The Book of Jhereg: Jhereg/Yendi/Teckla

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A welcome addition to any fantasy fan's library, The Book of Jhereg follows the antics of the wise-cracking assassin Vlad Taltos and his dragon-like companion through their first three adventures-Jhereg, Yendi, and Teckla. From his rookie assassin days to his selfless feats of heroism, the dauntless Vlad will hold readers spellbound-and The Book of Jhereg will take its place among the classic compilations in fantasy.

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Overview

A welcome addition to any fantasy fan's library, The Book of Jhereg follows the antics of the wise-cracking assassin Vlad Taltos and his dragon-like companion through their first three adventures-Jhereg, Yendi, and Teckla. From his rookie assassin days to his selfless feats of heroism, the dauntless Vlad will hold readers spellbound-and The Book of Jhereg will take its place among the classic compilations in fantasy.

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Quick with both sword and wit, Vlad Taltos makes his way through the world of Dragaera as an assassin, aided by a small talent for magic and a lizard-like jhereg companion. Collecting the first three novels in Brust's Vlad Taltos series (e.g., Jhereg), this volume serves as a good introduction to the adventures of the author's archly sophisticated, wryly humorous hero. Recommended for libraries that do not already own the individual titles included. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780441006151
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Series: Vlad Taltos Series
  • Edition description: Omnibus
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 236,591
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Brust is the author of numerous fantasy novels, including Jhereg, Yendi, Teckla, and Orca. He lives in Minneapolis.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2002

    Vlad Taltos is my hero.

    If you haven't read any of Steven Brust's materiel, much less his Vlad Taltos novels, the Book of Jhereg is probably the best place to start. Steven Brust is one of the best fantasy authors I have ever read, and has managed in the Taltos series to combine witty sarcasm and humor with an actually very dramatic and intense storyline in a way that no other author I know of ever has. I own the entire series, and shout for joy every time he releases a new book. This outstanding book shows much of Taltos's early life, and gives kind of a general overview of his life as a whole. You are introduced to the concept of Vlad Taltos, the witch-assassin, as he clashes with the Dragaerans, a race of humanoids who constantly plot silly political games, over-dramatize, possess poor swordfighting techniques, and, as the only thing going for them is that they're taller than most humans. Oh, and their life span is usually several centuries. It's fun to read about how Taltos picks on them -- and gets his a$$ kicked in the process! Shame on you for not already reading of Vlad Taltos!

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  • Posted April 26, 2009

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    Huge Dragaeran World Fan!

    I love the Vlad Taltos Series! They are fun, exciting and Steven Brust keeps me laughing outloud to Loiosh's commentary to Vlad! I think it's safe to say that out of all the "other worldly" series that I have read....this is by far my favorite.

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  • Posted October 30, 2008

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    A Swashbuckling Good Time!

    Vlad Taltos is an assassin, a witch and a sorceror. He's also a human in a city full of "Dragaerans" (Elves with attitude). This gives him a rather unique perspective on what are pretty much typical fantasy situations. <BR/><BR/>This is a collection of the first three Taltos adventures. One of the best parts of this series is the fact that every novel is a complete tale in and of itself. Any is a good starting place and each serves as a satisfying ending. In a genre where the typical release is the size of a phone book the fact that each novel is less than three hundred pages is refreshing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2006

    assassins and dragons! yes!

    well, it's more like dragon people & mini dragons, but still, this is one of the best series' ive ever read. Brust is amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2001

    One of the very best adventures I have ever read!

    I was in the bookstore and a friend handed me Jhereg and said: Read it. I couldn't put the thing down!! Now, 3 titles are all here together for your reading convenience. How perfect! I own all of the titles in this series separately and I STILL want to add the Book of Jhereg to my collection. Since my copy of Yendi is trashed from all of the times I have re-read it, and the fact that the paperback is out of print, the only way to replace it is in this collection. But that's ok with me! Read this book¿take your first step into the world of Dragaara. Then, you can truly say you have a friend who does Work¿

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2001

    Few have had the plesure of knowing Zoltan as I do.

    When I first picked up 'The Book of Jhereg' I was exspecting something like that of 'The Phoenix Guards'. I was mistaken by that thought. Vlad Taltos is indeed a charature of color. I could see and feel the very fabric of this charature. Feel the tention of the dealings he delt with, taste the very klava he drank. I loath giving story line out and I will not do so here. Any true fan of fantasy would rob themself of a true adventure from whom I consider a Master Bard.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2001

    One of the best i've ever read

    I loved this book, along with all the others in this sereies, but I liked this one the best because it has the most in it, and gives you a better idea of the story, so if you want to read this sereies, read this one first.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2001

    AWESOME BOOK

    I have read a lot of books like this but this one is AWESOME. Great action and it has a nice plot to it. Overall it is great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2001

    Loiosh, totally cool!

    I find this volume so totally awsome!!! I love the excitment, the surprises, and Loiosh smart-alex remarks. It really tells you the assain's/race point of views. I suggest you on reading this book in order to escape to another world.

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