The Black Prism (Lightbringer #1) by Brent Weeks

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars!

I gave this book a try based on a Goodreads recommendation (Thanks Mary!) and I am SO glad I did.  The world-building is amazing!  The magic system is painstakingly constructed so it’s both logical and consistent.  The plot is layered and gripping and the characters are beautifully drawn.  Each character is complicated and flawed in their own way, and despite some of their individual victories we still see them struggling with uncertainty and self-doubt.  I also love that the story doesn’t hold back when it comes to the complications of loyalty and trust among characters that keep cropping up, which is another key element that keeps the story racing along!  I enjoyed this one so much, as soon as I finished it I immediately went back and started it again.

I’ve already added Brent Weeks’  Night Angel Trilogy (and I don’t even like Ninjas) to my mental “must-read” list while I wait for the second installment of the Lightbringer trilogy.  It’s going to be a very difficult wait.

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I’m a Yellow Magic Drafter! (The Black Prism)

Yellow Drafter



Yellow luxin is most often a liquid that releases its energy back into light quickly, allowing its use as a torch or a trigger to ignite flammable materials or explosives. Yellow nourishes other luxins, extending the durability of luxin structures or tools. Like water turning to ice, when yellow is drafted perfectly, it loses its liquidity and becomes the hardest luxin of all. Yellows tend to be clear thinkers, intellect and emotion in perfect balance.

The results from your color matching test have also shown that you are one of the elite, a superchromat. The magic you do will almost never fail. Satrapies will compete to recruit you, and you will have a wide latitude in what work you choose to do once you finish your studies. You can expect your patron to lavish praise and honors on you. As a monochrome, you will master your color, and only have to defer to bichromes and polychromes and, of course, the nobility and the satraps who support us all.

What color is your magic? Take the quiz for yourself at Brent