The Life of the Lightbringer – Beautiful World of Books

If you follow me, you probably know that I’m not a huge fan of Brent Weeks. His Night Angel stuff was alright (though I haven’t finished the series), but for me his Lightbringer series is a miss. After DNFing Book #1—The Black Prism—I also DNFed Book #2, The Blinding Knife. Apparently Kip didn’t stop annoying me anymore between Books 1 & 2, not to mention my disdain for most of the other characters. Despite my feelings about it, I still hear about this series quite a lot. Many of my friends love it. Many of my followers love it. Lots of random people love it. Though, I’m not a fan of the series, there is one thing I love about the Lightbringer.

The covers.

I mean, y’all saw that coming, but still. The covers are quite pretty. No US and UK differences here, but the shared covers are still quite impressive. There are two different covers for the first book, the Black Prism, but the rest of the English language ones feature what is obviously the same artist.

Though Richard Jones’s artwork adorns the cover of the initial Black Prism release (the one on the left), I’m not sure whose covered the others. The remaining books (starting with #2) are the Blinding Knife (2), the Broken Eye (3), the Blood Mirror (4), and the Burning White (5).

While all of the covers are strong, I’d have to say my favorite has to be the Burning White. It’s just the rainbow of swirling colors that gives it the extra edge. Next… is probably the Broken Eye—for that nice bit of poison-green and the ominous tree and crows. After that, I’d say in order goes the Black Prism (on the right), the Blinding Knife, the Blood Mirror, and the leftmost Black Prism. But it’s not like I’ve thought about it much or anything. Certainly not more time than I spent reading the actual series surely;)

What’s your favorite cover? And did you like the series? Hope everyone has a great weekend!

13 thoughts on “The Life of the Lightbringer – Beautiful World of Books

  1. Weirdly these covers don’t really do it for me. Maybe it’s the look of that caped figure plus the text, I dunno, it comes off a bit cheesy. Or maybe it’s knowing how bad I wanted to punch Kip in his whining stupid face and shower off the gross oily sleazy sheen over everything. I think we actually agreed on this series (although I finished Book #1).

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  2. I enjoyed the first book but haven’t yet felt enough pull to continue the series. Looking back on it now, I’m not the biggest fan of the magic system. As for covers, I’m leaning towards The Blinding Knife or The Blood Mirror.

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  3. I like the US cover of the Black Prism. I haven’t yet started on this series, but I’m looking forward to it. I really liked his Night Angel books, but I can see why some folks wouldn’t.

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  4. I’ve read the first one and thought it was moderately enjoyable – apart from Kip and boobs and menstrual problems arising from fattening someone up in a forced seclusion… Yep, there it is, the reason why I haven’t continued with the series 😉

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      1. Heh, let’s say Weeks’s epiphany pertaining to female physiology was not very enlightening for me, on the contrary – I found all those menstruation info dumps rather irritating 😉

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