KayKay #CRB6 Review #34 The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks


This is the third book in the Lightbringer series.  I had hopes this would be the final book, but it seems there is at least one more in the series.  It felt like a build up for the (hopefully final) fourth book.  The first book established the characters.  The second book had them at a loss, so I thought the third book would see them triumph.  Not so, they seemed to be even worse off at the end of this book (especially the Prism).  I give this book 4 stars.

Here’s a breakdown…


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What is this book about?

Gavin- has been captured by Gunner and is working as a slave rowing a pirate ship.  He is then captured by enemies who cut off two of his fingers and blind one of his eyes before he is rescued by Karris and Ironfist.  After returning to the Chromeria he is captured by his father and put into the same cell his brother was in.  However, he doesn’t have any drafting so very little chance of escape.  I hope that he reconciles with Orholam and regains his power and becomes Prism again.

Kip- Starts off captured by Zymun, but he escapes and after almost starving, he finally gets back to Chromeria to continue his studies and let everyone know that his father is alive.  He finds the deck of cards that Janus had made, and he absorbs them all- and is transported to a library beyond time where he has an interaction with Abaddon, an immortal and gets his cloak (which he gives to Teia) He ends up being exiled by his grandfather (and their agreement) and marries Tisis.

Andross- He had been a red wight, but after being stabbed by the blinding knife, he returns to health.  He makes himself Promachos and places his grandson Zymon as the Prism-elect

Karris- Finally married Gavin in the last book after he has told her everything.  She is trained by the white and becomes the white at the end of this book.

What did I think about this book?

I really wished there was more movement in the overall story arch.  However, Kip has finally started to come into his own, he has thinned out, he is starting to control his comments.  He has his squad of friends around him.

Final Thoughts…

Looking forward to the fourth book, but I hope it’s the conclusion…


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