Fantasy Book Critic has a giveaway of the entire Night Angel Trilogy HERE. There are six complete sets up for grabs, three of US version and three of the UK version, which is fatter, and may spell words like “color” funny. 😉 Looks like it’s open to anyone.
Also, I will be posting the winner of the Halloween costume contest tomorrow. I’ve got it down to two finalists, and it’s killing me to choose between them, so check in tomorrow to see who won a signed copy of the book of their choice. (Uh, that is, out of my books. If you ask for a signed copy of the 24 volume Oxford English Dictionary, I’ll just hurt you.)
Should I reward madness?
Well, I’m going to. I know of at least one fan who intends to go to a Halloween party as Durzo Blint or Kylar Stern. So I have a VERY short notice Halloween Contest, wherein whomever has the best Night Angel Trilogy costume gets a signed copy of The Way of Shadows. I may–or may not if the winner goes as Vi–post the winning photograph. Send your entries to brent dot a dot weeks at gmail dot com. (Make appropriate substitutions for dots and the ampersand.) If there’s only one entry, well, he wins. If the winner wishes to have a signed copy of Shadow’s Edge or Beyond the Shadows instead, I will be happy to oblige. (Though I can only send Beyond the Shadows once I get it.)
Second, I have recently seen some pretty amazing fan art. Check HERE and HERE by Ajahli. Her blog HERE. So here’s a contest that already has a strong front-runner. Whoever submits the best fan art by November 30 will get signed copies of the entire trilogy, made out to whomever they wish, and mailed to them. Because I have no artistic talent myself, I have to confess I’m thrilled. Soo cool.
Please entitle your email “Costume Contest” or “Fan Art Contest” so I can sort them easily. Thanks.
Oh, I’ve also updated the Reviews page. If I’ve missed reviews on the intarwebs that are helpful, please post or shoot me an email. I’ll flag reviews that have too many spoilers.
Got an email telling me that some Borders bookstores ALREADY have Shadow’s Edge in stock. (What? I haven’t even got MY copies yet!) So if you really can’t wait for book two, give your local Borders a call. Heck, you could call Barnes and Noble, and Powells, and Waldenbooks (and Blackwell and Waterstones if you’re across the pond), just to build buzz, but if you’re not looking to be part of a nefarious grass-roots marketing effort, thanks, you just want the stupid book…well, call Borders. Sheesh. Sorry.
You do realize, however, that if you get Shadow’s Edge early, you’re still going to have to wait a full month for Beyond the Shadows, right? And that’s assuming that your Borders also gets book three in early, which they may not. So you may have to wait SIX weeks while the cool kids laugh at you because they only have to wait four weeks. Well, Mom always said patience is a virtue. (Yeah, I hated that too.)
I have been nominated for the David Gemmell Legend Award for Fantasy. When December 26th rolls around, fans will get to vote for finalists. Judges will then pick the winner. More info HERE. Don’t worry, I’ll remind you. I’d say vote early, vote often–but I might have some haxors as fans, and that would be wrong. (So just vote often.)
And while doing a good old-fashioned vanity googling, I found my best review ever HERE. Thanks, Wolfgirl20.
Release dates for the Night Angel Trilogy:
The Way of Shadows (Oct 1 US, Oct 2 UK)
Shadow’s Edge (Oct 28 US, Nov 6 UK)
Beyond the Shadows (Nov 25 US, Dec 4 UK)
There are no firm street dates, so if you’re dying for the next book, some stores may stock the titles up to a week early. Borders in several parts of the U.S. has done so.
The Science Fiction Book Club just bought the rights to publish an 3-in-1 hardcover omnibus edition! It will be entitled Night Angel: A Trilogy. Publication date and more details, including cover art once I get permission.
The Night Angel Trilogy will be published in English (Orbit US, Orbit UK), French (Bragelonne), German (Blanvalet), and Dutch (Mynx).
Hey, thanks for tracking me down. Currently, brentweeks.com is under construction for the launch of The Night Angel Trilogy this October, November and December. Thanks for your patience and your interest.
You can contact me at brent dot a dot weeks at gmail dot com. I do reply to emails.