The Black Prism: Lightbringer Bk. 1 (Hardback)
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DescriptionThe start of a brand new trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of THE WAY OF SHADOWS. Gavin 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. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: Five years to achieve five impossible goals. But 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.
- Published: 26 August 2010
- Format: Hardback 640 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781841499031 ISBN 10: 184149903X
- Sales rank: 25,071
Reviews for The Black Prism: Lightbringer Bk. 1
- Top review
If you enjoyed the Night Angel Trilogy you will love The Black Prism. Brent Weeks brings a completely new world to life with one of the most innovative magic systems I've seen to date. All magic sprouts from the manipulation of light. Each color has different properties and can be used to different effect or even combined in interesting ways. Some mages (drafters) are able to use more than one color, but only on The Prism has access to all the colors.
The characters are endearing and the banter between them is quite funny at times. Once the groundwork for the world, magic system and politics are established the book really starts to get interesting. I almost finished it in one sitting and as the end got closer I started wishing for more pages!
The only downside is that, unlike the Night Angel Trilogy, the rest of the books in the series still need to be written, so it's a much longer wait to find out what happens next.
Highly recommended to any fantasy fans! by Kerneels Mulder