This book is a wonderful follow-up to the Black Prism. At the end of the Black Prism, Gavin had lost the use of Blue and is now trying to cover it up. The war between the Colour Prince and the Satrapies continues and Kip tries to join the Blackguard. While Gavin is away, Kip must contend with his paternal grandfather Andross Guile.
I could barely put this book down. The plot is as fast-paced as ever, with sharp twists and turns and significant character growth (as well as the unveiling of many secrets). We see our favourite characters from The Black prism, meet many new ones and learn more about the politics and social structure of the world that Brent has built.
I cannot wait for the third installment! I love how nothing is straightforward, or simple, to Brent Weeks. Brent writes complex characters and conflicts, where you can see logic in both sides. Like The Night Angel Trilogy, a common theme for me was that nothing is purely evil or purely good. Indeed... Brent's writing is a multi-faceted Prism.