The Broken Eye Review

Book Review: The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

Continuing the Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks this morning. Keep reading to check out my The Broken Eye review.

The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

Publisher: Orbit

Date: 2015

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: As the old gods awaken, the Chromeria is in a race to find its lost Prism, the only man who may be able to stop catastrophe, Gavin Guile. But Gavin’s enslaved on a galley, and when he finally escapes, he finds himself in less than friendly hands. Without the ability to draft which has defined him.

Meanwhile, the Color Prince’s army continues its inexorable advance, having swallowed two of the seven satrapies, they now invade the Blood Forest. Andross Guile, thinking his son Gavin lost, tasks his two grandsons with stopping the advance. Kip and his psychopathic half-brother Zymun will compete for the ultimate prize: who will become the next Prism.

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The Broken Eye Review

As with The Black Prism and The Blinding Knife, this book had me laughing and gasping the whole way through. Let me tell you, that’s a little awkward when you are spending most of your time reading on a packed commuter train.

After thoroughly enjoying the first two books, I was eager to start this one. It did not disappoint. The plot was more intense again than the first two, with the stakes higher than ever and the consequences of actions have extreme reactions at times. The tension was handled masterfully and the humour interrupted in just the right places to keep you breathing.

The characters’ development comes on in leaps and bounds this time. Gavin’s character has a complete change around with the loss of his power, but is still as likeable as ever.

“Look at me, grandfather,” Kip snapped. “I am Guile. Body, blood, and will. Deny it.”

If you dare, his attitude added.

The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

Kip and Teia begin to truly understand the depths of their power and precisely what they are capable of when they let themselves believe it. The reader can connect to the characters – all of them – the whole way through.

Karris too must take a new position and does so in a way that does not diminish her power or likeability in any way.

With the plot and the characters ticking all the boxes, the book draws the reader in and holds their attention. The split narration works perfectly, switching between them to not only give a wider view of what is happening but allowing you to connect to all of the main characters.

The writing is strong. It has to be to hold my attention for an 800 page book, especially as it is the third in the series. The plot, the characters, the pacing…

The Broken Eye Review

Weeks knows how to write fantasy, there is nothing more I can say to that. The twist at the end of the book has me eagerly awaiting the final instalment and I’m frustrated that I have to wait almost an entire year before I get to find out what happens.

If you are looking for some high fantasy, full of magic and fights with enough moments to literally make you laugh out loud, then you simply must check out The Lightbringer Series. All of the elements work perfectly for a thoroughly enjoyable read from start to finish.

Are you reading the Lightbringer Series? I’d love to know!

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Also in the series:

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

Book Two: The Blinding Knife

The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks

Book Four: The Blood Mirror

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