The Night Angel Trilogy

by Brent Weeks

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The omnibus edition of New York Times bestselling author Brent Weeks' blockbuster NIGHT ANGEL TRILOGY. With over one million copies in print, Brent Weeks has become one of the fastest selling new fantasy authors of all time.

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.

THE NIGHT ANGEL TRILOGY, one of the most popular epic fantasy series in recent years, is compiled into one volume for the first time. Included in this omnibus edition are: The Way of Shadows, Shadow's Edge, and Beyond the Shadows.

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Tattersail | 2012-10-10 05:49:47
Awesome, fast-paced and highly addicting series. However, the female characters aren't really portrayed realistically.
Anonymous | 2012-11-01 02:21:36
I'll admit, I hated Weeks at first. I just recognized his books in the bookstore as the 'ninja books'. I finally picked them up after seeing them on the top 25 list on this site. I couldn't get into it for nearly 100 pages, and didn't start to actually LOVE it under the second book. Easily the most impressive debut of an author I've ever had the pleasure of reading.
Anonymous | 2012-12-05 12:43:54
I too took a while to start to love this series. It just starts so dark, and I felt like I was rooting for... well... a killer. But by the end of book one and definitely by book two, I was hooked. I've actually re-read this series recently(I almost never do that, and authors don't always stand the test of time), and it was just as amazing the second time. My only complaint is that he didn't stretch the series into another book or two as the world he created could easily have produced some even more epic events (ie. the mages of Sho'fasti and Sho'cendi, Alitaera as a whole, etc. Awesome series!! (Like ASoIaF, unfortunately not for kids: too much violence and sexual content)
Anonymous | 2012-12-26 06:03:16
One of my favorite series of all time. I can think of nothing negative to say about Weeks other than I hate the fact that it takes him so long to come out with new books.
Anonymous | 2013-06-07 09:48:03
I found this series to have the kind of "well written" and "witty" dialogue that every 12 year old pervert will love, due to it's "well" thought out and "intellectual" nature. However I beseech one to read that series as one will not be surprised in the least by the plot twits, in fact from page 1, a discernible reader will know the basic ending of the story, and thus can praise it for being a well written work of fantasy. The author's characterization of women as being either virgins or whores will astound even the most ignoble character. And one can only marvel at the rate which the lesser characters die off, while the major ones do not. Seriously though, all I can say is WOW! This was the MOST overhyped book I have ever read. So many people recommended it to me I expected something really good. What I got was a book that felt like a young adult book that was trying to be adult by swearing and talking about sex, just like a 12 year old boy would do. While the book was entertaining and had some good concepts, it was deeply flawed in many ways, and really felt like it was targeted to 12-20 year old crowd, or should have been a CW network TV show. It was full of overused tropes and the way side characters all died off was like watching horror movie where everyone gets killed really easily while the hero can miraculously survive. And lastly there where many similarities in this book to the first book of the Mistborn Series, only the Mistborn book was, way, way better. Now given that this was the authors first book I will give him some slack and say that the battle scenes where well done and the way magic was used was cool, if not fully explained with rules applied to it. I will check out the next book to see if the writing improves (which I heard it does, but from what I heard this was one of the best books ever written too, so what I heard my also be false) and the overall plot does get your interest, the machinations of foreign powers taking over. For people who have not read The Broken Sword by Paul Anderson, The Black Company, Fritz Leiber, The Chronicles of Amber or the Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon, I recommend all those over this. And if you want a long read, then Game of Thrones and Wheels of Time are both better as well. Unless you are in your late teens or early 20's, then you will probably love this story"
Anonymous | 2014-07-08 04:06:40
It is soooo naive... Well beyond even funny. Too flat, way too shallow, so predictable and childish... Well.. I was recommended this as a decent read after George Martin... Comparing the Sun and a match, imo...
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