Student Picks: The Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks

The Blinding Knife Book Two

The Blinding Knife
Book Two in the series

Title: The Blinding Knife

Author: Brent Weeks

What is is about?

This is the second book in the award-winning Lightbringer Series, which is about a magical world of light drafting. A drafter is someone who can shape or harness light into physical form. The colours drafted are also very important as they influence character behaviour and personality, virtues and vices. Gavin Guile is dying. He’d thought he had five years left – now he’s got less than one. With fifty thousand refugees, a bastard son and an ex-fiancee 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 sixteen years ago.

What did you think of it, and why did you pick it up?

I thought it was a really good read, despite being a long one. It is worth sticking with it because the author, Brent Weeks, has created a fascinating world. It is a deep story full of different characters, which gives you an insight into what it is like leading up to, and during a war. I enjoyed book one, The Black Prism, which set up the location and the characters , but I found book two even  better. It has a character list and a glossary of all the terms used  because Brent Weeks has invented a new language which is interesting.

Star Rating:  * * * * * (Yes,  that’s 5 stars out of 5!)

Who would enjoy reading this?

This book is suitable for Young Adults, I would suggest Years 12 and 13.

Book One

The Black Prism

And if you still want to know more, see this trailer.

Raymond Ke Year 13


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