The Blinding Knife is the second entry in Brent Weeks’ Lightbringer series which began with The Black Prism two years ago, in August 2010. Having set out of write a piece of epic fantasy with an intricate (and flashy) magic system, grand action, yet very human characters, Weeks’ had impressed at least this reader with his flair for entertaining storytelling. This second volume sees him stick to much the same formula, with increased interest in character development, but not less thrills and magic – one could say a more mature version of its predecessor.