In case you missed the epic battle on October 6 between Brent and technology, while Joe talked about being a parent and an author:powered by Crowdcast
One is a titan of modern fantasy. The other is some guy. Join them online to learn which is which.
Register for the event via Crowdcast to get reminders so you don’t miss a second.
Wednesday, October 6
15:00 (3pm) NYC
19:00 (7pm) UTC
20:00 (8pm) LDN
00:30 (12:30am 10/7) Mumbai
05:00 (5am 10/7) Sydney
We hope you’re as excited as we are!
Brent’s June Q&R video was recorded live via Orbit Crowdcast as scheduled.
And here’s the HD video of the event, in case you missed it!
For those of you who missed the live event, here’s the video of Brent’s May 2020 Q&R.
Apologies for the delay in getting this one on the site!
We have notified the winners of the contest, and we’re here to showcase the five winning entries! There were nearly four dozen entries, each brilliant and beautiful in their own way. A warm, heartfelt thank you to everyone who submitted.
Please note there are SPOILERS for all Lightbringer books in the images below.
Our grand prize winner is Ellen Archer, with “Shimmercloak”:
Our runners-up are as follows:
“Unbreakable” by Morgan G.
“Andross the Red” by Mankin Studios
“Commander Ironfist” by Tim Hoffman
and “Lightbringer” by Alex Untoria.
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?!
As part of the launch for the new Blinding Knife trade paperback, Orbit has posted Brent’s musings on “The Best Possible Betrayal, or The Fine Art of the Plot Twist in Your Back.” And we know how well Brent does a plot twist. Go HERE to read it.
To celebrate the new trade paperback version of The Black Prism, Brent has a special blog post over on the Orbit website about how magic would really be a disruptive technology if it existed — and why that can be such a challenge for writers. Go HERE to read his post.