Lightbringer

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 23,239 ratings

The Black Prism Publisher's Summary

This fantastic new recording was released in September 2016 and comes from the acclaimed narrator of The Lightbringer series Simon Vance.

The start of a brand new trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Way of Shadows.

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)2016 Little Brown Book Group
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  • Book 1

    • The Black Prism

    • Lightbringer Trilogy Book One
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 21 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Love the print book...audio not so much.

    • By Hannah on 09-11-14

    Regular price: $18.11

    • The Black Prism

    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,139
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,748
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,734

    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 preserve 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • original and entertaining

    • By LornaDavis on 09-19-16

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 2

    • The Blinding Knife

    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 24 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,593
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,143

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Much Better

    • By David S. on 09-16-12

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Blinding Knife

    • Lightbringer, Book Two
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 24 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    Gavin Guile is dying. He'd thought he had five years left - now he's got less than one. With 50,000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin's got problems on every side. As he loses control of his magic, all magic is running wild, threatening to destroy the Seven Satrapies. The old gods are being reborn. Their army of color wights is unstoppable, and the only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • so thrilling!

    • By Anonymous User on 07-08-18

    Regular price: $18.11

  • Book 3

    • The Broken Eye

    • Lightbringer, Book Three
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 29 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who might still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy and enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse still, Gavin has lost more than his powers as Prism - he can't use magic at all. Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Too many twists

    • By Anonymous User on 07-14-18

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Broken Eye

    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 29 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5,407
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,013
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,007

    Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power. With Teia and Karris, Kip will have to use all his wits to survive a secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an ascendant order of hidden assassins called The Broken Eye.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loving this series!

    • By Lauren on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $30.79

  • Book 4

    • The Blood Mirror

    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,246
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,718
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,697

    When does an empire fall? The Seven Satrapies have collapsed into four - and those are falling before the White King's armies. Gavin Guile, ex-emperor, ex-Prism, ex-galley slave, formerly the one man who might have averted war, is now lost, broken, and trapped in a prison crafted by his own hands to hold a great magical genius. But Gavin has no magic at all. Worse, in this prison Gavin may not be alone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good but not the worst of the 4 books

    • By shahzad on 10-27-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Blood Mirror

    • The Lightbringer Series, Book 4
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    The Blood Mirror is the action-packed new audiobook in the Lightbringer series by international best seller Brent Weeks. Stripped of both magical and political power, the people he once ruled told he's dead, and now imprisoned in his own magical dungeon, former emperor Gavin Guile has no prospect of escape. But the world faces a calamity greater than the Seven Satrapies has ever seen...and only he can save it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Again Weeks brings us an amazing story

    • By Anonymous User on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $21.31