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  • Lightbringer, Book Two
  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 24 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (704 ratings)

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The Blinding Knife

By: Brent Weeks
Narrated by: Simon Vance
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Publisher's Summary

Gavin Guile is dying. He'd thought he had five years left - now he's got less than one. With 50,000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin's got problems on every side.

As he loses control of his magic, all magic is running wild, threatening to destroy the Seven Satrapies. The old gods are being reborn. Their army of color wights is unstoppable, and the only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.

©2012 Brent Weeks (P)2012 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

“Epic fantasy at its best . . . I was hooked in from the first page and couldn't put it down, even at the last. It is, quite frankly, superb.” ( Sci-Fi London)
“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)

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I am sooo glad they chose a new narrator!

Yep great book and great narrating! The story really gets going in this second book great to listen to I'm glad that I stuck out the first book that the other awful narrator.

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super

loving this series have the next one already downloaded, what will happen next definitely worth a listen

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Better second time around.

This series seems to be better the second time around. Because I know when it gets bogged down with the long drawn out battles, I can faze out knowing I won't miss any actual story line.
I am going to try book 3 fingers crossed that I can do the same with that one as there is a lot of repeating themes in that one.

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Book 2 way better than book 1

I was probably going to not continue the series as I didn’t really like the magic and wasn’t sure about getting behind a fat little red haired kid BUT it was great. Book one is probably all about world building but book 2 is where it comes to life. I really look forward to the rest of the series now. Also, the performance was great! An easy voice to listen to.

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Excellent

Best book ever!!!
this book is awesome so much happens, Hopefully next book is just as good.

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great story greater ending

brent week continue to show us he is the master of suprise ending with one of the greatest cliff hanger / reveal i have ever read

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literally shaking with anticipation

wow i love this book. i couldn't stop! i really enjoyed the first book but this one is even better, with the characters developing nicely and the plot getting very intricate.

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Awesome

Loving this series, so creative and great characters. Fantastic voice work. Can't wait for the next one

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Fantastic sequal

Engaging and great story line. Can't wait for the 3rd book. read the 1st though.

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Excellent!

Whilst The Black Prism did and admirable job of setting the scene The Blinding Knife really opens this series up. A well structured story with excellent character development delivers a gripping narrative. I can't wait to listen to the next in the series.

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