Discover the origins of Durzo Blint in this original novella set in the world of Brent Weeks' New York Times best-selling Night Angel trilogy.
"I got a bit of prophecy," the old assassin said. "Not enough to be useful, you know. Just glimpses. My wife dead, things like that to keep me up late at night. I had this vision that I was going to be killed by forty men, all at once. But now that you're here, I see they're all you. Durzo Blint."
Durzo Blint? Gaelan had never even heard the name.
Gaelan Starfire is a farmer, happy to be a husband and a father; a careful, quiet, simple man. He's also an immortal, peerless in the arts of war. Over the centuries, he's worn many faces to hide his gift, but he is a man ill-fitted for obscurity, and all too often, he's become a hero, his very names passing into legend: Acaelus Thorne, Yric the Black, Hrothan Steelbender, Tal Drakkan, Rebus Nimble.
But when Gaelan must take a job hunting down the world's finest assassins for the beautiful courtesan - and crimelord - Gwinvere Kirena, what he finds may destroy everything he's ever believed in.
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©2011 Brent Weeks (P)2011 Hachette
getting more of the history of this series.
short stories can tell a great story with out the clutter of too much detail and still satisfy
annoying english accent
from hero to assassin.
Yes, but only after listening to the Night Angel Trilogy. It feels like a prologue and gives you insight into my favorite character of the trilogy.
After listening to the series, I thought this would be a nice follow up. This would allow me to know how Durzo got started. I started listening to this book and the narrater's voice had such poor reflections that it was putting me to sleep. What a shame to have such a good writer waste a good book on someone that can't bring the characters to life. Not sure why he went away from Paul Boehmer but it is just a shame. Well it didn't cost much and I'll go buy the paperback book when it comes out. I will not attempt to listen to this again. That is how bad this narrater is.
If you've read the Night Angel Trilogy, this is a nice addition to round out some of the details hinted at in the books. If you haven't had a chance to read them, they are excellent. I would recommend reading the trilogy before listening to this novela as it has some information that is more enjoyable to discover as you work through the books.
The narration was very good although I'm always aggravated that a new narrator (or the producer) can't take the time to listen to the previous work and pronounce names the same. It's a minor gripe becuase this is a really good narrator.
I love short stories. This prequel is the best of the series. Makes me wish there was another book in the series.
Should have gotten the same reader for the other book. Not that this one was bad but I liked the other. The story was a fun little tidbit, not a necessity and not worth a credit, but if you see it on sale its not a bad listen
A decent enough story, but this is information I felt would have been better served to be included in book two or three of the series. It feels like an after thought.
It's great no matter whether you listen or read.
The history of Durzo Blint.
Creating voices to go with each different character.
The end which shows how certain characters get to the positions they are in in The Way of Shadows.
Great Series. Definitely Read or Listen to.
I'm a corporate training consultant and adjunct professor who loves to read! I'm always looking for the next big thing.
I had highs and lows while reading Weeks' original Night Angel trilogy. Even so, I thought it would be interesting to read this novella to see how we got to where we began in the trilogy. The story wasn't too bad, but I don't think it stands very well on its own. If you haven't read the original trilogy, you should read that first. Also, the original trilogy was narrated by someone else who pronounced things differently than James Langton does in this novella. It's not terrible, but it did annoy me at times.
A fun little novella. I do not think it would hold up on it's own, but it was enjoyable if you have read the others in the series.
I would have liked a little more of a traditional story arc, but I don't regret spending the $4.
The narrator was pretty horrible though. He became very distracting at times. Definitely pulled me out of the story. He has a awkward cadence to his sentences and puts pauses where they do not belong.
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