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.
" I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.
I read the 1st book & it was alright, worth the listen through but I did not like this book even though I'm not finished with it. I mean a killer that can go invisible? cool for the killer but takes some of the skill out of it & how much can the reader really enjoy when he does that? Being elusive & disappearing is great, but invisibility? It reminds me of that Bond movie where he has a friggin invisible Aston... I mean really? The book has its strengths & I might give it a try again in the future but I put it down
No real character development, except for the 1st book & that dude died... lol.., I'm not a huge Weeks fan, I know he's written some decent books so I won't completely write him off but the narrator was bad & not a fan of how the book the more hours I put into it
People who have read/listened to everything else
Steven Pacey, Nick Podehl
I don't understand all of the great reviews others have given this series. I found the story convoluted and felt irritated many times at the slow pace. I had a hard time remembering who was who and where I was at in the story. Some of this may have been the result of the horrible narration. The concept was great but the execution was poor to say the least. I have read/listened to scores of fantasy novels and have to say this is my least favorite to date.
Fifty something, small business owner, married, no children. Love travel, beaches, tropical isles, classic cars and listening!
I enjoyed book 2 even more than book1. It is a real page turner that I found difficult to put down. I got through this one in record time! Again, very crude language, and a lot of sexual content, may not be the right choice for all, but for me, I can't wait to start book 3!!