From Zachary's list on fantasy to scratch that desperate need to escape.
In the Lightbringer series, Weeks creates a very engrossing fantasy world, even if it’s a bit more compact than other epic fantasies. The system of magic is exceptionally clever, the seamless blending of humor into age-old fantasy tropes is a breath of fresh air, and the characters are extremely dynamic. You may find your least favorite character in literary history on these pages, and you might even find your favorite in that man’s son, grandson, or daughter-in-law. Of the many fantasy series I’ve read, I’d say Weeks most loosely matches the tone and tenor of my own. Narcissist that I am, it’s a wonder I didn’t put this at the top of the list then. Oh well. Perhaps I’m not as loathsome as I give myself credit for.
Disclaimer: If you’re upset at me for ending my last sentence with a preposition, buckle up. I’m one of the bad boys…
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
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 of the New York Times bestselling Lightbringer series, one of the most popular fantasy epics of the decade.
EVERY LIGHT CASTS A SHADOW.
Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live.
When Guile discovers he…