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4.00017790428749 out of 54.00017790428749 out of 54.00017790428749 out of 54.00017790428749 out of 54.00017790428749 out of 5 4.00 (5,621 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brent Weeks Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lightbringer Series Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781607887829
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Black Prism...

Gavin Guile is dying.

He'd thought he had five years left--now he has less than one. With fifty thousand refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies. Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole sixteen years ago.



Lightbringer
The Black Prism
The Blinding Knife
The Broken Eye
The Blood Mirror


For more from Brent Weeks, check out:

Night Angel
The Way of Shadows
Shadow's Edge
Beyond the Shadows

Night Angel: The Complete Trilogy (omnibus)
Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella (e-only)
The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel
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Quotes & Awards

  • 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
  • ...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
  • 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 fun and entertaining epic fantasy.”

    Examiner.com

  • “Vance keeps the action moving at a strong and steady pace that makes the hours fly by. He expertly weaves the threads of the plot as the political intrigue and signs of war increase.”

    AudioFile

  • Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel, 2013
  • Winner of Endeavor, 2013
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mhairi Penman | 2/20/2014

    " Amazing. another great book by brent weeks. In a time when I had lost interest in books this one brought me straight back in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 2/14/2014

    " It was really hard to book this book down. Now I find myself with a nice series of cliff hangers that will be nagging at me until the next book resolves them. It a fun ride all the way through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/12/2014

    " Better than the first volume, with more plot-twists and denser storyline, and the characters, while still a bit shallow, are better drawn-out. A few stumbles in the plot - won't spoil it, but there is one bit that feels as if the author simply couldn't figure out where he was going and so cut that particular thread out of the weave of the story, and it's just clumsy enough to leave you scratching your head and wondering if you missed something. Still a fun book, and I will get the third volume whenever it comes out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 1/11/2014

    " Wow, if the first one wasn't as suspenseful, this one sure as hell made up for it. Definitely a must read for those who liked the Night Angel Trilogy... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bart | 1/5/2014

    " Wow! even better than the first "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Travis | 12/31/2013

    " The first book in this series was great and this one did not disappoint either. The only thing I'm upset about is that I probably have to wait a year for the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 12/1/2013

    " Outstanding!! Weeks is maturing as a writer and this series is more developed than the Night Angel (which I loved). I gave it 4 stars as I reserve 5 stars for life changing books (e.g. Atlas Shrugged, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, Animal Farm). I'm so looking forward to book 3!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven_swenson | 11/25/2013

    " Enjoyed ! Ended on a good cliff hanger. Learned a lot about the nature of magic/physics in this world. Had some suppositions that turned out to be correct. Looking forward to the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 10/22/2013

    " I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Kip is rapidly becoming one of my favorite characters in fantasy. I am sad that I will have to wait quite some time for the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 10/21/2013

    " Brent Weeks never disappoints! I wish the 3rd was out already gahhh!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 8/5/2013

    " I enjoyed this one too cant wait to find out what happens next! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 5/1/2013

    " Compelling read at the start but began to taper off about half-way through. I really disliked the ending, but I will read the third book in hopes that it repairs the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy Hallum | 4/10/2013

    " This book definitely got me hooked on the series. The first book was good, but this one was REALLY good. Looking forward to the next book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 10/31/2012

    " Wow. This was an awesome second book. Well worth the wait. I really like the way the series is developing. I won't give away too much here in my review. It took me a week to read because it was a lengthy book, but I felt like it was an experience that kept on delivering! "

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About the Author
Author Brent Weeks

Brent Weeks was born and raised in Montana. He is the New York Times bestselling author of the Night Angel trilogy and the Lightbringer series, among others. He lives in Oregon with his wife. 

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.