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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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    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!

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    Gottschalck usa 12-11-12
    Gottschalck usa 12-11-12 Member Since 2014
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    "great universe"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes it is a really exciting story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Blinding Knife?

    I really like how the magic system evolves


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the scene where kip defeat the "red color"


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    there are many things in the book that I thought about when I didn't listen to it


    Any additional comments?

    the story is better than the first book

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    Amazon Customer APO, AE, United States 11-19-12
    Amazon Customer APO, AE, United States 11-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Simon Vance was awesome"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes any book from Brent Weeks is amazing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the way that the main character is finally coming in to his own.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

    Gavin, and kip.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes. I tried hahaha


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    Dad of 3 Houston, Texas 11-12-12
    Dad of 3 Houston, Texas 11-12-12 Member Since 2014
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    "great listen"
    What made the experience of listening to The Blinding Knife the most enjoyable?

    Well read, well written and a very interesting development of the light into matter magic system.


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    Ryan Los Angeles, CA, United States 11-12-12
    Ryan Los Angeles, CA, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Some of his best work"
    Where does The Blinding Knife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is definitely some of Mr. Weeks best work. It is even better than the preceding book. The development is more fluent. Also, it will catch you off gaurd and you might find yourself laughing in public. Some of the banter in the dialogue is very enjoyable.


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    Seann Penngrove, CA, United States 10-29-12
    Seann Penngrove, CA, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Came up short of expectations"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Blinding Knife to be better than the print version?

    I tried to read the book but ended up listening to it. He had some charters in the book that where hard to read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Blinding Knife?

    I liked that hearing about Kit and his coming to age story.


    What three words best describe Simon Vance’s voice?

    It was hard to determine sometimes when the person talking voice changed to another. Besides that it he was good


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

    No there was not


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    Aaron 10-17-12
    Aaron 10-17-12 Member Since 2014
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    "It's the story that sets it apart"
    Would you listen to The Blinding Knife again? Why?

    The world and/or "magic system" seems shallow in the first book (the story itself is great) but the series' complexity and it's use of it's world in the second book is unique and make for some of the most wonderful plot twists and unexpected magical "developments" I've ever read.

    Brent Weeks really knows how to write action into his stories. This really sets him apart.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Blinding Knife?

    That would give too much away.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    That too would give too much away.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and I nearly did so - it's just too long for that.


    Any additional comments?

    I happened to read Brent's Night Angel series first and I'm surprised at how completely different this is and how his writing is more cohesive and consistent in character development and realistic personalities.

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    David 10-17-12
    David 10-17-12
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    As always, intreging characters, thrilling action scenes, a rich storyline in a world that has flavor. Brent, please work faster!

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    Robert ROSWELL, NM, United States 10-16-12
    Robert ROSWELL, NM, United States 10-16-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great followup"

    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.

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    Ignatius 10-11-12
    Ignatius 10-11-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic!!!"

    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!

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