Review: The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

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The Broken Eye is the third novel in Brent WeeksThe Lightbringer series and came out on the 26th of August. I powered through this one in a day and a night. It was part of a birthday present for myself I’d put together. (I also bought Esslemont‘s Assail and Dark Angel s1)

Plot:

Gavin Guile, The Prism, is enslaved on a ship, with his powers gone, believed dead by most at the Chromeria. Kip is trying to not to get entangled in intrigue and possible conspiracies. Teia discovers powers she didn’t know she had and finds herself at the middle of a secret order of assassins. The Colour Prince is on the move and he’s making his most loyal allies into gods, for him to control. The war isn’t going well for the Chromeria and people are rushing to find their Prism, not knowing that he hasn’t got his powers any more. He can’t save anyone, least of all himself. Continue reading

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Review: The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

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The Blinding Knife is the second novel in Brent WeeksThe Lightbringer series.

Plot:

Kip is training to be a Blackguard, while Gavin, the Prism, and Karris are away to make sure the refugees have somewhere to live. But Kip’s grandfather, Andross Guile, has his eye on Kip and is making Kip and his friends’ lives miserable. Gavin tries to rally his people for the war against the Colour Prince, but omits that he has also lost the ability to lose the colour green aside from his previously lost blue.  And the Colour Prince isn’t playing around. Continue reading

Review: Angry Lead Skies by Glen Cook

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Angry Lead Skies by Glen Cook is the tenth Garrett P.I. novel in the series.

Plot:

When his friend Playmate asks for a favour – because actually hiring Garrett costs money – initially Garrett thinks nothing of it. He is to bodyguard this inventor boy Kip (full name Cyprus Prose) who has been nearly snatched by….silver elves? But Garrett soon realizes there are a lot of things going on, and none of it is normal TunFaire stuff. In fact, you might say it was alien. Continue reading

Review: The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

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(Is it just me or does the guy on the cover look like the late Kevin Smith, who played Ares in Xena?)

The Black Prism is the first book of the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks, which will span four books in total. I got this one for my birthday (along with James Barclay‘s Beyond the Mists of Katura, David Gemmell‘s The Hawk Eternal, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s The Complete Sherlock Holmes and Steven Erikson‘s The Forge of Darkness).

Plot:

Kip is the son of an addicted single mother in a small village. He’s nothing special – just a fat kid that can take a punch. But when his village is attacked and its people horribly slaughtered, Kip discovers something about himself he never knew before. And that will change his life and the lives of all around him for good. Continue reading