The Blinding Knife (Lightbringer, #2)
Brent Weeks

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.

The Blinding Knife (Lightbringer, #2) book cover

I enjoyed this, if possible, more than the first. I often find book 2 of a series is the best, not always, but here at least this holds true for me. I took hit after hit of amazing writing, when Gavin returns to Little Jasper from chapter seventy onward things really began to get into high gear and I couldn’t read quickly enough.

The seventy-sixth chapter has to be my favourite, for although there’s more excitement later on and plenty of action before this political battle and masterful maneuver impacted well.

As for the ending, it’s hard to judge when I don’t know where the series is going. Things seem extremely desperate for our characters and a lot of hope is lost, and yet not everyone is down and out and there is so clearly more to come. I’m going to enjoy finding out what!

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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