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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