The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer, #4) by Brent Weeks

The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer, #4)

Stripped of both magical and political power, the people he once ruled told he's dead, and now imprisoned in his own magical dungeon, former Emperor Gavin Guile has no prospect of escape. But the world faces a calamity greater than the Seven Satrapies has ever seen... and only he can save it.As the armies of the White King defeat the Chromeria and old gods are born anew, the fate of worlds will come down to one question: Who is the Lightbringer?L...

Details The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer, #4)

TitleThe Blood Mirror (Lightbringer, #4)
Release DateOct 25th, 2016
GenreFantasy, Epic Fantasy, Fiction

Reviews The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer, #4)

  • Regan
  • Petrik
    So here it is, I finally catch up to the whole Lightbringer series. Before everyone started reading this book, even though this is the penultimate installment of the series, it's better for you to know first that this book serves pretty much as a transitional novel only for the last book in the series. This mean that there's really few actions and imo they're all underwhelming. Most of the content of this book is politics, plot progression and bu...
  • Bradley
    So Much Love.Honestly, ever since I started reading Brent Weeks, I've been trying to capture the feel of his glorious writing in all the wrong places. I keep picking up Epic Fantasies here and there and everywhere just trying to satisfy my fix. And yet?Well let me be perfectly honest here. Less than a handful have matched half of the sheer awesomeness in the Lightbringer series. Many many more are lucky to fill this one's cup even to a third, or ...
  • Dana Ilie
    I don’t know how Weeks consistently ratchets up the tension, weirdness, and world-building with each novel, but here we are at book number four, THE BLOOD MIRROR, and you shouldn’t be surprised by this point that it’s yet another big book of epic fantasy goodness.Weeks only gets better with time. His characterization grows ever deeper. His settings more fully realized. The magic more strange and creative. The pitfall with THE BLOOD MIRROR, ...
  • ☽Luna☾
    4.5/5Another buddy read with my fellow fantasy lovers at BB&B♥ "Death always finds a way.Stop what gaps you may;Scream defiance that you live,Life leaks through the mortal sieve.” So this was my most anticipated book of the year.. It's hard to find words to describe how I am feeling after this book, I would love to incoherently fan girl over this book for hours, but I decided to write a proper review for this book.. So here it goes.. *exhal...
  • Petros Triantafyllou
    The most anticipated fantasy book of 2016 is now released internationally, and you may as well drop whatever you are reading and pick it up.Gavin Guile, once Prism, once Emperor and High Priest, once the most powerful man alive, has now lost both his power and his friends and lays imprisoned in his own unbreakable dungeon. With Karris and Teia both called to fulfill their new roles (one as the head of the Spectrum, claiming the role of the White,...
  • Jessy (OCD Anonymous) Smith
    I thought this was a trilogy!!Sigh.Why do I think everything is a trilogy?But on the bright side...THERE'S GOING TO BE A FOURTH BOOK PEOPLE!!!!
  • Choko
    *** 4.55 ***A buddy read with the greatest Fantasy Fanatics at BB&B!!! We need some Magic in our lives!!! Just wanted to say that I wrote a big, emotional review, and GR ate it somehow and now I am upset and am sure my review will suck.... Having said that, I need to let you all know how happy I am that this series exists in the Universe!!! I fell in love with the Lightbringer World from the first book and the Magic System is one of the most inte...
  • Bianka
    So, I finally finished this mess of a book. Believe it or not, I was actually looking forward for it to end. It's such a mess. After reading a few reviews here, I finally get the sense of what's wrong with it. It has an unfinished feel to it. Half of the pages could have been deleted and the story would remain unchanged.Kip's POV are the worst, and not because of his relationship with Tisis. Everything else about these POVs feels so off. Humans w...
  • Kaitlin
    * I was sent this for free from the publisher in exchange for a review *I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS :) It's actually my most anticipated book for the end of this year and I kind of maybe did some begging to get a copy of this early from the publisher. I am super happy to say that all the begging and all the reading was SO worth it becuase this book lived up to and exceeded all of my expectations, and I for one am happy that there will be a 5th a...
  • Conor
    3.5 StarsThe first 2/3 of this book were pretty slow with some interesting moments but towards the end important things started to develop, some long-standing mysteries were revealed and the pace picked up noticeably. Even so however this book definitely felt like it was setting up the next book, especially as there was no real tying together of the main plots as occurred in the previous books. This book suffered from that lack of an exciting end...
  • Aristea
    I had a blast going through this book. There was some action yet it was fairly limited. What was breathtaking was the delicate chess play to position all the right people in the right place for the last book of the series. I read somewhere that this was to be considered a transition book - yet, I feel it is so much more than that. There are some new characters (and here is where my 4 rather than 5 stars rating is based - I am not sure whether Tis...
  • Eon ♒Windrunner♒
    4.5 StarsI can happily say that The Blood Mirror is a worthy penultimate entry into the fantastic Lightbringer world created by Brent Weeks. I loved this book. It made me question so much. It made me laugh. It made me cry. It made me rage and despair. It gave me hope and took it away. It shocked me and delighted me. It ended way too soon. I do not deny it. I am easy to please. And fantasy….fantasy is my kryptonite. But I had HEAPS of fun readin...
  • Phrynne
    There were a lot of good things about this book but in the end it was weighed down by too many words! The author keeps adding to his world with massive info dumps which may be okay on the written page (you can skim if you want) but do not come across well on audio. If you ignore that some of the good things were* Gavin escaped at last!!! Not that it is a complete escape but at least he is out and about and can maybe contribute to the story. His s...
  • Haïfa
    A Fantastic first buddy read with the fantastic Eon, Luna and Choko at BB&B !! I LOVED this book!!! Honestly, for me, it's the best volume of the series so far. Brent Weeks crafted a beautiful piece of Fantasy here. This book was not exactly action-packed or fast-paced and yet a lot of awesome and shocking stuff happened! The story unraveled smoothly but I was hooked from cover to cover. The Blood Mirror focused mostly on character's development ...
  • Angela
    I never thought I would see the day I would rate a Weeks book a 3, but I don't feel this book deserved more. Nothing really happened. I read 600 pages where people were obviously being moved into position for the final book. However did it really need 600 pages? Yes, Weeks excels at the shock reveal. There were 3 of these throughout the book that clearly stick in my head, yet I guess they don't have the impact they would have once. (view spoiler)...
  • TS Chan
    Finally finished! This could have been good if I can only care about the characters more. Honestly, I did start liking the main characters in The Blinding Knife but the fairly poor showing of The Broken Eye did nothing to solidify my then growing investment. Gavin Guile was probably the only one which I still have a decent interest in but his arc dragged and had a lot of what I personally find to be plot devices to shock the reader and provide av...
  • Slick
    WHAT?!?!This book isn't out yet and you have this book 5 stars?Yes. Zero fucks given. Save me the hassle of giving 5 stars when it is out.***EDIT - UPDATE***I so love being right. Five stars for you Mr. Weeks. Take a bow.
  • Arthur Zhang
    A beautiful disappointment.The Blood Mirror does a lot right and continues to build up the excellent world of the Lightbringer series, with a dose of action as well. But it only really functions to set up the next, and final book. Lots of lore, hints, and subplots are dropped and created but not much actually happens. Think Winter's Heart from The Wheel of Time series. It's a perfectly competent book, but a bit of a letdown, especially compared t...
  • Rob
    Executive Summary: I enjoyed this one more than The Broken Eye, despite a slow start. Not quite as good as The Blinding Knife though. Still, I can't wait for the final book.Audiobook: Simon Vance is fantastic as always, though he can be quiet/hard to hear at times. He does a variety of voices that make the audio a must for me though, and I'm always more inclined to listen to any book he reads. Full Review I've often struggled with Brent Week's wo...
  • Josh
    The 4th book in the Lightbringer series doesn't do all that much to progress the series but it continues to envelope the reader in a shroud of luxin as the epic story builds towards its crescendo. There are so many interesting concepts introduced / expanded upon in the Blood Mirror which really bring the Seven Satrapies to life. Without spoiling anything, the assassin angle gets plenty of page time as what it means to be a 'Sharp' is stealthily u...
  • Eric Allen
    I think this book should have been called Lightbringer 4: When Plot Twists Attack!!!Holy crap the plot twists. Literally everything you know from previous books is WRONG. EVERYTHING. This book was so good, and I like that, after three hugely epic, action packed climaxes in the previous three books, this one's climax was a more quiet, emotional one. There's nothing that says the climax of a book has to be hugely epic battles and duels. Sometimes q...
  • Jose
    I predict that there's gonna be 7 books
  • Jesper
    Loved it!
  • Kitvaria Sarene
    This one was really hard to get into for me (and that pun was not intended), as it seems the first part is about wanting to have sex, trying to have sex, failing at sex, thinking about having sex, ... - you get the picture. After the first 15% it got better, and I enjoyed the story just as much as I did with the three books before. All the characters do grow and while the plot doesn't progress a lot, I was engaged and entertained throughout the b...
  • Mark Harrison
    Book Four. Big reveals but can say nothing as would spoil it for those still to enjoy it. There is an element of setting up the next chapter but I found it totally engrossing even though the twists are total head f**ks.
  • Dustin Ell
    Weeks is a game changer. Continuously blowing my mind. Especially by making us wait until 2016. It had better not be year end. I need more! More Wool! More lightbriner! Orholam please!
  • Kylie
    This is one book I am having a hard time rating. I wasn’t as absolutely engrossed in it as I was with the previous installment but some very important things happened. It seemed like a lull before the storm of what will be the next book, hopefully. I enjoyed reading it, but there are parts that weren’t my favorite.