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Kylar Stern has rejected the assassin's life. The Godking's successful coup has left Kylar's master, Durzo, and his best friend, Logan, dead. He is starting over---new city, new friends, and new profession. But when he learns that Logan might actually be alive and in hiding, Kylar is faced with an agonizing choice: will he give up the way of shadows forever and live in peace with his new family, or will he risk everything by taking on the ultimate hit?
©2008 Brent Weeks; (P)2009 Tantor

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I just can't any more

first book was fun but this book was a struggle. There was some interesting mythos introduced and I was interesting in the world building. in fact everything but the characters themselves were interesting.

every plot related decision or "coincidence" felt cheap, forced and most forced my gag reflex.

I was looking forward to this series and will finish because the over all story picked up.

poor characterizations and didn't feel epic. And the slice of life felt so cringe worthy.

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Edge of your seat anticipation.

Edge of your seat anticipation. I truly loved this book. what will happen next?!

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  • A User
  • Springfield, OR, United States
  • 05-22-17

incredible just like the first.. this was

brilliantly done. This is my third time going through theses books and I still love them

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Keeps the action going!!!!

Makes you want to know more ....
And how does it end. Looking forward to the next book. I feel that way each time I get to the end!

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Superb!

Simply combine a brilliant creative complex universe, believable dimensional characters, protagonists we care about and a nonpareil performance and one joins the Pinnacle Club of fantasy series.

First rate.

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another amazing story from Brent Weeks!

the story was amazing but the performance left something to be desired but I'm looking forward to the next book.

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Better than the first book.

This one was better than the first. It had a better storyline, which was less predictable than the first. A lot of little surprises throughout the story. I am looking forward to seeing this trilogy through and finishing the third book soon!

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simply amazing

Narrator has excellent pacing and enough to inflection to keep interested in the overall story

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Disappointing

I won't be purchasing book 3. Book 1 was really good. Book two drones on and on with a painful romance between main characters that is just annoying.

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  • LS NYC
  • New York City
  • 02-02-17

Damn you Brent Weeks you have me hooked!

I have been so drawn into this series that it has been a non-stop listen... Downloading book three now! Let's not forget Mr Boehmer's excellent read!