Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sneak Peek Week: The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

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.

Coming out August 25, 2010. Preorder your copy here.

Hank's review:
I stayed up later than I wanted to last night, finishing the bound manuscript. It seemed a shame to stop in the middle of the eventful homestretch. Weeks has created a new fantasy world from the one in his Night Angel debut trilogy, one of color-based magic. He's given a lot of thought to the differing properties of the various spectral ranges, which gives the magic a verisimilitude sometimes lacking in stories where it's all spells and voodoo and you're just supposed to accept
it. More than anything, this is a story of ambiguity: multifacted characters, complicated situations, rock-and-a-hard-place decisions, and the lasting consequences of those choices. Without any spoilers, I'll say that Weeks manages to twist a couple fantasy conventions in
ways that I enjoyed finding myself surprised by.

This would be an excellent book to recommend to people who've read their way through Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth books and are wondering what to pick up next.

Brent will be signing this book at our Colfax store on August 31 at 7:30 PM!!!

If you can't wait until the release date, check out Brent's website to read the first 3 chapters for free!

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