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The Black Prism - Brent Weeks

The Black Prism

By Brent Weeks

  • Release Date: 2010-08-25
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 1,077 Ratings


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.


  • Confusing

    By PiroBlue
    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.
  • Fresh and Fun

    By stoked_flyfishing
    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.
  • Very fun read

    By CowbelI
    This series was fantastic! I was not a “reader” before getting into this series. It sparked an interest in reading for the first time in my life. “The powder mage” series is also fantastic!
  • Lightbringer series

    By scitypeacock
    Amazing series, couldn’t put down the books till I finished the whole series.
  • 🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻

    By Beautyguru1
  • 10/10 Would Recommend!

    By VPtts
    This is possibly the best fantasy series I've read (and I'm on a bit of a fantasy kick, so there have been quite a lot). I've read all four available books so far and this series is absolutely mind blowing. The first book was a little slow at first because there are so many characters and there is so much background to be covered, but once it kicks into high gear there are twists and turns throughout the entire series. The world gets bigger with each book and it expands into this beautiful story that covers many aspects of life in the real world (religion, politics, morality and love for example). It's not what I expected, but definitely in a good way. Truly, if you're looking for a good series to get started on, don't hesitate!
  • Amazing.

    By Cloud Leonheart
    This book is absolutely amazing. A page-turner from start to finish, with complex story lines and huge reveals every other page, you will not sleep when hooked onto this book. I, myself, just finished this book at 1:30 a.m. Last night, and my prom is today and I'm absolutely exhausted. SO WORTH IT.
  • Black Prism

    By UncleKenny
    Wow, enthralling, sweeping epic. Engrossing characters you need to follow. Brent Weeks has written a fun book that you don't want to end. Thank goodness he's written a sequel. Any fantasy lover will love this world. And we've only just begun to learn about it. I want more.... You've got to read this .... come on, it's got a maaa..p
  • Read it.

    By deValangin
    I will be buying the hardcover to add to my apocalypse collection.
  • Buy this book!

    By DDrew56936
    I discovered Brent Weeks about 6 months ago and blew through The Night Angel Trilogy. Best new series I've read in years. The Black Prism took in to another level. I couldn't put this book down. Memorable and engaging characters, with real world fears and flaws. I'd recommend this book to anyone. If your teetering on the edge of a decision, buy it!!! You wont regret it.