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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    • Good Guys

    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    From The New York Times best-selling author of the Vlad Taltos series, Steven Burst, comes a snarky, irreverent tale of secret magic in the modern world, the first solo stand-alone novel in two decades....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • to SKZB

    • By Nathaniel on 09-14-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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 284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254

    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

    • 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 250
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240

    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

    • 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 586
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 527

    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

    • The Paths of the Dead

    • Book One of the Viscount of Adrilankha
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    Two hundred years after Adron’s Disaster, in which Dragaera City was accidentally reduced to an ocean of chaos by an experiment in wizardry gone wrong, the Empire isn’t what it used to be....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Irksome, but I want to read more Brust

    • By Kat Hooper on 10-30-12

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Iorich

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 12
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    House Jhereg, Dragaera's organized crime syndicate, is still hunting Vlad Taltos....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Vlad

    • By JG on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Tiassa

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 13
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    Once, Vlad Taltos knew his trade: he killed people for a living....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tiassa; Different but Relevant

    • By Don Gilbert on 06-03-13

    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 412
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369

    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

    • 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 432
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385

    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

    • 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 344
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312

    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

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