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.
©2010 Brent Weeks (P)2010 Hachette Audio
No, mainly because the Narrator sounds like a Surfer Dude... The second book changes the Narrator and it is MUCH better.
Kip is awesome. I am a fan of the underdog getting great powers.
Change the Narrator like what was done on the second book.
It was pretty consistent with action, pace, and character development
The narrator of this book was not good for the type of story. His voice reminded me of surfer dude or west coast skater. The story itself was wonderful and well written. I recommend it as a good read but don't listen to original narrator.
He did not have the right voice for this book. He wasn't meant to read fantasy/sci-fi books
This book is one I will listen to again, unfortunately there I have to wait for the next book in the series.
Gavin Guile is a very likeable, I just wanted to root him on.
Favorite scene? There were several.
No overly extreme reactions.
I really enjoyed this book. There was good character developement. The only problem is having to wait for the next installment.
When one of the main characters starts casting magic without trying, its quite amusing.
The magic of color!
The reader...this reader may be good for a young adult book about surfers. He sounds like Spicoli from fast times...
Also the writing seems surprisingly elementary considering his work on the Night Angle Trilogy.
No...It seems like Brent slipped a lot from the Night Angel.
Read to learn
Adventure, Fun, Intrigue
Gavin because of the fate and tricks that were weved between the two brothers
I enjoyed Brent Weeks Night Angel Trilogy. However, in The Black Prism,the narrator definitely was a distraction from the story. The voices he chose for the characters (especially Gavin) made it difficult for me to take the story seriously. Would likely have been a much different experience without the Keanu Reevesesque (Bill and Ted era) interpretation.
I like Brent Weeks writing. This book lost my interest within an hour. I don't think it is bad, but I couldn't suspend my disbelief and the fantasy world I was dropped into never resolved itself beyond the characters. I did like some of the characters and ideas. I just wasn't interested in the story enough to continue. The narration was mediocre, and he didn't seem to be able to find the beats in the story. I don't know if this is because of the story, the narrator, or both. Some people may like this book, it just wasn't for me.
couple annoyances i'd like to mention but they're so minor it wont take away from the story,
First, it took me about halfway through part 1 to actually get into this book, the first half of part 1 really seemed like a drag
Second, the voice of Gavin is god awful, yes i got used to it.... but Cristofer Jean does a terrible job, just think of the voice a narrated would use for a half-demented moron, yes..... thats what Gavin sounds like, it really just seems out of place for a character like Gavin
Third, the magic system is very confusing, half of the time I was scratching my head trying to understand it all,
but these are just minor annoyances and i definitively recommend this book
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