The Black Prism

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About this ebook

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 in the epic NYT bestselling Lightbringer series.

Guile is the Prism. 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.
If you loved the action and adventure of the Night Angel trilogy, you will devour this incredible epic fantasy series by Brent Weeks.

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1.12K reviews
August 6, 2023
Its 3:27 AM i will go to sleep soon. But first this book is amazing. the concept of using color to perform a certain types of "magic" is so new and refreshing to me. id recommend yall reading the book. what harm could it do
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Ragan G
October 15, 2013
Quite the page turner. Brent Weeks had me guessing and re-reading pages throughout this novel's entirety. If you haven't yet read any of this author's work, this is a good place to start. I for one will definitely be picking up the next book in this series.
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Anti Aleks
April 22, 2015
Brent Weeks is about as good at crafting a world of magic as most movie or video game producers, the amount of immersion you get for the price of the book alone makes it a worthwhile buy. Add a glossary to the end of the book and you have what feels like a living, breathing world. If I could say everything I love about this book and the author, I would be writing all day. If youre a fan of fantasy, this book is for you.
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About the author

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 daughters. Find out more about the author at or on Twitter @brentweeks.

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