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posted by Pagan on May 15, 2010Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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One of the worst books I have ever read.
Let us start with our protagonist, whom we shall name Blandon, for that describes him quite well, Azoth or Kylar Stern just don't cut it. This boy wants to become a wetboy... I'm not kidding, that's what they call their magic assassins. The name sounds so stupid, and speaking of stupid names, our hero wishes to be taught by Durzo Blint: Master Assassin-- excuse me I mean Wetboy. I can't take this guy seriously with a name like that. Not to mention he's completely off his nut. On several occasions he beat our protagonist within an inch of his life, for no good reason. It's okay though, our hero says he still loves him like a father. Get some counseling!
The prose shows me that the author has watched one too many anime. As for some reason the weapons retain their japanese names and the super-secret-shadow-group-that-secretly-runs-the-city-but-everyone-knows-about-it is called the Sa'Kage.
Not only does this have a major case of Deus Ex Machina, but a mad case of I'm a bad-ass cuz the author said I was. Neither Blandon nor Durzo (lol seriously? Durzo?) ever gave me the impression they were a bad-ass, they either screwed up or acted irrationally. Character developement? Non-existent. A plot that makes sense? We don't want your kind here. People speaking american slang and swears? Everywhere you look.
What makes this whole thing worse? This was a birthday present.
posted by Novouto on February 15, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 7, 2013
The first of the series was really great, compelling and thrilli
The first of the series was really great, compelling and thrilling. The second one wasn't as good, but had a little more stakes considering our hero has won his prize. The second half of the second book, however, and the last in the trilogy, however, bordered more on vulgar and distasteful. The characters have very little redeeming qualities and it just becomes extremely bizarre. What had started as a good premise turned into a disappointing ending.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.