THE BLINDING KNIFE
This decent effort makes attempts at innovation but still feels derivative of previous epic fantasies, and science fiction works like Ender’s Game. Additionally, new readers will find it difficult to follow the plot, as The Blinding Knife is the second in the Lightbringer series. It begins in media res, provides little background information and ends on a cliffhanger. The manner in which several plot threads are abruptly truncated — even though the novel is quite lengthy — is a major liability.