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The Way Of Shadows

The perfect killer has no friends. Only targets.

For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art. And he is the city's most accomplished artist, his talents required from alleyway to courtly boudoir.

For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned the hard way to judge people quickly - and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint.

But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics - and cultivate a flair for death.
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  • Title: The Way Of Shadows
  • Author: Brent Weeks
  • Publisher: Hachette Australia
  • Subject: FICTION_FANTASY_EPIC
  • ISBN: 9780356500713
  • Length: 4.4 centimetre
  • Width: 13.1 centimetre
  • Subtitle: Book 1 of the Night Angel
  • Series: Night Angel
  • Format: PaperBack
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Publication Date: 01/08/2011
  • Pages: 672
  • Height: 19.9 centimetre
  • Weight: 0.458 keg

RATINGS & REVIEW

26/06/2017 9:41:53 PM - Greg
HUGELY RECOMMENDED!
This first novel in the NIGHT ANGEL TRILOGY is remarkable for several reasons, not the least of which is the fact that its the author’s first published book. The story screams originality, with massive plot twists, hugely addictive chapter endings and characters to die for. Which is both a joke as well as a straight faced compliment from this amateur reviewer to Mr Weeks. Physically, the paperback is *gorgeous*. Published in the UK by Orbit, it features a lovely large font with nice thick paper and boubtiful soacing between each line. I know this is vwry superficial but it all controbutes to the wonderful reading experience one is boubd to discover upon opening the pages. And did i mention how beautifully the book smells? Anyway, essentially, the book is about a homeless beggar (Azoth) come street urchin who is bound for a violent and a very short life, who is rescued from that life of depravity by a professional assassin (Mr Durzo Blint) who agrees to take our young hero on as his apprentice. By the time the reader becomes familiar with the horrific and offensive life of Azoth, he is already in love with his fellow characters, not to mention shared feelings of hatred for the local bullies. A secret character appears in the early stages, which is not mentioned in the blurb (SPOILERS) and that makes a wonderful addition the book’s depth and only makes very rate and yet welcome appearances throughout the story as the plot races on. And did i say how quickly the plot moves? Its very fast. Initially i was concerned that i was reading a YA novel but the content (scenes, languages and gore) tore that theory from my grasp, and i sat in awe at the violent way that fate tore my idea to shreads. Naturally as the story evolves we meet new characters, but not everythnig is as straightforward as it all first appears and some characters turn out to be friends who you might have assumed were enemies, and vice versa. In the second half of the book it tends to spend some time being only a teensy bit political, and yet as there is a slight civil war bound to happen that can only be expected. And yet just like tgat *other* famous fantasy writer, whose initials are GRR MARTIN, characters that are just fine and dandy ine minute may well get their lives snuffed out by the resident baddie the second. So dont get too emotionally involved with anyone you meet in these pages, because you might just find yourself paying the ultimate book worm price. So, in summary, then: i loved this book. I had barely reached page one hundred before i had rushed out to purchase books 2 and 3 if is trilogy and i can hardly wait until next pay when i am able to buy Mr Week's second work, THE LIGHTBRINGER SERIES. I traditonally dont award the opennig volume of any series five stars, since its only logical to leave room for improvement, and i will follow thst rule in this review, too. THE WAY OF SHADOWS is an excellent fantasy story, and outstanding debut effort, and its a very solid four star read. HUGELY RECOMMENDED.
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