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From New York Times Bestselling author Brent Weeks...

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...

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Overview

From New York Times Bestselling author Brent Weeks...

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 New York Times bestseller The Way of Shadows launched Brent Weeks' Night Angel Trilogy - one of the most successful fantasy series in recent years. Now, for the first time, get the complete story in one special edition boxed set.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316085144
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Series: Night Angel Trilogy
  • Pages: 2064
  • Sales rank: 37,759
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 4.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Brent Weeks

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 daughter. Find out more about the author at www.brentweeks.com or on twitter @brentweeks.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

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    Most Excellent

    From gutter rat to master wetboy (a.k.a. Assassin- but better)and then beyond even that, these three books follow the life of Azoth/Kylar Stern from the age of about 10 as he grows up under the apprenticeship of Durzo Blint, the best wetboy Cenaria (their country) has ever seen. He is trained, taught that love is a poison best left untouched, and then unleashed on the world. where he somehow stumbles into the role of being one of the most important people in existence! But unfortunately, Kylar can't seem to shake his love for Doll Girl/Elene who he loved even as a child, he keeps screwing up and dying (you'll understand how that's possible when you read the books), and when he tries to give up the 'way of shadows' (otherwise known as orchestrating fate from the shadows without any recognition) he keeps getting pulled back despite how he fights it tooth and nail. This is a story of destiny, prophecies, and figures larger than life. Who ever thought a guild rat could be the champion of kings? Kylar will show you who! These stories are full of action, moral ambiguity, and hero's the likes of which every sci-fi addict craves to see! I'd recommend these books to anyone who doesn't mind gore or the dark twisted side of life, and I'd recommend them to anyone who loves to be on the edge of their seat for a few days while you read them one after the other until you pass out, because you have to sleep sometime after all! I'll say this for Brent Weeks, I've read a LOT of books in my years, and these books are the best one's I've EVER read. No matter how many times the narrator changed (from Kylar, to Elene, to Durzo, to Momma K and more.) it was seamless and important. Not one part did I skip, like we sometimes want to do when the other characters are boring or not that important and are allowed to be narrators. These books are brilliantly written. I'd say that if you're a fan of R.A. Salvatore then this series is right up your alley, but I think they're even better. I know, I know, I'm a blasphemous nerd. but read the series and you won't be able to help but think the same thing. Good Reading!!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2011

    Amazing

    Quite possible the best series of fantasy books I've ever read. Other than the occasional spelling error, I wouldn't edit the ocntents of this book in s single way. Fantasy has become too pure these days; all of the heroes are incorruptible and all of the villains are absolutely evil. This book does not have that aspect. I found myself feeling sorry for the antagonists and hating some of the actions of the protagonist. It also doesn't have the childish quality that some fantasy seems to have. Weeks does not pull any punches when it comes to violent or sexual scenes, adding a greater sense of realism to the book. I literally could not put the book down. I read the entire series from start to finish at age 13, understanding some of it and questioning other parts, but one thing was for sure: I enjoyed it. I re-read the books recently, and the feeling of awe has been the same. I recommend these books to anyone (interested in primarily fantasy or not), because they are gripping, emotional, and powerful books to read. My compliments to the author.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2012

    One of the worst books I have ever read.

    This is a story about people living in a really terrible place. Now, that's fine and dandy, it makes the hero better when he rises up and makes it through. This story is just terrible. The author goes out of his way to make sure we get the HINT that this place is awful. A fat rich guy going to deflower a virgin whore, a guy raping boys on a regular basis--one of which turns gay, and much much more!

    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.

    1 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2011

    A Must Read Trilogy

    The Dark Angel trilogy is different, exceptionally well authored, as well as catches your concentration. I came to be addicted after looking at the very first book, therefore I went and purchased the subsequent two the afternoon I completed the first. One week after finishing the books, I start reading them all over again. It is simply exceptional, easily readable, and the heroes, although with a fantasy concept, are credible as well as relatable. The story is simply by no means foreseeable and definately will make you seeking more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2009

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    Series of Excellence.

    This set of books are some of my absolute favorite novels. Weeks keeps his stories full of surprising twists that I guarantee you will not see coming. I would recommend The Night Angel Trilogy to anyone who enjoys to read. Hopefully, Weeks will make some more books that are as interesting as these were sometime soon.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    A Keeper!

    This short series is a masterpiece. Best new author to come along in years. If you like dark fantasy, I can't recommend one more with its antihero protagonists who are mystical assassins. It joins A Song of Ice and Fire and the Wheel of Time series that I will keep forever to read, reread and pass along to future enthusiasts. I only wish there were a hardcover version for better protection as I will keep this forever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Excellent character development and story line.

    I felt for the hardship of the characters in a world seeming both post apocalyptic and ancient. Definitely worth my time.

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  • Posted June 17, 2013

    Fascinating world that was created.

    Fascinating world that was created.

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  • Posted April 14, 2013

    it flips, turns, jump at you, and then slap you in the face some

    it flips, turns, jump at you, and then slap you in the face some more... Great series... !! Unexpected action adventure... a combination of Ninja and Knight... why wouldn't you read it!! 

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Amazing Read!!

    This is one of the best trilogies I have read in a long time! I will be reading this authors other novels asap! Great discussion novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    A must read

    I looked at these books several times before I picked them up and read them. I can't believe I waited. I burned through the whole trilogy in no time. They are packed with action the whole way through and the story really sucks you in. The plot twists enough to keep you constantly suprised. Brent Weeks is the standard I now compare all new authors to.

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  • Posted May 13, 2012

    Buy the book/ the $20 you spend will bring years of pleasure/. f

    Buy the book/ the $20 you spend will bring years of pleasure/. for you won"tl just read it once

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2011

    Recommended/very entertaining

    What intense imagination! To create an in depth story with that many characters and keep it interesting is amazing!! Many authors can't do that, and the story becomes boring and bogged down in dull retoric for page after page. That doesn't happen in these books.
    The only thing is, I got extremely frustrated waiting for the characters to do what you desperatly hope they will. Just read on. After much agonizing they eventually get there.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2011

    Awesome Read! Just finishing the first book

    One of the few books I've picked up and I don't want to put down. Nearly finished the first book the first weekend I bought it! Most of the characters are convincing and are individually great. The story progresses well and fast, if not too much at times. The beginning and middle however jumps around back and forth between many characters and places, which the only hard part about it is keeping track of odd name pronunciations. The only reason I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 is because one of the main characters seems to be going against his original personality, (spoiler* Blint, changes personalities and traits more than anyone) hopefully he'll come around and be the person he's sought to be.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2011

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    Awesome series!

    When I first saw this series I thought it would be a dull one that just would just keep drowning on but I picked it up while waiting for another book to be released. Now I can easily say that this was my favorite series of books and Brent Weeks my favorite author. It has one of the most intertwined and in debth plot out of any books I have read. Even though I am only 16 I would suggest this book to anyone who has a intrest in fantasy.

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    I loved this series.

    I started this series while waiting for some other book to come out. As life happens, it took me a bit longer to read than I first anticipated. I was faced with the dilema to finish this, or put on hold books that I had been highly anticipating. I finished this series, and loved it. And while it's not a book I want my 16 year old to read, I couldn't help myself and talk about the book so that she wants to read it, so I had to give her the very general story. Well written, with twists and turns, and surprises.

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  • Posted March 12, 2011

    Excellent Series - Makes you want more!

    The Night Angel Trilogy is an excellent series. I highly recommend this series and any other works by Brent Weeks. I hope in the future Brent adds more stories to Kylar Stern's life. I would also love for Durzo Blint's story to be told in a separate series. Keep up the great work Mr. Weeks!

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  • Posted November 10, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    My Favorite Series

    I ran into this series shortly after I first began reading for enjoyment and was instantly hooked by the action and mystery. Brent Weeks does an excellent job of making the characters in this incredible world he created relatable. I was amazed at how attached I found that I had become with the characters as I read through the three books.

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  • Posted August 20, 2010

    Amazing

    I loved every part of this trilogy. I have to admit that I bought the book because of the cover, but once I started to read it I could hardly put it down. Each book gets better and better, I started to make connections with each of the characters. It will be one of my favorites for a very long time now it just needs to be made into an epic movie trilogy.

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