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

The Blinding Knife: Lightbringer, Book Two

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

“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)

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    K. A. Wolstenholme 06-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good performance Mr Vance"

    Having read the book myself it was great to hear it read by another. Wonderful.

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    Galaxie new zealand 11-14-14
    Galaxie new zealand 11-14-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Great story great narration"
    What made the experience of listening to The Blinding Knife the most enjoyable?

    Simon was a magnificent narrator and the story is compelling


    What other book might you compare The Blinding Knife to and why?

    Brandon Sanderson's Way of Kings- great heroes


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

    Gavin!


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Great plot and characters so well performed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    no 09-27-14
    no 09-27-14

    I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.

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    "Spectacular story, great listen."

    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.

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    Bruno North Shore City, New Zealand 05-05-14
    Bruno North Shore City, New Zealand 05-05-14 Member Since 2007

    I need some C8H10N4O2

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    "Utterly Entertaining"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Blinding Knife to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print edition, but the audio book production is fantastic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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!


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  • Adam
    Histon, United Kingdom
    2/27/15
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • O. Okonkwo
    2/22/15
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    "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.

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  • I 8 Binners
    Market rasen, Lincoln United Kingdom
    11/18/14
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    "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

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  • ola
    london, United Kingdom
    4/14/13
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    "Very entertaining"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ross
    9/13/14
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    "Much better than the last one..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Blinding Knife to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What other book might you compare The Blinding Knife to, and why?

    Standard fantasy fare with creative strengths in the same grouping as Feist.


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    A touch too melodramatic for me, with many characters all sounding like they smoke and drink too much, but Andross Guile sounded great.


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

    No, though I did finish it fairly quickly.


    Any additional comments?

    Fairly solid offering for fantasy buffs,

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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