The Way of Shadows
Oh. My. Gosh. I haven't read a book better than this one, since..... Well, maybe ever.
I thought it was going to be some cheesy fantasy book, with the only redeeming factor being that the main character is an assassin. Let me tell you, I was beyond wrong.
I don't believe I've ever read a book with more believable characters than this one, nor have I once been so attached to a fictional person like I was with these. On top of that, the book's overall story is incredibly intriguing, with so many plot intelligent plot twists, and so many memorable moments... It's hard to imagine how the author came up with it. It's mind blowing.
There were instances in this story than made me queasy (Sexual abuse of children implied, not depicted), while others made me laugh out loud. When the book finally ended, I felt so many different things that I just sat there, trying to realize what all had happened. But be warned, the novel is not for the feint of heart, and should be avoided if you have problems with some implied sexual situations.
Brent Weeks, the author, is by far my new favorite novelist. He's inspired heavily by J.R.R Tolkien and George R.R. Martin, and I highly recommend him if you feel like reading something mind blowing.
Read this book, you won't be disappointed, I guarantee it. There are two more in the series, and I can't wait to get my hands on them.
Final Grade - A+
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