The Black Prism

The Black Prism

Paperback Lightbringer

By (author) Brent Weeks

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  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Format: Paperback | 678 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 208mm x 50mm | 580g
  • Publication date: 23 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0316246271
  • ISBN 13: 9780316246279
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 200,861

Product description

From "New York Times" bestselling author Brent Weeks THE BLACK PRISM begins a brand new action-packed tale of magic and adventure ... Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live. When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart. Lightbringer "The Black Prism" "The Blinding Knife" "The Broken Eye" "The Blood Mirror"" "" "For more from Brent Weeks, check out: Night Angel "The Way of Shadows" "Shadow's Edge" "Beyond the Shadows" "Night Angel: The Complete Trilogy" (omnibus) "Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella ("e-only) "The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel"

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Author information

Brent Weeks was born and raised in Montana. He wrote on bar napkins and lesson plans before landing his dream job years and thousands of pages later. Brent lives in Oregon with his wife, Kristi, and their daughter. Find out more about the author at or on twitter @brentweeks.

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"Weeks manages to ring new tunes on...old bells, letting a deep background slowly reveal its secrets and presenting his characters in a realistically flawed and human way." --- "Publishers Weekly ""Weeks has written an epic fantasy unlike any of its contemporaries. It is a truly visionary and original work, and has set the bar high for others in its subgenre."