Book: The Blinding Knife (Lightbringer #2)
Author: Brent Weeks
Genre: fiction, fantasy (epic, high, magic) science fiction, adventure
Magic of every colour, every matter, and for every purpose. Magic to bring life or death, greatness or despair - it all comes does to the one who wields it. Permit yourself to enter a world of no boundaries, be it laws or religion, for here magic holds power over all.
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 had 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 colour wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the bother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.
After having read the first book in he Lightbringer series, I could not wait to read the second! The Blinding Knife has everything The Black Prism does and even more; I enjoyed this book more than the first as now, fully engrossed in the complex and dramatic lives of Gavin and Kip, I felt much more connected to them, emotionally and mentally, and could not put the book down. Weeks is a master at filling pages with masses of suspense and mysteries, constantly keeping me on the edge of my seat. He also incorporates action into almost every chapter, making it such a a satisfying story for those who love action-packed stories (like myself!). Another thing I really liked about the book is it's short to medium-long chapters that you easily can squeeze in if you're short on time or allow the shortness of the chapters to lure you into reading more! They all end on minor or major cliff-hangers, so even if you're short on time, it'll be difficult to only read one chapter... I loved every page of this book and would love for others to read this book too!
I would recommend this book to people who enjoy fantasy books with particular interest in the magical genre. I would rate this a great book. #holygrailofliterature #bookreview #theblindingknife #brentweeks