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Summary

Gavin Guile is dying. He'd thought he had five years left - now he's got less than one. With 50,000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin's got problems on every side.

As he loses control of his magic, all magic is running wild, threatening to destroy the Seven Satrapies. The old gods are being reborn. Their army of color wights is unstoppable, and the only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.

©2012 Brent Weeks (P)2012 Hachette Audio

Critic reviews

“Epic fantasy at its best . . . I was hooked in from the first page and couldn't put it down, even at the last. It is, quite frankly, superb.” ( Sci-Fi London)
“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)
“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)

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loved it

really enjoyable. want the next book to listen to now. an worth the money as it's over 22 hours long!

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wow

Brent weeks has blown me away so far in this series. quickly becoming one off my favourite series of books ever.

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great series

Lovable characters, excellent jokes at times and a captivating story: can't wait listening to the next book.
The narrator is superb.

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really enjoyed this book

really enjoyed the book, the narator was good and story was well paced, couldn't put it down

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amazing book

one of my favorite writers ! this is my 2nd series from Brent weeks and I love it

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Incredible.

Absolutely incredible, Simon Vance and the overall story. Loved it completely. Cannot wait to hear the 3rd book.

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Good book well read

The book was well read and a good progression to the story. Looking forward to the third one.

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  • 14-08-16

Gripping

It's unusual I'll want to listen to an audiobook outside of long journeys, but this has held me entranced for days.

The narrator is also significantly better than the pretty awfully chosen surfer-dude-esque guy who did the previous book.

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The best Brent Weeks novel to date

Excellent plot and original ideas in the Nine Kings concept. Loved the character development of some of the key people. Flawless narration. Definitely up there alongside Feist and Eddings as one of my favourite authors.

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Book worth reading

Loved it !!! Nothing more to say it was a great book and can't wait to read number 3 !

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  • Patrick
  • 04-02-18

Excitement...

Loving the series, lots of twists and action to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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  • ved
  • 13-09-16

awesome ...

everything about the production is top notch ... a must listen for every fantasy lover .... beautiful setup and character building. one can relate to characters and you won't realise how soon it ended ... craving for more.

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  • K. A. Wolstenholme
  • 22-06-15

Good performance Mr Vance

Having read the book myself it was great to hear it read by another. Wonderful.

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  • Galaxie
  • 14-11-14

Great story great narration

What made the experience of listening to The Blinding Knife the most enjoyable?

Simon was a magnificent narrator and the story is compelling

What other book might you compare The Blinding Knife to and why?

Brandon Sanderson's Way of Kings- great heroes

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

Gavin!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Great plot and characters so well performed

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  • James
  • 27-09-14

Spectacular story, great listen.

The second novel in the Lightbringer trilogy, The Blinding Knife is a spectacular read and a great listen. Simon Vance does a great job with the narration, and Brent Weeks' writing just keeps getting better with every book he writes. This time Kip is in Black Guard training, Liv is working with the Colour Prince, Gavin/Dazen reveals his secret to Karris and Andross Guile starts his manipulations of Kip. Readers of Brandon Sanderson, Peter V. Brett and George R. R. Martin will love Brent Weeks.

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  • Bruno
  • 05-05-14

Utterly Entertaining

Would you consider the audio edition of The Blinding Knife to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print edition, but the audio book production is fantastic.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters are what makes the is book. I love them all to bits even the bad guys are great. I can't wait for the next instalment in the series!