Friday, May 08, 2009

Brent Weeks Answers Questions Five

Brent Weeks introduced himself to the world of epic fantasy in 2008 with something few new authors can offer – a completed trilogy. The Night Angel Trilogy was released in three successive months in mass market paperback making it very accessible to the average reader. As a result, Brent has seen quite a bit of success, including the resume entry of New York Times Best Selling Author. The trilogy begins with The Way of Shadows (US, UK, Canada, IndieBound, my review), continues with Shadow’s Edge (US, UK, Canada, IndieBound) and concludes with Beyond the Shadows (US, UK, Canada, IndieBound). Brent is currently hard at work writing.

Thanks to Brent for taking the time to answer
Questions Five.


So, why don’t you own cats or where a pony tail?

BW: Oh, man, I hope that didn't come out too snarky. Once I got my contract, I went to the book store and was flipping through people's bios and author photos and I was like, Um, wow. Good thing I'm not weird.

If the Night Angel Trilogy were a fortune cookie, what would its fortune be?

BW: 11 26 38 02 21. Oh, you mean the OTHER side of the fortune?

How would you interpret this fortune if it were your own?

BW: You already got lucky enough to get published, why should winning Keno be any harder?

Please describe one reason why the Night Angel Trilogy would inspire a reader to strip naked and run into the forest.

BW: That tickle on your back? Not a tickle. Spider. Poison that liquefies flesh. Incurable. Untreatable.
Read chapter 1, you'll get it.

Why should the Night Angel Trilogy be the next thing that everyone reads?

BW: It's like Jane Austen, without the boring stuff. Hold on, that doesn't make any sense at all. It's like James Bond, but with character development. Wait, no better. It's like Dancing With the Stars, without the awkward celebrities or commercials. Dang! It's like Saturday Night Live, but funny sometimes. Okay, okay, last shot. Here's how I'd describe it to my former high school students: it's like a book, but fun.

15 comments:

The Mad Hatter said...

He certainly seems to have a good sense of humor. I still have to read Beyond the Shadows the last volume of the night angel trilogy. Does anyone have any idea when his new series will come out?

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Neth said...

I have no idea, but I haven't seen anything that suggests he's very close to having a new book finished. I'd be surprised if he has a new one within the next year - I'd guess early 2011 at the earliest. But maybe Brent will stop by and clarify.

Brent said...

The first book of the Black Prism trilogy (title TBD) is slated for late 2010. Basically, as early as I can get it done. Speaking of which, I better go get cracking...

Neth said...

summon author is a wonderful thing

Neth said...

and thanks for the update.

ediFanoB said...

We need humor in times like these. So far I read only the first book of the Night Angel trilogy. But I have to admit that it was a great read.

Hagelrat said...

hahaha. He is never going to live the cats and ponytail thing down. :)

PeterWilliam said...

Ken,
Riotous interview. Even better post discussion. Should Weeks be concerned about Goodkind hiring vicious henchmen?....hench-cats? Ah, whichever.

Anonymous said...

I have literally just finished the last book and had to rush onto the net to find out when it comes out! The trilogy way fantastic, the best thing I've ever read by a long way! Soo excited to hear the new book is on the way. Get writing Brent, I don't think i can wait a year!

LilianFoxxe said...

I just began reading The Way of Shadows this morning and I must confess, I'm hooked. I honestly can't put the book down for more than a few seconds before my fingers start twitching. The characters, the style, the plot as it unfolds- all of it is positively brilliant. I've been blabbing about it to all of my friends and now they're hooked on it, too. You can bet I'm going to be running off to the store for the next volume the second I turn the last page.

P.S: Durzo Blint rocks my socks. x3

-Lil

KamenRiderDiEnd said...

I finished book two shadows edge and well it was much intense than the first one. To be honest, I skipped every part that had to do with Dorian, Solon, Feir, and whatever they were trying to do. I couldn't get hooked on those parts. But everything else with Kyler and Logan and Vi was excellent. As for the parts I missed, I'd let wikipedia explain that to me in simpler detail. But yeah, I picked up the books after like nine passer-by's in the book store. It taughted me to buy it like Karen Millers Godspeaker trilogy. Orbit knows how to pick'em

Toki said...

Reading the night angel trilogy was awesome, but the way beyond the shadows ended left me wondering "Will the Black Prism trilogy pick up where the night angel trilogy left off?", I was hoping someone could help me answer that question.

Neth said...

@Toki

I'm pretty sure it's a completely unrelated trilogy.

Anonymous said...

I finished reading all three books within 4 days...(at work I read during any break I could get. At night I would only get 5 hours of sleep...)Every once in a while I would check which side is thicker, the side I read or the side which I still needed to read, I had a constant fear that the book will end soon. The Night Angel Trilogy is by far the best books I have ever read in my whole life. The last books I read which I enjoyed was the Twilight saga and it doesn't come near The Night Angel trilogy.They should make a movie about these books.
I won't ever hesitate to buy a book written by Brent Weeks

(sorry for my bad English.)

Anonymous said...

i wouldnt say a movie since they seem to screw up the whole story 98% of the time but maybe something animated so you get everything in. and i am sooo waiting for a set of books to finish off the high king profecy with Kylar and Logan.

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