Monday, January 9, 2012

Book Review: The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

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The Black Prism was a really good book. I'm not a fan of Brent Weeks's Night Angel trilogy, but I found this book to be very well written, with a great plot and even better subplots. The main characters are interesting, as I had reasons both to hate and love them--they have obvious weaknesses, but I was rooting for them in the end. I also liked that, for once, a fantasy book had a fat hero (one of the protagonists is fat, anyway. The other is ridiculously good-looking.)

I didn’t take to the magic system at first, not because it isn’t good, but because it’s not my normal cup of tea, but it grew on me. There’s lots of interesting twists and turns (one near the beginning of the book that’s a real shocker) that kept me interested, and by the end of the book I’m left wondering what will happen and being mad that book #2 isn’t out yet. Definitely recommend this to anyone who likes epic fantasy. Or rainbows.

Now onto The Allow of Law. Finally. ;)


  1. It's nice when something that isn't necessarily your cup of tea can reel you in - I just found that with A Discovery of Witches. I'm so much into witches and vampires, but it was so intelligent and much deeper than what you'd guess, and very grown-up (as opposed to teenage vampires in love :-)

  2. Hadn't heard of Brent Weeks.

    Can't wait to see what you think of The Alloy of Law. I loved it!