Written By: Brent Weeks

Narrated By: Simon Vance

Date: August 2010

Duration: 21 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

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.

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  • Anonymous

    good read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • ANGELIKA R

    Loved the Night Angel Series. So decided to try this one too. Very unique concept with the light/color powers with similar epic themes of happening in a realm. On to book 2.....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Great book, I love fantasy fiction and the Black Prism is captivating, couldn't stop listening. The characters are vivid and believable the plot is interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Jonathan Reed

    Author issues: Well , it seems like the 90 percent of your time coming up with a magic theory and 10 percent on the dialogue. How can we enjoy listening to people talk with the depth of anime characters and take it seriously? I can't even give examples without literally laughing! Narrator issues: This narrator is absolutely horrible! he gives voices 2 characters that make no sense. The one hero of this book sounds like a surfer while the other sound like he is 8 years old.... which would be fine if he wasn't supposed to be 15! There is also the fact that he will say something loud while reading that the person was whispering. Um...... might want to pre-read the book. Also, having the passion of a person reading a phone book is probably a bad idea. Overall: skip this book! ! Re-read the name of the wind or the warded man 10 times before you read this crap!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Matthew H.

    I’m giving this five stars because you should read it, but I’m going to be honest and say it doesn’t have the strongest start in my opinion. I definitely think later books in the series are much better and that the author really found his footing by book 2, but this is such a hidden treasure of a fantasy series. It belongs up there with some of the other big names. Unique magic system, characters that add layers every page, story arcs that feel satisfying and constantly interesting, amazing plot twists, and, biggest of all to me, a really honest and thoughtful discussion of religion and existential questions. I think that’s an element that few people talk about, but Weeks has a really nuanced approach to talking about hugely controversial metaphysical topics that’s one of a kind. If you wrestle with the existence of a higher being and your attitude toward it, I think you’ll find this interesting. It’s neither dismissive, irreverent atheism nor preachy sermonizing.

  • Marshall K.

    can't get enough of this author

  • Devon Wheaton

    Definitely upset by these negative reviews, this is an amazing series with great characters and an immersive world. And Simon Vance is one of my all time favourite narrators. I would listen to this man read anything.

  • Susan W.

    Fantastic narration, and story. I love Week’s writing!

  • Jade c

    I tried so hard to like this book ! But 12h in still not loving it or licking it I had to give up

  • Timothy F

    Great story well told, very easy to listen and follow. Characters are bold and believable. Reminds me somewhat of Dune, one of my favorites. Looking forward to the rest of the series!

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