September 9, 2012 · 12:30 PM
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Please join us as we discuss The Black Prism by Brent Weeks, book 1 of The Lightbringer series. Weeks is better known for his phenomenal debut series, The Night Angel trilogy, which explores the growth of a young guild rat as he apprentices himself into the sinister world of mystical assassins. This book is a little closer to traditional fantasy (and isn't quite as dark, so far), and Weeks' writing has clearly matured (his world-building is a little more clean and effective, his characters are complex in multiple dimensions, and he introduces a complex system of magic while threading wry humor throughout). Please keep your RSVP updated and accurate!* Space is limited for this event. If it fills up, please add yourself to the waiting list if interested. The smaller morning session can be found here.
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. Yet 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.
Also, check out what might be the most amazing book trailer ever!
*Since missing one of these meetups is taking a spot away from someone else who wants to go, we'll need to have a stricter attendance policy than normal. For book discussions, 3 no-shows in a rolling 3-month period will prohibit you from attending any other book discussion for 2 months after your last no-show. In order to avoid a no-show, please update your RSVP no later than 10pm the night before a discussion. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!