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The Blood Mirror Book Tour 2016

The Blood Mirror Book Tour 2016

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Dear Friends,

It’s almost time. THE BLOOD MIRROR is coming out October 25thUSA/27th UK! It is with much excitement and some trepidation that I announce my tour for the (big?) release.

Borderlands San Francisco, CA – Tuesday, October 25 at 6pm

(RSVP to the Facebook Event and/or add event to your Google Calendar)

A store we love so much we re-scheduled the whole tour so we could make it on the one day they’re available. (The staff is leaving for a week the next morning to host events at World Fantasy.)

Favorite memory:
When perhaps the most award-winning audiobook narrator in the world Simon Vance said, “You’re an excellent reader. You could do your own books.” He was flattering me and it’s not at all true, but DANG was I flattered.

Tattered Cover, Denver, CO – Wednesday, October 26 at 7pm

(RSVP to the Facebook Event and/or add event to your Google Calendar)

I’ve now visited three different Tattered Cover locations on my tours. This time we’re back at the beautiful Colfax location. If you imagine an old English library with cozy nooks and warm wood, you’re imagining this place. Book lovers rejoice!
Favorite memory:
I was reminded what a privilege it is to be a writer when I met a woman for whom I did a small thing for me that was a big thing for her at a low point in her life. (Intentionally vague so I don’t sound like ra-ra me, I’m so great.)
Another was when a guy from New Jersey who was a HUGE fan just happened to be browsing in the store with no idea I was even on tour, and he looked up and there I was. As he told the story, a couple of fans from Germany, said, “That just happened to us, too!”

Schuler Books, Lansing, MIThursday, October 27 at 7pm

(RSVP to the Facebook Event and/or add event to your Google Calendar)

A new stop for us, but I remember fondly that a bookseller at Schuler Books wrote my first big (very positive!) review for my debut novel. It was a huge encouragement. I’m also delighted to get back to Michigan where I attended college: “Take that, Professor Unnamed! I made it!”
Favorite memory: To be made!

Joseph-Beth Bookstore, Lexington, KY –  Friday, October 28 at 7pm

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A new stop, but I’ve been told for years how fantastic this store is and how much I need to go there on tour. We’ve had amazing experiences at Joseph-Beth in Cincinnati, so we have high hopes.
Favorite memory: Could be of you!

Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, CA – Saturday, October 29 at 2pm

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One of the greatest indie SFF bookstores in the country and our good friends. Always a highlight of a book tour.
Favorite memory: Hanging out with staff until 1am at a cool 1950’s diner after my signing and hearing stories about wilder authors than I am. 😉

University Bookstore, Seattle, WA – Sunday, October 30 at 1pm

(RSVP to the Facebook Event and/or add event to your Google Calendar)

Back in the glorious Pacific Northwest, where Duane W. reigns over a magnificent SFF section. He knows everyone and everything. On a lucky day, you might see Terry Brooks or Robin Hobb browsing the aisles here.
Favorite memory: Two–Seeing Terry friggin’ BROOKS in the audience as I’m trying to do my reading for my first ever tour. And, trying to spell the Hawaiian young man’s name that I swear was 16 letters long. It ended ‘-aloha’, that’s all I know. This nice young man may or may not be the reason that I hand out sticky notes and ask for names. Even if your name is “Bob, with the usual Z.”

Powell’s, Beaverton, OR – Tuesday, November 1 7pm

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My home bookstore, where the staff is smart, the authors are kind, and every reader is above average. Everyone knows the downtown Powells, but THIS is where the SFF cognoscenti go.
Favorite memory: Trying to number the books I signed as a special bonus. Between trying to talk to the readers, shake hands, answer questions, and write an inscription on the first page, I signed at least two books “To Brent Weeks, -Brent Weeks” and number #137 three times. Not my finest hour. (This may be the reason I stopped numbering books.)

Blackguard Captains!
We will again be selecting a few readers at each location to be a street team. This means if you like to share your excitement for Lightbringer and would like to help me out at my signing, you could get free books, front row seats, and even loot. Click HERE if you’re interested.

Some Answers to Some Common Questions:

A… uh, book tour? What does one do at a book tour, uh, stop?
We all get together and read quietly while holding our lighters aloft and swaying. First one to finish the book yells Bingo! Then all the losers have to tear up the pages they didn’t read yet, crumple them, set them on fire with their lighter, and throw the flaming pages at the person who finished first. Survivors win a napalm bookmark.
Oh, sorry.
You come and sit like in class. For 45-60 minutes, the author may talk, read a chapter or short story, or just take questions. Usually some talking and then time for questions at the end. You raise your hand and get called on. Real questions from the audience are the norm; long monologues that don’t actually contain questions are discouraged. You will normally remember the question you really wanted to ask only as you’re on your way home.
After the talking part, you get a chance to meet me and get your book personalized (“To Jedidiah Be’elzebub Moncrief,”) and signed. You have to stand in line for this part. So either sit in front (I’m not a spitter, honest), or be ready to chat with other book lovers for a while. We do some things to make the line more efficient if the crowd is big, but I’m always going to shake your hand, make eye contact, say hello, and sign your book. If you have a brief question, you’re welcome to ask it. It’s not expected, though. I’ll stay until every book is signed. (Some stores have their own protocol for how many books you can get signed each time you go through the line.) You can get a picture with me if you want.
If you don’t like lines or have elsewhere to be, so long as I have permission from the hosting store, I will sign some books when I arrive at the store and have them set aside so you can just grab and go–even before the talk if you like. (Hey, maybe your kid or your sister is a fan, but you’ve got no interest in fantasy. No problem.)

Can you come to my city?
Yes!… if it’s on the list above. Yes!… maybe next time. We do try to add new stops every tour.

Why aren’t you coming to my city? Why, Brent? Why do you hate North Dakotans/Tibetans/Merovingians/people in a town five minutes away from your tour stop?
Short answer: I go where my publisher sends me. And every Montanan hates North Dakotans.
Longer answer: It requires a fortuitous confluence of factors for a stop to get on a book tour list. Some of this is data driven: have a lot of my books sold in a certain geographical area with a certain population density? Some of it’s driven by the bookstores: I sell lots of books in the D.C. and NYC areas, but there aren’t any sizable bookstores that want to host SFF events. (Yeah, even to sell lots of books. Baffling.) Some of it’s driven by experience: We went to this town, and had an awesome experience with the bookstore and the fans… let’s go back! Some of it is scheduling: a great bookstore might want me to come and we’ve had great luck before, but they can only host me on days that I can’t be there. Some of this is simply Orbit’s budget: I’m on the West Coast, so the East Coast is just harder, and other countries didn’t make it onto the list at all this time. (This is a big country: it takes longer for me to fly to New York than it takes a New Yorker to fly to London.)

When’s the next book come out?
I hate you. Ahem. No, honestly, I’m working hard on it already. I’m not going to make any promises to fans (I have made promises to my publishers!) except this: I will continue to work hard not just to finish the book, but to finish it in a manner that makes it a compelling capstone to the Lightbringer Series. One factor in why this book tour isn’t longer is to give me more time to write. So forgive me if I can’t make it to you this time–I’ll try to make it up to you with more awesome epic fantasy, faster!

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Fan Art Tuesday: SLKestrel

Fan Art Tuesday: SLKestrel

Check out this outstanding green wight!


See more of the artist’s work HERE!

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Halloween Costume Contest 2016

Halloween Costume Contest 2016

In honor of the release of The Blood Mirror, we’ll be hosting a new Halloween Costume Contest — featuring you in a costume inspired by the Lightbringer or Night Angel series!

We’ve had some great entries in previous years:


Liv Danavis


Red-Yellow Color Wight


Vi Sovari and Kylar Stern

And this year, we’d like to see yours!


A complete hardcover signed set of The Lightbringer Series (from The Black Prism through the Blood Mirror) — all personalized by Brent, PLUS an exclusive preview of the final book in the Lightbringer Series, with three never-before-seen chapters!


The first three books of The Lightbringer Series in trade paperback, plus a signed hardcopy of The Blood Mirror.


A signed hardcopy of The Blood Mirror.


Four signed bookplates.



1. Entries may be submitted starting today until Monday, November 7th at 5pm Pacific Standard Time.

2. Entry must include a picture of you in a costume inspired by the Night Angel Trilogy or The Lightbringer Series (go HERE to check out the Night Angel character sketches for inspiration), along with a one or two sentence description.

3. International entries are allowed and encouraged!

4. As long as the costume is materially yours, some Photoshop is fine (no presenting characters from movies or video games by putting a gloss of Photoshop on it and saying it’s your costume).

5. Two entries allowed per person, but you can only win once.

6. The subject line of the email should read: 2016 Costume Contest

7. Address the email to elisa @ (no spaces; and as in previous years, Brent will be selecting the winners).

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

9. Other:

Video submissions are allowed, but Brent is judging the costume, not the video. Brent will judge costumes individually if you have two people in a photo, but only one person will receive a prize. You must be 18 or older to win (younger participants are welcome, but by law I can’t give you a prize). No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries. We will notify winners via email; you must respond within 7 days, or another winner will be chosen. The grand prize is worth approximately $100. Second place is worth approximately $60. Third place is worth approximately $30. Fourth place is worth about $15.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

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Final Sale: Night Angel Gear!

Final Sale: Night Angel Gear!


Museum Replicas’s license is expiring for Night Angel gear — so they’re holding a closeout sale on their remaining stock —  don’t forget to look at these latest items:

Gwinvere ensemble (discounted):


Durzo shirt:


And of course the Durzo duster (discounted), vambraces, belted sash, and leather armor (discounted):


Finally, the sword and scabbard are on sale!



Go HERE to purchase!

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Fan Art Tuesdays: @arturkel

Fan Art Tuesdays: @arturkel

The ever so talented @arturkel has made this incredible artwork for us to enjoy! Wetboy wrapped in shadows and weilding the huge black sword, Retribution. Either Kylar Stern or Durzo Blint, hard to say since they’re both such imposing figures. Kylar and Durzo are both classified as a Wetboy, an extremely lethal and magically gifted warrior. Both characters are from the Night Angel trilogy by @androssguile. #brentweeks #thenightangeltrilogy #wayofshadows #shadowsedge #beyondtheshadows #fantasynovel #fiction #fantasy #bookworm #bookish #instabook #ilovereading #bookstagram #goodreads #authorsofinstagram #draw #drawing #character #instadraw #instaart #fantasyart #ilovefantasyart #durzoblint #durzo #wetboy #fanart #kylarstern #theshadow #kakari #nightangel

A photo posted by Brent Weeks Fan Page (@kylarguile) on

Click HERE to see more work by @arturkel.

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New Fan Art: @reiyeka

New Fan Art: @reiyeka

Check out her Instagram and Tumblr!

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B&N Bookseller’s Picks: The Blood Mirror!

B&N Bookseller’s Picks: The Blood Mirror!



We are so thrilled that the The Blood Mirror was selected as one of the top picks of October 2016 by the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog! (And we were pretty excited to see Blood Mirror as the first listed book, too.) You can go HERE to read the extremely positive review — and to see what other books Jim Killen suggests for your October reading pleasure.

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Fan Art Tuesdays: Mr. Hook

Fan Art Tuesdays: Mr. Hook

Check out this artist’s impressive conception of Mount Thrall:

See more of his work HERE.

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The Introverted Indie Podcast Interviews Brent

The Introverted Indie Podcast Interviews Brent

download Host Michael J. Sanford interviewed Brent about why he chose traditional publishing,  the hazards of reading reviews of your work, taking risks with your writing, and much much more! Go HERE to listen.

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Fan Art Tuesdays: @JordanShae0309

Fan Art Tuesdays: @JordanShae0309

Check out this wonderful fan art we discovered on Twitter!

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