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The Way of Shadows: The Night Angel Trilogy:…
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The Way of Shadows: The Night Angel Trilogy: Book 1 (Night Angel, 1) (urspr publ 2008; utgåvan 2008)

av Brent Weeks (Författare)

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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 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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Medlem:Tinnert
Titel:The Way of Shadows: The Night Angel Trilogy: Book 1 (Night Angel, 1)
Författare:Brent Weeks (Författare)
Info:Orbit (2008), Edition: 1st, 645 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
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 Name that Book: Fiction Assassin story/ Orbs of power3 olästa / 3MyriadBooks, mars 2016

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This is my 2nd time thru this series. SUCH a good read... ( )
  jazzbird61 | Feb 29, 2024 |
I tried to like this book but I just couldn't. I thought it started out interestingly, setting up a sort of Thieves World-ish city rife with crime lords. But the characters felt very flat to me and behaved in a jarringly inconsistent way in order to fit the needs of the plot; this made it very hard for me to care about them. I ended up giving up about 1/3rd of the way through. ( )
  yaj70 | Jan 22, 2024 |
Assassins, oh how I love assassins. It seems a rare thing for me to find a book series (or in this case trilogy) with an assassin as the main character.

The world of The Way of Shadows is as brutal as it is fascinating. Weeks seems to have meshed together some of the best and worst aspects of historical civilizations. You have the overly lavish and indulgent lifestyle of the French (before the Revolution) aristocracy sitting hand in hand with the bloodlust of the Arenas from the Roman Empire.

The book isn't a 'pretty' book. There are actions and motivations throughout that would make most people cringe. Characters with such unquestionable evil intentions and personality that you want to run them through. Then there are characters like Durzo (who only takes jobs he feels are necessary) and Momma K (an aging prostitute with rules over the brothels of the city) who have traditionally 'bad' professions, but aren't bad people with bad intentions.

Azoth falls into that category. He is a good person, despite his angst, and became a wetboy to not only save himself but to help his friends. Which to digress--there is a definite difference between an 'assassin' and a 'wetboy' such as Durzo or Azoth. Not just in their methods, but in how they are viewed. Wetboys are the accepted, if not condoned, part of the book's society. They train and perfect their skills. They leave deaders. Assassins however kill with little finesse or thought and leave bodies. In the latter half of the book a better illustration of these differences presents itself.

Overall I love this book and am eagerly looking forward to the next two. Not my normal run, I tend towards female leads not male, but I'm very glad I picked it up. ( )
  lexilewords | Dec 28, 2023 |
Unfortunately, as much as I wanted to like this book, I DNFed it at about 18%. It started off strong, but none of the characters or writing really resonated with me. I couldn't bring myself to care about what happened to any of the characters. Lots of cliches and tropes, and a lot of names to remember (so did GoT, but you actually cared about them). Could have been their names, or the way they spoke. Maybe it gets better later on, but with 30 books on my TBR shelf, I didn't want to spend another 500 pages finding out if it does.

Nothing against the writer, as he's obviously talented. I've heard great things about his Lightbringer series, and I will be checking that series out instead. ( )
  galian84 | Dec 1, 2023 |
This story was a bit slow going in the beginning, but once the 'education' began, the story moved along pretty quickly. There were a couple of good revelations and quite a bit of action in the last 1/4 of the book that it really kept the pace going and kept me reading until 2am. ( )
  PurplOttr | Dec 1, 2023 |
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Fantasy. Fiction. Literature. HTML:

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 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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