Peephole In My Skull

/r/Books Reddit AMA Today!

Posted by Meg

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.

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Want to participate but don’t know how?

Here’s how it works:

1. Create a username on Reddit in order to ask Peat a question.

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!

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 8:00 am by megelizabeth
Filed under Appearances, Daylight War, Fans, Interviews, Meg, Skull Throne
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Tweephole #34

Posted by Meg

Peat ramps up his word count on The Skull Throne …

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  • @PVBrett - Does this mean I’m retro or stodgy? RT @nytimes: R. P. to the middle initial
  • @PVBrett - My best writing week yet on #SkullThrone at 7,240 words. Hoping to add a few more before the counter resets on Monday. 6 chapter to go!
  • @PVBrett - Public transport has ever been my muse. Added another 1245 words to #SkullThrone. Close to 8500 for the week.
  • @PVBrett - I am not a believer in the power of prayer, but I respect this mantis’ religious freedom.


  • @PVBrett - 10040 words added to #SkullThrone this week. Maybe my best writing week ever. Plus went to the gym 5x & a weekend with my ladies. #winning
  • @PVBrett - All you have to do is say (or type) ‘Eye of the Tiger’ and that damn song gets stuck in my head.
  • @PVBrett - Perceived? RT @ResearchDigest: Authors with middle initials are perceived to be better writers: via @ivorevans
  • @PVBrett - Broke 200,000 words in #SkullThrone yesterday. Looking like the final manuscript will be around 230K. Slightly shorter than Desert Spear.
  • @PVBrett - Someone @subpress loves me.

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  • @PVBrett - Every time mainstream comics try to take a meaningful step to appeal to female readers, they illustrate how they just don’t get the problem.
  • @PVBrett - I didn’t think they could recapture the magic of the original, but they kinda did.

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  • @PVBrett - Been waiting YEARS to write this action scene, and holy fuck does it feel good to finally get there. #SkullThrone
  • @PVBrett - .@AGunslinger1 I rewrote the scene with the Warded Man meeting Elissa like a thousand times. It was originally written for The Warded Man.
  • @PVBrett - We still don’t get it! Here’s another temporary rebrand! RT @io9: Marvel’s New Captain America Will Be Black
  • @PVBrett – Marvel once led the pack w/gender & racial diversity in comics. Now they’re back to making heroes female or PoC for 5min. It’s so 1980′s.
  • @PVBrett - Ok, enough bitching about the state of mainstream comics. I have a book to write. #SkullThrone
  • @PVBrett - Just saw the final full-bleed @LarryRostant art for the US #SkullThrone cover, and it literally took my breath away. Gorgeous.
  • @PVBrett - I swear, if I had a corespawned nickel for every time someone confuses me with @BrentWeeks, I could retire.
  • @PVBrett - In playground with C. See a boy shove sister down so rough I was about to step in. But then she punched him in the balls. Ah, childhood…
  • @PVBrett - Batcake!


  • @PVBrett - Adorable hatchlings in the robin’s nest beneath the floorboards of my parents’ porch.


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Posted on July 23, 2014 at 8:15 am by megelizabeth
Filed under Cassie, Fans, Meg, Skull Throne, Tweephole
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Painted Man Quiz on Goodreads!

Posted by Meg

Want to prove your Painted Man knowledge? On Goodreads right now, there is a ten question quiz all on the very first book in the Demon Cycle.

Warded Man Reissue

Test yourself here, and let us know the results!

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 8:30 am by megelizabeth
Filed under Meg, Warded Man

Worldbuilders Thank You

Posted by Meg

At lot of you know about Worldbuilders and the incredible work they do raising money for Heifer International. And a lot of you have been involved in making this year’s fundraising goals happen by supporting projects like Author D&D … and shaving Myke Cole’s head with a straight razor.

This year’s team, plus the host of artists, writers and other persons of note wanted to say thank you.

Also, you really don’t want to miss the bloopers …

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:00 am by megelizabeth
Filed under Fans, Meg, Myke, Worldbuilders
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Cliche Book Covers?

Posted by Meg

As Peat continues to write up a storm, the cover of the The Skull Throne is 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.

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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?

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 8:00 am by megelizabeth
Filed under Fans, Meg, Skull Throne, Warded Man