Buy it on AmazonAuthor: Brent Weeks
Series Status: 4 of 5 Planned books published
First Book: The Black Prism
Projected Series End Date: 2018

At its core, the Lightbringer series documents the struggle between two groups:

Group #1: Rebels who want to put an end to both slavery and ritualistic mass executions
Group #2: The slave owners and religious leaders who conduct the ritualistic killings.

Sounds typical, right?  But did we mention that the slave owners are the good guys?

Lightbringer is obviously full of complex characters, including two of our all time favorites: Gavin and Kip.  Here again, Brent Weeks turns fantasy upside down and gets you to enthusiastically cheer for a borderline narcissist and a sullen youth with massive self-esteem issues.

And trust me, you absolutely WILL find yourself cheering for them both with all of your heart.

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From the Publisher: Gavin 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. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: Five years to achieve five impossible goals.

But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he’s willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.