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Brent Weeks

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Occupation  Writer
Role  Writer
Name  Brent Weeks

Spouse  Kristi Weeks
Genre  Fantasy
Education  Hillsdale College
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Born  March 7, 1977 (age 38) Montana, USA (1977-03-07)
Nominations  Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fantasy, David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel
Books  The Black Prism, The Way of Shadows, The Broken Eye, The Blinding Knife, Shadow's Edge
Similar People  Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Butcher, Peter V Brett

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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.


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Early life

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.


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

The first book in his Lightbringer Series was released in 2010. It was originally intended to be a trilogy, but his publishers announced in 2012 that it would span four books, 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.

Weeks lives and works in Oregon.


Night Angel series
  1. The Way of Shadows (2008)
  2. Shadow's Edge (2008)
  3. Beyond the Shadows (2008)

The Black Prism (short fiction):

  • Perfect Shadow (novella) (Orbit, June 2011), e-book; (Subterranean Press, December 2011), chapterbook
  • Graphic Novel:

  • The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel (2014)
  • 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
    3. The Broken Eye (August 26, 2014) Hardcover: 816 pages
    4. The Blood Mirror (October 25, 2016) Hardcover: 704 pages
    5. The Burning White (fall 2018)


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