It turns out that I tend to like what people tend to like Jarl turned his face to the floor, his shoulders shaking as he cried silently. His only way to escape the slums and a life of cruelty and pain is to apprentice himself to Durzo Blint, a renowned wetboy kinda like an assassin times a hundred and legend.
Maybe I shouldn't ask that I can think of atleast 7 names which would have been cooler and more appropriate. They might not be assassins, but they are sneaky thieves. Join my 3-emails-a-year newsletter prizes Basically, Azoth was set up by others to be more than the author ever let me see of him, before his transformation, or during.
I only wish I was kidding. I felt most of the characters were well written, and I never got bored while reading it after it pulled me in.
This, however, is not as easy as he supposed since he is forced to turn his back on anyone he's ever loved and devote himself to a practice that's not altogether savory for anyone with some sense of morals. I'll be reading the next 2, but have no desire to own them.
Really well written for a first novel though. Safe to say I will not read the rest of the series because quite frankly I got better things to do.
Some of the violence is brutal, and quite lovingly described. It is not exactly breaking new ground, but I wasn't offended by any cliches to be found here.
Another problem was that the book didn't flow well. It was all garbage and rejection, and Azoth was part of it. Behind him, Jarl let out a little whimper. But this is all merely the last fifty pages or so of the book. Turns out the Wetboy had a magical item and it ends up bonding with the apprentice, allowing him to become the next Night Angel, a creature that is a balance to 6 other magical creations.
Emotional moments I liked: I think he has a little Vogon in him. Review - The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks There are a few authors, Joe Abercrombie included, whose books I've read in large part because everything they've said outside of their novels on blogs, etc.
He doesn't allow you to look away' Robin Hobb 'I was mesmerised from start to finish. He merely extended an empty hand, as if already beaten. Besides, the covers look great.
Pretty sure only evil people become assassins but anyway. The series progressively goes downhill - book three is particularly atrocious. It was actually pretty childish and kinda lame.
The world is dark and gritty, full of horrible people and people who are just trying to get by. Lets be honest here folks the writing was extremely choppy and lacked direction, most of the story itself was talking and talking is boring.
However, I liked it enough to keep reading the books when they come. I assume I was meant to like the main character, Azoth, but I found his whining and hesitation tedious and I never did appreciate his motivation to apprentice to Master Durzo Blint in the first place.
How could someone even justify calling a killer such a pathetically shit name.
Maybe that was what furtive meant. The covers were what set this series apart, although it's hard to imagine that now, but they set the standard that is now almost a necessity and I can at least give them credit for doing that much.
Weeks does a great job with characterization and I became really attached to Kylar, Momma K, and Logan; some awesome characters with convincing motives. But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. There is nothing beyond this.
Brent Weeks is a great story teller and his writing is plenty strong enough to carry the load. And regardless of their type, they are all beautiful and have big breasts that are talked about endlessly. Doll Girl scooted close and wrapped her arms around him, squeezing tightly, and Azoth was glad for her warmth.
I have to admit, I love a good assassin-themed novel. If you like The Way of Shadows (The Night Angel Trilogy #1) then you will most likely like some or all of the following recommended Books. I find them to have some degree of similarity with The Way of Shadows.
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