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Publisher's Summary

Gavin Guile is dying. He'd thought he had five years left - now he's got less than one. With 50,000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée 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 16 years ago.
©2012 Brent Weeks (P)2012 Hachette Audio
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Critic Reviews

“Epic fantasy at its best . . . I was hooked in from the first page and couldn't put it down, even at the last. It is, quite frankly, superb.” (Sci-Fi London)
“Weeks manages to ring new tunes on...old bells, letting a deep background slowly reveal its secrets and presenting his characters in a realistically flawed and human way.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Weeks has written an epic fantasy unlike any of its contemporaries. It is a truly visionary and original work, and has set the bar high for others in its subgenre.” (graspingforthewind.com)
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By Patrick on 02-04-18

Excitement...

Loving the series, lots of twists and action to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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By ved on 09-13-16

awesome ...

everything about the production is top notch ... a must listen for every fantasy lover .... beautiful setup and character building. one can relate to characters and you won't realise how soon it ended ... craving for more.

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By Ms. V. M. Christopher on 11-12-17

loved it

really enjoyable. want the next book to listen to now. an worth the money as it's over 22 hours long!

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By lee moore on 09-11-17

wow

Brent weeks has blown me away so far in this series. quickly becoming one off my favourite series of books ever.

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By David on 01-04-15

Excellent!

Whilst The Black Prism did and admirable job of setting the scene The Blinding Knife really opens this series up. A well structured story with excellent character development delivers a gripping narrative. I can't wait to listen to the next in the series.

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By BEAUMONT on 10-30-14

I am sooo glad they chose a new narrator!

Yep great book and great narrating! The story really gets going in this second book great to listen to I'm glad that I stuck out the first book that the other awful narrator.

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