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Publisher Comments:

Gavin 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. But 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.

Review:

"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. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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About the Author

Brent Weeks was born and raised in Montana. After getting his paper keys from Hillsdale College, Brent had brief stints walking the earth like Caine from Kung Fu, tending bar, and corrupting the youth. (Not at the same time.) He started writing on bar napkins, then on lesson plans, then full time. Eventually, someone paid him for it. Brent lives in Oregon with his wife, Kristi. He doesn’t own cats or wear a ponytail.

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Mitchell, January 8, 2011 (view all comments by Mitchell)
I loved this book. Brent Weeks is fantastic at making human, flawed characters that you really end up caring about. The magic system is also very interesting. It may take some time to get into the book, but by the end, I was anxious to find out what is going to happen to the characters in the next book. Great Book!
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Colleen Jess, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by Colleen Jess)
It's only Brent Weeks' fourth book to be published, but I'm hooked on his stuff! He has a wonderful way of making the people seem so real and the places so colorful. I've already recommended his books to all my friends!
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cahiggins, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by cahiggins)
Awesome book by an extremely talented author!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316075558
Publisher:
Orbit
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Author:
Weeks, Brent
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Series:
Black Prism
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
9.50x6.30x2.06 in. 2.02 lbs.

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Product details 640 pages Orbit - English 9780316075558 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Click here to read the first three chapters of Black Prism!
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