Thursday, December 01, 2016

What is Brent Weeks reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Brent Weeks, author of The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer Series #4).

His entry begins:
I have eclectic reading tastes, and I'm perfectly fine with that. I think Haruki Murakami said that if you read the same things everyone else does, you'll think the same things everyone else does.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance--Nonfiction. This is an examination by neurobiologist Angela Duckworth of what she calls "non-IQ competencies." Why do some people succeed? Why do some find meaning and purpose and happiness in their work? Can people learn to have more "grit"? I love books that examine what makes great people great, not only for my self-edification, but also for character studies in...[read on]
About The Blood Mirror, from the publisher:
When does an empire fall?

The Seven Satrapies have collapsed into four-and those are falling before the White King's armies.

Gavin Guile, ex-emperor, ex-Prism, ex-galley slave, formerly the one man who might have averted war, is now lost, broken, and trapped in a prison crafted by his own hands to hold a great magical genius. But Gavin has no magic at all. Worse, in this prison, Gavin may not be alone.

Kip Guile will make a last, desperate attempt to stop the White King's growing horde. Karris White attempts to knit together an empire falling apart, helped only by her murderous and possibly treasonous father-in-law Andross Guile.

Meanwhile, Teia's new talents will find a darker use-and the cost might be too much to bear.

Together, they will fight to prevent a tainted empire from becoming something even worse.
Learn more about the book and author at Brent Weeks's website.

The Page 69 Test: The Black Prism (Lightbringer Series #1).

Writers Read: Brent Weeks.

--Marshal Zeringue