©2009 Brent Weeks; (P)2009 Tantor
The Night Angel Trilogy grows increasingly multi-threaded, leaving the reader wondering where Weeks is ultimately going. He finally ties almost all threads together in a memorable conclusion that is worth the effort. Narrator Paul Boehmer improves as the book goes on and finishes with fine drama.
The characters just never became believable and the story just seemed to spin out of control. Seemed like everytime he wanted to put it back on track he just interjected another character or changed the nature of the character. I keep reading the series hoping it would finally form into some kind of logic but it just never happened. I know you suspend your disbelief, but the story should weave a 'world' that holds together. The decisions and motivations of the characters just are not credible. At every turn in the story one is just left wondering, really?!
The performence was hard to rate as the story was so weak I am not sure that anyone could have done a great job with it.
Don't waste your time
I was in love with the first 2 books, but all of a sudden the author decided to deal with the hornyness of all the virgin men in this one book. Beyond that the story was nothing short of the awesomeness I had come to love in the first to, until the character minds wandered off the battle feel and on his or her wife or husband at home. The other books seemed far more balanced with love and killing and a war and kings being killed.
I thought it was good - exactly the enjoyment I expect from the author, and the narrator did a good job - distinctive character voices with only a few seeming missteps with the voice oe words. maintaining the expectations I have from this author :-)
overall great book. could have done with a much smaller portion of elene though. I understand she is essential to the story but she was so irritatingly naïve. get chapters with kylar were pretty much skippable and kylar was a much better hero when she wasn't around.
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