Join the Orbit Newsletter

Sign up for updates about
your favorite authors, books, and more

Orbit Books

AGE OF IRON by Angus Watson

AGE OF IRON Angus Watson

Bloodthirsty druids and battle-hardened Iron Age warriors collide in the first volume of this action-packed historical fantasy trilogy.
Read a sample

SYMBIONTMira Grant

The second terrifying novel in the Parasitology series by New York Times bestselling author Mira Grant!
Read a sample

Photos From Brent Weeks’s UK Tour!

After two weeks spent travelling around the US on his 15-date book-signing tour, Brent Weeks hopped across the pond to meet his UK fans and sign copies of his New York Times bestselling novel THE BLINDING KNIFE [UK | US | ANZ].

Brent’s UK tour took in nine cities in eight days and involved hundreds of fans who enjoyed a brilliant reading (with a shocking twist for which his editor still hasn’t forgiven him!) before chatting with Brent and getting their books signed. Brent also spent a full day at Fantasycon in Brighton, where he was a Guest of Honour and took part in a variety of panels.

We thought the tour was a huge success – thanks to everyone who attended! – and Brent clearly thought so too:

Here are some photos from Brent’s week in the UK.

We thought we ought to help Brent acclimatise to the UK, so before his tour began we invited him and his wife Kristi along to Orbit HQ in London where we drank tea while discussing the weather.

Brent’s first call of duty was a signing at Forbidden Planet’s flagship store in London, where a huge crowd turned up to meet him.

Brent demonstrates his Jedi mind tricks at his Nottingham book signing.

Birmingham Waterstones were particularly excited about hosting Brent – so much so that they doodled this display on their chalkboard.

There was precious little downtime during events, but Brent snatched a few moments during his Milton Keynes signing to read a new novel by a little-known author . . .

THE BLINDING KNIFE – book two in the Lightbringer series – is available now and has so far received some glowing reviews:

Places Brent Weeks on comfortable footing beside contemporaries like Brandon Sanderson and Joe Abercrombie, if not a step above . . . One of the best Fantasy books of 2012″ – A DRIBBLE OF INK

“The Blinding Knife is just great stuff, an exuberant epic fantasy that I could read thousands of pages of and still want more” – FANTASY BOOK CRITIC

“Great action, great characters and lots of politics and manipulations to keep the reader on their toes to the very last pages. Superb reading” – THE BOOKBAG

“The mark of a good fantasy is that it can surprise you, catch you off guard, really make you feel what the characters are feeling, and this one does with a good, solid kick to the gut. Several times. And each time it feels good. The twists, shocks and heart wrenching blows keep coming and by the end you will be begging for more. The next in the series simply cannot come soon enough” – British Fantasy Society

Brent can be found online at his website, official Facebook page and also on Twitter.

Share
  1. Paul (@princejvstin)

    October 4, 2012
    at 8:33 am

    Ha, I love that photo of Brent reading the new Rowling. :)

  2. Lee (@bartman1987)

    October 4, 2012
    at 10:22 am

    Cool pics, was hoping to see more though, especially of the london forbidden planet signing

  3. Isabelle

    October 4, 2012
    at 11:36 am

    WHY did I have to arrive late for Nottingham?!

  4. Dave

    October 4, 2012
    at 3:38 pm

    Your Jedi mind tricks must be strong if they can make Birmingham Waterstones look like Nottingham :P More from Birmingham please!!

  5. Luke S

    October 5, 2012
    at 3:50 pm

    glad to meet him in Leeds, was a brilliant surprise when i turned up at waterstones only expecting to buy the book!

    And the book is amazing!

RSS Feeds
Orbit on the Web
Archives
Orbiteers
Blogroll

Please note that though we make every effort to ensure the suitability of links, Orbit cannot be held responsible for the content of external sites.