Teckla (Vlad Taltos Series #3)

Teckla (Vlad Taltos Series #3)

by Steven Brust

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ISBN-13: 9780441799770
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/1987
Series: Vlad Taltos Series , #3
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(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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Teckla (Vlad Taltos Series #3) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
clong on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Vlad Taltos series takes a more serious turn, as Vlad the assassin finds his loving wife in the middle of an unlikely revolutionary movement that he fears will mean her death. His verious efforts to solve this problem have little success, and create a serious estrangement between the two of them. In the end, Grandfather has to intervene.I found this the least satisfying of the series to date. The dark humor which marked earlier books was largely absent, and the actions of Vlad and Cawti and indeed all of the significant characters seemed to vary from random to idiotic. Brust is not an author I look to for either political philosophy or marriage counseling; this book would have been better with less of both.If you¿re looking for lighthearted dark fantasy (if that¿s not an oxymoron), I¿d recommend other books in this series, but not particularly this one.
Karlstar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The third book in the continuing story of Vlad Taltos. This is intended to be a long (19?) book cycle representing the same cycle as the Dragaeran Houses, one book for each house, plus one for Vlad. Because these books are 'relatively' short, this will still end up being shorter than The Wheel of Time. This book does not drop off much, if at all, from the first two. Vlad and his tale are still interesting, its well written, and the plot is always good.
Ishpeck on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Teckla begins developing Vlad's character deeper, telling how he deals with the epic, historic events that're going on in the empire and in his personal life. Very moving (if you've read the other novels, I suppose). This is one of the few books in the series that might be able to stand well on its own.
silentq on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book seems to be really highlighting Brust's skill as a writer - Vlad is on the outs with his wife, depressed and worried, and spends a lot of time just watching things going on, or even cleaning. But the writing keeps drawing me in and forward through the story. Lots of philosophising as Vlad learns about the Teckla/Easterner uprising, and lots of introspection as he tries to decide where he stands. I was almost convinced that someone put a spell on him, he seemed so unlike himself. Pretty much no interaction with his Dragonlord friends, this was a book focussed on the city and Vlad's place in it.
TadAD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This one is not quite as good as Jhereg and Yendi were. The story line isn't as light-hearted...a bit of a bummer, really. In that sense, it's a more realistic book...but we're not reading this series for realism, are we? And, given the more serious nature of the story, the wonderful humor of the first two volumes is largely gone. However, I do think the writing is actually a bit better.
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