Vlad Taltos

15 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,361 ratings

Jhereg Publisher's Summary

Vlad Taltos is a mobster and assassin in the magical metropolis of Adrilankha. A member of the Great House of Jhereg (named for the tiny dragon-like creatures native to Dragaera), Taltos is given the largest contract of his career but the job is even more complicated than he expects.

The first book in Stephen Brust's "Vlad Taltos" series, Jhereg has also been adapted into a graphic novel by Marvel Comics. Here, Bernard Setaro Clark brings the tale to life in a rousing performance.

©1983 Steven K. Z. Brust (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Jhereg

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 1
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,288
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,184

    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 D on 08-16-12

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • 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 552
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 483
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 494

    In which Vlad Taltos and his Jhereg learn how the love of a good woman can turn a cold-blooded killer into a real mean SOB.... Vlad 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

  • Book 3

    • 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 404
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357

    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

  • Book 4

    • 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 375
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335

    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

  • Book 5

    • 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 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262

    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

  • Book 6

    • 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 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    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. But lately his heart just hasn't been in his work, so he decides to retire. Unfortunately, old enemies have scores to settle with Vlad. So much for retirement!

    • 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

  • Book 7

    • Orca

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 7
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark, Angele Masters
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    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

  • Book 8

    • Dragon

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 8
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    Marching through mud just isn't as much fun as they say. After years of surviving in Adrilankha by practicing the trade I know best - killing people for a living - suddenly I'm in the last place any self-respecting assassin wants to be: the army. Worse, I'm right in the middle of a apocalyptic battle between two sorcerous armies, and everyone expects me to play a role they won't explain. All I've got between me and the worst kind of death is my wits. Oh, and a smart-mouthed winged lizard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it!

    • By Nchang on 05-01-16

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 9

    • 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 284
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 260

    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. So who should turn up but Lady Teldra, the courtly servant of my old friend the Dragonlord Morrolan? Teldra wants my help, because Morrolan and Aliera have disappeared, and according to Sethra Lavode, it looks like they may be in the hands of the Jenoine. Do I want to mess with them? The guys who made this place? And I thought I had problems before...Oh well, what's a little cosmic battle?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Missing section!

    • By Rochelle on 03-18-13

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 10

    • 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 242
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    Vlad Taltos, short-statured, short-lived human in an Empire of tall, long-lived Dragaerans, has always had to keep his wits about him. Long ago, he made a place for himself as a captain of the Jhereg, the noble house that runs the rackets in the great imperial city of Adrilankha. But love, revolution, betrayal, and revenge ensued, and for years now Vlad has been a man on the run, struggling to stay a step ahead of the Jhereg who would kill him without hesitation.

    Now Vlad's back in Adrilankha. The rackets he used to run are now under the control of the mysterious "Left Hand of the Jhereg" - a secretive cabal of women who report to no man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great story

    • By David on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 11

    • 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 212
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    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. All he knows about them is that their family name is Merss and that they live in a papermaking industrial town called Burz. At first Burz isn’t such a bad place, though the paper mill reeks to high heaven. But the longer he stays there, the stranger it becomes. No one will tell him where to find his relatives.

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  • Book 12

    • 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 218
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    House Jhereg, Dragaera's organized crime syndicate, is still hunting Vlad Taltos. There's a big price on his head in Dragaera City. Then he hears disturbing news. Aliera - longtime friend, sometime ally - has been arrested by the Empire on a charge of practicing elder sorcery, a capital crime. It doesn't make sense. Everybody knows Aliera's been dabbling in elder sorcery for ages. Why is the Empire down on her now? Why aren't her powerful friends - Morrolan, Sethra, the Empress Zerika - coming to her rescue? And most to the point, why has she utterly refused to do anything about her own defense?

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

    • By rene on 12-12-16

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 13

    • 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 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    Once, Vlad Taltos knew his trade: he killed people for a living. That skill got him his foothold in House Jhereg, running the rackets for a chunk of urban Adrilankha. Later, things happened that left Vlad a changed man, on the run from the Jhereg and frequently involved in the affairs of Dragonlords, Empresses, and even Jenoine. Far more involved than the average human. Meanwhile, in the very distant past, one of the gods fashioned an artifact - a silver figurine of a tiassa, a winged panther-like animal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tiassa; Different but Relevant

    • By D on 06-03-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 14

    • 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 311
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280

    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. He joined the Jhereg, the Dragaeran House (of which there are seventeen) that handles the Empire's vices: gambling, rackets, organized crime. He became a professional assassin. He was good at it. But that was then, before Vlad and the Jhereg became mortal enemies. For years, Vlad has run from one end of the Empire to the other, avoiding the Jhereg assassins who pursue him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Feels more like the earlier novels

    • By Kat Hooper on 03-20-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 15

    • 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 190
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    Devera has appeared again - to lead Vlad into a mysterious, seemingly empty manor overlooking the Great Sea. Inside this structure are corridors that double back on themselves, rooms that look out over other worlds, and - just maybe - answers to some of Vlad's long-asked questions about his world and his place in it. If only Devera can be persuaded to stop disappearing in the middle of his conversations with her....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very satisfying

    • By rene on 10-29-17

    Regular price: $19.95