Brent Weeks

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Brent Weeks
Born (1977-03-07) March 7, 1977 (age 41)
Montana, USA
Occupation Writer
Genre Fantasy
Spouse Kristi Weeks

Brent Weeks (born March 7, 1977) is an American fantasy writer. He made The New York Times Best Seller list with The Blinding Knife in its first month, September 2012.[1]

Early life[edit]

Weeks was born in Montana on (1977-03-07)March 7, 1977, and graduated from Hillsdale College with a degree in English. He briefly worked as a teacher and bartender before moving to writing full-time.[2]


Orbit Books published his first novel in 2008; The Way of Shadows is also the first book in Weeks' The Night Angel Trilogy,[3][4] which has been printed in 10 different languages; the Way of Shadows has also been adapted into a graphic novel by Yen Press.[5]

The first book in his Lightbringer Series was released in 2010.[6] It was originally intended to be a trilogy, but his publishers announced in 2012 that it would span four books,[7] the third of which was released in August 2014.

On May 11, 2016, Brent Weeks announced two things in an email newsletter to fans as well as on his website, the first of which being that The Blood Mirror will be published on October 25/27 of 2016 (US/UK release dates, respectively) and secondly: "There will be five books in the Lightbringer Series, not four..." Weeks did not, however, promise or indicate a release date.[8]

The fifth book in the series, The Burning White, has been announced for a Fall 2019 release.

Weeks lives and works in Oregon.


Night Angel series[9]
  1. The Way of Shadows (2008)
  2. Shadow's Edge (2008)
  3. Beyond the Shadows (2008)
  • Perfect Shadow (novella) (Orbit, June 2011), e-book; (Subterranean Press, December 2011), chapterbook[9][10]

Graphic Novel:

  • The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel (2014)[11]
Lightbringer series
  1. The Black Prism (2010) Paperback: 768 pages Publisher: Orbit (September 1, 2011) ISBN 978-1841499048
  2. The Blinding Knife (September 11, 2012) Hardcover: 671 pages [12]
  3. The Broken Eye (August 26, 2014) Hardcover: 816 pages
  4. The Blood Mirror (October 25, 2016) Hardcover: 704 pages [13]
  5. The Burning White (August 29, 2019)


  1. ^ "Bestsellers Hardback Fiction: September 30, 2012". New York Times. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Bio". Brent Weeks. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  3. ^ Bastos, Cesar. "Bragelonne donne de la Voie". Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Orbit Makes a Third Rotation". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  5. ^ Green, Scott. "Yen Press Licenses "Another" and "BTOOOM!" Manga". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  6. ^ Speakman, Scott. "Cover & Interview: The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks". Suvudu. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  7. ^ Fitzgerald, Laura. "THE BLINDING KNIFE by Brent Weeks releases this week!". Orbit Books blog. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  8. ^ "The Blood Mirror Release Date". Brent Weeks, the Official Site. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Night Angel – Series Bibliography". ISFDB. Retrieved 2014-07-27. Select a title to see its linked publication history and general information. Select a particular edition (title) for more data at that level, such as a front cover image or linked contents.
  10. ^ opossumWilliams, Charlotte. "Orbit to publish Weeks title as e-book only". The Bookseller. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  11. ^ "Books". Brent Weeks. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Fiction Review: The Blinding Knife". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  13. ^ "The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer, #4)". Goodreads. Retrieved 2017-06-14.

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