The Black Prism

The Black Prism : Book 1 of Lightbringer

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In a world where magic is tightly controlled, the most powerful man in history must choose between his kingdom and his son - in the first book of the New York Times bestselling Lightbringer series, one of the most popular fantasy epics of the decade.

EVERY LIGHT CASTS A SHADOW.

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.

With over four million copies sold, Brent Weeks is one of the fastest-selling fantasy authors of all time.

'Brent Weeks is so good it's beginning to tick me off' Peter V. Brett

'Weeks has a style of immediacy and detail that pulls the reader relentlessly into the story. He doesn't allow you to look away' Robin Hobb

'I was mesmerised from start to finish. Unforgettable characters, a plot that kept me guessing, non-stop action and the kind of in-depth storytelling that makes me admire a writers' work' Terry Brooks

'Weeks has truly cemented his place among the great epic fantasy writers of our time' British Fantasy Society

Books by Brent Weeks

Night Angel
The Way of Shadows
Shadow's Edge
Beyond the Shadows
Perfect Shadow (novella)

Lightbringer
The Black Prism
The Blinding Knife
The Broken Eye
The Blood Mirror
The Burning White
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Product details

  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • 155 x 199 x 50mm | 520g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • 0
  • 1841499048
  • 9781841499048
  • 6,612

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Weeks has truly cemented his place among the great epic fantasy writers of our time British Fantasy Society
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Weeks has truly cemented his place among the great epic fantasy writers of our time * British Fantasy Society * Brent Weeks is so good it's starting to tick me off * Peter V. Brett *
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About Brent Weeks

Brent Weeks studied at Hillsdale College, before brief stints walking the earth like Caine from KUNG FU, also tending bar and corrupting the youth (not at the same time). He started writing on napkins and, eventually, someone paid him for it. Brent doesn't own cats or wear a ponytail.
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107,366 ratings
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4 37% (39,232)
3 13% (13,446)
2 3% (3,737)
1 2% (1,839)
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