Yes, I would definitely recommend to adults. A lot of the material is just too intense and too dark for younger audiences. However, the story and characters are really interesting. There is a juxtaposition between the sexual naivety of the main two male characters and the hard edges of most everyone else
Kylar and Logan - for different reasons. There possibly could have been a bit character development, but I am looking forward to Book 3. As for the characters, they are both coming of age. It is fascinating to watch these men come of age in such a rotten set of conditions.
Yes. I thought Boehmer's performance was terrific. Full marks.
I was surprised by some touching moments late in the book - did not expect that emotional reaction. Some funny moments, but not meant to be an overly humerous book.
I definitely recommend this book for fans of sword and sorcery. This is one of the better series, on rough par with Joe Abercrombie or Patrick Rothfuss.
I have stepped away from printed versions of a book. The reason is that I enjoy the narrators that much. The performance and story mix to give me my entertainment.
I have cut the cable cord and now find my entertainment in audio books. That is why when you read my reviews I can be very hard on a narrator. My expectations are high and I will abandon a book if the narration irritates me.
As to this book, Paul Boehmer is one of my favorite narrators. The sound quality is great, unlike some earlier recordings from Audible's early days.
Since I bought all three books I remember them as the whole story. There were few if any lulls in the action. I thought there was a great blend between the romantic drives in the story and the action of battle.
The author did a great job in showing the consequences of decisions and that not every action is right or wrong, but can create a different outcome.
The second book is a great continuation and made me want to get the third book as soon as possible.
Continuing on where he left off with “The Way of Shadows” the transition is seamless. “Shadow’s Edge” packs everything and more, and will leave you ready to dive into the final book. The book is action packed with that touch of humor, and the, no so over the top, romance is all found here. With the addition of epic battles and a few unseen twists this will definitely satisfy anybody who enjoyed the first book.
My only suggestion is to stop waiting and dive in!
Brent Weeks has done really well with the second book in this series. The characters continue to pull you in and make you care what happens to them. The narrator does not detract from the story instead helps pull you into the world. I will say that the situations and language are not fit for your kids so if you are easily offended I would stay away. This is not to say that the book is riddled with objectionable material, it is not. I would recommend it whole heartedly.
Shadow's Edge continues the Night Angel Trilogy, and if you liked the first book, you will like this one. The story of Azoth continues as he becomes a full fledged assassin, and falls in love. Shadow's Edge doesn't fall into the boring middle book trap that happens to some trilogys. The story is good, and so is the narration. There are some surprising plot twists at the end as well.
This book was a pleasant surprise. I tried to like book one. It showed a lot of promise but left me unfulfilled on several levels, but I saw hints of the story to come. This book was worth the wait. The story flowed better, the narration was better and I am now really looking forward to book 3 which is downloading as I write this.
Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.
Unlike many second books that just seem to be place holders for the third book Shadow's Edge is a very good book on it's own. I believe that I will enjoy his third book as well as the first and second because of the way in which he has set up his characters. I do not want this review to have any spoilers but, I will say that I am becoming intrigued by the emerging societies and characters Brent Weeks is creating. I am a huge Robert Jordan fan and not since his first two books have I found a series that such potential to last in the heart and imagination. There are a few parts that I found slightly confusing but am hoping will be clarified as time moves on. All in all I say keep writing Mr. Weeks I want to know more. Paul Boehmer is a talented narrator. At first I was skeptical about his voice, but as I listened his voice faded into the story and brought the characters to life. That is my favorite kind of narrator. If you can make me see the story instead of hearing your voice I believe you have done your job superbly and Mr. Boehmer accomplished this beautifully.