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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August 26, 2014  |  801 pages
(Rated on Sep 26, 2014)
Grade: A–    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 50% Literature, 50% Entertainment
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Writing Quality:
Low High
Originality:
Low High

Addictiveness:
Low High
Movie Potential:
Low High

Re-readability:
Low High
Sequel Potential:
Low High
Comment:
While it does seem to have suffered some of the plot expansion that often occurs in series, the story didn't suffer significantly for it, as Weeks is able to keep the story lines moving at a good clip, and to spread chapters among them judiciously so the reader doesn't get lost. The Broken eye doesn't reach the heights that the Blinding Knife reached, but it is a very entertaining read, filled with interesting characters, and a fast-moving plot.