40 thoughts on “The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

  1. complexifies

    I was all set to crucify you for making up a pretend word and then I found it is proper Brit English. Eh, you Canucks! 😉

    I think you might be liking this series more than me. I wonder if part of that is that you’re not having to wait 2 years between books? I have zero desire at the moment to re-read the series (the Burning White was just so good though) but in 5-10 years I bet I’ll devour it all over again. How long did it take you to work through this volume? And are you reading the whole series and then blogging about it or reading other books between?

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    1. Pfft hahahaha Like I said, you always pinpoint the French words that I subconsciously just translate and insert (complexifier) hahahah

      I’m reading them at various intervals, depending on when I can fit each book into my schedule. I don’t really mind the wait in-between each book though; it’s a series that I find easy to dive back into without forgetting too much of the plot. I already have this series on my 5-10 years reread list myself. There’s so much substance in it, I’m sure I’ll appreciate the overarching plots with dreams, gods and whatnot hahah

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  2. I have the same question as Bookatooge…. 😉 how long did it take you to read? First I think the longer the book the less inclined I am to write a longer review. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I don’t know why that’s so, maybe it’s just too much for my brain to immediately rehash.

    I also love what you said about book world creation. An author does have total control in developing their fantasy and it all comes from what they know of the world they live in. It totally makes me scream when when someone says oh that’s a HP knock off. This happens a lot with YA fiction. I’m not saying some authors aren’t taking too much creative license but it’s not the case many times.

    Oh great book review too 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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    1. I started the first book of this series back in July 2018, read the sequel in October 2019 and now I finished the third one in January 2020. As for the length of reviews, I find it harder to review sequels, especially 3rd book and forward since it gets quite spoilery too!

      And yes, it’s sad when there’s always mention of something being a knock off something else. Honestly, it doesn’t matter in the end, especially if the author knows how to make it even more original.

      Thank you, Dani! 😀 😀

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  3. It’s such a joy when a writer manages to expand and develop themes/ideas/characters successfully in a series without diminishing the quality of it (how many time have love book 1, been intrigued by where things go in book 2 and see things dip considerably in book 3?). Great review sir, glad this series is living up to expectations for you!

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    1. Indeed. It’s always scare to dip your toe into a sequel (books 2 and +). It can kill your desire to keep on going when you least expect it to. On top of the odds of something bad happening to your favourite characters! Thanks, Chris. I appreciate that you took the time to read this, sir! 😀

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  4. Amazing review, Lashaan! In fantasy it’s always so difficult to build a world and develop characters which may be far removed from reality but it seemed like the author did this really well in this book. Your enthusiasm for it really shows in this fantastic and well written review!

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  5. And here goes another enthusiastic review about an author that’s been on my radar for some time now – and after reading this I might have to bump the first book in this series up the reading queue… 😁 I’m very intrigued about your comments on “rich lore and twisted politics”!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. So, first up an apology to you: I stopped reading the review after the first paragraph because I haven’t yet read the first 2 books in the series. And next I have a question, if you’ve also read the Night Angel trilogy: which trilogy do you recommend for someone who has yet to read a Brent Weeks book? Being the crazy book collector I am, I have the first 2 books in this trilogy in ebook form and the Night Angel trilogy as a single paperback, I just haven’t gotten around to reading any of them. Thanks, Lashaan!

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    1. No worries at all, Todd! I can understand that. 😀

      I haven’t read the Night Angel trilogy and am keeping it for after I complete the Lightbringer series. I’d always recommend the Lightbringer series first since I have, so far, heard mixed thoughts about the Night Angel trilogy (although I’m personally likely to love it). The Black Prism will give you a good idea of what the author is capable of. 😉

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  7. Fantastic review! I loved the sound of pretty much everything, including the universe, the characters and the multi-layered narrative. I always think, I’m not much of a fantasy reader, but my favourite series include LOTR, Rivers of London and Harry Potter, so perhaps I really ought to read more!

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    1. Thank you so much! I would highly recommend checking it out, especially if you have a little bit of interest in fantasy. It has everything to make it epic and fun at the same time. 😀 I definitely hope to try Rivers of London someday. Currently reading HP for the first time too! 😛

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      1. I’ve added the first book to Goodreads – let’s see if I manage to get to it. Rivers of London is such great fun, I highly recommend! Oh, and I wish I wrote HP – amazing how it constantly attracts new readers and never disappears from the bestseller lists. Are you enjoying it?

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  8. Great review! This is my favorite series of all time. I agree; there is so much development in this book. I called this one a much-needed reset after the first two action-packed books. Sets up the rest of the series quite nicely. I look forward to your thoughts on the last two books.

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