Peat is doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything on the books sub-reddit. He will be live starting at 4pm EST and ending when the questions run out or he passes out from exhaustion. Can’t be online at 4? You can go ahead and ask your question now!
For those of you who haven’t not witnessed the exciting and hilarious world of AMAs, it’s basically an informally forum/interview space when anyone can participate and directly ask Peat a question! Or just leave a comment. Check out Peat last AMA on the fantasy sub-reddit here.
2. Visit the Peter V. Brett AMA anytime today or live tonight at 4pm. Read the intro at the top and post your question (or questions) in the comments. Link to the AMA will be live tomorrow. Watch this space for when it goes live.
3. Reddit uses a pretty simple ‘upvote’ and ‘downvote’ system. See a question you want Peat to answer? Click the arrow to the upper left of the question to upvote it! Peat will answer the most popular questions first.
4. Please be considerate and hide any spoilers. Many of the people on the forum will want to talk about specific things that happened in the books, but there are a lot of folks who haven’t read all the books yet. There is a simple way to hide text that contains spoilers. [Put the spoiler text in brackets like this]and close it with the (/spoiler) tag. It should look like this: [The Warded Man is really Arlen Bales] (/spoiler)
The words are now hidden! When you roll your cursor over the section, your words will appear. There are detailed instructions at the top of the AMA page.
You can also just follow along with the ongoing discussion without making an account or asking questions. It’s up to you! Enjoy!
As Peat continues to write up a storm, the cover of the TheSkull Throneis close to completion! (No, we can’t show you anything quite yet, but keep an eye on this space.)
In honor of books covers in general, check out this rather ridiculous list (yes, I am linking to Buzzfeed) of cliche book covers. The Warded Man is featured in the fantasy section along with Patrick Rothfuss and other awesome modern fantasy authors.
The list categorizes The Warded Man (and other books with hooded heroes standing stoically on the cover) as a fantasy book in a long, long series. Not necessarily a good or bad thing, just a trend.
How much do you pay attention to book covers? Does it influence your decision to buy a book? What do you like to see on the cover of a fantasy novel?