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The Black Prism: Book 1 of Lightbringer Kindle Edition
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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.
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really enjoyed this book. Interesting magical system, decent plot and characters. Struggled a little with the self flagellation of Kip, just found the negative inner monologue... Read morePublished 18 days ago by M. Masters
I loved Brents night angel trilogy but for some reason just could not get into this book. I found the pacing off the plot predictable and I just didn't care about the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ben Preston-Marriott
Loved this book! Such a unique way of describing and creating magic. Love the characters and am looking forward to finding out what happens next.Published 3 months ago by Ness
Felt like I was constantly holding my breath. What a read. Fantastic. Can't wait to start reading the next book.Published 4 months ago by Kat
Liked it a lot. It's a massive book and took me ages to read, but interesting story with a creative world buildingPublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer