Review: The Black Prism

The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1)The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love the magic system in this book! Magic is based on color, so people who can distinguish minute variations in hue are more powerful because their magic is more pure. There are also polychromes, who can wield magic of multiple colors. Of course, our protagonists fit both these categories.

The characters are unique and well developed, each with a rich backstory that is pieced out over the course of the book. The main plot can be called a family drama that centers around the current Prism (leader), and Kip, his newly-discovered son.

As with most epics, you have to allow for a little setup, but I found the action and character introductions engaging, and the world pulled me in from the very beginning. There is also a terrific twist that I won’t go into detail about here because I don’t want to ruin it for you. 😉

I can’t wait to read the rest of this series!

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