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Spanish-Language Review and Book Trailer


Spanish-language readers, check out this high praise of El Prismo Negro from book blog La Biblioteca de Seshat:

“Resumiendo, es un libro que como podéis ver me encanta, y no puedo sino recomendarlo a cualquier amante de la fantasía. Es de lo mejor en fantasía después de Tolkien y Martin…” [In short, as you can see, it is a book I love, and I can not but recommend it to any fantasy lover. It is the best in fantasy after Tolkien and Martin…]

Go HERE to read the rest and HERE to order your copy!

And for those of you who are interested in a Spanish Black Prism book trailer, this one has Spanish-language subtitles (though I can’t guarantee the complete accuracy of the translations!):

(Also, new poll at right!)

Announcing the Fan Art Contest Winner!


Brent promised to pick one random entry for the fan art contest entry, and we have a winner!

Emily E. won for her double-submission of these images (though we only counted them as one when Brent randomly selected a winner):

Kylar SternElene, Kylar & Uly











The prize was originally for a signed copy of The Black Prism in trade paperback, but since it’s taken us a while to post all the entries, we’re also going to send the winner a signed copy of The Blinding Knife in trade paperback.

We’ll be running another contest soon, so keep an eye on the site.

Congratulations, Emily!

The Black Prism: Hungary

Hungarian Black PrismI’m very pleased to announce that The Black Prism has just been published in Hungary! If you’d like to order your copy now, go HERE. (A Hungarian translation of Perfect Shadow is also planned in the not-too-distant future.)


The Blinding Knife In Trade Paperback


Actually, both The Black Prism and The Blinding Knife are scheduled to be released in trade paperback. The Black Prism trade paperback will be released on July 23, 2013 and The Blinding Knife trade paperback will be released on August 27, 2013.

Check out the new cover for The Black Prism!

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(Character Photos by Shirley Green, Photo Illustrations by Silas Manhood, Cover Designs by Lauren Panepinto.)

Also, new poll!

Lightbringer Costume Contest Winners

A big thank-you to everyone who submitted their costumes and to everyone who voted! There were some outstanding entries. Below are the winners.

First Place:

Liv Danavis: In a moment, yellow luxin filled her cupped hands. It sloshed like water.

The winner will receive a personalized, signed hardcover first-edition of The Blinding Knife, and five personalized bookplates.

Second Place: 

Karris White Oak, with “hair as black as as her mood”.

The second-place winner will receive a signed copy of mass market paperback The Black Prism and five personalized bookplates.


Third Place:

A white robe blue color wight in Lord Omnichrome’s army.

The third-place winner will receive five personalized bookplates.

New York Comic Con

Though I can’t make it out to New York City (or, sadly, New York Comic Con) this book tour, I’ve got the next-best thing: free signed Lightbringer bookmarks!

If you’re going to New York Comic Con (October 11-14), stop by the Hachette table (Table #1027) and find an Orbit team member. Present the code word below to get a a bookmark that features both The Black Prism and The Blinding Knife and my signature.

Orbit will begin handing the bookmarks out on Friday, and though there will be a limited quantity given out each day, you can try again the next day for one. ( They may also have some secret swag available.) I’ve only signed 100 of these for Orbit, so make sure you head over there as soon as you can!

Code word: Shimmercloak

Halloween Costume Contest!


Since Brent is on his way back from tour, he’s asked me to post the details of the Halloween Costume Contest. That way you all have time to get your costumes together and maybe even use them before the contest!

The pictures you email (due by Friday, November 2nd at 5pm Pacific Standard Time!) will be posted to the website for a vote by the fans, beginning Monday, November 5th and ending Monday, November 12th.

First Place: A signed hardcover first-edition of The Blinding Knife personalized to you, and five personalized bookplates to you or friends of your choice.

Second Place: A signed copy of mass market paperback The Black Prism and five personalized bookplates to your or friends of your choice.

Third Place: Five personalized bookplates to you or friends of your choice.

1. Entry due by Friday, November 2, 2012 at 5pm Pacific Standard Time.

2.Entry must include a picture of you in costume, along with a one-to-two sentence description.

3.The costume must be of a character in The Lightbringer Trilogy.

4. The subject line of the email (and this is IMPORTANT) must read: Lightbringer Costume Contest.

5. Address the email to: (Don’t worry, Brent will be checking out all the costumes, but I’ll be putting together all the photos for the contest!)

6. The costume must be family-friendly. (Hey, we’d like to display the best entries on the website, and we can’t do that if it’s not appropriate for some of the younger fans!)

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

If we haven’t addressed all your questions, please ask them in the comments section below–we’ll answer as soon as intercontinental flights and time zone changes allow!