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The Black Prism (Lightbringer #1) (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the Lightbringer series.

Staff Reviews

Follows the story of Kip, the illegitimate son of the country’s most powerful man, who must join him in the capital following his mother’s death. The series has one of the most original magic systems of any fantasy series I’ve ever read, exploring the transformation of colors into having physical properties. The world-building is incredible, and the character development will make you fall in love with every single, flawed, character. --Louise

— From Louise


In a world where magic is tightly controlled, the most powerful man in history must choose between his kingdom and his son in the first book in the epic NYT bestselling Lightbringer series.

Guile is the Prism. 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.
If you loved the action and adventure of the Night Angel trilogy, you will devour this incredible epic fantasy series by Brent Weeks.

About the Author

Brent Weeks was born and raised in Montana. He wrote on bar napkins and lesson plans before landing his dream job years and thousands of pages later. Brent lives in Oregon with his wife, Kristi, and their daughters. Find out more about the author at or on Twitter @brentweeks.

Praise For…

"Brent Weeks is so good it's starting to tick me off."—Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear

"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."