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The Blinding Knife Hardcover – Sep 11 2012

4.9 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; 1 edition (Sept. 11 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031607991X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316079914
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 5.4 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 930 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #135,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Brent Weeks is so good it's starting to tick me off."―Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear

"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

"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

"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

About the Author

Brent Weeks was born and raised in Montana. He wrote on bar napkins and lesson plans before landing his dream job years and thousands of pages later. Brent lives in Oregon with his wife, Kristi, and their daughter. Find out more about the author at www.brentweeks.com or on twitter @brentweeks.


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I read Black Prism when it came out and loved it. This is a perfect second novel. You learn more about the characters, how the world works, the antagonists and everyone's feelings and motives. Something that I thought Weeks was brilliant to include was additions to the magic system; in a lot of series the magic system stagnates and becomes a little boring, but Weeks found a way around that by adding details and tricks to his system (which is wonderfully unique by the way) that keeps it fresh, but also makes it feel like you're learning with Kip as he grows himself.

If you read The Black Prism, definitely give this a read. If you haven't, then what are you waiting for!?
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By A. Soares TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 30 2013
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This book is a wonderful follow-up to the Black Prism. At the end of the Black Prism, Gavin had lost the use of Blue and is now trying to cover it up. The war between the Colour Prince and the Satrapies continues and Kip tries to join the Blackguard. While Gavin is away, Kip must contend with his paternal grandfather Andross Guile.

I could barely put this book down. The plot is as fast-paced as ever, with sharp twists and turns and significant character growth (as well as the unveiling of many secrets). We see our favourite characters from The Black prism, meet many new ones and learn more about the politics and social structure of the world that Brent has built.

I cannot wait for the third installment! I love how nothing is straightforward, or simple, to Brent Weeks. Brent writes complex characters and conflicts, where you can see logic in both sides. Like The Night Angel Trilogy, a common theme for me was that nothing is purely evil or purely good. Indeed... Brent's writing is a multi-faceted Prism.
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Once I started reading, I did not want to put the book down. It is not only good, it is excellent !

I like the board game Knight King that Kip played with his cruel grandfather; the calculations adds up; the sports, the training and challenges to be qualified as Blackguard.

Week uses advanced techniques of storytelling: captivates my interest, creates suspense, and uniqueness. Most of all I like the vivid descriptions of the Prism's emotional experience in the love making with his lover versus with his wife, is appropriate, real life and truly well written. The story touches our mind and soul.
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One of the best reads in recent years. Each character is flawed in their own way, which makes them all the more compelling. When they are put to the task these flaws makes each victory a triumph, and a defeat all the more tragic. Above all this book makes you DOUBT the characters, which on the surface seems a detriment. But it isn't, having the motivations, the abilities, and the chances of success all in doubt makes plot grab hold of you and not let go. And allows for moments of genuine surprise, both of joy, and anguish.

Absolutely would recommend this book, Five Stars.
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Always a pleasure being immersed in the elaborate worlds that Brent Weeks has shown his great talent for bringing life to. I greatly look forward to reading more and more of his future works.
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Absolutely incredible writing if you love fast paced fantasy books. Brilliant author.

Also check out the Night Angle Trilogy if you like the Lightbringer series!
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