Thursday, January 30, 2014

Internal Review: The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks

Title: The Way of Shadows (Night Angel #1)
Brent Weeks
Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Publisher: Orbit & Tantor Media
Acquired Via: Personal Collection
Release Date: October 1, 2008

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.

My Review

Me: Once upon a time, there was a girl who was terrible about reviewing books. She was even terrible about books that she loved, like The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks.

Myself: Are we going to do this today?

Me: Now, this girl will rave about The Way of Shadows to all of her library patrons and has ordered it for several of them, but she still can't be arsed to post a review on her blog.

Myself: Very funny.

Me: The girl, who insists upon hand-writing out reviews first, even wrote down a lot of notes in addition to her review of The Way of Shadows, but eventually lost that notebook because IT SAT AROUND FOR SO LONG.

Myself: *sigh* Here we go...

Me: "The body count! The world-building! The characters!" she raves. But no, no mention of the epic awesome that she thinks The Way of Shadows...

Myself: Okay, okay, I get it.

Me: Assassins! Murder! Royalty! Assassins murdering royalty!

Myself: Are you done yet?

Me: Are YOU done yet?

Myself: What's that supposed to mean?

Me: We're the same person, doofus.

Myself: *bangs head on desk*

Me: Hey, you're the one that has to be so terrible about reviewing books that it comes to this. How many reviews are you behind now?

Myself: ENOUGH! Can we please just focus on The Way of Shadows since you insist upon doing this?

Me: No.

Myself: Why not?!

Me: I get too emotional thinking about it.

Myself: Umm... Really?

Me: No, but I had to pull your chain...Whoa, that's weird. Anywho, that body count was on a pretty epic scale, wasn't it?

Myself: YES! It seemed like every time a character was introduced, s/he was killed 100 pages later.

Me: I bet that was comparative to A Game of Thrones, but I bet you haven't finished that book yet.

Myself: I'm waiting on the audiobook, okay? Now can we please talk about THIS audiobook?

Me: Violence! Intrigue! Mature content! Maaaagic! *wiggles fingers*

Myself: You need help.

Me: Says the girl who talks to herself.

Myself: Indeed.

- 5/5 Stars -

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  1. The cover is FANTASTIC!!!!! That review was hilarious. Thanks for sharing!

  2. That's how I felt when I was recommending Grave Mercy! All I could say was that it was about assassin nuns and people would look at me like I was crazy.


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