Gavin Guile is dying.
He'd thought he had five years left - now he has less than one. With 50,0000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies. Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.
©2012 Brent Weeks (P)2012 Hachette Audio
I already wrote my thoughts after finishing book 3 but just wanted to add my 5 stars to the series on this one. Very smartly written with great narration. Don't hesitate to add to your library if you are into this genre.
Intelligent, emotional, insightful.
I wish I could tell, but I don't want to ruin it
He is a vast improvement over the first novel's narrator
Also can't ruin the story
Hooked after the first book, The Black Prism, book 2 only gets better. It was a pleasure to hear Kip maturing, and to hear him become the character he is at the end of the story was great. There are a few twists that I didn't see coming, but that made the book that more special to me.
this series is coming in at my second favorite so far, 1st being "Red Rising". I love the magic system, the old earth references or things that are in common with our world, the characters are great in all the good and bad ways. This series is a must listen. oh and Simon Vance is now at the top of my list for narrators.
Rich, detailed, believable, and not at all boring. At once political and military and magical, the characters express the real of this story effortlessly. Weeks does not make it look easy, but he does make it something you want more of. Excellent narrator; nary s character confused.
For those who enjoy multi-book epic fantasy, that second book can be a challenge building the story arcs that later lead to the big climactic payoff. George R.R. Martin's Storm of Swords is easily the best of that series (and one of the very best fantasy books of all time for me), but you have to get through Clash of Kings to get there. This volume improves upon and builds upon Black Prism leaving a cliffhanger that has to be resolved. Simon Vance is among the very best narrators and really brings the characters to life. Enough said, I have to start The Broken Eye.
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