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Brent Weeks

Author of The Way of Shadows

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New York Time bestselling author Brent Weeks was born and raised in Montana. He graduated from Hillsdale College and is the author of the Lightbringer series and the Night Angel series. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Way of Shadows 4,344 copies, 128 reviews
Shadow's Edge 2,948 copies, 73 reviews
Beyond the Shadows 2,775 copies, 64 reviews
The Black Prism 2,751 copies, 83 reviews
The Blinding Knife 1,286 copies, 42 reviews
The Broken Eye 917 copies, 26 reviews
Night Angel Trilogy (3-in-1) 766 copies, 22 reviews
The Blood Mirror 639 copies, 25 reviews
The Burning White 398 copies, 21 reviews
Perfect Shadow 362 copies, 14 reviews
Gunner's Apprentice 33 copies, 3 reviews
I, Night Angel 18 copies
Za stíny 1 copy
Epic: Legends of Fantasy (Foreword) 160 copies, 4 reviews
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Brent Weeks (born March 7, 1977) is an American fantasy writer. His debut novel, The Way of Shadows, hit The New York Times Best Seller list in April 2009. Each of the five books in his Lightbringer Series made the NYT list as well, starting with The Black Prism in 2010. He lives and works near Portland, Oregon with his wife, Kristi, and their two daughters.

Weeks was born in Whitefish, Montana on March 7, 1977. He attended Whitefish High School, and graduated from Hillsdale College in 2000 with a degree in English. He has said that he decided to try writing novels during a semester abroad at Oxford College, an experience that was influential to him personally and professionally. He briefly worked as a teacher at Salem Academy in Oregon and as a bartender before moving to writing full-time.
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