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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    • 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 211
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    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

    • 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 390
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349

    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

    • Dzur

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 10
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    In which Vlad Taltos confronts the Left Hand of the Jhereg…and discovers the game has more players than he thought....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • don't read if hungry.

    • By KindlyDevious on 05-21-18

    Regular price: $17.95

    • 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 228
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great... except

    • By rene on 12-12-16

    Regular price: $17.95

    • 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 568
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509

    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

    • 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 412
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365

    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Oh my! Not even close to what it should be...

    • By crazybatcow on 03-15-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 311
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275

    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

    • 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 323
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    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

    • Jhegaala

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 11
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    Fresh from the collapse of his marriage, and with the criminal Jhereg organization out to eliminate him, Vlad decides to hide out among his relatives in faraway Fenario....

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Five Hundred Years After

    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    In which our heroes are reunited a mere five centuries later… just in time for an uprising that threatens to destroy the Imperial Orb itself....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Darned good Series!

    • By KSB on 05-06-13

    Regular price: $34.95

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