The nail-biting continuation of the Lightbringer series from New York Times best seller Brent Weeks.
When does an empire fall?
The Seven Satrapies have collapsed into four - and those are falling before the White King's armies.
Gavin Guile, ex-emperor, ex-Prism, ex-galley slave, formerly the one man who might have averted war, is now lost, broken, and trapped in a prison crafted by his own hands to hold a great magical genius. But Gavin has no magic at all. Worse, in this prison Gavin may not be alone.
Kip Guile will make a last desperate attempt to stop the White King's growing horde. Karris White attempts to knit together an empire falling apart, helped only by her murderous and possibly treasonous father-in-law, Andross Guile.
Meanwhile Teia's new talents will find a darker use - and the cost might be too much to bear. Together they will fight to prevent a tainted empire from becoming something even worse.
©2016 Brent Weeks (P)2016 Hachette Audio
Marked release date on calendar. Sad that this was a filler novel. No emotional victories small or large, just grinding, plodding, story. This book contains the depth and emotional weight of a single chapter from the other books in the series. Seems like the author wants to drag out the story of such a beautiful story arc. Beyond impressed with the series until now. May try one more but depends on how long until release.
there's alot of cool insight to drafting and pretty cool plot twists , how ever unlike the other books kips story in this is less ... Dramatic ? the books really just one big set up for the fifth I guess.
I found this book least entertaining in the series so far and let me say I enjoyed the first two books very, very much. I am sorry to say that but this book felt to 60% like a filler.The narrator reminded me here and there of a teacher from school, who tries to impress his students with acrobatic dynamics all present in one less significant sentence. Mr. Vance reads occasionally a bit too fast which makes the understanding sometimes more challenging.
The book focuses, for my taste, too much on story aspects which, at series begin, were more in the background. I was totally unhappy with the author's handling of its main character. Mr. Weeks if you don't get Gavin/Dazen back up in the last book, you will run the series against the wall - like Anthony Ryan did with one of his.
dynamics too artful
The third book was a step away from the greatness of the first two. This one shows all the skill Brent Weeks had. Drama, laughter and fear for the well crafted characters. Can't wait for #5!
Feeling strung along. Was it not finished, or are they stringing us along to sate the hunger for revenue?
Excellent half of a book...
made me think far more than any other installment in the saga. there was so much story and conspiracy unveiled in this book, I'm still confused as to what is really going on though. Brent weeks' best yet.
the story continues, turning old characters in a new way,never felt like filler,I hope author doesn't make us wait to long for next book.
incredible continuation of the story. Brent weeks is amazing at adding just enough humor at the right times to lighten the story without causing it to become one of those fluffy,happy, hero always wins storylines.
and of course Simon Vance takes the cake. such a well-balanced reader.
liked it a lot. the twists and turns, depths of characters, and intertwining plots are a lot of fun. can't wait for the next installment.
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