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Ranking Author Brent Weeks’s Best Books (A Bibliography Countdown)

“What are Brent Weeks’s Best Books?” We looked at all of Weeks’s authored bibliography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the books written by Brent Weeks and looked at their Goodreads, Amazon, and LibraryThing scores, ranking them against one another to see which books came out on top. The books are ranked in our list below based on which titles have the highest overall score between all 3 review sites in comparison with all of the other books by the same author. The process isn’t super scientific and in reality, most books aren’t “better” than other books as much as they are just different. That being said, we do enjoy seeing where our favorites landed, and if you aren’t familiar with the author at all, the rankings can help you see what books might be best to start with.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

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The Top Book’s Of Brent Weeks



10 ) The Burning White

	The Burning White

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 10
  • Amazon: 10
  • LibraryThing: 9

In the stunning conclusion to the epic, New York Times bestselling Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks, kingdoms clash as Kip must finally escape his family’s shadow in order to protect the land and people he loves. As the White King springs his great trap, and the Chromeria itself is threatened by t…



8 ) The Way of Shadows

	The Way of Shadows

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 7
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 9

For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art – and he is the city’s most accomplished artist. For Kylar Stern, just surviving is a struggle. As a guild rat, he’s learned to judge people quickly – and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint. But to be accepted, he must turn his back…



8 ) The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel

	The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 9
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 7

THE PERFECT KILLER HAS NO FRIENDS, ONLY TARGETS. For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art. And he is the city’s most accomplished artist, his talents required from alleyway to courtly boudoir. For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he’s grown up in t…



7 ) Perfect Shadow

	Perfect Shadow

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 7
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 8

Discover the origins of Durzo Blint in this original novella set in the world of Brent Weeks’ New York Times bestselling Night Angel trilogy. “I got a bit of prophecy,” the old assassin said. “Not enough to be useful, you know. Just glimpses. My wife dead, things like that to keep me up late at nigh…



6 ) The Black Prism

	The Black Prism

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 6
  • Amazon: 5
  • LibraryThing: 6

The world attempts to heal in the aftermath of a savage war, which took place sixteen years ago. Now all is ordered and controlled by the world’s only magic school, the Chromeria, which keeps a tight political reign on all nations through its acolytes’ highly-sought abilities. By manipulating the co…



5 ) The Blood Mirror

	The Blood Mirror

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 3
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 5

The Blood Mirror is the action-packed new audiobook in the Lightbringer series by international best seller Brent Weeks. 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…



4 ) Beyond the Shadows

	Beyond the Shadows

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 4
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 4

Logan Gyre is king of Cenaria, a country under siege, with a threadbare army and little hope. He has one chance – a desperate gamble, but one that could destroy his kingdom. In the north, the new Godking has a plan. If it comes to fruition, no one will have the power to stop him. Kylar Stern has no …



3 ) Shadow’s Edge

	Shadow's Edge

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 5
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 3

Kylar Stern has rejected the assassin’s life. The Godking’s successful coup has left Kylar’s master, Durzo, and his best friend, Logan, dead. He is starting over: new city, new friends, and new profession. But when he learns that Logan might actually be alive and in hiding, Kylar is faced with an ag…



2 ) The Broken Eye

	The Broken Eye

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 1
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 2

As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who might still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy and enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse still, Gavin has lost more than his powers as Prism – he…



1 ) The Blinding Knife

	The Blinding Knife

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 2
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 1

Gavin Guile is dying. He’d thought he had five years left–now he has less than one. With fifty thousand refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Sat…



Brent Weeks’s Best Books



Brent Weeks Review Website Bibliography Rankings

BookGoodreadsAmazonLibraryThingOveral Rank
The Blinding Knife 2 1 1 1
The Broken Eye 1 2 2 2
Shadow’s Edge 5 2 3 3
Beyond the Shadows 4 4 4 4
The Blood Mirror 3 6 5 5
The Black Prism 6 5 6 6
Perfect Shadow 7 6 8 7
The Way of Shadows 7 6 9 8
The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel 9 6 7 8
The Burning White 10 10 9 10

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