this series is coming in at my second favorite so far, 1st being "Red Rising". I love the magic system, the old earth references or things that are in common with our world, the characters are great in all the good and bad ways. This series is a must listen. oh and Simon Vance is now at the top of my list for narrators.
Rich, detailed, believable, and not at all boring. At once political and military and magical, the characters express the real of this story effortlessly. Weeks does not make it look easy, but he does make it something you want more of. Excellent narrator; nary s character confused.
For those who enjoy multi-book epic fantasy, that second book can be a challenge building the story arcs that later lead to the big climactic payoff. George R.R. Martin's Storm of Swords is easily the best of that series (and one of the very best fantasy books of all time for me), but you have to get through Clash of Kings to get there. This volume improves upon and builds upon Black Prism leaving a cliffhanger that has to be resolved. Simon Vance is among the very best narrators and really brings the characters to life. Enough said, I have to start The Broken Eye.
I read this book and the Black Prism years ago as they came out, but had to reread because The Broken Eye is here!! AWESOME books, and imagination on Mr Weeks, I am never disappointed in his books!!
Brent Weeks is by far my favorite author since the night Angel trilogy but he far surpassed his earlier series with Lightbringer. The narrator of the black prism had a somewhat nasally voice that couldn't quite do justice to the power of weeks' characters. The Blinding Knife however has a new narrator that excels at voicing the personality of the characters, not just the written speech. Overall one of the best audio books I have ever listened to.