THE BLINDING KNIFE picks up where THE BLACK PRISM left off with a world on the verge of more war and a Prism fading from existence while his begotten (hmm) son Kip trains for the elite Blackguard forces while stumbling towards a greater destiny than even Gavin can imagine. Liv has switched sides and is aiding the battle against Gavin and his Gods while Karris is still the fearsome member of the Blackguards from THE BLACK PRISM yet more defined. I could go on but wont in fear of letting out spoilers.
Of THE BLACK PRISM I wrote:
The first book in the Lightbringer series is fantastic. The concepts are creative, the characters a joy to read, and the plot a never ending road of twists, turns, deceit, culminating in traditional fantasy epic violence. THE BLACK PRISM will shock and awe, just give it some time. (Nov 2012, Just A Guy That Likes To Read - Review link below)
Safe to say THE BLINDING KNIFE doesn’t deviate from the successful formulate of book 1 but builds upon a diverse and interesting merger of fantastical concepts, religion, relationship, and war. Right up there with the best fantasy series I’ve read to date.
My review of THE BLACK PRISM can be found here: http://justaguythatlikes2read.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/review-black-prism-by-brent-weeks.html
Brent Weeks on the third instalment of the Lightbringer series: http://www.brentweeks.com/2013/03/lightbringer-3-update-early-2013/#comment-11364