Hollywood film composers adapting THE BLACK PRISM by Brent Weeks into a cinematic-style fantasy book score!
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Inspired by New York Times Best-Selling novel The Black Prism by Brent Weeks, experience the vibrance of the Seven Satrapies through prismatic eyes.Β 

The Black Prism is the beginning of a story that explores the many facets of what it means to "do the next right thing," even in the midst of darkness. Join Kip in discovering what it means to be the bastard son of the most powerful man in the known world as he joins Gavin, Karris, and a spectrum of other characters.

This album presents these stories through epic, cinematic orchestral music from a team of professional Hollywood composers. The Black Prism is the official musical companion for the Lightbringer saga by Brent Weeks. Join us as we ignite the Thousand Stars.


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The album engages your imagination in an exciting way! While film soundtracks evoke a vision crafted by the filmmakers, a book score drafts vivid imagery directly from your own imagination, transporting you into the heart of the story. The Black Prism plunges you straight into the Seven Satrapies.

Every project we produce, from the story to the sound, is different. Throughout the pre-development process, we take great care in designing the music with the story in mind. We aim to present the listener with an auditory experience that is cinematic in style and honors the stories from which the music is adapted.


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The Lightbringer Theme

We look forward to sharing more with you soon!


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We are pleased to present The Black Prism, together with two additional Black Piper albums, Refractions and Reflections! Select any Pledge Level below to learn more about what is offered and to pledge.

Please note that we have streamlined what we are doing for this project. By hitting our primary goal, we will be able to fund a five-track Black Prism album. As we hit further achievements, we will be able to record soloists and add additional tracks to the Black Prism album!

Please Note: All images are MOCKUPS and are subject to slight changes. Most designs are 95% accurate to final appearance.


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We are pleased to offer our rewards as additional add-ons!

While BackerKit is working on a way to add items easily to pledges during the campaign, there are two ways to include additional rewards with your pledge:

METHOD 1 (The "Easy Way"):

After you pledge, come back and click on any image below to add the item your pledge. Your pledge will auto-increase by the amount of the item. Then, click "Confirm Your Pledge" and you're good to go! For additional add-ons, simply return here and repeat the process for each one. (NOTE: you will not see an image of the item being added to your cart - this will strictly add the price of the add-on to your total.)

METHOD 2 (The "Old Kickstarter Way"):

  1. Start by selecting a pledge tier. Let's say you selected the Physical Music Pack Tier ($40).
  2. Add together the prices for any additional rewards you want, and increase your pledge value by that additional amount (by "managing your pledge").
    • For example, if you want another Physical Black Prism CD ($15), you would add $15 to your Tier cost of $40 for a total pledge amount of $55.
  3. After the campaign ends, you will receive an email to collect your address for shipment and payment. The email will direct you to your BackerKit account, giving you access to a post-campaign add-on store.
  4. There, you will be able to finalize your selected add-ons using the credit you received from over-pledging.
    • In this example, you would have a credit of $15 to spend toward add-ons.


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In addition to The Black Prism, we are pleased to offer a few special rewards: the twin albums of Refractions and Reflections, along with a small collection of artwork.


With Refractions, go behind the scenes with us as we present to you our rough and broken edges.

As composers, there are times we have to start over. A song may not be right for a specific scene; maybe the style is off or the mood is different from the director’s vision. In these moments, we end up with cues that become rejected and broken.

This album takes some of these β€œbroken” songs (both from past projects and from The Black Prism) and gives them some love. They may still have some rough edges, but rather than abandoning them to the dark abyss, we are pulling back the curtain and sharing them with you, allowing beauty to β€œcome out of the ashes.”


Experience the tender, emotional, and ... video game-y (?) side of The Black Piper.

During the Kaladin Kickstarter, we offered our services as composers to backers. Many took the opportunity to order custom songs for their loved ones, wedding pieces, themes for book characters, and even video game soundtracks.

These songs’ stories are quite personal and touching, and some are extremely painful
, but our Kaladin backers have agreed to let us share these tracks with you - and in some cases to share their stories.

Reflections is a compilation of custom, personal, and video game music and their stories.


The wonderful art skills of Botanica Xu are being applied to characters from The Black Prism.

Own a collection of bookmarks and character art in digital format for your personal use. Print as many bookmarks as you need!

The collection may even contain work-in-progress pieces to get a peek into Botanica Xu's creation process. in addition, we are excited to offer campaign-exclusive static and animated Black Prism wallpapers for your personal devices.

Please Note: all images are MOCKUPS and are subject to slight changes. Designs are 95% accurate to final appearance.



The soundtrack brings the words to life in ways that mere words cannot!

A book soundtrack? That is just so innovative and brilliant and [...] an inspiration!

The work that they did with Kaladin was just amazing! Being able to experience the books in a new way is so interesting!



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We welcome international orders! Unfortunately, we cannot ship everywhere. Based on This List from USPS, we are unable to ship to the following countries, with a couple additions due to shipping regulation issues:

Afghanistan, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Chad, Cuba, Germany, Iran, Israel, Laos, Libya, Mongolia, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Syria, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Even if we can't ship to your country, you can still back for Digital Black Prism, the Digital Music Pack, or the Digital Music + Art Pack!

These shipping prices are estimates. Your actual shipping cost will be determined at the end of your survey (see below).

When will my pledged items ship out?

We anticipate fulfillment beginning January 2023. We will post regular updates, including any dates from our manufacturing partner(s) as we receive them.

When will shipping be charged?

Once the campaign ends, and you fill out your post-campaign survey, BackerKit will ask you to input your address. You will be charged for your order as well as your shipping at that time.

What if my shipment gets lost or arrives damaged?

We will assess and handle replacements on a case-by-case basis. For shipments sent outside the USA, we will NOT bear the expense of reshipping lost packages.


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Projects like Kaladin and The Black Prism cannot be done in isolation. We have an incredible team, which is only growing.

All of us at The Black Piper are humbled and so grateful for all of the support and encouragement we have received - and continue to receive - from you, our fans. From those who backed our debut album to all those who continue to email us... to you! We wouldn't get the chance to try out our new ideas without such an incredible community.Β 

We've learned so many valuable lessons through our crowdfunding, both on Kickstarter and here, and your support through challenges, delays in fulfillment chains, and personal hard times has made all the difference. With your support here on BackerKit, we will be able to reach new and amazing heights!

Thank you!


Botanica Xu: all character bookmarks. "Kip the Lip," "Kip Turtle-Bear," "Gavin the Prism," "Dazen the Prisoner," "Karris the Blackguard," "Karris White Oak," "Gunner the Madman," "Gunner the Mastermind"
Maggie Ivy: 7-pointed Star design & Quintar in-world coin design
Ian Riley: The Black Prism Album Cover Art, Reflections Album Cover Art, Refractions Album Cover Art
Carly Kjelstrom: Campaign Design and Reward Mockups


Kami Bahnmiller
Sae Sae Norris
Jane Maree
Mark (the Sanderson Collector)
Christian B
Lynell Williams

All our amazing volunteers, Discord moderators, focus group and testimonial fans, and others not yet listed anywhere else: Tyler Yatooma (Lore master), Ian Larsen, Australian Panda, Adam Foulke, Abigail Stewart, Charlotte Beers, and so many others

(And more to come as I get permission to credit them.)


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If you're interested in the behind-the-scenes look at productions or in joining the conversation, you can find us in a few places:Β 

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