It was much more than I thought it would be and a great 2nd chapter in the story. It flowed well and it kept you interested not only in the story but also in the characters that the author created. I couldn't stop listening and had great fun going through the book. Be warned there are some parts of the book that for some reason haven't been included the most glaring in chapter 90. Overall great book.
Weeks has done it again! I wasn't too sure after the Black Prism if I would read book 2 but I'm glad I did. Simon Vance made all the difference bring a much more vibrant reading performance to the novel. Truly top notch voice acting. Weeks character development, swashbuckling action, mixed with what seems to be an ever sweeping story is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Can't wait for the next one and hope it is not the last!
I don't know if its better, because I've never read a print copy. But I like the reader so I'd say it probaby is.
I liked learning more about the structure of magic in this country and how it interacts witht he world. Before it just seemed to affect people but now we see what not having a prism does to their world.
This one is very good.
The end where kip kills a white and turns it human again.
Third book please come out soon!
First off, I'm so happy that Brent Weeks switched narrators for the second book in the series, Simon Vance is fantastic!
I thought Brent Weeks did a great job of pacing in his second book, each storyline was woven together seamlessly and culminated in cliffhanger ending. I would highly recommend this book to any reader of Sanderson, Rothfuss etc, you will not be disappointed.
I found the magic system inventive and fun
While I find the majority of Brandon Sandersons works to be better written, both authors have creative magic systems that very much reminded me of each other.
like a surfer.
No. Thats not really my plan for any audiobook, but even in written form, this is not a book that would have had me burning through the pages. I do not however mean this to be disparaging.
Sadly, I feel as though Simon Vance's voice acting was lacking. I often found myself thinking about the lack of diversity in his voice choices for different characters (Roy Dotrice has spoiled me.) I also could not help but feel like he sounds like a "surfer dude."
The first book was innovative and I liked it. This time, it just got weird and gross. I don't recommend this book to anyone.
Its rather unique
The voice performance wasn't bad except for his voice for Gavin, the main character. I never imagined a heroic character that sounded like Beavis crossed with a stereotyped surfer. I kept expecting him to say "Dude". Why he chose that type of voice or performance for the main character I don't know. I almost didn't listen to this book because of it but the story was worth the effort. Simon's characterization of all the other characters was not bad but why did he make the main character sound like a marijuana smoking college brat is beyond me.
was it suppose too.
Great book, The second book (Blinding Knife) has a much better narrator.
I hold a BA in History from York University of Toronto; a 3yr Diploma in Computer Networking from Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario. I have been "reading" audio books sinces the late 80s and a member of Audible back to 2004. What a really like is a good long story preferable over 30 hours. :)
This really is an important over the first book. I normally hate series where the rules of magic change a couple of books in because the "God" of the run out out. This is well done. It's early in the series and actually gives the author and the characters a bit more play without being a "Holy Hand Graide" to solve all problems.
Kiff really becomes a "him" not just a shadow in this book. It's worth the credit for sure.
Don't know couldn't play the file.
Sorry, Brent Weeks, its all Audible fault.
Five years since my last purchase from Audible. I guess I wait ten years for my next.