60 thoughts on “The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

  1. Wow what a beautiful opening Lashaan!!! Seriously 🖤 and viable characters and a successful magic system, sign me up! Weeks is on my list of must read authors, although I admit with my current TBR I am guilty of being intimidated by the size of his work. Maybe I will just take the plunge the next time I visit BN as his books are some I always end up looking at! Stellar review, and I do mean stellar!

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    1. I was really inspired in the moment. Took me forever to finish this book too, but I also really didn’t want to finish it. It was just so much fun packed into this massive book. And when I realized what the magic system was? It was game over. Fell in love with this one so much. I honestly can’t wait to check out the next book. I really hope you’ll enjoy this as much as I did whenever you get the chance to read it Danielle! ❤ Thank you so, so much for your kind words!

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  2. Whoa….This review took things to a new level my friend. I think I haven’t seen you as positive about a book as for this one, and I really love the way you wrote this. Now of course I need to go and check this one out myself (makes mental not to go and buy this ASAP). The premise for this combined with the world building is something that really sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing this: awesome review! 😊

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    1. It’s what often happens when I enjoy something with all my heart hahah I make it hard for anyone who reads what I thought of these 5 stars stories to not want to try it out for themselves. If you do find the time to read this, I do hope you’ll love it as much as I did. Thank you again for your kind words and for reading my review, Michel! 🙂

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  3. I love your review!! 😍Your intro is perfect, can’t describe how much I liked it…! It’s written in such an elegant and simple way, I actually wish it was longer 😂 the book sounds really cool and how you decribe it with so much passion makes me want to read it even more! 😊

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  4. Glad you liked it. I think the series just gets better 🙂
    It is also one of the few “auto-buys” in hardcover too. Sadly, each book is taking longer and longer to release, so the next one in the series, The Burning White, isn’t going to come out until ’19. And we don’t even know if that is the last book or the pen-ultimate book. Sometimes being a fan is hard 😦

    At least you aren’t having to wait for each book now though. You have 3 more novels already released ahead of you. Lucky dog! 😀

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    1. That definitely sounds promising. I agree, it definitely merits the auto-buy hardcover treatment. I don’t mind the wait to be honest since I’ve got plenty of other books to read in the meantime, and even less if the span in between books is under 5 years. So far, it seemed like there was a new book in the series every 2 years. And with a final product that is bound to be always good, the wait is worth it. 😀 Can’t wait to jump into the next books!

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  5. I wasn’t impressed with stuff I’ve heard about Weeks’ first series, I know it was supposed to be highly readable, but did not sound very original. This review makes me think his second series might be worth taking a look, the magic system looks especially interesting!

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    1. I’ve seen mixed reviews for his Night Angel trilogy, but it still sounded like something worth exploring at least once to me. But the Lightbringer series? This was way too much fun and had a lot of world-building going on. Pacing might be an issue for some, but I enjoyed every page of it. It reminded me a lot of the Green Lanterns premise, but even more debt. Which was a huge plus for me. Thanks for reading, sir!

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    1. I’m assuming you’ve had the chance to try out his Night Angel trilogy? I have a feeling that his Lightbringer series is on a whole other level. It turned out to be so much fun. A binge of it once its completed sounds like a colourful and exciting experience. 😛

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  6. Awesome review! ♥️♥️ Your passion slays me! Makes me want to run out and read the book. Love the idea of light being the basis of the magic system. And Kip’s character used to help the reader navigate the world is brilliant. Thanks for the introduction to Week’s.

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    1. Thank you so much Dani! I’m glad that this review had that effect on you. It’s what you have to do though. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it, but you’ll have to be ready for the long ride. The pacing might not be for everyone though, but it’s way too rewarding on all other fronts to complain about such things for me! 😀

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    1. Hahaahh I’m really glad that your curiosity is piqued for this one! It is well worth checking out and so much fun too. I do hope you’ll get the chance to try it out for yourself someday, Stephanie! Thank you so much for reading! ❤

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  7. That magic system sounds beautiful! Admittedly I don’t read a lot of fantasy so I’m not expert, but that sounds like such a unique way of writing magic. I imagine the descriptions must have been beautiful too.

    I love when an author approaches something familiar in a way that is totally brand new. It’s so inspiring as the reader. Like you said – I opens something up.

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    1. It really is! It is indeed a wonderful concept that was fully blown open. And since it’s only the first book, I can only imagine how much bigger it can get further into the series! Can’t wait to see where things will go from here. If intrigued and interested, it needs to be checked out! 😀

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  8. You make a really good case for the book, like, I can’t believe I don’t already own this book as a matter of priority!… It seems like it truly hit the spot and what you describe- I want! *thumbs up*

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    1. Oh yes. Anyone who loves fantasy should really give this one a shot and find out if it’s something they’ll pick up and continue on with the series or move on from. It’s real good!! 😀 Thank you for your kind words, Dani!

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    1. Thanks Asia! Fascinating, huh? 😀 Nop. I wouldn’t qualify this as fast-paced at all. It takes time before the plot gets into the juicy stuff and has you hooked into the series as a whole. Everything is shown slowly and steadily. 😉

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