- Paperback: 784 pages
- Publisher: Orbit (27 Aug. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1841499080
- ISBN-13: 978-1841499086
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 5.1 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Blinding Knife: Book 2 of Lightbringer Paperback – 27 Aug 2013
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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.
This second book in the Lightbringer series was a critically acclaimed NEW YORK TIMES hardback bestsellerSee 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 ›
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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Really enjoying these books. Easy to read, not too hard to follow the plot. Good characterisation. Some of the descriptive passages are overlong for my taste but overall a very... Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Adams
Very entertaining book. Couldn't get enough a real page Turner. Looking forward to seeing what happens next. Very highly recommendedPublished 3 months ago by kevin hughes