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As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who might still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy and enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse still, Gavin has lost more than his powers as Prism - he can't use magic at all.

Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power. With Teia and Karris, Kip will have to use all his wits to survive a secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an ascendant order of hidden assassins called The Broken Eye.

©2014 Brent Weeks (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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Each book gets better then the last!

This series is a continually evolving opus of fantasy, commentry on religion politics and corruption on the 'good' the bad and the naive.

Well done again Brent Weeks and the narrator is great as well!

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great magic and characters

some of the content was not so great, but the characters and magic are sublime.

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still amazing!

this book just keeps getting better. character development just keeps getting better and the story gets more and more in depth! love it

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it's good

easy to listen to, sometimes get a bit lost but easy to skip back and understand what's going on

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Amazing

Absolutely amazing. Worth the listen. This is my favourite book series by a long margin.

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a bit convoluted in places but came together well

A good read and hard to put down. it was a bit convoluted with nearly as many sub plots as game of thrones but not tedious or confusing as to wether past or present and it all came together well. Likeable heros and really dislikeable villains simplifies things but there is plenty of ambiguity and surprise. cracking action scenes as good as any.

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weeks for days!

acknowledgable acknowledgments artfully administered .
looking forward to the next few books, can twist ol weeksy

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Brilliant third book!

The story of the prism really develops in this book, great character development and the world really develops and deepens in its history and story. A great third instalment!!!

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A solid entry

By the end of this one I was fully back in. A lot of this entry into the series focus on developing the characters rather than ticking the story forward but the last few chapters and the ending provided enough of a twist that I’m fully invested. Quickly becoming one of my favorite series.

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Just keep going!

This series gets etter every book. Don't stop at the first, its just foreplay compare to this one

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  • Jorgen
  • 06-07-2019

omg, you never know what is going to happen next!

Usually i can see what is going to happen based on the build up. sometimes also what the twist will be. But in this book anyone kan die at any moment without forfilling there storyline. No one has plot armor. Feels like the first seasons of game of thrones.

Some times it's so exiting i start to feel dizzy, no other book have made me feel like that before.

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  • Sarazeen Saif Ahana
  • 04-04-2021

Slowing down, but still great!

I struggled with this book more than any other. Not because it’s a bad book, but because my beloved Gavin suffers horrifically here, and I just couldn’t deal with it. Weeks, like I’ve said before, is a prose-master, and he can tease apart threads of story that you’d subconsciously been reading throughout this series. I feel like Weeks REALLY got into his stride here in Book 3.

There’s intense character-development here, but there’s also plenty of story to go along with it. We’re quite literally in the middle of the series, so a little drop in pace is expected, but it did not bother me too much. We watch the fall from grace of multiple characters that we’ve witnessed struggle to rise, and it’s heartbreaking and riveting at the same time. And just when you think you’ve hit rock bottom, Weeks grins and reveals a sub-dungeon.

I think I’ll take a short break before beginning Book 4, though. Spoiler alert, but I’ll be in my corner, holding my stuffed octopus and mourning Tremblefist.

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  • Joachim
  • 16-12-2019

Excellent story with minor performance flaws.

the story is excellent, but there are some minor performance flaws.. Such as when the narrator suddenly changes the pronunciation of a few names.

I was wondering who this Theya was and why she was so familiar with the crew, then realized it was Tia. Slightly annoying.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-2019

just fucking awesome, great book, great writer

see title :) all the next words are to fill the 15 word minimum, the acknowledgements are fun, don't skip em :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-05-2019

getting a bit slow but still good

it is getting a bit slow, especially Gavin's story , but Simon's narration is spot on

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-03-2019

Geat book

I wish the reader had another accent, but it's fine.
Great book !! I can't wait to listen to the rest of it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-07-2018

Too many twists

as soon as you think you know where the story is going, there is another twist which turns the story upside down. Brilliant.

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  • Liza-Marié Weppenaar
  • 12-07-2018

Brilliant

Simon Vance is a legend! Great performance.
Great story, with parts I did not see coming! Brent Weeks is a master story-teller.

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  • Bruno
  • 18-09-2016

Brilliant!

Oh, you've just got to read this series! Absolutely recommend it! It starts off good and just gets better

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  • Emir Kico
  • 06-04-2015

The series is just getting better.

The story is fscinating and engaging. And the narrator breathes life to it! Well done!

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  • D.Hinsley
  • 31-07-2019

F**king brilliant

Yes I'm a fanboy and finished for the third time. Simon Vance is a remarkable genius and Brent Weeks is a god among literary bethomoths. Seriously though, throughout rough and horrible times these books have allowed me escape, recharge and re-engage with the normal world. Thank you!

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  • Mr. A. P. Jones
  • 28-10-2017

overwhelmed

I have just smashed through this book in no time at all, if I would have know just how good they were before reading I wouldn't have waited to read them.

these books have a big expansive world, many entangling stories and some twists that I never seen coming or even expected.

I like to think that I have read alot of fantasy books but had sadly never heard of Brent weeks, he will be a name that I look for in the future and I think in the next few days I will have finished book 4 of this series and be wait in number 5.

I really never expected to love these books this much

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  • Ross
  • 13-09-2014

Creatively strong, but poorly edited in places.

What made the experience of listening to The Broken Eye the most enjoyable?

You can't help but like the universe, Brent Weeks is padding out in this volume.

Good characters and an interesting approach to fantasy fiction, with the only real weakness being instances of poorly edited repetition and the odd overly self indulgent, hammy internal monologue.

What other book might you compare The Broken Eye to, and why?

Sitting in the same tier as Raymond Feist (though he is arguably more imaginative), Weeks produces highly enjoyable romps that you don't have to think too much about.

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

Andross Guile is a great character for Simon Vance's vocal range. As a narrator, he often plays people with a voice too mature for their associated age group, but given that Andross is a ruthless octogenarian, Vance nails it with aplomb.

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

Pass.

Any additional comments?

Not as good as the Night Angel Trilogy, but inventive and worth a look.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-2021

Excellent story read Excellently

Another gripping and exciting part in the light bringer series. straight on to the next one.

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  • sean
  • 07-06-2021

Very dull and predictable - gave up after 10 hours

I really tried to enjoy this, but I must say it go so boring that I began to skip chapters, soon realising that I hadn't missed anything by doing this. The political intrigue is laughable, the best character is hidden away and another some how manages to teleport like in GoT. The first two books were unique, interesting if not a bit lite. But this, this is just dull. Mind numbingly dull. Things start happening for the sake of happing. Character transformations take place over the space of two chapters. It's as if the author realised he hadn't done enough to improve certain characters in the previous book and then speeds through it here. Imagine a caterpillar into a butterfly in the space of 20 minutes fast.

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  • Jimjam
  • 02-05-2021

Series fantastic book 3 brilliant

Love the whole series and this book (3) was particularly good, it was riveting. It built the story, it kept you on a knife edge, then it..... You will have to read it to find out.
The book keeps you coming back and Simon Vance the narrator only enhanced the story(the man it definitely a great voice actor). Can't recommend this book high enough. Three thumbs up 👍👍👍(can't believe I'm showing people my hidden thumb {the scandal of it will will have me blushing})

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-03-2021

Not as good as previous titles

A bit too much time spent on side characters. The female characters of this book are more annoying than anything else.

The narrator is second to none, even if some of the voices he uses start to blend together a bit after a while.

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  • Trev
  • 11-01-2021

amazing

love love love it. honestly one of my favourite books. onto book 3!!! BREAKER IRONFIST IM ON MY WAY

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  • R. Lee
  • 10-12-2020

My kind of book

Others have said that the story has twists they would never have guessed. I have to agree. But my favourite aspect of the series is that the author has clearly got an in-depth knowledge of things dear to me, the Ancient Greek and Latin references and vocabulary throughout, quotations of Homeric epithets, references to religions. I feel like I get the subtleties others may miss or not fully appreciate. It feels like this is written for me personally, as though if I were clever enough to write an original narrative, this is how I’d like to do it. I cannot recommend it highly enough. And the narration fits perfectly too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-09-2020

The more you listen

I had my doubts when i went into this series. The more you listen to it the better it gets. Highly recommend. Hopefully the ending will be as good as the sum of its parts. Great work so far

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