Orca (Vlad Taltos Series #7)

Orca (Vlad Taltos Series #7)

by Steven Brust

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ISBN-13: 9780441001965
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/1996
Series: Vlad Taltos Series , #7
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 6.74(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and raised in a family of Hungarian labor organizers, Steven Brust worked as a musician and a computer programmer before coming to prominence as a writer in 1983 with Jhereg, the first of his novels about Vlad Taltos, a human professional assassin in a world dominated by long-lived, magically-empowered human-like "Dragaerans." Brust has also written another series of books—the Khaavren Romances—set in Dragaera, centuries before Vlad's time.

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Orca (Vlad Taltos Series #7) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
hannah.aviva on LibraryThing 25 days ago
I really enjoyed reading from Kiera's perspective. She is definitely one of my favorite Brust characters. Why do like the assassin and thief so much more than anyone with a reasonable job? I think this finally explains why I dislike Sethra - she's like the antithesis of Kiera. I wonder though how she can deal with being separated from Iceflame? I am also still wondering what the background is between Sethra and Vlad in his past-life? I'm surprised how much I've enjoyed these books about Vlad that are written from other points of view.
silentq on LibraryThing 25 days ago
Another one told from not-Vlad's point of view, this time Kiera's. As soon as I figured that out, I was excited, as I've always liked her character and it was good to hear more from/about her. Vlad found a woman who can help Savn, but he gets caught up trying to save her house. He calls in Kiera for a burglary and she also gets drawn in. Lots of plots and misdirections and complications, I'm still not sure I follow it all, and there was something revealed that makes me want to go back and re-read all the previous books with the light of new knowledge shining on them. And, because Brust is like that, he makes that point, of looking at old situations without the old assumptions in place, to see new things in them
TheDivineOomba on LibraryThing 25 days ago
A Thoroughly enjoyable read. Vlad is right on target, a bit wiser, a bit quieter, a bit more introspective. In his quest to help Savn, a young Teckla boy who was injured helping Vlad, he find a lady who can help... for a price. She wants him to help her figure out how to stay on her land. This leads Vlad (and the trusty thief Kiera)on complicated scheme of shell business that if would break, would bring down the entire empire. It takes a skilled author to write about something as mystifying as finances... and it Steven Brust has managed to do it.
Ishpeck on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Every page of this novel was very obviously deliberated over: The content is rich in every paragraph and the story-telling mechanisms are very effective.
TadAD on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I almost quit reading at Athyra. I again almost quit reading here. Vlad is getting a little bit of a grip, but the plot isn't. The Agatha Christie-like plots of Jhereg and Yendi have given way to something that is plodding, at best.If you find yourself bored, but are going to continue with the series, make sure you read the last 15 or so pages or you'll miss something major going forward.
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The seventh book in the popular Vlad Taltos series once again delivers has only this series can. Steven has managed once again to bring Dragaera to life, this time not only through Vlad's eyes but also through the narrative of Kiera the Thief. With several surprises twists at the end, this book is well worth the read for any Brust fan.