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The Broken Eye (Lightbringer #3)

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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, hav
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Kindle Edition, 688 pages
Published August 26th 2014 by Orbit (first published August 2014)
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Regan
Aug 17, 2016 Regan rated it it was amazing
omg dat ending tho
Petrik
Nov 09, 2016 Petrik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: high fantasy fans
Shelves: owned-physical
The Broken Eye, the third book to the Lightbringer series, read and shelved. First things first, it will be really hard to review this book without spoiling anything from the story but I'll do my best, I'll also put spoilers tag when it's necessary. I'll keep this review as simple and effective as possible and by effective I mean I hope my review could get you (I'm talking to you, the one marking this as TBR right now and scrolling down the reviews) to start reading this series soon.

Simple revie
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Peter Tr
Mar 31, 2016 Peter Tr rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
The Broken Eye is an excellent continuation of a wonderful series, fully worthing your attention.

“Don’t judge a man by what he says his ideals are, judge him by what he does. Look at what the Color Prince has done. They’re wrong, Teia. They’re liars and murderers. It doesn’t mean everything we do is right. It doesn’t mean our house doesn’t need a thorough cleaning. I just don’t think we need to burn it to the ground to do it.”

The characters are better developed than in the previous installment,
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Samantha Savage
Sep 22, 2012 Samantha Savage rated it it was amazing
Honestly how am I supposed to wait a whole year for this book to come out! I just spent all of this past year waiting for Blinding Knife to come out! You know Brent weeks has to be a great author for everyone to be desperate to get his books.

AFTER TWO YEARS OF WAITING I HAVE FINALLY READ IT!!!!

It did take awhile for me to really get into this book but I did around page 200. However that may be because it has been a really long time since I have read the last book and may have forgotten some of t
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Jose
May 03, 2013 Jose rated it it was amazing
Yep... I might have to re-read the previous two books to try to remember what happened on them. I should have waited for the series to finish first but Nooooo I could not help reading more of Brent Weeks' books after the Night Angel series
Conor
Jun 01, 2014 Conor rated it really liked it
Another fun read with likeable characters, interesting plot and a really unique and well-developed world. This one wasn't quite as good as the last one (mostly due to the fact that the plot meandered a bit in comparison) but it was still really enjoyable and I'm really excited for the final installment.

Gavin's sections in this one were probably the weak-link. The "hero suffering in captivity" plot-line is one that I often find to be pretty dull and it took up pretty much all of Gavin's arc in t
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Kevin
Dec 27, 2012 Kevin rated it really liked it
How can people rate a book that has yet to be written?
Choko
Aug 30, 2016 Choko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*** 5+ ***

The BB&B BR with Eon & Sarah is still going strong!


When I love a book or series this much, I tend to suck at reviewing it! After all, what can I start talking about first? And how can I say anything without giving it away?? And how can I do it any justice???

As You see, this will be another one of those where I have lost all sense of objectivity and have become all emotion and fangirling... Maybe it is a good way to tell you - i love this book and series, and the only way I kn
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Aristea
Sep 27, 2016 Aristea rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any fantasy lover!
Shelves: to-read-on-shelf
I want to make some sense of this book - yet, I just finished it so it is going to be an "emotional" review.

First and foremost, I am so glad this book focused (view spoiler).
I did not have a problem with any character (view spoiler)
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Peter Ahlstrom
Aug 26, 2014 Peter Ahlstrom rated it it was amazing
Assistant Peter Recommends: The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

Hello there! Brandon Sanderson's assistant Peter here. This is the start of a sporadic feature on Brandon's blog where I recommend something to you. (This was originally posted on Brandon's blog, but I'm also posting it here on GoodReads.) But don't worry, this probably won't happen very often. I am also going to recommend something else to you next week, but then who knows when the next time might be? Not I. Since you never can tell when
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Jesper
Apr 09, 2017 Jesper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So far the best book in the series with a lot of shit going on....all the time!! Never a dull moment
Eon ♒Windrunner♒
The BB&B BR with Choko & Sarah is still going strong!

Five Prismatic stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Broken Eye is the third book in The Lightbringer series so expect spoilers below guys.

I warned you right? SPOILERS.

Ok, ok. Tagging it.

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Lee
Feb 02, 2015 Lee rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
I don't think this rating will come as a surprise to anyone who was following my updates.
I was massively disappointed with this book and even the strong finish couldn't drag it back to 3 stars. I am going to keep this review brief because there isn't much to say to be honest. It is a book of side stories and info about the main characters with almost zero plot forwarding until the last few chapters. All of what was read in this book could have and more importantly should have, been added to the
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Mogsy (MMOGC)
3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum http://bibliosanctum.com/2014/09/12/b...

Things are definitely picking up in this third book of the Lightbringer series…but is it going to be enough?

Obviously, if you’ve made it this far, you’d probably have a good grasp on what’s been happening by this point. Gavin Guile, the Prism who stole his brother’s identity is lost to the open seas, captured and enslaved by pirates with his color sight – and thus his ability to draft – gone. As rescue missions mount, hi
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Kaitlin
Oct 27, 2015 Kaitlin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-sff-faves
This is a book which I have been meaning to get to for quite a while (since the ending of the second was rather explosive) and I am so glad that I finally got the chance whilst doing an illustration project. It was the perfect time for me to read (or rather listen as I have the audiobook) and enjoy the story because it was fast and exuberant, fun and shocking all at once and it keep the creativity and determination flowing. This is the continuation of the story from books #1 and #2 but honestly, ...more
Mark Medina
Jul 03, 2015 Mark Medina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Great

A really good instalment in the series. I like the way the books started off slowly, seemingly simple, yet layer after layer is added bit by bit. More of the seven satrapies is revealed, along with more back story on Gavin and others. Still plenty to keep you guessing. The plot has definitely thickened, with some unexpected twists along the way. I will now read book 4.
Jared Saltz
Jan 13, 2014 Jared Saltz rated it it was ok
Urgh... Middle book syndrome! I love this world very much and the characters even more. I enjoy politics and battles and magic a lot and can subsist for a long time on just the micro elements of good stories. But this? Nothing happened. The book ended with many of the main characters a mere step from where they began--Gavin from captured to captured; Kip from fleeing to fleeing, Betrayers continue to betray, and there are a few "oh, snap!" moments here, but they're a little bit expected (looking ...more
Tal
Jan 15, 2017 Tal rated it really liked it
3.5
James 'Eagle'
Well, 'The Broken Eye' is a smart, fun, exciting entry into the Lightbringer series. Weeks did a very sensible thing by maintaining the same vibe found in 'The Blinding Knife'. The politicking and conspiracies in the Chromeria have always been a strong point of this series and making this the novels main focus was a sensible choice. Due to this, the novel does tend to majorly revolve around Kip and Teia whit the rest of the cast being demoted to merely supporting persons and some characters (for ...more
BookBandit
Aug 20, 2013 BookBandit rated it really liked it
Is this a little bit of filler? Yes. After the conclusion of this novel, I can't wait for the 4th and final installment to close out the story lines of these characters Week's has made me learn to love/hate/love to hate. Much of what we were left with in the Blinding Knife does not get resolved here.

With that said, Brent Week's "filler" is still top-notch and a joy to read.

The war with the Color Prince seems to float in the background. It is still being waged, but there are no battles or chapte
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☽Luna☾
That ending has killed me :'(, thanks Brent weeks for stomping on my heart. RTC if I ever stopped crying
Eon ♒Windrunner♒
Sep 03, 2014 Eon ♒Windrunner♒ rated it it was amazing
Oops, accidentally deleted from my shelves.

Dont feel like typing out my review again. This book rocked. The end.
Liviu
had the time only for maybe 100 pages and it is just vintage Brent Weeks so far; almost impossible to put down (only literally dropping it when my eyes unwittingly closed from tiredness at 1am made me stop reading) so I need to have a good time chunk to read it end to end

follows Gavin, Kip, Teia and somewhat less Karis for now

finished the novel and now i am rereading it as usually the first read became quite a breathless one from some point on, where I just turned the pages to see what happens
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TS Chan
Oct 21, 2016 TS Chan rated it liked it
2.5 stars
Another divergent rating from a lot of my buddies on Goodreads. And I'm rounding it up simply because there were some great moments in this book, which as whole just felt like it dragged on and on and on and on..

It's been a while since I've felt so divided on a book before. These characters are good and I really liked them back in book two, but The Broken Eye read like a long-drawn developmental experiment of character elevation vs suicide. This is the third book!! I'm supposed to care
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Jonathan

The ten commandments of Joseph Campbell on reading myths:
1. Read myths with the eyes of wonder: the myths are transparent to their universal meaning, their meaning transparent to its mysterious source.
2. Read myths in the present tense: Eternity is now.
3. Read myths in the first person plural: the Gods and Goddesses of ancient mythology still live within you.
4. Any myth worth its salt exerts a powerful magnetism. Notice the images and stories that you are drawn to and repelled by. Investigate
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Donna
Mar 19, 2012 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I'm feeling elated that I finished, sad that it's over and we have at least a year to wait for the next one.

Lots of excellent character development in this book, Brent is pushing his characters to be their best (and worst) as the war with the Colour Prince advances adn as they search (somewhat half heartedly) for their missing Prism. Gavin/Dazen gets the raw end of everything bad in this book, so as much as I'd like his fate be to happier, it's realistic, especially with such a horrible, vin
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Marielle Ooms-Voges
Sep 15, 2015 Marielle Ooms-Voges rated it it was amazing
Finally, I like Kip! Very much much enjoyed this 3rd book. I think it the best in the series so far. Can't wait for book 4!
Mili
Feb 26, 2017 Mili rated it liked it
Shelves: own-the-book
3.5, because of the last few chapters. The rest before that? I dont remember anymore hahaha. I still like the main plot. Sharp is a creep! But they couldve used him some more to creep the shit up. But then again hes just a pawn in something bigger just like the rest it seems!
The story is lukewarm and the ending is crazy! The main plot is what still keeps me hooked, its great but actually reading the story is somewhat flat sometimes. I cant really pinpoint what the problem is for me... maybe too
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Brad
Truly, these books just get better with time. I didn't think I'd like to see Gavin get thrown into so much crap, but I do. Sure, he deserves it, but I still like the hell out of him. He skirts a fine line between trickery and divinity. Kip is simply likable to the core, and it was mainly because of him that I love the books so much.

Never mind that the plots are impeccable or that the magic system is fan-f***ing-tastic, never mind that all of the characters are amazing and unforgettable, never m
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Julian
Nov 30, 2013 Julian rated it liked it
After setting down the latest installment in the lightbringer series I can't help but feel disappointed. The book was just really messy, adding a slew of new perspectives that were immediately cast off. There was lots happening in this book, there were a ton of paralel stories running side by side but the thing is most of them were never resolved. The past couple Lightbringer books have done something like this: slow buildup with seemingly unrelated events, revelations where the links between th ...more
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Brent Weeks was born and raised in Montana. After getting his paper keys from Hillsdale College, Brent had brief stints walking the earth like Caine from Kung Fu, tending bar, and corrupting the youth. (Not at the same time.) He started writing on bar napkins, then on lesson plans, then full time. Eventually, someone paid him for it. Brent lives in Oregon with his wife, Kristi. He doesn’t own cats ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Lightbringer (5 books)
  • The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1)
  • The Blinding Knife (Lightbringer, #2)
  • The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer, #4)
  • Untitled (Lightbringer #5)

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“We are the stories we tell about ourselves. But when those stories are lies, we are the most surprised of all.” 21 likes
“Don’t judge a man by what he says his ideals are, judge him by what he does. Look at what the Color Prince has done. They’re wrong, Teia. They’re liars and murderers. It doesn’t mean everything we do is right. It doesn’t mean our house doesn’t need a thorough cleaning. I just don’t think we need to burn it to the ground to do it.” 13 likes
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