The Black Prism: Lightbringer Bk. 1 (Lightbringer Trilogy)
by Brent Weeks
Orbit Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841499031
Date: 26 August 2010 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
With his début series The Night Angel Trilogy being an international bestseller (helped along in large part by the canny way in which it was published by Orbit - three books in three months) author Brent Weeks became a genre superstar almost overnight in 2008. He follows up his deserved early success with The Black Prism the start of a brand new fantasy series (entitled Lightbringer) with an ingenious magic system at its heart. An Orbit hardcover and one of this year's major releases.
"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."