‘The Way Of Shadows’ by Brent Weeks – Review (Book)



The Way Of The Shadows is the first book in the ‘Night Angel’ trilogy and tells the story of Azoth, a street urchin in Cenaria City.

He longs to be an assassin, or wetboy as they are known in this universe, and decides he will do anything to become one.

He tries to secure an apprenticeship with Durzo Blint – widely regarded as the greatest living assassin but Blint refuses to take him on.

The book tells the story of how Azoth gives up almost everything in his pursuit of the apprenticeship and how his actions have a knock on effect in the world around him.

Brent Weeks has done a great job of tying it all together. While Azoth is the main character, several other plot strands with different characters are introduced and expertly tied together further down the line.

This was one of those books that once I started I couldn’t put down – well written and with a strong story to boot, I’m looking forward to checking out the rest of the trilogy.

Rating 8/10

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  1. […] This is the second book in the Night Angel Trilogy and follows on directly from ‘The Way Of Shadows.’ […]


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