Synopses & Reviews
From New York Times
Bestselling author Brent Weeks
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.
"Weeks manages to ring new tunes on...old bells, letting a deep background slowly reveal its secrets and presenting his characters in a realistically flawed and human way." Publishers Weekly
"Weeks has written an epic fantasy unlike any of its contemporaries. It is a truly visionary and original work, and has set the bar high for others in its subgenre." Graspingforthewind.com
"I was mesmerized from start to finish. Unforgettable characters, a plot that kept me guessing, and non-stop action." Terry Brooks
About the Author
Brent Weeks was born and raised in Montana. 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. Find more about the author at www.brentweeks.com or on twitter @brentweeks.