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Real Life Promo Roundup

Let’s start with the fun part: A Real Life Fantasy Condor.

The photo is from an article in New Scientist magazine. Stealth glider made out of special polymer self-destructs in sunlight. I’ve never considered whether luxin was a polymer before now. A 30-second Google search confirms in my mind that it couldn’t be anything but.

“Then the luxin hardened in its shape, which was as much like a condor’s wings as Gavin had been able to manage. The wings caught the air, and Karris and Gavin shot into the sky.

The first time Gavin had attempted it, he’d tried to hold one wing in each hand. He’d learned then why birds have hollow bones and weigh almost nothing. The lift had nearly torn his arms off. He’d gone home wet, bruised, and angry, with most of the muscles in his arms and chest torn. By making the condor all one piece instead, he’d taken away the need for muscle at all. The whole thing flew on the strength and flexibility of the luxin, speed, and wind.

Of course, it didn’t really fly. It glided. He’d tried to use the reeds, but it hadn’t worked so far. For the time being, the condor had a limited range.

Karris wasn’t complaining. She was wide-eyed. “Gavin! Orholam, Gavin, we’re flying!” She laughed, carefree.”

The Black Prism p.70, Brent Weeks, 2010

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Next order of business:

The Brent Weeks Shopify Store is (Still) Open! Buy an exclusive t-shirt or signed copy of THE BLACK PRISM from the man himself.

Also:

Fans in the UK can buy the WAY OF SHADOWS ebook for 99p. This deal doesn’t last forever, so snag it while you can!

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And last but certainly not least, Brent will stream his November Q&R video live next Tuesday, 17 November, at 2pm PST. Make sure to register for the event on Crowdcast!

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!

Announcing International Orders!

Now that we’ve had a bit of time to make sure we have our domestic deliveries working properly, we are offering The Black Prism in hardcover (English language, US edition only) for international ordering.

If you want to make sure your book arrives in time for Christmas, please note the below cutoff dates:

November 27 for international delivery / December 10 for U.S. delivery

CLICK HERE TO ORDER

We can’t guarantee on-time delivery, but we do promise we’ll get them posted in plenty of time on our end. And so lovingly cushioned that we haven’t yet had ANY damaged deliveries on our US orders. I’m also advised that we should tell you your country may have additional taxes or fees on items we ship. I know the postage is pretty extreme for books this heavy, but we’re not padding our numbers. This is the most affordable shipping method available.

One last note:  This is the U.S. edition. We don’t have any copies of the U.K. edition available for sale.
While very similar–all the words inside are the same!–here’s how they differ:

US and UK

 

Announcing the Brent Weeks Web Store

The official Brent Weeks web store is now open!

Our first product is signed hardcover copies from the first printing of The Black Prism. With your purchase, we’ll include a free copy of the new Black Prism dust jacket with your order! (So you won’t miss that Gavin smolder.)

two dust jackets Black Prism

We don’t currently have international shipping as an option; we hope to add that within a few months.

You can also access the Museum Replicas store for Night Angel merchandise via the web store.

This is a new endeavor for us, and while we think we’ve planned well and it should go flawlessly–books packaged to arrive in excellent condition, pay orders smoothly processed, and shipping handled with speed–it IS a new area for us. We will be making changes to the store as we become familiar with the process, so bear with us if we aren’t perfect immediately. (Or, you know, call for CAPSLOCK’s resignation. Angrily. Start a petition on Change.org. She probably deserves it.)

Limerick Contest

Once there was a boy who wrote books
He would do whatever it took
To please all his fans
Except guys named Dan
To give them an excellent look!

Our last limerick contest was a few years ago and we’ve decided to run another!

This time, the top five winners will each receive their choice of a brand new dust jacket for the hardcover edition of The Black Prism or a signed trade paperback of The Broken Eye.

Guidelines:
The last word in lines 1, 2, and 5 must rhyme and contain 8-9 syllables each.
The last word in lines 3 and 4 must rhyme and contain 5-6 syllables each.
All submissions must be sent to elisa@brentweeks.com by Monday, October 12 at 5pm Pacific Standard Time.
The subject line of your email should read “Limerick Contest”.
The BEST limericks have some kind of turn in the last line. (Not like Brent’s above.)
It must be about an event, character, or object in either the Night Angel Trilogy or The Lightbringer Series.

Famous limericks:
1. There once was a man from Nantucket
Who kept all his cash in a bucket.
But his daughter, named Nan,
Ran away with a man,
And as for the bucket, Nantucket.

3. There was an Old Man of Peru
Who watched his wife making a stew.
But once, by mistake,
In a stove she did bake
That unfortunate Man of Peru.
– Edward Lear

4. There was a young lady of Niger
who smiled as she rode on a tiger;
They returned from the ride
with the lady inside,
and the smile on the face of the tiger.
— Edward Lear

5. A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill can hold more than his beli-can.
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week
But I’m damned if I see how the heli-can.
– Dixon Lanier Merritt