Gaelan Starfire is a farmer, happy to be a husband and a father; a careful, quiet, simple man. He's also an immortal, peerless in the arts of war. Over the centuries, he's worn many faces to hide his gift, but he is a man ill-fit for obscurity, and all too often he's become a hero, his very names passing into legend: Acaelus Thorne, Yric the Black, Hrothan Steelbender, Tal Drakkan, Rebus Nimble.
But when Gaelan must take a job hunting down the world's finest assassins for the beautiful courtesan-and-crimelord Gwinvere Kirena, what he finds may destroy everything he's ever believed in.
©2011 Brent Weeks (P)2011 Hachette Digital
Love the story, this series is very engaging, highly recommended book. The narrator's style doesn't suit it, in my opinion. His accentuation of every word kept fooling me into thinking that the sentence was finished, and his tone doesn't suit the dynamics of the story. On the other hand he does accents very well
Really enjoyed this book. great build up was a bit short but really enjoyable. the narration was ok., over all a 4.
Having already read the entire night angel trilogy, I was greatly anticipating this prelude, it perfectly ties up loose ends from the past, such as the rise of the mistress of pleasures and Durzo Blint's past lives and names as well as his training to be a wet boy by Scarred Wrabble. The story of Jorsin Alkestes is also played upon greatly giving you an insight into the mind and actions of the most powerful magician that ever lived. the way the story is retold by Durzo telling the young man of his life. A very punchy (lasting just over 2 hours) and worthy read or listen gripped me from start to finish, perfect for anyone who enjoys a fantasy novel.
Although I did not enjoy this book as much as the Night angel trilogy I did find it to be a very good listen. The book outlines a lot of things overlooked in the series and fills gaps in the timeline. a must read if you are a fan of the night angel series.
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