The Black Prism (Google eBook)

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Orbit, Aug 25, 2010 - Fiction - 640 pages
78 Reviews
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.

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Review: The Black Prism (Lightbringer #1)

User Review  - terpkristin - Goodreads

I loved this book. I didn't really know what to expect from it. It got a lot of good buzz, so I figured it was most likely at least halfway decent. I'd read Brent Weeks' Night Angel trilogy and while ... Read full review

Review: The Black Prism (Lightbringer #1)

User Review  - Kunal - Goodreads

Very very good introduction to what looks to be the beginning of an epic series. I was slightly unsure at the beginning of this due to the heavy use of the worlds magic employed, which at the start ... Read full review

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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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