Thursday, 27 October 2016

FANTASY REVIEW: The Lightbringer Quintology 4: The Blood Mirror - Brent Weeks

Release Date: 27/10/16
Publisher:  Orbit


The Blood Mirror is the action-packed new novel in the Lightbringer series by international bestseller Brent Weeks.

The Seven Satrapies have collapsed into four - and those are falling before the White King's armies.

Gavin Guille, 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 magical genius. But Gavin has no magic at all. Worse, in this prison, he may not be alone.

Who will fight to prevent a tainted empire from becoming something even worse?


The latest of Brents Lightbringer series (now set at a five book series rather than the original planned trilogy) and one that clearly proves why the series had to be extended. Whilst some will complain about the extension of the series, having read this book I can see why the publisher and Brent felt that they had to. Its got an organic feel and by allowing the series to continue to develop rather than rush an ending, they're treating the reader to an arc that will feel nicely rounded and give a greater view of the world as events allow it to develop.

As usual the writing is crisp, the characters not only believable but people you want to spend time around and when added to Brent's delightful prose that just trips from the page, delivers all round. Back this up with a great overall plot, alongside top notch dialogue and all round I'm more than a happy reader.

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