The Broken Eye (Lightbringer Series #3)

The Broken Eye (Lightbringer Series #3)

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by Brent Weeks
     
 

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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

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.


Lightbringer
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

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.

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.]

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.)
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

"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!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316235556
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
08/26/2014
Series:
Lightbringer Series , #3
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
8,500
File size:
4 MB

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 Broken Eye 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Weeks can't write these fast enough.
Arrat More than 1 year ago
Great book! It was a little slower paced than his others and not as many twists, was still enjoyable. Mr. Weeks has left us more questions than answers so I can't wait for the next book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tolkien and Robert Jorden made me crave fantasy and even jerks like Patrick Rothfuss continue to feed those flames. Brent Weeks is now the king for me, can't wait to read future works! Peter Brett has a new warded man out in 3 days let's see if he can push this writer off my pedestal.
jackalopian More than 1 year ago
Definitely jumps around between characters and plot lines. In the beginning fell prey to that insidious issue that so many books structured in this manner have--I simply liked some plots better than others. The beginning was slow to start, it was easy to set down for a time when I was with a character I was less invested in. But the book really was good the whole way through, well organized, the characters are interesting and the political maneuvering is interesting but not overpowering. By the end I was practically racing through the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'll confess I was hoping the story would be wrapped up in this installment, but I am looking forward to reading on. It seems like all the characters grow up a great deal, alliances and loyalties form, battle lines are drawn, and twisty, twisty plot turns--including some terrific OMG developments! Loved every page, thank you Brent!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Yay
Anonymous 5 months ago
Great read
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wakincade 5 months ago
I must say, Brent Weeks didn't skimp on books 2 or 3. They were great, and I certainly didn't see the twist ending in book 3 coming. Man! And I certainly appreciate the correction of the passive voice that was so evident in book 1. If you are a fan of magical fantasy worlds like Robin Hobb's work or George R.R. Martin, take a look at Brent Weeks's Lightbringer series. It's well worth it. Five stars across the board!
Wordbringer 5 months ago
Brent Week's strengths are his plotting and his ability to write action scenes. This book is a bit tedious in some of its early sections as the narrative is chopped into dozens of short chapters following 6 different characters. But in the last 200 pages these narratives converge and build into several action-packed sequences and climaxes that are powerful, emotional and highly rewarding. Weeks is creating a vast complex world and the Lightbringer Series may develop into one of the best fantasy series of all time.
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Can't wait for next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Powerfully colorful book showing the insight into the mind of people who change the world. Fascinating read and highly imaginable while keeping enough human characteristics and tendencies to captivate an audience.
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Couldn't turn the pages fast enough !!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brent weeks is very imaginative
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Love it, but the ending was somewhat predictable to those who read closely and pay attention to the previous books.
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Awesome series! Amazing twists, jyst when you think you have the plot figured out.....pow!
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