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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    • Jhereg

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 1
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,415
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,285
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,305

    Vlad Taltos, a mobster and assassin in the magical metropolis of Adrilankha, is given the largest contract of his career, but the job is even more complicated than he expects....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dragons, Assassins, and Intrigue

    • By Don Gilbert on 08-16-12

    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 281
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269

    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 620
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 558

    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

    • 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 351
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313

    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

    • Good Guys

    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    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 440
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394

    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 455
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405

    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

    • 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 299
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    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

    • Issola

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 9
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 303

    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

    • 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 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    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

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