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The Blinding Knife: Book 2 of Lightbringer

The Blinding Knife: Book 2 of Lightbringer [Kindle Edition]

Brent Weeks
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

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Praise for Brent Weeks:
"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."

Book Description

The second compelling instalment in the epic new fantasy series from the author of the internationally bestselling Night Angel trilogy

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1197 KB
  • Print Length: 673 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (13 Sep 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008H33TXC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,125 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Brent Weeks studied at Hillsdale College, before brief stints walking the earth like Caine from Kung-Fu, also tending bar, and corrupting the youth. (Not at the same time.) He started writing on napkins and, eventually, someone paid him for it. Brent doesn't own cats or wear a ponytail.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More, give me more! 27 Sep 2012
By Waxy
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Fantastic, the character depth, the plot, the action, love everything about Mr Weeks and his writing. Don't often review books but couldn't bear that he only had 7 (highly starred) reviews for his latest masterpiece. Just seen the plan has been expanded from 3 books to 4 - which just means even more to look forward to. Unputdownable, read this one in 3 days flat (thank Orholam for being on holiday when it was released). Weeks sits easily next to Hobb, Brett, Eddings and co on my book shelves... And dare I say outshines most (except the genius of Pratchet of course but best not compare yourself to god himself just yet).

The most impressive thing I think is the whole concept behind the magic, I read a lot of fantasy and the luxin concept and uses is the first original system I've come across in a long long time. Now desperate for the third book, but no doubt a year or so to wait for that one (starts searching amazon already...)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A ripping yarn! 29 Oct 2012
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Was really looking forward to this comming out as had thouroughly enjoyed book 1 and the authors prior trilogy - was certainly not disappointed, Weeks is a cracking writer who understands that for all the 'many shades of grey' brutal realism that seems to be so popular in modern fantasy (and dont get me wrong I also enjoy)what people really love in this genre is unbelievably powerful characters who do utterly amazing things, probably get the girl and almost certainly save the world in the process - add to that a great touch of comedy here and there (Kip in particular gets some great lines)and what you get with Weeks is a good old fashioned rip-roaring yarn! - couldn't put it down and was gutted when I hit the last page - hope the next one is well on its way Mr Weeks.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original and entertaining 8 Nov 2012
By Simon
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Good read with all the elements of an engrosing fantasy novel but with original elements. The characters in his novels are always strong making them easy to get lost in and difficult to put down
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guile by name and nature 12 Mar 2014
Second volume in the 'Lightbringer' trilogy of fantasy novels. This runs for seven hundred and seven pages. It's divided into one hundred and fifteen chapters. Plus a character list, glossary and appendix at the back. With maps at the front.

It's perfect for those who like to get their teeth into big fantasy books.

Although it's not a jumping on point. So new readers should start with book one, The Black Prism: Book 1 of Lightbringer instead.

Those who have read it, read on.

Picking up from where that book left off, this carries on with the story. With Gavin [or should we say 'Gavin'] facing a whole host of problems as heads a refugee fleet away from the events at the end of book one.

But he has plans. Amongst them, a plan for his son Kip. Which involves the boy going into training. Hard schooldays await for him.

Meantime, the colour prince has plans. Karris has knowledge. And a certain prisoner is getting ever closer to freedom....

The narrative alternates between Gavin and Kip in the early chapters. The latter does take the bulk of it, with Gavin and the occasional chapter for those caught up in the reign of the colour prince. These all move things along very nicely but the Kip chapters are superb. Although they could be a clichéd story of an outcast learning and making friends and enemies along the way, they are superbly well written and very readable. Kip being a very likeable character. He may not be athletic and he may not be able to keep his mouth shut, but he's hugely sympathetic and you do find yourself rooting for him every step of the way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book in a great trilogy (so far) 19 May 2013
By miss a
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Brent weeks is one of the best fantasy authors about at the moment. He puts a lot of thought into his writing. Also a lot of tension which is why I can't wait for the 3rd book. I am really interested and invested in all the characters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'The Blinding Knife' by Brent Weeks 9 Dec 2013
Earlier this year 'The Blinding Knife' beat 'King of Thorns' and 'Red Country' to win the Gemmell Legend award. Since Joe Abercrombie is one of my favourite authors and Mark Lawrence's 'King of Thorns' is one of the best books I've read in 2013, I expected big things from Brent Weeks' fifth novel. And I'm pleased to say that he totally delivered them.

'The Blinding Knife' is the second book in the 'Lightbringer' series. It picks up where the first book, 'The Black Prism', left off, and seamlessly continues the story of Kip and company. Unlike a lot of second books, this one doesn't use info-dumps to convey information from the first book, and it doesn't feel like it's stalling or just filling in the gap before the big finale. Just like the first book, it's full of action and great characters, and there is always something happening that is both exciting and relevant to the plot.

What I liked most about 'The Blinding Knife' is that the characters continue to develop in interesting ways. My favourite character from the first books was Kip, and this book focuses a lot more on him, continuing what is essentially his coming-of-age story. Despite being the son of the most powerful man in the world, Kip has to constantly overcome obstacles: he's fat, he's illegitimate, he has little experience with using his magical talents, and he has enemies who are constantly working to use him to undermine his father. Weeks writes Kip's character in a way that makes him likeable and strong and yet also very human, the end result being that we spend most of the book hissing at his enemies and cheering him on.

The other characters are just as interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The Black prism is one of my favorite books and this one is even better. Must read!
Published 10 days ago by Mr_traysons
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty fast paced and gripping
A story where the themes of good and bad are challenged with good characterisation, strong action and pace. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Micheal Leslie Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Book 3
Is finally on the horizon.
love this guy's stories.
like it how he takes it dark and twists it all about. Read more
Published 1 month ago by RANDAMNATION
5.0 out of 5 stars The Blinding Knife: Book 2 of Lightbringer
Very interesting and captivating with few story lines, looking forward to Book 3 which is planned to release in September.
Published 1 month ago by Soyola Draper
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Loved the first book of the Lightbringer trilogy, and this is more of the same quality. Pre-ordered book 3 as soon as I put this one down so that a pretty good review on it own.
Published 2 months ago by Stevehobfg
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
Amazing read as always from a marvellous author!!! Was absorbed from the start of book one can't wait for the next!!!
Published 3 months ago by bobby b
5.0 out of 5 stars The Blinding Knife
Superb book, very gripping, great characters . The idea if drafters is original and believable. Can't wait for the next installment
Published 4 months ago by Roj
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!
I did, I loved it, but the one thing that I hated as coming to the end and finding that the next one is not ready!
Published 4 months ago by Dee
5.0 out of 5 stars another great read by this author
Just gets better and better, roll on the next book Characters developing with each book. Great story teller. Thank you
Published 4 months ago by Meanaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Shades of grey.
This is adult fantasy with compelling characters and an occasionally shocking disregard for the conventions (and limitations ) of traditional fantasy. Read more
Published 4 months ago by D. J. Ketchin
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