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Review: The Black Prism

The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1)The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I've heard great things about Brent Weeks and his books, so I picked up this particular book with high hopes. I wasn't disappointed in his writing at all...I found The Black Prism interesting and imaginative, and I really like the premise of using colour as a basis for magic. The few things that I am ruminating on now, are: that the use of colour may not actually have any historical basis at all (i.e., I am very interested in chakras and the colours DO actually correspond with emotions and other states...very cool--look it up), and I do not feel any real emotional link to the characters...so I don't think I want to continue on with the series.

That being said I do think The Black Prism is well-written, and if you love this genre you should definitely consider picking it up.

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( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 27th, 2011 03:31 pm (UTC)
My son would love this! he loves reading about magic.

I read a book a long time ago in high school (and can't seem to find it at all anymore) that mentioned when practicing magic each person has their own personal color. I really wish I could find it.
Dec. 27th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
Was it The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett? (It came up on a G00gle search.)
Dec. 27th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
No, it wasn't supposed to be fiction, it had a necro word in the title but is not the fictional Necronomicon...it was something else and it was a friends. I just remember reading about the protection spells and such... I get so frustrated at the holes in my memory.
Dec. 28th, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
I've been wracking my brain trying to find the website that compares authors with their names floating around. Apparently I did not save it to my delicious bookmarks. :(

Have you come across this fantastic site?

[Edit] I found it!!!!!



Edited at 2011-12-28 09:48 pm (UTC)
Dec. 28th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
ok that site is freaking awesome!! I had never seen it before. Thanks!
Dec. 29th, 2011 12:49 am (UTC)
I know, right? You're welcome. :)
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