Review: The Night Angel Trilogy ~ Brent Weeks

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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.

 5 Thumbs-UpThis book captivated me from the first page, and kept me hooked for the whole trilogy.

Usually with a trilogy I’ll read one part expecting so much from the others, that I am sorely disappointed. Not with this one. It was a page turner, with plenty to keep you saying to yourself “just one more chapter and then I’ll sleep” don’t fool yourself into thinking this will happen, you’ll just want to keep going.

The characters are very well written, and it is easy to find yourself in their surroundings, and going through their trials and tribulations.   These books are about a culture based on war and killing and prostitutes. It is a culture who have been misled and succumbed to it’s most primal instincts over a millenia. The heroes, of course, change the course of their world’s history, but they are not immune to the evils of their world. Thus, the books have plenty of (offensive?) language and scenes. The Night Angel Trilogy is a compelling and engrossing read. It’s very much about courage, redemption and about how Love conquers all. With that I’m saying there is NOT A SHRED of Homophobia or Misogyny in this book.

I’m not going to write any spoilers for this outstanding set of books, just tell you to read them for yourself

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