Gavin Guile is dying. He'd thought he had five years left - now he's got less than one. With 50,000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin's got problems on every side.
As he loses control of his magic, all magic is running wild, threatening to destroy the Seven Satrapies. The old gods are being reborn. Their army of color wights is unstoppable, and the only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.
©2012 Brent Weeks (P)2012 Hachette Audio
“Epic fantasy at its best . . . I was hooked in from the first page and couldn't put it down, even at the last. It is, quite frankly, superb.” (Sci-Fi London)
“Weeks manages to ring new tunes on...old bells, letting a deep background slowly reveal its secrets and presenting his characters in a realistically flawed and human way.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Weeks has written an epic fantasy unlike any of its contemporaries. It is a truly visionary and original work, and has set the bar high for others in its subgenre.” (graspingforthewind.com)
Simon was a magnificent narrator and the story is compelling
Brandon Sanderson's Way of Kings- great heroes
Great plot and characters so well performed
I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.
The second novel in the Lightbringer trilogy, The Blinding Knife is a spectacular read and a great listen. Simon Vance does a great job with the narration, and Brent Weeks' writing just keeps getting better with every book he writes. This time Kip is in Black Guard training, Liv is working with the Colour Prince, Gavin/Dazen reveals his secret to Karris and Andross Guile starts his manipulations of Kip. Readers of Brandon Sanderson, Peter V. Brett and George R. R. Martin will love Brent Weeks.
I need some C8H10N4O2
I haven't read the print edition, but the audio book production is fantastic.
The characters are what makes the is book. I love them all to bits even the bad guys are great. I can't wait for the next instalment in the series!
"Good, but not engaging as the first in the series"
I enjoyed this book, but definitely not as much as the first in the series. The Blinding Knife felt like it took a long while to go anywhere and a lot of the book feels like setup for subsequent stories. The exception to this is the Kip narrative which I always wanted to keep coming back to.
"Thank you Simon Vance"
Good book fantastic performance. Wish he'd narrated the first book. Makes up for some of the weaker areas of the story.
"Much better narrator than book 1"
Brilliant, just brilliant. The narrator tooks things to the right level and I cannot wait to get onto book 3. Well done Brent and Simon
This book is very entertaining and I could not stop until I had read the whole book. I loved the mix of characters and the plot of the book. You can listen to the book whilst basking in the sun in the park or whilst taking a walk. Absolutely beautiful.
"Much better than the last one..."
I read the first instalment of this series and found it to be poorly edited, with whole paragraphs requiring modification. I don't know what the printed copy of this latest book is like, but I certainly didn't find the same level of ineptitude here with the audio version.
Standard fantasy fare with creative strengths in the same grouping as Feist.
A touch too melodramatic for me, with many characters all sounding like they smoke and drink too much, but Andross Guile sounded great.
No, though I did finish it fairly quickly.
Fairly solid offering for fantasy buffs,
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