The Black Prism - Brent Weeks The star is for the magic system, which was cool. And... that is about the nicest thing I could say for this. Twice as long as it needed to be (dear lord, red pens were invented FOR A REASON), with everyone acting TSTL, painfully mediocre prose, and--look. I have neither time nor energy to waste on reviews of grindingly tedious and offensive books. I strongly DO NOT recommend this for any reason. You can find a summary on Wiki, I'm sure, if you're curious about the light-based magic system.

I'd like the wasted hours of my life back.