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The Blinding Knife: Black Prism, Book 2 | [Brent Weeks]

The Blinding Knife: Black Prism, Book 2

Gavin Guile is dying. He'd thought he had five years left - now he has less than one. With 50,0000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies. Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.
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Publisher's Summary

Gavin Guile is dying.

He'd thought he had five years left - now he has less than one. With 50,0000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies. Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.

©2012 Brent Weeks (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    robert silver spring, MD, United States 09-25-12
    robert silver spring, MD, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "great book but missing content in chapter 90 and 9"
    What did you love best about The Blinding Knife?

    The development of complex characters and so much better then the first book. Reminds be a lot of the night angel series.


    Would you recommend The Blinding Knife to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes if they have read the first book, but it ki nda bothers me that two action scenes are cut short.


    Any additional comments?

    Fix the recording to add in the missing content in chapter 90 and 92

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    David Streeter 09-16-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Much Better"

    Book 2 of the black prism series is great. it continues with the story nicely allowing you to see how each character develops as it moves. it makes you want to know what will happen next.

    Now as for the reader, Simon Vance is a VAST improvement than the reader for book 1, Cristofer Jean. Simon made listening to the book a great pleasure. he made the characters identifiable, unlike Jean whom made Kip sound like a whinny brat and Gavin sound like Keanu Reeves.

    I do like like this book and can't wait for the next. I hope that Simon Vance will stay as the reader for book 3

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    M. J. Quick Anchorage, AK 10-07-12
    M. J. Quick Anchorage, AK 10-07-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Great Book but Missing content in Ch 90 & 92"
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    Great 2nd Book in this series. The narrator of this book was considerably better then the narrator of the first book in this series, I am glad they changed narrators. Unfortunately this recording is missing a large section of chapter 90 and 92 which hopefully will be fixed very soon. I had to go to the bookstore and read chapters 90 and 92 to fill in the huge hole in the story that was created by the lack of information in this recording. Can't wait For the third book to come out.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Paige Truth Or Consequences, NM, United States 07-02-13
    Paige Truth Or Consequences, NM, United States 07-02-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Awesome story vastly improved by superior narrator"

    Simon Vance really brought this story to life for me. I found myself caring about the characters, and grasping the concept of the magic system better, and even understanding the political nuances better than I had when listening to book #1.

    Even better, I'm left frothing at the mouth for the next installment of the series! As long as Vance is still narrating!

    And I really hope that they manage to re-record book #1 with Vance as the narrator!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Griffin rhinebeck, NY, United States 11-12-12
    Griffin rhinebeck, NY, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Better"

    I liked the Black Prism but the narrator was absolutely atrocious. The characters all sounded like, A the same person, B a total monotone, or C, whiny little idiots. There was nearly no differentiation between male and female characters and it was almost impossible to listen, to the point where I couldn't finish and went and bought the hard copy because I liked the story. The Blinding Knife, is as good, I think, as the Black Prism, and the narrator is astronomically better. Really a joy to listen to. I would definitely recommend this.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dustin Thornton, CO, United States 10-02-12
    Dustin Thornton, CO, United States 10-02-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Great followup to the first, plenty of suprises"

    There is, sadly, one crucial skip in the audio that leaves you wondering how a crucial fight ended, but I hope Audible fixes that soon. Great ongoing development of interesting characters. Plot constantly moves forward with a great mix of surprises. Brent Weeks is really stepping up!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nor'easter NH 08-14-13
    Nor'easter NH 08-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Fantastic Second Book"

    Couldn't put this down and I'm feeling a bit traumatized knowing the next book isn't due until next year! I really liked the first book but this one added a depth to both setting and characters that brought it to the next level. Again we have familiar fantasy tropes and characters but Weeks weaves them into a fantastic story.

    The narrator is light years better than the one from the first book. I hope Simon Vance continues to narrate the rest of the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Grand Rapids, MN, United States 03-01-13
    Paul Grand Rapids, MN, United States 03-01-13 Member Since 2009
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    "I HAD IT FIGURED OUT!!!! I had ,,,i had it?????"

    OKAY ,,like I said OH forget what I said I will get it figured out a little later on... I do so love books that keep you guessing... Still don't know where? Who? Why? Great read Paul

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nils heber, UT, United States 10-28-12
    Nils heber, UT, United States 10-28-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Well narrated, so-so story"

    I decided to skip the first book in this series due to the bad reviews of the narrator. This book didn't provide any background or review of the first book, but it wasn't too hard to follow the story despite that.
    I liked this narrator, and the story was OK, but not great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    breanna wasilla, AK, United States 08-24-14
    breanna wasilla, AK, United States 08-24-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Fix book one please."
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    If this narrator reread book one I would buy the book again just to have a matching set. I'm getting through the book because I love the author but book one was just horrible to listen to. I like the series enough to listen to them again I'm the future but it will be hard to get though book one again if a new version isn't made. This reader is soooooo much better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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