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The Night Angel Trilogy [Paperback]

Brent Weeks
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Oct. 1 2009 The Night Angel Trilogy
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 just the beginning. He was raised on the streets and knows an opportunity when he sees one-even when the risks are as high as working for someone like Durzo Blint.

Azoth must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics - and become the perfect killer.

The New York Times bestseller The Way of Shadows launched Brent Weeks' Night Angel Trilogy - one of the most successful fantasy series in recent years. Now, for the first time, get the complete story in one special edition boxed set.

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"What a terrific story! I was mesmerized from start to finish. Unforgettable characters, a plot that kept me guessing, non-stop action and the kind of in-depth storytelling that makes me admire a writer's work." --- Terry Brooks

"A compelling epic tale of heroism, vengeance, and magic" --- The Greenman Review

"An impressive debut." --- SFFWorld.com

"Best fantasy of the year, possibly the decade." --- BooksMonthly.co.uk

"Weeks creates a rich blend of politics, culture and character in the Night Angel Trilogy... then throws in magic-using assassins. Brent Weeks is so good it's starting to tick me off."—Peter V. Brett, The New York Times Bestselling author of The Desert Spear --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Brent Weeks was born and raised in Montana. He started writing on bar napkins, then on lesson plans, then full time. Eventually, someone paid him for it. Brent lives in Oregon with his wife, Kristi. Find more about the author at www.brentweeks.com or on twitter @brentweeks.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous March 8 2013
By A. Soares TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this trilogy in my ongoing search for new fantasy authors to read. It was a fabulous read from start to finish. This book involved many complex characters such as the "Wetboy" (an assassin with magic skills) Durzo Blint, the child Azoth/Kylar who escapes the gutter by apprenticing himself to Durzo, his friends Jarl and Doll-Face, and wetboy in training Vi. These are only a few of the awesome characters in the book. This book's main characters include kings, lords, simple servants, magicians and criminals and seamlessly integrate their stories into a beautiful tapestry!

Pros:
Complex characters with good character development
Good world building with fascinating history (and lots of room to revisit with additional stories although perhaps not with Azoth as the main character as there isn't much room for additional growth)
Fast-paced, action filled plot
Vivid writing
Awesome magical objects and system

Cons:
I can't think of anything... maybe that it ended? I miss this world and the characters already!

Caveat: This book contains dark themes such as child molestation & prostitution, mutilation, etc. If this type of thing disturbs you, you may want to avoid this novel (though you would be missing out). Its not really a focus though (in my opinion) so much as a fact.

Sadly, I took this on vacation and had to leave it behind when I was over my weight limit on the way back. Otherwise, I would have loved to read it a second time.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Night Angel Trilogy June 28 2010
Format:Paperback
I never read a book twice, because I have a great memory for the storylines - this entire trilogy I've read twice, it's going into my permanent book collection, and I expect to read the entire series again - for the 3rd time - this coming fall. I was hooked by the first page of the first book and could not pull myself away. I read while making and eating breakfast, I read at lunch time, I read at dinner time, I read in bed. I visited Weeks' website and all the fan-forums. OK, so I'm totally addicted.

This series is filled with the classic quest theme and classic and tragic heroes of all descriptions abound the pages. Characters are complex with an inner life and thought process that demonstrates Weeks ability to generate dynamic and full-fledged characters. My heart wanted to scoop Azoth, Doll Girl and Jarl out of the streets that they struggled to survive. As Azoth's apprenticeship to Durzo evolves, the relationship that starts out simply as master-apprentice - and a means of survival for Azoth - grows into much more for both characters and which culminates in the third book into mutual love and respect of an adult father-son relationship (no they are not related). Supporting characters are just as strong and intriguing.

You'll find these books are page-turners and the threads that go to create the fabulous tapestry of this story coloured by good, evil, hope, human struggle, faith, friendship, trust, personal sacrifice and belief that a better day will come.

Do yourself a favour and buy the trilogy. I bought the first book and then had to go back online three days later to get books two and three. I loaned the first book to a neighbour, who two days later was begging for the next in the series. We just had lunch today to discuss these books and Weeks' promise of a 4th book to come sometime in the future. How many times can you say that about a book?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Pat
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This trilogy is dark, thrilling and exquisitely written. Character development is profound, meaningful and far from boring. Politics are present but not overwhelming, so is war. The fighting action is fascinating and I really enjoyed how Weeks slowly unfolds the mysterious magic in Midcyru, his really complete and grandiose world.

Totally worth a reading, or ten.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly awesome; can't go wrong Aug. 15 2010
By C. Toth
Format:Paperback
I cannot remember everything that I read, but like all new stories (at least for me), the book had a slow start because you are dealing with new characters in a new world. And to be frank, I had zero-interest in assassins (or wetboys, who happen to be more than assassins and may be just as likely to kill you for calling them assassins).

But as I read the book, I began to enjoy the characters and that world. Plus there is (eventually) plenty of magic and monsters for you to enjoy (if you like to read that sort of stuff). The third book was the best of the three (at least for me).

I`m not going to give away the plot/story, but the story does begin with an 8-year old orphan boy (Azoth) living in the streets. He sees the legendary Durzo Blint, the city's most notorious wetboy, and begs to be apprenticed by him, seeing it as a way out of the streets (and so that he is strong enough never to be bullied). Durzo eventually accepts Azoth as his apprentice providing that he says goodbye to his former life and friends and providing that he kills another child (Rat, a 16-year old boy whom had been causing grief in Azoth's life)...

Things really picked up when Kylar (formerly Azoth) becomes an adult, which does not take very long when you consider the length of the entire trilogy.

I was looking for something new to read and these books were rated quite highly. I definitely was not disappointed and I am about to look for a 4th book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great series
If you like fantasy then this is a series that was really well written and a must read for those Winter nights.
Published 3 months ago by PeterKO
4.0 out of 5 stars Good series
Not groundbreaking, sure, but it was entertaining and told a good story. I felt that the war arc in the last book was a tad overreaching with not enough time for detail in order to... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Sarah Wong
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book
The story is a blast. I think I read the first book in one long session. The world is not as rich as lets say game of thrones, but it reads way easier. Plots are interesting. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Ben
5.0 out of 5 stars An instant favourite of anyone I lend it to
"Assassins have 'targets' because they sometimes miss; Wetboys have 'deaders' because they never miss. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Gen
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best most original fantasy out there.
I'm a huge fantasy junky but I get tired of the same old thing. But I decided to pick up The Way of the Shadows when I was in a local book shop and loved the front cover cause I... Read more
Published 22 months ago by R. Johnson
1.0 out of 5 stars I Expect Better, and Was Very Disappointed
I happen to be a huge fan of pretty much any fantasy and I'm always willing to read a new fantasy. So, naturally, I picked up this one and decided to give it a try. Read more
Published 22 months ago by An Avid Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars The Night Angel Trilogy
I bought this series after hearing from a friend that it was well written. I am quite a picky person when it comes to literature that I enjoy reading - and I must say, I'm quite... Read more
Published on Oct. 21 2011 by JGIRO403
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor
Ah. I like books. I like *good* books.

This is cliche after cliche. There is too much unnecessary sex talk (all the female characters seem to either be sex objects or... Read more
Published on March 12 2011 by Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars Assassins and magic, oh my!
I recently purchased this trilogy from amazon and I must say that it is absolutely amazing. I fired through the first book and am currently on the second. Read more
Published on March 10 2011 by AC
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, fun, dark and keeps you wanting more!
What a great read! From start to finish the momentum at which I read increased through out each book. Read more
Published on March 7 2011 by ryan w bailey
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