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The Blinding Knife: Book 2 of Lightbringer by [Weeks, Brent]
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."..A solid, entertaining yarn."--The Onion A.V. Club on The Black Prism

"Brent Weeks is so good it's starting to tick me off." "Peter V. Brett, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Desert Spear"""

"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 on The Black Prism""

."..A solid, entertaining yarn." "The Onion A.V. Club on The Black Prism""

"All in all "The Black Prism is "an A++ from me while the series has the potential to become one for the ages. The main flaw of "The Black Prism" is that it ends - despite 600+ pages and a reasonable ending point, I still wanted another 600 at least!" "Fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com on The Black Prism""

"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""

""The Blinding Knife" by Brent Weeks was even better than "The Black Prism" (and that's saying something!)" "B&N.com""

"One of the best epic fantasies I've ever read." ""Staffer's Book Review "on" The Blinding Knife"""

""The Blinding Knife" is a wonderful work of high fantasy with engaging characters facing the perfect antagonists, set in a creatively-wrought and increasingly chaotic world brimful of imaginative magic and interesting politics. Weeks holds fast to the traditions of his genre while adding a compelling new flavor." ""The Ranting Dragon"""

"One of the best Fantasy books of 2012." ""A Dribble of Ink "on" The Blinding Knife"""

..".A solid, entertaining yarn." "The Onion A.V. Club on The Black Prism""

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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: 2501 KB
  • Print Length: 673 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (13 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008H33TXC
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 137 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,709 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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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I was eagerly awaiting this 2nd book in the trilogy, and I wasn't disappointed. The action is fast paced, and never gets boring - the book is over 600 pages long (in hard-back format) but you don't feel the length. The plot developments throughout were a mix of both surprising and expected (not in a bad way), and I have to say I was rooting for the real Gavin at one point. It is a great skill to be able to invoke pity for characters, even when you do not wholly like them, but Weeks is able to do this, and more (I wept with Ironfist near the end). The ending was a sucker-punch, and has left me desperate for more. Unfortunately the next part hasn't even been written yet - gutted!! The only criticism I have is that sometimes the prose jumped around between sentences, leaving you scrambling around for a moment trying to figure out where the author had gone, but not enough to demote from 5 stars. Brilliant read, couldn't put it down.

The character list, glossary, and explanatory appendix about luxin and drafters included at the end was an absolute godsend as well - I wish every fantasy author did this!
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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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I enjoyed the Black Prism immensely, a whole new world created and just keeps on developing and opening up new doors as the series continues. I had some ideas how this series may progress, and he blew them out the water, and I loved it.

I started the series hoping for another Night Angel trilogy, that kept me going from book to book until I finished them all, everytime I reread them, but this one feels even more developed, in terms of writing style and character development. The scale just feels slightly grander and Weeks really seems to enjoy the greater scope to play around with.

It will keep you guessing and you will not stop until you find out what happens next. Weeks has a great skill for hooking you from start to finish, and though each story seems to be a good stopping point, it is a very hard wait between books.
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I love all the books written by this author and this proved to be no exception. Mr Weeks storytelling ability is simply the bees knees as far as I am concerned. The twists and turns are many, intricate and satisfying. And he never takes the obvious route either. Simply gutted that the next instalment will not be available till next year...consoling myself by rereading and rereading....and rereading.
Two Thumbs Up as well as both my Big Toes. I heartily recommend for all fantasy lovers and book lovers everywhere.
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There are many good writers of fantasy fiction, there are fewer exceptional authors and Brent Weeks is one of these. I have read all of his books and he has repeatedly surprised, horrified and delighted me. Not only with the unexpected twists and turns of his stories but also with his strength of characters with their great depth and in most cases obvious intelligence.

One of these reviews talked about the poor writing of female characters and I couldn't believe how wrong that review was. Yes, many of the women in this book are in secondary roles but that is because almost all of the story is told from the viewpoint of two men. The times when the story is told from a female role show that these women are just as strong and yet react differently from their male counterparts which is true to our world as well.

The magic background and the history and development of the satrapies is shown more in this book but at no time does the reader feel that they are being lectured as is so often the case with lesser authors. There are hints of what is to come and threads left hanging but I can honestly say that I have no idea how this story will finish, who will live through it (I expect at least one main character to die) and how everything will be resolved.

I am so looking forward to reading the next book!
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