Steven Brust
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Steven Brust

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." Over the next several years, several more "Taltos" novels followed, interspersed with other work, including To Reign in Hell, a fantasy re-working of Milton's war in Heaven; The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, a contemporary fantasy based on Hungarian folktales; and a science fiction novel, Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille. The most recent "Taltos" novels are Dragon and Issola. In 1991, with The Phoenix Guards, Brust began another series, set a thousand years earlier than the Taltos books; its sequels are Five Hundred Years After and the three volumes of "The Viscount of Adrilankha": The Paths of the Dead, The Lord of Castle Black, and Sethra Lavode.While writing, Brust has continued to work as a musician, playing drums for the legendary band Cats Laughing and recording an album of his own work, A Rose for Iconoclastes. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada where he pursues an ongoing interest in stochastics.

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    • Phoenix

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 5
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282

    When the Demon-Goddess saves him from a certain death, Vlad must pay her back with his professional services as an assassin....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Fantastic Transitory Point for the Protagonist

    • By Trevor on 10-31-12

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Teckla

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 3
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    Soon after the events of Jhereg, Vlad becomes embroiled in a struggle between the House of the Jhereg and a group of revolutionaries that his wife has joined....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rebel Uprising

    • By Ron on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Taltos

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 4
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357

    Lord Vlad Taltos returns in the prequel to Jhereg, Yendi and Teckla. In this fantastic adventure, listeners learn what really happened when Vlad found himself walking the Paths of the Dead....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vlad's begining in the Organization

    • By Ron on 08-22-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Vallista

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 15
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229

    Devera has appeared again - to lead Vlad into a mysterious, seemingly empty manor overlooking the Great Sea....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very satisfying

    • By rene on 10-29-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Phoenix Guards

    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    Khaavren of the House of Tiassa is a son of landless nobility, possessor of a good sword and “tolerably well-acquainted with its use.” Along with three loyal friends, he enthusiastically seeks out danger and excitement....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book One in the history of Dragaera

    • By Don Gilbert on 10-09-13

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Yendi

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 2
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 519

    Vlad Taltos tells the story of his early days in the House Jhereg, how he found himself in a Jhereg war, and how he fell in love with the wonderful woman, Yendi, who killed him....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Prequel

    • By Ron on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Athyra

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 6
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    Vlad Taltos is very good at killing people. That, combined with two faithful companions and a talent for witchcraft, makes him an assassin par excellence....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A new point of view, not such a bad thing

    • By Trevor on 11-30-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hawk

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 14
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302

    Years ago, Vlad Taltos came from the East, to make his way as a human amidst the impossibly tall, fantastically long-lived natives of the Dragaeran Empire....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Feels more like the earlier novels

    • By Kat Hooper on 03-20-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Orca

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 7
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark, Angele Masters
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    With the help of his two jhereg, sorcerer and former assassin-for-hire Vlad Taltos takes on the corrupt House of the Orca as he sets out to uncover a huge financial scandal....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two great narrators for the price of one

    • By Andy on 10-20-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dragon

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 8
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    In which Vlad Taltos finds himself, much to his surprise, at the fateful Battle of Baritt's Tomb....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Novel Much Better than the Audiobook

    • By Wade on 03-17-13

    Regular price: $17.95

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