The Way Of Shadows

Weeks, Brent

Paperback - 2008
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Way Of Shadows
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.

Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2008
ISBN: 0316033677


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Dec 08, 2014
  • BBurnett rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I started the Lightbringer series before reading this book, and had read so many great reviews of this series that I had to get it. But, have a hard time getting into this story. I like Durzo and Azoth/Kylar, but the rest of the characters are fuzzy to me. A little bit too much political intrigue for me, too many unknown alliances or connections. I do like the hint of a previous life (s) for Durzo. Will continue to plod on, to find out more in the next book.

Feb 23, 2013
  • studiovertex rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed the early parts of the story but later parts are based on magic that has no basis, rationale or explanation. So, I lost interest about 3/4 of the way through the book. Stopped reading and started Rothfuss's “The Name of the Wind” which is excellent.

Nov 30, 2012

This book was AWESOME! The story goes so deep and you really have to be paying attention to understand it.

However, I am only fourteen years old, and some of the sexual scenes and swearing definitely weren't appropriate (at least in my opinion). So I would recommend this book if your over sixteen or something.

Nov 27, 2012
  • prileygraham rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing story!! Lovable characters. Nothing revolutionary or lofty, just very, very good story telling. Won't change the fantasy genre but it will continue it.

Jul 11, 2012
  • lawman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent series to read. Once you start forget about putting this book down until you complete the whole series.

May 09, 2012
  • shallowriver rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An amazing book that I think everyone should read at least once in their life time. This is realistic in the world of fantasy, full of adventures and explore relationships in such a way that it seemed as though the reader themselves have gone through what the characters have experienced. I recommend this trilogy to anyone who wants a good read, because you will definitely find it in this book.

Dec 11, 2011
  • Clara_Shuler rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Not just a book for teenage boys. I love the books and so has everyone else I know who has read them. Though they contain violence and poverty and corruption, the main theme of the book is the mysterious nature of morality and retribution for ones own sins. Both an exciting fantasy thriller and a genuinely thoughtful book. One of my favorite series of all time

Nov 05, 2011

Are these books recommened for girls because I was thinking about reading them and I wasn't really sure about them because they sound more like the dark, death filled book a boy would read. Please reply back and tell me because honestly I am hoping to read them but I don't if I will like them.

May 14, 2011
  • ron_h_roy2003 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A grim, but enjoyable read - it is about assassins after all...

May 10, 2011
  • Shade42 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best Books I ever read. Period. Also the start of one of the best series I have ever read. It is a MUST READ for anyone who likes action, assassins, or epic fantasy. Take a look at the epic cover and don't worry about treading the back. As mentioned in some of the posts below 1) read all the books one after the other because 2) the storyline is complex and my confusing ( i did not find this to be much of a problem). The book is dark, especially at the start. Be forewarned that the protagonist starts out on the streets,in the slums where swearing and rapes are commonplace (nothing decribed in detail)

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Apr 17, 2014

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Mar 07, 2013
  • Blackfyre rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Nov 30, 2012

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May 09, 2012
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Nov 30, 2012

“Assassination is an art, milord. And I am the city's most accomplished artist.”

Jul 24, 2012
  • shallowriver rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Two can keep a secret, if one is dead” – Blint


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