There are seven colors but most drafters can only create magic using one color, and then there are some that are able to use two colors and even fewer that work their power in three colors. However, there is only supposed to be one Prism who can split light and use all the colors, and that person is Gavin Guile.
Gavin’s road to power came on the heels of a civil war that was filled with secrets and treachery. Now sixteen years later, that truths of the turbulent time risk being exposed. Gavin has an illegitimate son, Kip, and to protect him Gavin must take risks that threaten his own power.
In The Black Prism by Brent Weeks, the world is about to erupt in rebellion and the secrets that bind Gavin also keep him in power, but is the cost too great? This is the first book in The Lightbringer Series. Weeks is the author of the popular Night Angel Series.