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The Black Prism: Book 1 of Lightbringer by [Weeks, Brent]
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4.3 out of 5 stars 136 customer reviews
Book 1 of 4 in Lightbringer (4 Book Series)
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I was mesmerized from start to finish ... non-stop action and the kind of in-depth storytelling that makes me admire a writer's work Terry Brooks on the NIGHT ANGEL trilogy A superb epic fantasy FantasyBookCritic on the NIGHT ANGEL trilogy A captivating page-turner TheBookBag on the Night Angel trilogy

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I was mesmerized from start to finish ... non-stop action and the kind of in-depth storytelling that makes me admire a writer's work Terry Brooks on the NIGHT ANGEL trilogy A superb epic fantasy FantasyBookCritic on the NIGHT ANGEL trilogy A captivating page-turner TheBookBag on the Night Angel trilogy

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2574 KB
  • Print Length: 641 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (26 Aug. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0041G6RR4
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 136 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,274 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
After emerging onto the fantasy scene with his Night Angel trilogy, readers have wondered what Brent Weeks would hit back with as a follow up. Yes, we knew that he could envision an epic world, yes we know that he could create descent characters and yes we also knew that he could write an adventure to keep you glued over the subsequent novels. However, the real quest that the readers wanted answered was: Is he a one world, one series author and would his next project expand on his creativity?

What unfurls is a rich new tapestry where Weeks takes magic into a new direction where colours rule in a different way to Gemmell's (in his novel Knights of Dark Renown.) The characters are memorable and whilst a certain amount of this first title is world building and setting the subsequent releases in the series up, it doesn't feel like an info dump and really does bring the world to the reader through the eyes of the character Kip . If you know a fan of fantasy, then this title will get you extra bonus points. It's fresh, it's vivid but above all else the politics alongside the action, both melee and magical really draws the reader into the novels snare. Great stuff.
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By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Oct. 2011
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The author of the popular Night Angel trilogy of fantasy novels here launches a new trilogy. The lightbringer.

It runs for seven hundred and thirty five pages, and ninety eight chapters. There's a map of the land where the story takes place. And, being the first volume in a trilogy, it ends on a cliffhanger.

In the world of this story, magic is very colourful. Literally. Power comes from various colours, and those who can control the lights can wield it. Some are better at this than others, and the most powerful is the prism.

The current prism has the name of Gavin Guile. Their power, though, means that they only live for a rather short amount of time. Something he is very aware of.

But his world is shaken when he receives word that he has a son whom he was previously unaware of. This is Kip, a portly and somewhat put upon boy. He and his father meet on the day when Kip's world is changed forever.

Whilst Gavin tries to stay in power, Kip trains in the use of his. But with turmoil about to come, their worlds miht never be the same again.

And in a dungeon, a mysterious prisoner has a plan...

This is pretty grim at times, punching no punches in depicting the horrors of war and violence, but it's never gratuitous.

The magic system is interesting.

But the whole thing never quite feels as if it's breaking much new ground in the genre.

Nevertheless, the main characters are all quite interesting. Things happen because of their choices rather than because of the requirements of the plot. And the relationship between Gavin and his newfound son, plus his lost love Karris, is really very well written.
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Format: Hardcover
I have read Brent Weeks the Night Angel Trilogy which was good read where some of the concepts were amazing but when i read The BLACK PRISM i was more or less expecting the same assassin theme. i was completely wrong!! this book is awesome and not the kind of awesome kids these days throw around but in its true meaning that i was left in awe... this book has introduce a new way of magic and will leave a mark in fantasy history!! MUST READ for anyone who loves fantasy or the NIGHT ANGEL OF VENGEANCE will come for you!!
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Earlier this year I read the `Night Angel Trilogy' by Brent Weeks. I have to say that it is one of the very best fantasy trilogies I have ever read. I felt things for those characters I have never felt before in a book - I really felt I knew them and cared about what happened to them. And that for me is rare. In addition to the lifelike characters, the story was absolutely brilliant. Brent Weeks managed to hold about 7 sub-story lines that could each in themselves be considered a `main story line' as well as the main characters story. It really is an incredible piece of work and if you have not read it... do so!

Moving onto this book...

To understand the plot of the Black Prism you need to understand a little bit of science. As you may or may not know - Color originates in light. In light there are gradients of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Ultra-Violet - basically the colours of the rainbow. In the Black Prism, a percentage of the population known as `Drafters' have the ability to draw upon these colours and mould them with their will. Each colour has its own properties that allow its various usage; for example red is volatile and good for fire, yellow is strong and therefore good for buildings and so on.

His new series `Black Prism' is about `Gavin Guile' who is `the' most powerful man in the world. Known as `the prism', he has the ability to draw magic from every coloured spectrum of light. Since the dawn of time, within each generation there has been just one Prism. It has been his job to rule, control and provide religious service for the inhabitants of the seven satrapsies. Most recognise him as the single representative of the god Orloham, on earth. Gavin is a powerful, attractive and highly intelligent individual.
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