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 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • 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 422
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 378

    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 266
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    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 599
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 539

    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 282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    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

    • Issola

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 9
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 288

    Okay, so maybe I've been living in the woods too long, where you can't even get a decent cup of klava first thing in the morning....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Missing section!

    • By Rochelle on 03-18-13

    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 250
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    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

    • Jhegaala

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 11
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    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....

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    • 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 278
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    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

    • 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 261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240

    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

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