[Book Talk] The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1) by Brent Weeks

Book Details

Format: Ebook
Source: Library
Read: April 2017

Lightbringer series

  1. The Black Prism
  2. The Blinding Knife
  3. The Broken Eye
  4. The Blood Mirror


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. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: Five years to achieve five impossible goals.

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.

My Thoughts

And it’s another book I read that was recommended by Regan from Peruse Project! Seriously, I love her book reviews so much and I feel like if she ever tells her audience to read a book I’m instantly picking it up. This book was fantastic!

Now, this isn’t a book I would’ve picked up originally. I don’t usually read fantasy and when I have, I’ve read more YA fantasy, books that are a bit lighter, etc. I don’t usually pick up high fantasy books by male authors with male protagonists. I know it sounds wrong, but my tastes usually lead me towards female authors. But NOW … now I want to read more male authors and more fantasy and definitely more of this series.

I loved this book. I loved Kip and Gavin and the whole world, the idea of colours and prisms. There were so many things that happened in this book that had me, like “WHAT?!?” and I flew through it … actually, it took me about 8 days to read, which is a long time for me to read a book (says the girl who took three months to read an Outlander book) and normally I’d be like, okay, just get this book read already, but it made me slow down and really take it all in. I loved how when I’d put it down and pick it back up, I was genuinely excited to read it and I knew exactly where I left off. The whole story was very plot driven and had so many twists and turns and just when I thought I knew where it was going it went in the opposite direction.

Honestly, I finished this book and needed more! It is such a great introduction to the series and there are so many things I need to know. The next book is going to be so good!

But don’t take my word for it … read some other reviews!

Rantings of A Cursebreaker
The Past Due Book Review
My Open Sketchbook