David Gemmell Legend Award nominee 2010.

Power, strength and riches are his. But the cost is life itself.

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 preserve a fragile 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.

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Release date: August 17, 2010
Genres: fantasy > high fantasy
Average rating: 8.34/10
Total ratings: 27
Updated 2017-01-16


6/10 Booknan the Bookuser (2015-09-01)
An action-packed breeze of a read. Some wacky ideas a little poorly executed. The prose is pragmatic and confusing at times, as Weeks doesn't differentiate between regular text, thoughts and dialogue, whatsoever. The appearance of howitzers really ... Read more