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Brent Weeks

USA flag (b.1977)

Brent Weeks was born and raised in Montana. After getting his paper keys from Hillsdale College, Brent had brief stints walking the earth like Caine from Kung Fu, tending bar, and corrupting the youth. (Not at the same time.) He started writing on bar napkins, then on lesson plans, then full time. Eventually, someone paid him for it. Brent lives in Oregon with his wife, Kristi. He doesn't own cats or wear a ponytail.

Genres: Fantasy
Brent Weeks recommends
The Adamantine Palace (2009)
(Memory of Flames, book 1)
Stephen Deas
"A stirring debut. Stephen Deas's dragons are inscrutable, beautiful, magical, unstoppable."
Bearers of the Black Staff (2010)
(Legends of Shannara, book 1)
Terry Brooks
"A finely wrought tale of sacrifice, adventure, betrayal, magic, loss, and a world on the precipice."
Among Thieves (2011)
(Tale of the Kin, book 1)
Douglas Hulick
"An unalloyed pleasure: a fast-moving, funny, twisting tale... Read this book."
The Kingdoms of Dust (2012)
(Necromancer Chronicles, book 3)
Amanda Downum
"Lush and evocative."
Hawk Queen (2014)
(Hawk Queen)
David Gemmell
"Heroism and heartbreak...Gemmell is adrenalin with soul."
City of Stairs (2014)
(Divine Cities, book 1)
Robert Jackson Bennett
"Robert Jackson Bennett deserves a huge audience. This is the book that will earn it for him. A story that draws you in, brilliant world building, and oh my God, Sigrud. You guys are going to love Sigrud."
An Affinity for Steel (2015)
(Aeon's Gate)
Sam Sykes
"Action fantasy with soul- albeit a small, dirty, funny soul."
The Face-Faker's Game (2016)
Chandler J Birch
"It takes a special writer to blend Dickens, Sanderson, and Lynch and yet make it totally his own. Chandler Birch succeeds beautifully. A wonderful debut!"
War Cry (2018)
Brian McClellan
"Brian McClellan is the real thing."
The Blacktongue Thief (2021)
(Blacktongue, book 1)
Christopher Buehlman
"Fast and fun and filled with crazy magic. I can't wait to see what Christopher Buehlman does next."

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