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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (14,474 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brent Weeks Narrator: Cristofer Jean, Simon Vance Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lightbringer Series Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I was mesmerized from start to finish. Unforgettable characters, a plot that kept me guessing, and non-stop action.”

    Terry Brooks

  • “Weeks manages to ring new tunes on these old bells, letting a deep background slowly reveal its secrets and presenting his characters in a realistically flawed and human way.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Serenity | 2/16/2014

    " I'll write a more extended review on this later. As for initial reactions: it's a little confusing. Some terms I didn't get until a good way through the book. ...There is a... name switch that appears frequently throughout, I can't say much more than that without spoiling things. Ultimately, I ended up rooting for the "bad guys", though at this point I am not completely certain if they ARE the bad guys. It was a long book, dragged in a couple places but pretty good. Not as good at the Night Angels Trilogy, though. Interesting and well thought out world/society. Favorite characters: Karris, Ironfist and "the prisoner". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Grant Garner | 2/3/2014

    " Fastic fast-paced book with great character development and a unique original story line. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Daniel | 1/14/2014

    " Wow! Action packed to the end. Now I am off to find the next book in this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Flint | 1/13/2014

    " To say I was disappointed with this book after reading the Night Angel trilogy would be an understatement. The magic system was overly and needlessly complicated, the plot and characters not very engaging and the world teeny tiny. Typically you would expect an author to focus his attention on at least one particular aspect of his story, sometimes it can be the plot and sometimes it can be the characters or perhaps both. Weeks flits his attention between multiple povs, world building, magic system and anything else you can think of so there is nothing to anchor the reader into what they're reading. There isn't even what you would call a main character just to further prove my point. I'd rather he had stayed in the Night Angel world. "

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