Night Angel Trilogy

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 21,356 ratings

Perfect Shadow Publisher's Summary

Discover the origins of Durzo Blint in this original novella set in the world of Brent Weeks' New York Times best-selling Night Angel trilogy.

"I got a bit of prophecy," the old assassin said. "Not enough to be useful, you know. Just glimpses. My wife dead, things like that to keep me up late at night. I had this vision that I was going to be killed by 40 men, all at once. But now that you're here, I see they're all you. Durzo Blint."

Durzo Blint? Gaelan had never even heard the name.

Gaelan Starfire is a farmer, happy to be a husband and a father; a careful, quiet, simple man. He's also an immortal, peerless in the arts of war. Over the centuries, he's worn many faces to hide his gift, but he is a man ill-fitted for obscurity, and, all too often, he's become a hero, his very names passing into legend: Acaelus Thorne, Yric the Black, Hrothan Steelbender, Tal Drakkan, Rebus Nimble.

But when Gaelan must take a job hunting down the world's finest assassins for the beautiful courtesan - and crimelord - Gwinvere Kirena, what he finds may destroy everything he's ever believed in.

©2011 Brent Weeks (P)2011 Hachette
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  • Book 0

    • Perfect Shadow

    • A Night Angel Novella
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044

    Discover the origins of Durzo Blint in this original novella set in the world of Brent Weeks' New York Times best-selling Night Angel trilogy.... "I got a bit of prophecy," the old assassin said. "Not enough to be useful, you know. Just glimpses. My wife dead, things like that to keep me up late at night. I had this vision that I was going to be killed by forty men, all at once. But now that you're here, I see they're all you. Durzo Blint."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but not great.

    • By Dillon on 10-21-13

    Regular price: $5.68

    • Perfect Shadow

    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Gaelan Starfire is a farmer, happy to be a husband and a father; a careful, quiet, simple man. He's also an immortal, peerless in the arts of war. Over the centuries, he's worn many faces to hide his gift, but he is a man ill-fit for obscurity, and all too often he's become a hero, his very names passing into legend:

    Regular price: $5.15

  • Book 1

    • The Way of Shadows

    • Night Angel Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,911
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,930

    For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art---and he is the city's most accomplished artist, his talents required from alleyway to courtly boudoir. For Azoth, survival is precarious, something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums and learned to judge people quickly---and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint. But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shockingly good.

    • By Jake on 08-25-09

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Way of Shadows: Night Angel Trilogy, Book 1

    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228

    The perfect killer has no friends. Only targets. For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art. And he is the city’s most accomplished artist, his talents required from alleyway to courtly boudoir. For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he’s grown up in the slums, and learned the hard way to judge people quickly - and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well spent hours

    • By johan on 05-29-15

    Regular price: $18.11

  • Book 2

    • Shadow's Edge

    • Night Angel Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,764
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,847
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,871

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • more great action

    • By Charles on 11-30-09

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Shadow's Edge

    • Night Angel Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    Kylar has rejected the assassin's life. In the wake of the Godking's violent coup, both his master and his closest friend are dead. His friend was Logan Gyre, heir to Cenaria’s throne, but few of the ruling class survive to mourn his loss. So Kylar is starting over: new city, new companions and new profession. But when he learns that Logan might be alive, trapped and in hiding, Kylar faces an impossible choice. He could give up the way of shadows forever and find peace with his young family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By James on 09-23-14

    Regular price: $18.11

  • Book 3

    • Beyond the Shadows

    • Night Angel Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,632
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,738
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,772

    Logan Gyre is king of Cenaria, a country under siege, with a threadbare army and little hope. He has one chance---a desperate gamble, but one that could destroy his kingdom. In the north, the new Godking has a plan. If it comes to fruition, no one will have the power to stop him. Kylar Stern has no choice. To save his friends---and perhaps his enemies---he must accomplish the impossible: assassinate a goddess.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful and tragic

    • By Mark on 05-14-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Beyond the Shadows

    • Night Angel Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    A new queen has usurped the throne and is leading Cenaria into disaster. The country has become a broken realm with a threadbare army, little food, and no hope. Kylar Stern plans to reinstate his closest friend Logan as King, but can he really get away with murder? In the north, the Godking’s death has thrown Khalidor into civil war. To gain the upper hand, one faction attempts to raise the goddess Khali herself. But they are playing with volatile powers, and trigger conflict on a vast scale.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Rushed ending

    • By Sander Clausen on 04-03-17

    Regular price: $18.11