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As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find its lost Prism, the only man who may be able to stop catastrophe. But Gavin Guile is enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse, Gavin no longer has the one thing that defined him -- the ability to draft.

Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will have to face a master of shadows alone as his grand...more
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Published August 26th 2014 by Orbit
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Samantha Savage
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.


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...more
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
Sep 01, 2013 Kevin marked it as to-read
How can people rate a book that has yet to be written?
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...more
Peter Ahlstrom
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...more
Mogsy (MMOGC)
3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

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...more
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...more
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...more
Jared W
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

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Hate waiting.
Dec 31, 2013 Julian marked it as to-read
How are people rating the book? It doesn't come out for another year, I get that it will most likely be very good because Brent Weeks is a great author but wouldn't it be better to reserve judgement until you've actually read it?
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Sara Hemenway
Mar 08, 2014 Sara Hemenway marked it as priority-to-read
This book did a lot of things right and one small thing wrong, making this book feel a little slower at times...though admittedly, the craziness of work may have also contributed to that problem. At the end of the day, I still really enjoyed the bulk of the book, but it had potential to be a 5-star story.

The Broken Eye picks up literally where The Blinding Knife left off, though since that was a small bit of a cliffhanger, I won't mention it here. Where the two previous books took place mostly a...more
Sirius Seyven
First thought after finishing, Tries to be witty in dialogues, but fails most of the time.
Great twist at the end, leaving the readers in cold water. Now who are the good guys? bad guys? not sure anymore.
But at the end, i thought what was the point of the book. Nothing happened, at the end of chapter 97, series plotwise was in same place as it was in end of book 2. Did not do much in character development either, except Andross. Seems he is more powerful than Orloham himself or is he the Orholam...more
Joel Pearson

It's not much of a secret that Brent Weeks is one of my favorite authors and favorite people. I mean, afterall, he usually remembers my name when he sees me. Part of what makes Brent great is a constant and consistent improvement in his writing from book to book. He's a masterful storyteller, with great characters, plot twists and extremely creative environments and magic systems. But one thing he's done that many authors do not is continue to improve himself - the quality of his writing, th...more
Oops, accidentally deleted from my shelves.

Dont feel like typing out my review again. This book rocked. The end.
Got the book two weeks early and devoured it.

The Night Angel Trilogy had me convinced that Brent Weeks could do no wrong, yet I remember I wasn't sold after reading the Black Prism all those years ago. Fortunately, the Lightbringer series got its hooks in me with the Blinding Knife. But that was two years ago and I had forgotten some of the smaller plot details of the series, but the memories quickly came flooding back as I swept through chapter after chapter of the Broken Eye. And oh boy, was...more
The best thing about reading Brent Weeks' books is that each is consistently better than the last one. The novel seems more polished, the characters more complex, the world building more intriguing and the book more hard to put down.

I could spend a lot of time praising the world building and the magic system of the book, which are fantastic. Drafting is one of the coolest magic I've read. I could tell how satisfying the plot development is or how the pacing is great and makes the book hard to pu...more
Angela Groves
AHHHHHH! This book was worth the wait! It answered so many questions from the previous book, and then went ahead and left me with a whole bunch more! Now I have to wait again =[. If you are a fantasy fan and you haven't read anything by Brent Weeks, what have you been doing? The Lightbringer series has everything from the light hearted warm moments, to the darkest despair moments and everything in between. The characters are wonderful and deep. They grow throughout the series, and you love them...more
Oct 12, 2013 Vaelin999 marked it as to-read
The publishing date is : August 26, 2014

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As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find its lost Prism, the only man who may be able to stop catastrophe. But Gavin Guile is enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse, Gavin no longer has the one thing that defined him -- the ability to draft.

Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will have to face a master of shadows alone as his grandfather moves to choose a new Pri...more
Wheels within wheels within other wheels. This book took me a few chapters to get into, probably because I was furiously trying to swap back in all the state I had in my head about it. None of the plot twists went like I expected them too, and it was a little disappointing that there was no big battle with the big bad like has happened in the previous two books, but I expect most of the next book will cover that. I can not wait for the next book.
Waited a long time for this to come out. Unfortunately, the smaller gripes I had about the previous two books seem exponentiated in this book. At his best, Weeks has an exciting style with epic setpiece scenes that are easy to visualize, and the magic system in this series may well be my favorite of all time (even moreso than Sanderson's metal-swallowing Mistborners). Would that I could draft luxin! Truly ingenious.

Some amazing characters, and some not-so-amazing ones. Teia and Murder Sharp cont...more
Ahh, my heart aches for Gavin. Dazen now.
Brent Weeks has butchered this charismatic, powerful and amazing protagonist. He's only a shadow of what he once was. It's such a waste of time. Such a disappointment. It only went downhill for Gavin. Down, down and down. This was totally unexpected. He was enslaved, freed, imprisoned, crippled, tortured, rescued and imprisoned again. Going from one hell to another. With no hope of ever becoming the amazing Gavin again, we know from the first two books....more
Sharon Powers
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"The two Blackguards approached the White's door, the younger rhymically cracking the knuckles of his right fist nervously. The Greyling brothers stopped in front of the door, hesitated. Pop, pop, pop. Pop, pop, pop.

"The elder brother, Gill looked at his little...more

I admit I am intimidated just trying to review this 795 page novel. It's so complex, the characters are so well-developed, and so many things happen! I enjoy different fantasy authors, but every time I read a new book by Brent Weeks, I am reminded again why he is my favorite.

The Broken Eye picks up in the aftermath of the epic battle that ended The Blinding Knife.
Gavin, unable to draft at all, escapes on captivity only to end up in sucessively worse imprisonment...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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