Review: The Broken Eye (Lightbringer #3) by Brent Weeks

RATING: 4.8/5

SYNOPSIS

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, having swallowed two of the seven satrapies, they now invade the Blood Forest. Andross Guile, thinking his son Gavin lost, tasks his two grandsons with stopping the advance. Kip and his psychopathic half-brother Zymun will compete for the ultimate prize: who will become the next Prism.

REVIEW

Re-read The Broken Eye via Libro.fm (thanks to Libro.fm and Hachette for the audio listening copy) and it is a strong continuation of The Blinding Knife though I still think that this is not as good as the Blinding Knife, but still good!

2 points that I love about this installment. Firstly, the introduction of the Order of the Broken Eye. This Order is a secretive group of assassins, many of whom are able to draft Paryl, a Luxin which is not recognized by the Chromeria as it is super dangerous. This brings us to the second point that I love, the expansion of the magic system whereby Brent Weeks focuses a lot on Paryl. Drafters with the ability to draft Paryl can see through clothes and to an extent, possess the power of assassination as solid Paryl can be penetrate into a person’s bloodstream or organs without any feel of it.

As for the characters, Teia, hands down is my favourite character in this book, and probably in this series! She is placed in a position of conflict whereby she was sort of forced to be a double agent: on one hand working for the Order of the Broken Eye (recruited by Murder Sharp) and on the other hand, spying for the White to bring down the Order. Her conflicted mentality is fully fleshed out in this book and I loved it so so much!

Not to mention, the plot of this book. There’s too much politicking and revelations whereby I am constantly left in awe. Brent Weeks is the master of unpredictability, plot twists and cliff hangers! This book, without a doubt, deserves a 4.8/5 star rating! I’m still in the midst of re-reading the Blood Mirror and I can’t wait to start reading the Burning White!

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