Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Black Prism BY: Brent Weeks Review

I read this book with 3 of my friends Saunna from inkbonesbooks on youtube, kaitilin from Kitty G on  youtube and Sam from novelsandnonsense on youtube...

Plot: 
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. (Goodreads)

Characters:
Kip: Kip is a drafter in a small town known as Rekton, where the new ruler is devastating the people. Kip begins as someone who quite annoyed me about how he was down on his luck and quite whiny. However once Kip is taken in by the Prism and heads to the Chromeria to learn the tricks to become a great drafter. In the end Kip grew to be someone who i was rooting for and felt like he was becoming my little brother.
Gavin: The prism, which means that he has the ability to control all seven of the light colors and form luxin of solid light sheets for building supplies or weapons. He was extremely likable and shockingly deceptive through the whole book, i love it.

World Building: 
This writing style and the world is sheer amazing! there is so much depth and multifaceted plots to see unfold, however none is really difficult to understand or follow. The style and story telling rival that of Sanderson!

General thoughts: 
This is one of my favorite reads of the year with the sparkling world building to the intrigue and shocking plot twists! I would also say if you were to pick this up i would recommend you also have the audiobook because it is such an easy way to read and hear all the terms stated allowing you to become fully immersed in the world :)



Rating *****/*****

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