David Gemmell Legend Award nominee 2008.
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.
Brent Weeks (born March 7, 1977) is an American fantasy writer. He was born and raised in Montana, and graduated from Hillsdale College with a degree in English. He briefly worked as a teacher and bartender before moving to writing full-time. Now he lives in Oregon with his wife, Kristi.
Photo by Travis Johnson Photography. Photo used by permission from the author.
Written by Seregil of Rhiminee 2009-01-22
This review is for all The Night Angel Trilogy books: The Way of Shadows, Shadow's Edge and Beyond the Shadows. When I began to read this trilogy I didn't have much information about these books. I think it was good that I didn't know much about them, because it helped me to like them. In my opinion these books were entertaining and easy-to-read fantasy books. There were some minor problems/flaws and the writing wasn't always as fluent as it should have been, but the plot was interesting. ... (more)
Written by Selendra Faye Book 2008-11-02
This book was hard to put down. The depth of his characters yanked me in and kept in perfect bliss the whole time, even at the most depressing of times. For those who love assassins, corrupted power figures, twisted politics, and disturbing magic, this is the book of all books.