Book Review – The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

Author:
Brent Weeks
Price:
$9.99

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On 2014-05-12
Last modified:2014-05-12

Summary:

Overall it was a good book and I'm happier about continuing the series than I was after finishing the first book.

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

The blurb promises:

Gavin Guile is dying. 

He’d thought he had five years left–now he has less than one. With fifty thousand refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies. Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole sixteen years ago.

The first book in the series was OK, but I didn’t like that it had a huge coincidence as a major plot point and the magic system and world building seemed a bit second-string.

Fortunately the second book is better in every way – there were no unbelievable coincidences and the rest of the writing had gained depth.

My only complaint is that some plotlines that had been building up for almost two books were wrapped up rather abruptly, almost off-camera.  I assume there’s enough plot left for the third book, but the way the plotlines were dispensed with didn’t feel dramatic enough.

Overall it was a good book and I’m happier about continuing the series than I was after finishing the first book.

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