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In a world where magic is tightly controlled, the most powerful man in history must choose between his kingdom and his son in the first book in the epic NYT bestselling Lightbringer series.Guile is the Prism. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a t

Author Brent Weeks

Pages 640

Publisher Orbit

Published Date 2010-08-25

ISBN 0316087548 9780316087544

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ian_osborne_3530 shared a tip "My favorite series ever. Inspired me to try writing."

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jaded_blade shared a tip "Super cool magic system with lots of court intrigue. Definitely worth a read if you like long epics."

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jason_schuller shared a tip "Thank you. I have to catch up on remaining series. So many good books, so little time."

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charlie_brewer_931 shared a tip "Good but it felt like it dragged on a bit"

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kassidee_lanoue shared a tip "Extremely interesting magic system!"

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robin_george shared a tip "This series is amongst my all time favourites."

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nathan_archer shared a tip "This book was really cool, and the magic system was well thought out and unique!"

shaun_mckinnis shared a tip "Great book! Magic"

JLPrince shared a tip "Great twists. Unique Magic system."

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ryan_liard_7912 shared a tip "One of my favourite series"

alex_deemer shared a tip "Everything"

luvertac shared a tip "The start of one of the best series I ever read"

dustan_r. shared a tip "Of this book or the series?"

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anti_cookie shared a tip "I love this series, lots of good character building and good magic system."

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dakota_george shared a tip "Absolutely fantstic take on a new type of magic, surprises and action keeps you hooked tillnthe end"

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orion_offord shared a tip "Very well written and so much fun. Loved it!"

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dortha_griffith shared a tip "Absolutely love this series! Fantastic magic system and astounding characters and development. A must read!!!!"

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gordie_carley shared a tip "Captivating magic system mixed with political intrigue. Huge fan. When I read it, it was the longest book I ever read."

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katheryn_rothermal shared a tip "This is currently my favorite book ever. I have read it 3 times and plan to many more times."

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jacky_jean-charles shared a tip "I loved the back story of the characters."

lindsey_killian shared a tip "It was a system of magic that was new and I had not seen too many things similar to."

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jenna_fraser shared a tip "No problem!"

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em_heikkila shared a tip "Awesome start to the series"

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robin_hedge shared a tip "I think it would have to be The Blinding Knife because Gavin's character develops."

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