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Cover Unveiled for Brent Weeks's The Black Prism



Brent Weeks has become a huge name in Fantasy over the last year with the success of the Night Angel Trilogy.  The Black Prism is set in a different world from Night Angel, where instead magic is based on colors.  The cover art stands up to what was done with The Way of Shadows, but doesn't do much else. The energy coloration on the hand does look good though  The Black Prism will also be Weeks's hardcover debut releasing August 25th in the US.  Here is the blurb from Amazon.:
Set in a world where color is the basis of all magic, Gavin Guile is the current Prism - and one that happens to have many secrets. Secrets like his brother Javen, who he defeated in the great war years earlier and now keeps in a dungeon below his home. Or secrets like his son Kip, a young man raised in another land who has yet to realize the full extent of his powers.
As Kip begins to learn the truth behind Gavin and Javen's great schism, he will also learn that time is running out for the world as they know it. For the Prism is not what he seems to be, and there are greater powers afoot than could ever have been imagined.
I say bring it on.  The Night Angel series more than lived up to expectations and shows Weeks can write great characters in highly realized settings.


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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is nice, but a little too close to the first series.
-Steve

The Mad Hatter said...

I agree, but most authors do end up with a "look" of sorts even when venturing into a new series. The bigger an author gets the less likely a Publisher will won't to venture too far a field in hopes they keep to the magic formula that worked so well before. I still like the art though. I'm glad Weeks got moved up to hardcover though. He deserves it.

The Mad Hatter said...

FYI this post sparked a long discussion over at Aidan's place

Definitely worth checking out since Weeks and people from Orbit chime in.

aaron said...

This is not the real cover if you are reading this, this cover was the original and was scraped. Go to brentweeks.com to see the new version which i think is kick ass to say the least.

The Mad Hatter said...
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The Mad Hatter said...

@aaron - Yup, I have had the new FINAL cover up since the beginning of March here. Also, check out >this post for info on reading the first 3 chapters of THE BLACK PRISM.