Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella [NOOK Book]

Overview

Discover the origins of Durzo Blint in this original novella set in the world of Brent Weeks' New York Times bestselling Night Angel trilogy.

"I got a bit of prophecy," the old assassin said. "Not enough to be useful, you know. Just glimpses. My wife dead, things like ...
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Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella

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Overview

Discover the origins of Durzo Blint in this original novella set in the world of Brent Weeks' New York Times bestselling Night Angel trilogy.

"I got a bit of prophecy," the old assassin said. "Not enough to be useful, you know. Just glimpses. My wife dead, things like that to keep me up late at night. I had this vision that I was going to be killed by forty men, all at once. But now that you're here, I see they're all you. Durzo Blint."

Durzo Blint? Gaelan had never even heard the name.

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Gaelan Starfire is a farmer, happy to be a husband and a father; a careful, quiet, simple man. He's also an immortal, peerless in the arts of war. Over the centuries, he's worn many faces to hide his gift, but he is a man ill-fit for obscurity, and all too often he's become a hero, his very names passing into legend: Acaelus Thorne, Yric the Black, Hrothan Steelbender, Tal Drakkan, Rebus Nimble.

But when Gaelan must take a job hunting down the world's finest assassins for the beautiful courtesan-and-crimelord Gwinvere Kirena, what he finds may destroy everything he's ever believed in.

Word count: ~17,000
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316196482
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Series: Night Angel
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 70
  • Sales rank: 16,704
  • File size: 434 KB

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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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted June 6, 2011

    want more

    If you have read the Night Angel trilogy then this short story will make sense to you. I need to go or should say want to reread them.
    A assassin who sees glimpses of the future saw he was being killed by forty men all at once. The story bounces around a lot in Durzo Blint past over the last few hundred alives and a little about who he was or is. The choices he made at different times and why he keeps living and changing who he is and what he looks like. I liked it but wished it was longer look into his different lives.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2011

    Calling AllDurzo Blint Fans!

    Durzo Blint fans- You will not be disappointed in this novella. His origin is explained and how he first meets Momma K. I loved all of the back story and want to truly know more about these two character's. I cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out. But while you're waiting read The Black Prism. Great read with really fanastic characters and several of them very flawed much like Durzo Blint. Happy reading!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2011

    Durzo Blint

    Loved the entire Night Angels Trilogy, and Durzo Blint was an amazing character with so much we don't know. Hopefully Perfect Shadow will show us many things about Durzo that we didn't know and have longed to know.

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    A tale of the legendary Durzo Blint

    A nice little addition to the Night Angel books and a very welcome look at the origins of Durzo Blint.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Some flaws but worth reading

    While there are a number if minor stumbles in writing and plot flow (it turns into an rpg playthrough a couple times) overall the characters are fun and the story is engaging

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    Exciting Read

    I read this short novella in an hour, wishing that the author had expanded it into a full novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    Loved the Night Angel Trilogy

    Great book, once I started I had to read the whole series. Can't wait to see what Brent Weeks comes out with next.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Great intro

    Gives a little of the back story. Odly written in comparison to the night angel trilogy though. Want to see more.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

    Loved

    This is a great introduction to the night shawdow series, but I would say read this last or it will just get you looking for other stuff. Great serie to read, lots of action, good plot, and even a moral ;)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    A return to Midcyru in the best possible way

    Any and all Night Angel fans will relish this opportunity to return to Midcyru through the eyes of the ever admired,ever feared, Durzo Blint. While brief, the story fills in a few character gaps while also deepening the mythos of the world. A true fans delight, and a great primer for those still new to the series. Weeks strays from spoilers in this story while still retaining a cohesive mood. If you have doubts plunging into this series, start here. It's and inexpensive and quick means of seeing exactly what kind of ride is in store for anyone just picking up a Weeks book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Perfect look at Blint's life before the trilogy.

    It's great, bro.

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  • Posted January 19, 2014

    Amazing addition to The Night Angel Trilogy

    If you have read The Night Angel Trilogy you have to read the ebook. The only complaint I have is that I wish it would have been as long as the rest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Loved the series :-) 

    Loved the series
    :-) 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Great book

    Great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Barkclouds story part 17

    Giantthorn explained he had spotted the white cat sneaking away. "I did not catch what she was doing," he said. Horntooth flipped himself over. "Redkit,Bluekit. They will join me. And Lumpykit. And—" "Horntooth," meowed Leechnose. "You are not going." "Why?" "We will send a search party out," Amberstar said. "Just hope Web That Never Falls Down—" "Amberstar," mewed the medicine cat, Dragonheart. "I got a sign. "Follow the warrior with silver light,". All the cats looked up. They saw the warrior. "Whoa!" Lumpykit followed the cats. The sky with many stars twilighted the scene. Lumpykit reached a hill. "I see a new home!" Amberstars mew was quick. FuzzClans elder Drypie agreed. They muttered while they walked. "FuzzClan will live in the bog," mewed Drypie. "This is all too—" "Kitty,Kitty,come out to play!" "Wed that never falls!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Best and favorite

    Brent is hands down the best writer out there

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Dissappointed

    Too short too rambling

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Really liked this!

    Very enjoyable, brought Old Testament history to life!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    great book

    I absolutly love Brent Weeks books! My favorite author by far

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    Don't Bother....

    I read this after reading the night angel series. Not much there in this novella. 60 pages of stream of consciousness writing that does nothing to further our understanding of Durzo Blint.

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