February 09, 2016

Review ~ The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks


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. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics - and cultivate a flair for death.


This trilogy had so much potential. The plot was compelling, the storyline sound. The book has some great characters you can follow. Personally I think this should not have been a trilogy, but a series. The author should have expanded and given more time to tell the whole story.

I hate how after one part, it will skip to another part days later without even a clear explanation on what happened. At times, the timeline would be confusing, skipping ahead or zeroing on some characters view which is different from the view of the previous chapter.

There are some useless characters that were given limelight. The author should have just focus on the important characters POV instead of inserting background characters POV thus the reason for the confusion. There are even characters who are important at the start who slowly dwindled to being background characters, losing their solid part in the story.

Sad, but I was disappointed. I just finish the whole thing so I could honestly say that.

~ Djan


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