THE BLACK PRISM begins a brand new action-packed tale of magic and adventure ...
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 this complicated fantasy about family politics, bestseller Weeks (The Way of Shadows) moves into familiar territory. An unloved, orphaned boy is the offspring of someone important; twins assume each other's identities; an aged ruler clings to power. Weeks manages to ring new tunes on these old bells, letting a deep background slowly reveal its secrets and presenting his characters in a realistically flawed and human way. Gavin Guile is facing his final five years as leader of a magical college whose members turn colors of light into various materials. Seeking to rectify the lingering wrongs from the war against his twin, Dazen, he is instead forced to acknowledge a bastard son, face down a corrupt governor, and stop a challenge to the state religion. Frequent perspective shifts keep the reader guessing as to who is heretic and who is hero. Author tour.
I don’t know what to write, this whole series is absolutely amazing, the world building feels so real. Too many books feel like the world began at the same time the story did, but you don’t get that. There are Magic and characters whose very inexplicability explains the story further.
Fresh and Fun
Great book! A mixture of Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan’s style of writings. But with even better battle & combat descriptions was very exciting! Has it’s own totally unique magical system that you will find very intriguing. Also, it has a lot of similar aspects to Pillars of Eternity Deadfire.
I thought this book was confusing. There were a lot of strange names for things and people in here. I was having to guess what most of everything was. If it wasn’t for the glossary of terms I would have been totally lost. I didn’t particularly like the story. It is one of those books that sound good from the description but when you get into it you find out it is not as good as the description suggests. I will not be reading any more of this series.