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. 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. -synopsis taken from back of book
Carter Granholme is your ordinary middle-aged man who established a small, but successful furniture store in Pharos City. Carter's parents, devout pacifists, always tried to instill their beliefs on their young son, trying to keep him away from reading or viewing anything that would encourage violence as a solution to any of life's problems. Carter continued to read comic books in secret, even after his parents were murdered by a gang member mugging them. Carter devoted himself to following the pacifist views of his parents... until the harsh conditions of Pharos City finally drove him to realize that Pharos City ...
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