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

The Blinding Knife: Lightbringer, 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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    Mason Fletcher 12-30-14
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    loved this book. I have read it 6 times and will read it again. (

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    Marty United States 12-20-14
    Marty United States 12-20-14
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    "Took a chance. Glad I did!"
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    After not being able to finish book 1 in the series, due to the atrocious narator choice, I took a chance on book 2. They changed the series narrator and it's for the better. Simon Vance does a great job bringing the world to life. The magic system is easy enough to understand even after missing most of the first book.

    You can tell Weeks did a lot of research while writing the book and Weeks tells us as much in a nice behind the scenes type of PostScript.

    I won't give anything away and I'll keep this short. Nice character development, a plot that isn't boring and well written action scenes about sums it up. There's also a fair amount of witty banter as well. I like it enough that, after finishing, I went right back to Audible and downloaded book 3. Looking forward to more Mr. Weeks!

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    Scott United States 10-16-14
    Scott United States 10-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Im not sure anything has happened..."

    If you take out all the training with Kip (which is fun and enjoyable) I'm not sure anything is actually happening. I'm still up in the air about Karris, Gavin/Dezon is either Horny or trying to destroy gods with his ailing powers, Ironfist goes atheist, Tia is cool I guess but she hasn't played a big role yet, and the real Gavin keeps escaping prison just to be shot. Why was he even in the book to begin with!!!!!! The only true important thing in this book is the cards...and more importantly the part where Kip runs down the cards one by one. Lot of foreseeing going on there. Other than that, not a lot happens.

    The only interesting character so far (other than Kip) is Andross, and we hate him. And I'm pretty sure 9 kings would be fun to play.

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    Chris Patterson 09-13-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story and very well Narrated"
    What did you love best about The Blinding Knife?

    Well, I was a little confused at the start of it. but Simon Vance has a way of giving the character in the story a personality.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kepp was the best in my opinion, it makes me want to read more of the story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Kepp was in school.


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    Steve Davis 05-13-14
    Steve Davis 05-13-14 Member Since 2015

    I'm a proponent of getting books into my brain by any means available.

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    "Awesome job"
    What made the experience of listening to The Blinding Knife the most enjoyable?

    Awesome job by both the author and narrator. Eagerly awaiting the third book in the series, due out in August of 2014. No solid release date for the Audible version of which I am aware. Keep up the awesome work Mr. Weeks.


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    Jason BUCKNER, MO, United States 04-16-14
    Jason BUCKNER, MO, United States 04-16-14 Member Since 2011
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    "A great book."
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    I have listened to this book twice now. It was mind blowing both times. Character development and story line were fantastic. A huge fan of Brent Weeks. Really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the "The Broken Eye".

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    Emily 12-02-13
    Emily 12-02-13
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    "Narrator is WAY better!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The narrator didn't suck like the first book's narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    They must have listened to the reviews on the first Blinding Knife series, because this narrator is leaps and bounds better for this read than the previous. He fits the personality of the characters much better.

    Can't wait for the next one! Hurry up Weeks!

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    Brenda Widener Enterprise, OR USA 07-22-13
    Brenda Widener Enterprise, OR USA 07-22-13 Member Since 2012

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    "I like this book"

    I have enjoyed this series and am looking forward to the next chapter. The character development by Weeks is amazing and the new narrator for this book was amazing and made the book come alive

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    William warner robins, GA, USA 03-19-13
    William warner robins, GA, USA 03-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "ANOTHER AMAZING STORY"

    Great characters, Great setting, Great NEW characters, and they ditched the surfer dude who narrated the last one. Couldn't ask for more.

    I'M THE M*********ING TURTLE BEAR.

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    Mike LANCASTER, MA, US 12-11-12
    Mike LANCASTER, MA, US 12-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Amazing!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, absolutely! Weeks is far and away my favorite author!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kyp....Americans love an under dog.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not certain. He's good though.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When they've all lost faith, and the world is changing.


    Any additional comments?

    Weeks is a master. The Night Angel trilogy is my favorite series, to have another from the same guy that is nearly as good is amazing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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