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.
August 26, 2014  |  801 pages
(Rated on Oct 5, 2016)
Grade: A    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 50% Literature, 50% Entertainment
Writing Quality:
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Movie Potential:
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Sequel Potential:
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Wow. Masterful. It was long, but it sure didn't feel long. I was never bored even once throughout the whole book. The plot is beautifully imagined and masterfully executed. The characters, though, are where Brent weeks makes his money. Every character, protagonist or antagonist, is complex and believable. And there are a couple of plot twists at the end that are literally jaw-dropping. I was angry when I finished because I don't want to wait two years for the next one. And that's probably t