The Broken Eye (Lightbringer Series #3)

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New York Times bestseller

The Broken Eye continues the spectacular Lightbringer series from the New York Times bestselling author of The Black Prism and The Blinding Knife.

As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who can still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy ...

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Overview

New York Times bestseller

The Broken Eye continues the spectacular Lightbringer series from the New York Times bestselling author of The Black Prism and The Blinding Knife.

As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who can still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy and enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse still, Gavin has lost more than his powers as Prism—he can't use magic at all.

Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power. With Teia and Karris, Kip will have to use all his wits to survive a secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an ascendant order of hidden assassins called The Broken Eye.
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Editorial Reviews

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The problems of Gavin and Kip Guile continue and, if that's possible, even escalate in this feverishly awaited Lightbringer novel. With the ancient gods awakening and the Seven Satrapies threatened with destruction, the crises of "Galley Slave #6" and his stranded bastard son now carry an aura of coming doom. One of the most luminous fantasy series extant.

Publishers Weekly
06/30/2014
The third Lightbringers epic installment (after The Blinding Knife) primarily acts as a bridge between the two other volumes. Gavin Guile, the former Prism, is now color-blind and enslaved aboard a pirate galley. Old hurts and grim prophecy loom over the machinations to name his successor. His recently acknowledged son, Kip, struggles to find a place in the military, while Guile’s rejuvenated father, Andross, runs the Chromeria, a council of wizards who work in solidified colors of light. As son and grandfather clash over missing artifacts, a religious heretic continues his conquest of the capital’s outer districts, and a legendary sect of assassins infiltrates the city. Weeks is fond of complicated schemes, and his plot feels like an orchestrated chess match between genius grandmasters, but he also leavens the logic with humor. His characters are charming even as they are threatened with being swept off the chessboard. Fans of George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire will find the family dynamics of the Guiles quite familiar. (Sept.)
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"Brent Weeks has a style and immediacy of detail that pulls the reader relentless 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

"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

graspingforthewind.com
"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."
The Onion A.V. Club on The Black Prism
"...A solid, entertaining yarn."
Fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com on The Black Prism
"All in all The Black Prism is an A++ from me while the series has the potential to become one for the ages. The main flaw of The Black Prism is that it ends - despite 600+ pages and a reasonable ending point, I still wanted another 600 at least!"
From the Publisher
"Brent Weeks is so good it's starting to tick me off."—Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear

"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

"All in all The Black Prism is an A++ from me while the series has the potential to become one for the ages. The main flaw of The Black Prism is that it ends - despite 600+ pages and a reasonable ending point, I still wanted another 600 at least!"—Fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com 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

Library Journal
03/15/2014
In this third in the "Lightbringer" series, Gavin Guile is not only in chains on a pirate galley but has lost his skill at drafting. His son Kip is on his own—bad news with the emergence of the Broken Eye, an order of assassins. Weeks's "Night Angel" trilogy has sold over two million copies worldwide.
Library Journal
08/01/2014
Epic fantasy fans will be chomping at the bit to read the third volume of Weeks's "Lightbringer" series (after The Blinding Knife). The Chromeria believe Gavin Guile is the key to ending a budding civil war, but he has been captured by pirates and, what's worse, lost his ability to perform magic. [See Prepub Alert, 2/24/14.]
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316079921
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Publication date: 8/26/2014
  • Series: Lightbringer Series , #3
  • Pages: 816
  • Sales rank: 8,657
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Brent Weeks

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 daughter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    Phenomenal work you will not be able to put down. Weeks's books

    Phenomenal work you will not be able to put down. Weeks's books just seem to keep getting better. Will leave you scrambling for a reread of the entire series...multiple times.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2014

    OMG! Why! I read this book to fast as usual and want the next on

    OMG! Why! I read this book to fast as usual and want the next one! gaaaahhhh!  Love this book.  Really great twists and turns.  Sooooo Ready for Blood Mirror, just sucks we got to wait so long for it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2014

    Fantastic

    More twists than a braided horsetail! Loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2014

    Brent Weeks Did It Again -- Over the top fantastic 

    Brent Weeks Did It Again -- Over the top fantastic 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2014

    Fantastic

    This series is great!


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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2014

    Wow

    Leave you begging for more

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  • Posted August 31, 2014

    Everything that you would expect from a Brent Weeks novel. He co

    Everything that you would expect from a Brent Weeks novel. He continues to expand upon this epic world and leaves you with even more questions than when you started. All your favorite characters are back with 2x the punch and 5x the notorious Brent Weeks plot twists. A definite page turner and you will NOT be disappointed. My only complaint? It ended too soon!!!

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