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The Blood Mirror

The Lightbringer Series, Book 4
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Series: Lightbringer, Book 4
Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
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Summary

The Blood Mirror is the action-packed new audiobook in the Lightbringer series by international best seller Brent Weeks.

Stripped of both magical and political power, the people he once ruled told he's dead, and now imprisoned in his own magical dungeon, former emperor Gavin Guile has no prospect of escape. But the world faces a calamity greater than the Seven Satrapies has ever seen...and only he can save it.

As the armies of the White King defeat the Chromeria and old gods are born anew, the fate of worlds will come down to one question: who is the Lightbringer?

©2016 Brent Weeks (P)2016 Little Brown Book Group
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Fantastic

Loved every moment of the book. Tender in places, brilliant action and a stella cast. only regret is that it is over and I will have to wait for the next one.

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Same awesome world

I love this world. The magic systems is inspired and the world deep and rich.

The story is also great, but... after finishing listening it almost seems like this is book 3.5 and I was waiting for the meat that was book 4.

I just fear that it will be another long wait for the final book in the series.

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Pretty much "Oh. My. God."

I think I've seldom ended a book feeling so satisfied and unsatisfied in my life. Give me more!

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The worst book in the series so far.

This book was a poor substitute when compaird to the previous books, the author seemed to be strugging with the writing. It reads like a lot of middle books in a series where it feels like padding instead of an integral part of the story.

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cant wait for the next book!!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes because the complete series so far is just an amazing listen

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gavin guile cause he is just so determined to live

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

iron fist

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

the book made me laugh, cry and made feel real connections with the characters

Any additional comments?

i cant wait for the next book

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not much new

This is still a very good story, however I was hoping for story line to move significantly qnd instead I feel I could have skip this book and just wait for the next one. I'm dissapointed.

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Enjoyed but felt a little cut short

Enjoyed the continued story and progression but after such a epic ending in the 3rd book and some truly awesome moments and big reveals I felt a little underwhelmed by this 4th books pacing and progression.

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You lose a lot of kips magic progression and focus in this book, the final battle doesnt feel as well done as the other battles in previous books with kip barely using any magic whatsoever and feels like they have barely done anything the whole book.

Gavins scenes are by far the most interesting in the book and andros guiles interactions and reveals of his knowledge of gods and hints at locust beings.

It feels like a "setting up" for greater thigs to come in the next installment or the first half of a sanderson book. I eagerly await the next book in this series but feel ot was the weakest novel so far.

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I expected more...

I expected a lot more. Whilst the plot was engaging I felt like little actually happened. much of the mystery of book 3 was forgotten as was the sense of adventure. a good yarn but not of the standard I'd have expected. I was left waiting another year or so for the next chapter in the story...

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Brilliant

I read the reviews for this book before I listened. I wish I hadn't. I don't agree with the bad ones. the story kept me interested and the characters are still growing and developing. The plot twist had me standing still so I could listen more carefully. This book, this series needs to be in your life.

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Great writing and narrating

Stumbled upon by searching on the narrator, who I like. So I am pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the writing. The characters are interesting, the fantasy imaginable, the story line never predictable and full of life. Simply brilliant!

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  • Thomas
  • 04-11-18

great

best book of the series until now! still a lot of open questions so looking forward to the next book in the series.
great note at the end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-20

superb serieS

another good entry in brent weeks lightbringer series. im hyped for the final one. go

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  • Gabor Hackl
  • 26-07-19

A bit shorter than expected

The fact is, I wanted the story to keep on going... I cannot wait until the funal book comes out to find out what happens next!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-18

Again Weeks brings us an amazing story

the Blood Mirror is not as good as the other three books. but the progession of the book makes me very excited for the fifth and sixth book. Weeks is an incredible story smith and the voice narration by Vance is still entertaining.

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  • James
  • 13-11-17

everything is coming to a head

Ever since I randomly bought a Brent Weeks book for something to read I have never been disappointed and the Blood Mirror is another example. So many threads being woven together in this the fourth book of the series but still leaving the story lines open and leaving me itching at the end of the book for the next volume in the story. The Characters have gone through massive changes over the books in attitudes and confidence. This you would expect from Kipp but the other character don't disappoint in that respect either. Some stars rising, others falling.

The Narration is good, the story developments show an overall story line linking everything together, the characters can be engaging and make you cheer for the 'Mighty' when they have a win and worry for them when the plots or fate are against them.

I don't know about you but I quickly devoured this book when it came out and have been waiting eagerly for the next volume!

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  • gregory
  • 01-11-17

"OUTSTANDING"

I devoured these 4 books in a little over 2 weeks. I could not put it down ( turn it of ). I will now feel empty until Brent Weeks gets back to work. just loved it

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  • Morten Stokkereit Johnsen
  • 10-11-16

Half a book

I loved the earlier books, and I love this one. However, it feels like he had to split the book (which is the case), and the end result suffered. I'm super excited for the next one though, hopefully this one got a lot of setup out of the way.

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  • Siert
  • 07-11-16

Superb both in story and speech

I enjoy fantasy incredibly and have read it since I was 12. Over the years I have read many and started audiobooks around 10 years ago while on the move. 32 now and this book is amazing, the story is set by great characters who live, fight, joke, love, have sex, stumble and have no clue what to do and experience grief.

It feels like real people in a fictional world. Upwards of that the audible version is just grand. The performance is solid and carries emotion and various characters perfectly.

Highly recommended!

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  • Richard
  • 03-11-16

Captivating

14 words are not enough for this, author and narrator are amazing. Orholm's b... beard.