enjoy his effort and creativity. We’re guessing he has spent a fair bit time on Fark, dominating the Photoshop contests…
You can check out Dave’s Instagram page for more images, etc.
Also, remember: there’s still time to enter the BattleWorn Books competition to win a copy of the new 10th Anniversary omnibus, plus some sweet Night Angel swag!
Good news–the Night Angel TBT posts are back, as we get ready for the release of the 10th Anniversary omnibus!
Remember, it’s not too late to enter the BattleWorn Books competition. You have until Friday, November 2, 2018 to send those Night Angel books into battle, take a photo, and send it along to us!
Our friend Jared (better known as kylarguile on Instagram) made these really lovely bookmarks to celebrate the upcoming release of the Night Angel 10th Anniversary omnibus.
Jared maintains the (unofficial) Brent Weeks fan page over on Instagram, and has shared some pretty sweet fan art with us in the past. Most importantly, he is giving away at least one of these bookmarks! Head over to Instagram now for a chance to snag one!
And before you ask, yes, Stonecypher is his real, awesome last name. How do I know? I asked, of course.