Black Prism Book Trailer

I love book trailers. This one rivals Tor’s efforts for The Towers of Midnight.  Kudo’s Orbit on creating an exciting little film to get people excited for The Black Prism.

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Review: The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

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

The Black Prism is the first book in the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks, author of the Night Angel Trilogy.  Unlike Weeks’ first series The Black Prism features at its forefront a magic system based the transmutation of light, based on color spectrum, into a physically and magically manipulative substance called luxim.  Drafters, as the magic users in the world are called, absorb one or more hues of light via the use of colored lenses (if none of their associated colors are present) or ambient light (if it is prominent in a color the drafter can draft).  Each color, in addition to having its own unique physical properties, also elicits a unique emotional effect  in its drafters.  For example red drafters become angry and aggressive; blue drafters cool, calculating and serene; and green drafters become wild.  Not complicated enough yet?  Ok, the more a user drafts a color the closer they come to insanity and death as they eventually become a color wight; warped and twisted by the ideals their color represents.

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Review: Beyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks

Beyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks
Beyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks

Beyond the Shadows
Brent Weeks
Orbit, 2008

Needless to say spoilers for both The Way of Shadows and Shadow’s Edge lay ahead.  Look out!

In Beyond the Shadows, the final volume of Brent Weeks’ Night Angel Trilogy, Kyler Stern has defeated the Godking though it as at a price.  With the horrible truth behind his miraculous revelations reveals Kyler must lay his debts to rest before reunited with his lost love.  Meanwhile Logan Gyre, haven forsaken the the crown for honor, relentlessly pursues the vanguard of  another army invading his homeland.  Yet elsewhere the prophet Darien, having burned out his gift for prophecy in order to escape the goddess Khali, is forced into becoming the new Godking; albeit a Godking with a revisionist agenda.

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Review: Shadow’s Edge by Brent Weeks

Shadow's Edge by Brent Weeks
Shadow's Edge by Brent Weeks

Shadows Edge
Brent Weeks
Orbit, 2008

I’m slowly making way back to the multitude of sequels I’ve neglected since starting this blog and I’m starting by reading the last two volumes of Brent Weeks’ Night Angel Trilogy (partially because his new book Black Prism is due out in August).  I read and reviews The Way of Shadows more then a year ago and I was initially worried that jumping straight into Shadows Edge would leave me a little lost.  Luckily, my fears were for naught as Weeks does a great job of covering most of the previous novel’s highlights with distracting from the main plot of Shadow’s Edge.  If you’ve yet to read The Way of Shadows there are likely spoilers ahead.

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