The Black Prism

The Black Prism: Book 1 of Lightbringer

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 01/09/2011
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Synopsis

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 WeeksNight 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

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781841499048
  • Number of pages: 768
  • Weight: 520g
  • Dimensions: 199 x 155 x 50 mm

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The Black Prism
Get thee to an editor...
I read a lot of crime fiction and a moderate amount of SF, but I don't really know Fantasy at all. Someone recommended Scott Lynch's The Lies of Locke Lam... READ MORE
NJ
The Black Prism
not what I was expecting....
Having read all of Brent Weeks previous books i was expecting this to be a gritty, harrowing tale, but it was much softer than the night angel trilogy. Thi... READ MORE
Helen1510
The Black Prism
Gripping
I enjoy Brent Weeks he is able to transport you right in to the world and story. The land and events are described perfectly and emotions captured brillian... READ MORE
Duncan Smith