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The Night Angel Trilogy is a fantasy series written by Brent Weeks.

The Night Angel Trilogy is a fantasy series written by Brent Weeks. The story follows the life of Azoth (later Kylar Stern) as he struggles as a guild rat to become the ultimate wetboy (an assassin with magical talent, such as the ability to muffle sound or to block an attack), but then tries to leave it all behind and finally becomes the avatar of retribution: the Night Angel. For a detailed synopsis of the novels, see the relevant article for each book.

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The second novel in the Night Angel trilogy, the breakneck epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Brent Weeks. 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 The second novel in the Night Angel trilogy, the breakneck epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Brent Weeks.

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Shadow's Edge (Night Angel is a Fantasy novel by Brent Weeks. Author : Brent Weeks. Series : Night Angel Published : November 1st 2008.

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?

First off, I have to admit that I made a lot of vocal complaints with this entire series as I made myself read them all. It was something I just had to make myself do, despite the times I had tried and failed in the past. Now then, with that said, I have to also admit that I am beyond glad I made myself do it and ultimately, that I let my friends's suggestions help me to decide to do it to begin with. This series as a whole is absolutely and utterly fantastic - it presents you with an entire world and a full cast of characters to love or hate, but it distinctively shows you why you should do just that each and every time. And though the politics and army talk really strained me and my attention at times, as those are not my usual type of interests when fictional, "assassin"-themed books are concerned, it again really helps build the world up around you and gives you the best feeling from all perspectives. The series as a whole is worth reading for anyone interested in fictional work and fully developed characters/plot points, and as a side note as well, the Kindle version of each book is also very well laid out and another huge plus for them.
as with most trilogies, I find the 2nd book in the series is rarely anything outstanding. I guess it's due to the fact I know the middle book is going to be filled with ups & downs, with no progress being made. The first book is supposed to intro you to the characters, plot, & world... if it doesn't grab you asap, then chances are the rest of the trilogy isn't getting read. The middle book has the trials/tribulations, & the third book is the finale.

Most authors jam the intro book with their best stuff to get you. The middle book always feels too laid back or too much drama is entered to keep the reader going. You know nothing will be accomplished, as the 3rd book is the finale/climax. So most authors try to fill the 2nd book with something interesting to keep the reader going... but few accomplish it well.

Same happened here. 2nd book was ok, but i felt nothing was really accomplished & I know the 3rd book will end everything... so getting vested in what happens in the 2nd book isn't needed.
This book took me by surprise - in a good way. After reading "The Way of Shadows", I was more than a little hesitant to read the next book in the trilogy. However, "Shadow's Edge" was a big improvement over its predecessor.

"Shadow's Edge" begins one week after the end of "The Way of Shadows." This time I was immediately pulled into the story without having to wade through chapters of painful description that really didn't tell me anything. The story moved along at a good pace and kept me wanting more. Each time I put the book down, I looked forward to picking it up again. Once again, a big change over the first one. The main characters (Kylar, Elene, Logan, and Vi) are well-developed and we learn more about each one of them; we also see them grow and change as a result of the events that they face throughout the book. Unlike many female reviewers before me, I have no problems with the portrayals of Elene and Vi - they are each a product of their environment. Even though I really wanted to dislike Vi, I found myself liking her a great deal by the end of the book and even feeling sorry for her.

That said, I can't help but wonder what role the editor(s) played in this book before it was published. Why didn't someone suggest that Brent do some much needed refining of the text? There are way too many characters in play - it's hard to keep up with all of the secondary characters that come and go, not to mention the minor characters that show up out of the blue for no apparent reason other than to give us yet another unnecessary point of view. There are so many different races, complete with varying physical characteristics, involved that I can't keep them straight. True, an author needs to know all of these things about the world that he has created, but that doesn't mean that he actually has to cram them all into the book.

Being a gamer, I can't help but feel that Brent Weeks is also a fan of the "Dragon Age" video games and it shows in his story. Two items that appear to have come directly from the games are the "Chantry" and the "Burning Man" guild. C'mon Brent - at least change the names!
My feelings are mixed on this one. It is well written, with plenty of plot twists. The violence and sexual content is more implied than graphic, which I appreciate. The plot is just too dark for my tastes, darker than the first book -- not by much, but the first was "borderline" for me and this one edged over enough that I am going to skip the third. A good book, but just not to my particular tastes right now.
I read the first book in this series and was ambivalent about continuing, but pressed on to the second book, and now feel ambivalent about continuing to the third. This, I suppose, requires some explanation,so here goes. The plot is fine, if a little convoluted and too coincidence-based. The action is lively, and the action scenes are well written. But it sometimes feels like there are too many plot lines going on simultaneously and that leads, in my opinion, to a certain flatness to the characters: they either don't develop much or they develop suddenly and without sufficient motivation. Because of this, I'm not able to connect as strongly with the major characters as I expect. It's not that I don't like some of them; it's that I don't understand why they act the way they do.
I will probably get back to the next novel: there are too many hanging tales to totally walk away, but that's not the best reason I can imagine for reading the next book in a series.