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Shadow's Edge

Night Angel Trilogy, Book 2
Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
Series: Night Angel Trilogy, Book 2
Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (454 ratings)

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Summary

Kylar has rejected the assassin's life. In the wake of the Godking's violent coup, both his master and his closest friend are dead. His friend was Logan Gyre, heir to Cenaria’s throne, but few of the ruling class survive to mourn his loss. So Kylar is starting over: new city, new companions and new profession. But when he learns that Logan might be alive, trapped and in hiding, Kylar faces an impossible choice. He could give up the way of shadows forever and find peace with his young family. Or Kylar could succumb to his flair for destruction, the years of training, to save his friend and his country - and lose all he holds precious.

©2008 Brent Weeks (P)2011 Hachette Digital

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"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)

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  • Liam
  • REDCAR, United Kingdom
  • 21-01-13

3.5 Stars - destroying your own work by B.Weeks

The author:

The story is set in a fantastical land with several types of magic, a whole host of politics and an arch-typical anti-hero supported by several groups of friends. Some known and others not so much.

The plot is winding, exciting and intricate if not a touch random at times. All in all solid.

The problem then, the thing which very nearly destroys this book. I mean that too, it almost ruins the very atmosphere Weeks has taken so long to build and worked so hard to make interesting is the dialogue.

It. Is. Awful.

Modern day america, in a fantasy setting. Malcolm in the middle meets lord of the rings. Poor, a poor poor show from a man with obvious talent and it grated one me start to finish. I nearly returned the book within the first 10 minutes of buying it because it was that bad.

It grew on me, or rather the story was good, and it partly made up for the poor character dialogue.



The narrator:

Paul Boehmer doing a superb job as usual. After listening to Robin Hobbs, Farseer trilogy which he narrated, I decided to give this a go. He does a good job of portraying the character differently and in an interesting fashion. there is a few points where he confuses the voices of the characters however but this is not a major issue as it is clear who is saying what or at least meant to be saying.



All in all, if you have read The kingkiller chronicle, The farseer trilogy and are now looking for something else, this falls in a fairly secure third or fourth place. If you haven't read those.... do so now then come back to this.

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Great story, terrible narrator

I love this book and was very disappointed by the narrator. His voice doesn't do the characters justice and his pronunciation of several words was jarring and frustrating.

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Superb.

Book 1 was great - this is better. We delve deeper into the characters, and indeed meet some new ones. Some of them are grim, some heroic, but all are fascinating in their own way. Looking forward to hearing book 3!

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Epic series

This is one of the best series of books I've ever read! definitely in my top 10 series of all time. Great narration as well

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Brent Weeks does it agqin

I absolutely love this series. My first foray into audiobooks too. very well read/voice acted, really added to the experience.


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Slow start, great finsh

A bit slow near the start but had me hooked come the end of the book.

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Should rename the series to "Shadow baby"

I had to drop the series. The fact the main character is an immortal shadow ninja but at the same time a 20 year old virgin who blushes when a girl even looks at him, drives me crazy.

All the while he grew up in a "game of thrones" type setting where there is sex and murder everywhere but he is the picture of innocence. I just don't see how anyone who grows up the way he does ends up being such a week willed, idiotic and naive "man"

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Love it

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I fish this book in 3 days and all series in week

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  • Sam
  • Chester, United Kingdom
  • 24-12-12

Great Sequel

This is a fantastic sequel, to a lovely book. After the first book you may worry that not much space was left for character development but Brent Weeks masterfully slips round the obvious problems. Resulting in a book of depth, complexity and intrigue without sacrificing action, pace or believability.



Put simply, if you enjoyed the previous book this is more of the same.

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  • L
  • United Kingdom
  • 05-05-15

Not great

I devoured the paperback version of part one to this trilogy and found this audio version of part two a huge disappointment. The narration was very poor and the storyline disjointed and increasingly ridiculous.

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  • James
  • 23-09-14

Brilliant!

Shadow's Edge is the brilliant sequel to The Way of Shadows. The Khalidorans have conquered, but a group of Cenarian rebels, led by Logan Gyre fight back against the Godking's armies. Khylar Stern and Vi team up, to attempt the impossible, assassinate the Godking Garoth Urssuul. This audiobook is once again brilliantly narrated by Paul Boehmer.

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  • Blaine
  • 28-08-16

Fantastic

This is a fantastic story I would recommend this book to anyone interested in reading a magnificent story

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