The Black Prism

The Black Prism

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 787 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 43.18mm | 430.91g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • maps
  • 0316068136
  • 9780316068130
  • 23,413

About Brent Weeks

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 more

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"One of the best fantasies I've ever read." ""Staffer's Book Review "on" The Blinding Knife """show more

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61,794 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
5 46% (28,420)
4 37% (22,915)
3 13% (7,771)
2 3% (1,919)
1 1% (769)

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While this new adventure has all it takes to be worth following, it fell a bit short of my expectations. It is, though, wonderfully inventive within the genre which is no mean feat considering the books that have recently come out. The religious system and phylosophy are spot on and there is the feeling of anticipation about the destiny of Kip the ******* but the characters are self-indulgent and self-conscious to an extent where they lose their integrity. All in all, it is a good book but the second part had better offer much more to keep me more
by Georgi Petkov
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