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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." ---graspingforthewind.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The second compelling instalment in the epic new fantasy series from the author of the internationally bestselling Night Angel Trilogy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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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...)
'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.Read more ›
As readers we all know Kip Guile's destiny (the umming and aaahing by several characters over the concept of a Lightbringer is irrelevant given the title of the trilogy); it's just we want to grow up with this slightly chubby, outspoken, intelligent lad as he struggles to come to terms with both himself and his scheming, all-powerful family. All you need to do is stick him in Week's version of Hogwarts, have him attempt to reach the exacting standards of the Blackguards, have a couple of "bullying" scenes, surround him with a bunch of class mates who fulfil every weakness he's got (Cruxer, Teia et al.), ensure he's got a stoical mentor (IronFist), and then have a patriarchal society menace him (led by Andross Guile). Do all that and you've got the vital ingredients for transiting a boy to a man. Oh...wait. That's exactly what the author does.
The development of Kip is surrounded by the action of relationships.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There are few occasions when authors are actually 'as good as Tolkien' (the great man's name is too often taken in vane! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tony Higgins
Enjoyed this book and have brought the next one. Shame that I have to wait a year for this series to end.Published 4 months ago by Dazey
I really enjoyed this book. At last something that's good for adults. I've read this aloud for my husband and son on a 2 week road trip and it has kept us all entertained for... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Reader
You need to have read the first book to 'get' this, but the ability of the author to communicate from within characters as well as play the omniscient narrator is truly engagingPublished 6 months ago by Angelsoft
Really enjoyable read. Novel idea what bout people that can draft sound waves :-)Published 8 months ago by A. Wallder