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The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer Series #4)

The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer Series #4)

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by Brent Weeks

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The nail-biting continuation to the Lightbringer series from New York Times bestseller Brent Weeks.

When does an empire fall?

The Seven Satrapies have collapsed into four-and those are falling before the White King's armies.

Gavin Guile, ex-emperor, ex-Prism, ex-galley slave, formerly the one man who might have averted war, is now lost, broken,


The nail-biting continuation to the Lightbringer series from New York Times bestseller Brent Weeks.

When does an empire fall?

The Seven Satrapies have collapsed into four-and those are falling before the White King's armies.

Gavin Guile, ex-emperor, ex-Prism, ex-galley slave, formerly the one man who might have averted war, is now lost, broken, and trapped in a prison crafted by his own hands to hold a great magical genius. But Gavin has no magic at all. Worse, in this prison, Gavin may not be alone.

Kip Guile will make a last, desperate attempt to stop the White King's growing horde. Karris White attempts to knit together an empire falling apart, helped only by her murderous and possibly treasonous father-in-law Andross Guile.

Meanwhile, Teia's new talents will find a darker use-and the cost might be too much to bear.

Together, they will fight to prevent a tainted empire from becoming something even worse.

The Black Prism
The Blinding Knife
The Broken Eye
The Blood Mirror

For more from Brent Weeks, check out:

Night Angel
The Way of Shadows
Shadow's Edge
Beyond the Shadows

Night Angel: The Complete Trilogy (omnibus)
Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella (e-only)
The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Bestseller Weeks keeps the pot simmering with many secrets revealed and much verbal sparring in this fourth volume (after 2014’s The Broken Eye) of dramatic epic fantasy warfare in a land ruled by the ruling Chromeria, a council of color mages. Gavin Guile, trapped in the prison he built for his brother, negotiates with his devious father, Andross, for a chance to escape. Gavin’s wife, Karris White Oak, is the most powerful member of the Chromeria; she also tries to join forces with Andross, the council’s war leader, to stop the spreading rebellion led by her brother, the Color Prince, against the Chromeria’s rule. The prince now styles himself the White King, and his forces are consolidating his victories and preparing for the next assault. Kip, Gavin’s adopted son, leads his own counterattack and struggles with a destiny that may force him to be the reformer of the Chromeria’s official religion. Weeks deftly moves the pieces around his chessboard, snapping them with assured feeling onto their new squares in preparation for a climactic confrontation. Readers will need to pay careful attention to catch all the political and social machinations. (Nov.)
From the Publisher
"Brent Weeks has a style and immediacy of detail that pulls the reader relentlessly into his story. He doesn't allow you to look away."—Robin Hobb

"The Lightbringer series is great fun. Nobody does break-neck pacing and amazingly-executed plot twists like Brent Weeks."—Brian McClellan, author of Promise of Blood

"His plot feels like an orchestrated chess match between genius grandmasters."—Publishers Weekly on The Broken Eye

"The Blinding Knife was even better than the The Black Prism (and that's saying something!)"—B&N.com on The Blinding Knife

"Brent Weeks is so good it's starting to tick me off."—Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear on The Night Angel Trilogy

"The Blinding Knife is a wonderful work of high fantasy with engaging characters facing the perfect antagonists, set in a creatively-wrought and increasingly chaotic world brimful of imaginative magic and interesting politics. Weeks holds fast to the traditions of his genre while adding a compelling new flavor."—The Ranting Dragon

"One of the best epic fantasies I've ever read."—Staffer's Book Review on The Blinding Knife

"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 on The Black Prism

"...A solid, entertaining yarn."—The Onion A.V. Club on The Black Prism

"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

"One of the best Fantasy books of 2012!"—A Dribble of Ink on The Blinding Knife

Library Journal
This is the fourth entry in the burgeoning "Lightbringer" series, whose first three titles—The Black Prism, The Blinding Knife, and The Broken Eye—have placed higher and higher on the New York Times best sellers list. Emperor Gavin Guile has been locked in his own dungeon, bereft of both magic and power, when a cataclysm hits that only he can counter. From a skyrocketing fantasy star; with a 150,000-copy first printing.

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Lightbringer Series , #4
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6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Brent Weeks was born and raised in Montana. He wrote on bar napkins and lesson plans before landing his dream job years and thousands of pages later. Brent lives in Oregon with his wife, Kristi, and their daughters. Find out more about the author at www.brentweeks.com or on twitter @brentweeks.

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The Blood Mirror 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book but I was disappointed by the length. It was the shortest in the series by a great ammount. Over 200 pages when you factor in the first 20 or so are a synopsis of the previous books. That being said it has its great moments, but I would classify it as the weakest book out of the 4.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to preface this by saying that I really do love this series, the characters, and the world as a whole. That being said, this particular installment felt utterly lackluster compared to the previous three. It felt too short, the narrative bounced around way to frequently, and most importantly it felt like nothing substantial was added to the plot. Oh sure, each of the particular threads was picked up and expanded upon for all of our favorites among the cast of characters, but the entire time it felt like this book was written to be a bridge between Black Prism and whatever comes next, to the detriment of the story at hand. I have liked the rest of the series, and would likely cite it as one of my favorite reads as a whole, but this most recent addition just doesn't feel quite up to snuff with the rest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short book, finished in 3 days. Stories of the main characters development progressed but didn't go very far. It also abruptly ended without any indication of what's in store for the characters. Love the seriies. While this is well written, it needs about 300 more pages to close or lead into the next volume. Many unanswered questions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the only book in this series that I have felt let down at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth the read. Not the best in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed the series so far and was really looking forward to reading this. Kip long-winded attempts to rally the troops were simply wasted text. I am probably done with this writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to give it some ground. The books where good but, if this is truly the final book in this series it has failed. It brings no conclusions, it ends much to soon without a finally.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Brilliant series. I already miss these characters.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book series! Definitely a worthwhile read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next one
lg22 More than 1 year ago
Love this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As readers we were told that book 4 would be the final book in the series. Not so. There is still one more book to go. It would have been nice to have something to that effect in the beginning of the book after there was so much said by the author that it would be a 4 book series. That said, the book itself was disappointing. Even boring at times. Everything seemed dragged out where it could have been said in less. You'll still need to read it to keep up with who did what to who and who still wants to do what to whom. There are a few surprizes that come up but it was a bit of a yawner compared to his other books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This man never fails to bring it. The best of the four so far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think Brent weeks has been been getting steadily better with every book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and captivating, finished the novel in 4 days
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! Thats all I can say about it. Everyone of Brent Weeks books always feel short to me. The stories pull you in and before you know it your at the end and all you can think about is that you want more story!