If you’re tempted to start treading the Black Prism Series and are looking to understand the unique world which is featured in the series, continue reading to discover a few fun facts about the Black Prism Series
Fun Facts About Brent Weeks Black Prism Series:
There are 7 countries which are mentioned in the series:
When you start reading the first book in the series “The Black Prism”, you’ll discover that there are 7 semi autonomous nations which are mentioned. All of which surround a large sea. Instead of being referred to as countries or nations, each of the 7 territories are referred to as a satrapie. Each of the 7 satrapies are governed by a ruler who is called a satrap.
Although each satrapie enjoys a high level of independence all 7 satrapies have to answer to a central government:
While each satrapie governs itself according to its own rules, there is still a central federalist government which oversees the governance of all 7 of the satrapies which exist in the Black Prism series. The central government is referred to as the Chromeria.
Magic is commonplace in “The Black Prism” and the Chromeria works hard to maintain control of magic:
Magic is an ordinary part of every day life in the “The Black Prism” and as a result the Chromeria seek to control the use of magic in all 7 satrapies. The federalist government operates a ruling council which features seven colors. Each color is represented by a member of each satrapie. To ensure that each satrapie has a voice on the council to advocate for their rights.
In “The Black Prism” powerful magicians try to use the practice of chromaturgy in order to split light:
In “The Black Prism” magicians who seek to become more powerful try to use the practice of chromatugy in order to split light and to increase their magical powers. In the world of “The Black Prism”, individuals refer to normal magicians as drafters. Drafters are individuals who don’t know how to split light in order to increase their powers and are often looked down upon by more powerful magicians.
There is only supposed to be one full spectrum light splitter in the world at any point in time:
While many individuals have the ability to partially split light, there is only supposed to be one full spectrum light splitter in the world at any given point in time. However, in an unprecedented scenario two brothers, Gavin and Dazen Guile discover that they have identical powers and are both full spectrum light splitters. In the history of the 7 satrapies, there has never been two individuals who existed who were full spectrum light splitters at any one given point in time.
From the time Gavin was born he was groomed and prepared to become the most powerful magician in the world as he was the eldest brother in the family and displayed signs that he would become the one and only full spectrum light splitter. So it was a surprise when it was revealed that his younger brother Dazen was also born with equal magical powers.
The main character in “The Black Prism” is not Gavin or Dazen:
While “The Black Prism” spends a lot of time talking about the life stories of both Gavin and Dazen, the main character ends up being Gavin’s son Pip.
So if your interested is piqued it’s well worth picking up the first book in the series which is titled “The Black Prism”. In order to start discovering the story of Gavin, Dazen and Gavin’s son Pip. All of whom are powerful wizards.