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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!

The Black Prism: E-book now just $2.99!


Orbit is featuring The Black Prism e-book as their Orbital Drop for July. It’s available to download for just $2.99 all month! Be sure to check out their page HERE, which has handy links so you can download it to your preferred e-reader.

Be sure to “like” the Orbital Drop on Facebook or sign up for the newsletter to stay updated on each month’s latest e-book deal.

(Also, new poll at right!)

New Book, Website, & Facebook Page for Spanish-Speaking Fans

EDIT II: is now up and running! 

EDIT: Looks like we jumped the gun a bit. Mondadori is still finalizing some of the content and the final home. It should all be up today or Monday! The actual URL will be 

Or should I say:  Nuevo libro, página web, y página de Facebook en español? (Once again, I appreciate Google Translate!)


That’s right, for those of you who have been following my work in Spanish, El Prisma Negro has just been released. You can check it out HERE.

My publisher in Spain has also just opened a new Spanish-language website for me as well! Check out and let me know what you think in the comments. I’m also hoping to add some exclusive content over there, so be sure to check for updates.

And if you’re on Facebook, “like” my new Spanish Brent Weeks page HERE so you can all the latest updates.

A big thanks to Random House Mondadori, who put this together.