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The Way of Shadows: The Night Angel Trilogy: Book 1 Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 2008
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Brent Weeks was born and raised in Montana. He wrote on bar napkins and lesson plans before landing his dream job years and thousands of pages later. Brent lives in Oregon with his wife, Kristi, and their daughters. Find out more about the author at www.brentweeks.com or on twitter @brentweeks.
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Nothing against the writer, as he's obviously talented. I've heard great things about his Lightbringer series, and I will be checking that series out instead.
The characters are engaging, diverse (in terms of both personality, as well as gender, age, etc.), and deliciously flawed. The relationships woven between the characters are a huge boon to the series, both in terms of the numerous sub-plots and reader relatability.
The pacing of the plotline and of character development is excellent, with the possible exception of one character towards the third book. No character "learns his lesson" overnight, nor do they devolve into sadistic, ruthless beings without justifiable outside influence. This last part is something I really look for in books, because it always bothers me when an antagonist is evil or bloodthirsty "just because".
The world that Brent Weeks has cultivated is one of magic, though with rules that aren't always spoken or understood. Despite this, it isn't used as a catch-all plot device. The world is also devoid of elves, dwarves, or other races typically found in a fantasy world, however there are creatures in the books that are not human.
If you love good writing and fantasy sans-elves, this is the book for you.
Full of magic, heartbreak, death, love, twists, shocking and sometimes horrifying- but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel to keep you going, turning those pages faster and faster! I would recommend this series to anyone- it's wonderful. Well written, fast paced, excellent character development. My only cons to this book is I wish they wouldn't kill off so many characters- you get attached, and poof! Gone. Though their actions, their words are never gone. The effects of every character are so real, and felt for a very long time, as they should be.
I loved it so much I bought the hard copies of the trilogy.