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The Blood Mirror

Book 4, The Lightbringer Series

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The nail-biting continuation to the Lightbringer series from New York Times bestseller Brent Weeks.

When does an empire fall?
The Seven Satrapies have collapsed into four-and those are falling before the White King's armies.
Gavin Guile, ex-emperor, ex-Prism, ex-galley slave, formerly the one man who might have averted war, is now lost, broken, and trapped in a prison crafted by his own hands to hold a great magical genius. But Gavin has no magic at all. Worse, in this prison, Gavin may not be alone.
Kip Guile will make a last, desperate attempt to stop the White King's growing horde. Karris White attempts to knit together an empire falling apart, helped only by her murderous and possibly treasonous father-in-law Andross Guile.
Meanwhile, Teia's new talents will find a darker use-and the cost might be too much to bear.
Together, they will fight to prevent a tainted empire from becoming something even worse.

The Black Prism
The Blinding Knife
The Broken Eye

The Blood Mirror

For more from Brent Weeks, check out:

Night Angel
The Way of Shadows
Shadow's Edge
Beyond the Shadows
Night Angel: The Complete Trilogy (omnibus)
Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella (e-only)
The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel

From Publishers Weekly

Oct 03, 2016 – Bestseller Weeks keeps the pot simmering with many secrets revealed and much verbal sparring in this fourth volume (after 2014's The Broken Eye) of dramatic epic fantasy warfare in a land ruled by the ruling Chromeria, a council of color mages. Gavin Guile, trapped in the prison he built for his brother, negotiates with his devious father, Andross, for a chance to escape. Gavin's wife, Karris White Oak, is the most powerful member of the Chromeria; she also tries to join forces with Andross, the council's war leader, to stop the spreading rebellion led by her brother, the Color Prince, against the Chromeria's rule. The prince now styles himself the White King, and his forces are consolidating his victories and preparing for the next assault. Kip, Gavin's adopted son, leads his own counterattack and struggles with a destiny that may force him to be the reformer of the Chromeria's official religion. Weeks deftly moves the pieces around his chessboard, snapping them with assured feeling onto their new squares in preparation for a climactic confrontation. Readers will need to pay careful attention to catch all the political and social machinations.

Customer Reviews

Wait and see?

Ive been a huge fan of brent week's works for years now, this was unfortunately the low point in the series for me. Up to this point, kip's story line was the most compelling for me. This book certainly had a few of those heartstopping moments of adrenaline fueled magic fights against gods and monsters, but i found myself relieved to read someone else's point of view so i didnt have to hear about kip's endless slog through the forest and his marital difficulties anymore. Of course i still managed to read this newest installment in less than 24 hours after release and have been processing. It's still a good read, fills in some crucial plot points, and sets the stage for an epic finish, but was not quite up to the high caliber quality that ive become accustomed to.

Read it, but manage your expectations.

Long wait, but well worth it.

I'll start off by saying that Brent Weeks is my favorite fantasy author, and that the Lightbringer series specifically has kept me on the edge of my seat while reading. The Blood Mirror felt a bit more rushed than what I'm used to seeing from Weeks, and the threads of different character's stories felt very disjointed (though maybe that's intentional). Several plot twists caught me off guard and made me actually put the book down to take a deep breath and process. The action scenes are fast paced but always clear and exciting, and the political sparring is highly intriguing. All in all it's a very gripping story and a fresh spin on the genre, would recommend to anyone who enjoys fantasy or just exciting reads. Can't wait for the next and final title to see how everything comes together!

A worthy read

This book gets a 5* from me. Finished it last night.

Biggest problem- its an epic! So many story lines to weave and plots to wrap up or advance, I'm left with feeling that we didn't progress all that far.

Of course I want more, and I want it now.

Yes, I have criticism, but mostly high praise. Thanks Brent for creating a world I enjoy.

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The Blood Mirror
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Epic
  • Published: Oct 25, 2016
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 704 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 4, The Lightbringer Series
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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