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The Blood Mirror

The Lightbringer Series, Book 4
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Series: Black Prism, Book 4
Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (645 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Blood Mirror is the action-packed new audiobook in the Lightbringer series by international best seller Brent Weeks.

Stripped of both magical and political power, the people he once ruled told he's dead, and now imprisoned in his own magical dungeon, former emperor Gavin Guile has no prospect of escape. But the world faces a calamity greater than the Seven Satrapies has ever seen...and only he can save it.

As the armies of the White King defeat the Chromeria and old gods are born anew, the fate of worlds will come down to one question: who is the Lightbringer?

©2016 Brent Weeks (P)2016 Little Brown Book Group

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So damn good!

Was in stitches with Kip's campfire moments, disturbed by the prison, and loved every moment of this book. Going to be torture waiting for the next book.

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great characters amd magic

Darkness, bad language, violence and sexual content warning, but otherwise everything is amazing. The darkness is countered with a great and brilliant light. The characters, particularly Kip are on the list of somenof my gavourites ever.

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Brilliant

The Author's Note at the end made me love Brent Week's as an author even more. What a great man you are for drawing attention to something that is real and not to be ashamed of. Men have "problems", and so do women.

The book though, AMAZING. My favourite of the 4. Not a fan of the battle scenes as they always make my eyes glaze over (as with any book), but the revelations in this was awesome. Now I need the next book NOW.

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Great story and narrator

loved it. give me more like this.

the revelations and unexpected outcomes kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to hear what would happen next. this is the only series i have introduced to my partner so far and she is loving it as much as i am.

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  • Ben
  • 29-11-2016

More like a Prelude to the last book.

Where does The Blood Mirror rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not a bad listen.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Clearly this book is just a prelude...very little story progression.

What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

Great performance.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The Ending of the Light Bringer series... PART 1.

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Amazing

Very interesting. An excellent addition to the series. Some of the best character work I've had the pleasure of enjoying.

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Good

Not as good as the others but definitely looking forward to finishing the series. Lots of twists revealed in this book.

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Too many twists?

Wow, I love Brent’s writing. This book had a lot of twists in it and for the first time in my life I think it may have been too many. I’m shattered about not knowing what’s going to happen next and that so many of my prior beliefs were so utterly and completely wrong.

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OMG!!

I have listened to the whole series one after the other! I cannot wait for the next book to be released. Weeks you are amazing intertwining religious philosophies and what I can only describe as John Milton-is concepts. I love it. Amazing work truely amazing keep them coming please!

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where is book 5 I have enjoyed all 4 but I hate waitng for an ending

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  • Thomas
  • 04-11-2018

great

best book of the series until now! still a lot of open questions so looking forward to the next book in the series. great note at the end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-2020

superb serieS

another good entry in brent weeks lightbringer series. im hyped for the final one. go

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  • Gabor Hackl
  • 26-07-2019

A bit shorter than expected

The fact is, I wanted the story to keep on going... I cannot wait until the funal book comes out to find out what happens next!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-2018

Again Weeks brings us an amazing story

the Blood Mirror is not as good as the other three books. but the progession of the book makes me very excited for the fifth and sixth book. Weeks is an incredible story smith and the voice narration by Vance is still entertaining.

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  • James
  • 13-11-2017

everything is coming to a head

Ever since I randomly bought a Brent Weeks book for something to read I have never been disappointed and the Blood Mirror is another example. So many threads being woven together in this the fourth book of the series but still leaving the story lines open and leaving me itching at the end of the book for the next volume in the story. The Characters have gone through massive changes over the books in attitudes and confidence. This you would expect from Kipp but the other character don't disappoint in that respect either. Some stars rising, others falling.

The Narration is good, the story developments show an overall story line linking everything together, the characters can be engaging and make you cheer for the 'Mighty' when they have a win and worry for them when the plots or fate are against them.

I don't know about you but I quickly devoured this book when it came out and have been waiting eagerly for the next volume!

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  • gregory
  • 01-11-2017

"OUTSTANDING"

I devoured these 4 books in a little over 2 weeks. I could not put it down ( turn it of ). I will now feel empty until Brent Weeks gets back to work. just loved it

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  • Morten Stokkereit Johnsen
  • 10-11-2016

Half a book

I loved the earlier books, and I love this one. However, it feels like he had to split the book (which is the case), and the end result suffered. I'm super excited for the next one though, hopefully this one got a lot of setup out of the way.

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  • Siert
  • 07-11-2016

Superb both in story and speech

I enjoy fantasy incredibly and have read it since I was 12. Over the years I have read many and started audiobooks around 10 years ago while on the move. 32 now and this book is amazing, the story is set by great characters who live, fight, joke, love, have sex, stumble and have no clue what to do and experience grief.

It feels like real people in a fictional world. Upwards of that the audible version is just grand. The performance is solid and carries emotion and various characters perfectly.

Highly recommended!

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  • Richard
  • 03-11-2016

Captivating

14 words are not enough for this, author and narrator are amazing. Orholm's b... beard.

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  • Mr. W. Inskip
  • 07-11-2016

Fantastic

Loved every moment of the book. Tender in places, brilliant action and a stella cast. only regret is that it is over and I will have to wait for the next one.

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  • Alex
  • 06-11-2016

Same awesome world

I love this world. The magic systems is inspired and the world deep and rich.

The story is also great, but... after finishing listening it almost seems like this is book 3.5 and I was waiting for the meat that was book 4.

I just fear that it will be another long wait for the final book in the series.

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  • Elínborg
  • 20-06-2019

Pretty much "Oh. My. God."

I think I've seldom ended a book feeling so satisfied and unsatisfied in my life. Give me more!

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  • K. Briskham
  • 05-12-2017

The worst book in the series so far.

This book was a poor substitute when compaird to the previous books, the author seemed to be strugging with the writing. It reads like a lot of middle books in a series where it feels like padding instead of an integral part of the story.

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  • kyle toyne
  • 18-08-2017

cant wait for the next book!!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes because the complete series so far is just an amazing listen

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gavin guile cause he is just so determined to live

Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favourite?

iron fist

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

the book made me laugh, cry and made feel real connections with the characters

Any additional comments?

i cant wait for the next book

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  • AnnaM
  • 15-02-2017

not much new

This is still a very good story, however I was hoping for story line to move significantly qnd instead I feel I could have skip this book and just wait for the next one. I'm dissapointed.

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  • Dan
  • 10-11-2016

Enjoyed but felt a little cut short

Enjoyed the continued story and progression but after such a epic ending in the 3rd book and some truly awesome moments and big reveals I felt a little underwhelmed by this 4th books pacing and progression.

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You lose a lot of kips magic progression and focus in this book, the final battle doesnt feel as well done as the other battles in previous books with kip barely using any magic whatsoever and feels like they have barely done anything the whole book.

Gavins scenes are by far the most interesting in the book and andros guiles interactions and reveals of his knowledge of gods and hints at locust beings.

It feels like a "setting up" for greater thigs to come in the next installment or the first half of a sanderson book. I eagerly await the next book in this series but feel ot was the weakest novel so far.

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  • Will
  • 30-10-2016

I expected more...

I expected a lot more. Whilst the plot was engaging I felt like little actually happened. much of the mystery of book 3 was forgotten as was the sense of adventure. a good yarn but not of the standard I'd have expected. I was left waiting another year or so for the next chapter in the story...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-07-2020

Another awesome instalment

I’ve read everything this author has written and I’m now working my way through the stories in audio format . The narration is spot on and the story comes even more alive when listened to . One of my fave authors and hopefully lots more to come from him

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  • Bek
  • 24-06-2020

Brilliant

I read the reviews for this book before I listened. I wish I hadn't. I don't agree with the bad ones. the story kept me interested and the characters are still growing and developing. The plot twist had me standing still so I could listen more carefully. This book, this series needs to be in your life.