The Way of Shadows - Brent Weeks

The Way of Shadows

By Brent Weeks

  • Release Date: 2008-10-01
  • Genre: Epic
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 261 Ratings)

Description

From New York Times Bestselling author Brent Weeks...
For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art-and he is the city's most accomplished artist.

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.

Reviews

  • Cheesy and Slow

    1
    By Savage44
    I gave up about halfway through this paper-thin plot revolving around lifeless characters. I will not invest my time or money in another Weeks novel.
  • The book that started it all

    5
    By Hannahbone
    I read this book in 2011 and was instantly hooked on Brent's style and the worlds he created. I'm a fan girl for life. Even if he makes his fans temporarily homicidal.
  • Couldn't blink!

    5
    By wildchild2644
    I feel like I've been searching for this book my whole life! Incredible story written by a pure genius. Complex yet easy to follow.
  • Excellent

    5
    By Xjxjse
    A very well done fantasy that grabs your attention early and keeps it. Full of very likable yet very flawed characters. Terrific action.
  • Enjoyable but could use some polishing.

    3
    By Jamesford31
    This book is definitely an enjoyable read. However, it could use some polishing. It was as if Brent Week's editor grew tired of editing his work, and skimmed through the rest of it without bothering to correct some issues. I hope this review doesn't scare anyone from reading this book though! The plot and the characters were very interesting!
  • Favorite series ever!

    5
    By Basque_chick
    I found the first book in a bookstore, then I had to have the others. I re-read them over and over and even got my boyfriend hooked on them. Took them to Europe with me for any down time too. Definitely recommend reading!
  • My favorite book

    5
    By Mista Finn
    Finally an author with the balls to write with style and grace but, with a dark plot so much so it gives you chill between the ways he portraits heartless villains to our possible heros
  • A Dark Marvel

    5
    By Lyn Forester
    The Way of the Shadow is a superbly written novel, delving into the dredges of what it means to be human, to walk away from life or to accept and fight for what is right and what should not be allowed. The characters introduced are not inherently good, nor are their reasons morally right, but there is enough in their character that shows that in life there is a line, and when it cannot be crossed, the decision made will define who the character can be and whether redemption is possible. There are many crucibles in life for these characters and the following books will surely drive them to the breaking point. Some will come out alive and some will be broken beyond recognition. Brent Weeks is a master at character and world building. The history and characters are fully realized and beautifully described, making it easy to be drawn in and lost in The Way of the Shadows. **Originally posted on goodreads
  • Best book ever

    5
    By DurzoBlint2014
    Best book ever
  • Amazing

    5
    By D'shiz
    I've been reading fantasy for 20 years and never come across anything so hypnotizing as this. Best book I've ever read.

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