Beyond the Shadows (Night Angel #3)
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 att
The first book in the trilogy, I liked. Started off a bit dark, cracked along at a pace, lots of twists and turns and all in all a good read if slightly melodramatic with some truly terrible prose. Also I liked the idea of this "Night Angel" superhero and I loved Durzo's character.
Second book: began a bit like a teenage boys wet dream. Quite annoying really and quite strange to read as an adult. I found all the descriptions about how Elene wouldn't sleep with him ...more
I didn't like these books anywhere near as much as I hoped I would. In fact, I was disappointed more often than not.
The writing was not to my taste at all. I hated most of the people in the story by the end of the first book. I spent much of my reading time being annoyed by everything.
And yet... you had your moments. You had your great characters (is one and a half enough to use the plural form?). And most importantly of all, you had a few fantastic ideas about the world ...more
What I felt was the biggest upset in this book was that Weeks stopped showing us the story. Instead, he told us what happened. As any good author knows, show, don't tell. We would flip between characters, sometimes months go ...more
Concluding the Night Angel Trilogy, Beyond the Shadows is a great ending to a great series. While not without its faults, as I'll discuss in a bit, the characters are moving and the world fully realized, so much that I was a bit s ...more
I can't be bothered, half the time. Even if I love the book to pieces. I'll name my firstborn child after the protagonist and fan-stalk the author, but really, writing reviews isn't my cup of tea.
Brent Weeks deserves some solid applause. He's the first author that's made me a hate a book so much as to actually galvanize me into writing a review, can you imagine that?
The Way of Shadows was okay. I kinda liked it. Enough to try Shadow's Edge, which pretty much left me with a ...more
Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of good in this book, but most of it is way bellow from what i've come to expect from this series! And most of it is some of the worst moralistic crap i've heard in a long time!
Like the whole sex thing. Every character who had sex was portrayed as in some way a evil whore or dirty or seriously wrong. OMG! Are you for real?? I just hope some young innocent girl ...more
Audio book: Paul Boehmer again does a good, but not great job as a reader. He is clear and easy to understand. He does a few voices, but I really have trouble telling some of them apart.
I found this book to be a letdown. I felt Shadow's Edge started going off the rails a bit and to be uneven. This book was worse.
There are things to like a ...more
My wish for more arcs and significance from Dorian, Solon and Feir materialised but I was not entirely thrilled with how they were dealt with. It actually made the whole plotline ...more
Weeks has built a complex and detailed world and a wide variety of characters, some of whom I loved, and some I hated. The battle scenes were well done and the writing flowed for the most part, with the exception of a few instances. I found the dialogue witty, reminiscent of Scott Lynch, although Weeks has a darker side to him, although it did seem to be more focused on the good in this book.
I feel that Weeks also is great at cre ...more
The book felt rushed and crammed of information that was spoon fed by plot devices (read: characters), and not shown by the tale itself.
The parts that weren't rushed were fight descriptions, which unless they're really well done can bore me, and angsty lovey-dovey crap, which bore me unless there's an actual point to them- save for one or two parts that could have been shorter, I didn't think there was much of a point in them.
As it were, I read it like:
"Important stuff h ...more
Персонажи: автор был очень щедр на хэппи-энды. Многие персонажи действительно заслужили хороший конец, поэтому читая о них, я получала неимоверное моральное удовольствие. Пройдя через столько испытаний и тягот, они получили то, чего хотели. Хоть далеко и не все.
Кайлар, Ночной ангел, Тень, получился достойным главным героем. Все его поступки были соверше ...more
After a positive - if far from flawless - start in The Way of Shadows, the series started to descend into farce in the second instalment for my liking, before winding up here.
I was left with a feeling not dissimilar to how I felt about t ...more
Good and fitting final. Touching, moving with powerful emotions.
My deepest admiration is for Elena. Hat’s off.
Kylar, Durzo, Count Drake are my favourites. Even the Wolf.
However, there a few glaring drawbacks that I cannot dismiss.
First of all, the whole trilogy was a bit short on history of Midcyru. Brent Weeks has probably realised it and attempted to force feed us large chunks of it in the last book but it didn’t go very smoothly.
Second, too much was squeezed into one book. ...more
I blasted the everliving shit out of Patrick Roth ...more
Not so here.
While not everything is resolved (leaving open the possibility for more in this world), everything is settled and is cl ...more
In some ways, Beyond the Shadows improved upon the previous book. One of the weak points of the entire trilogy was that you had these threads with characters who hardly got any story time. I neither remember nor cared about them. T ...more
Tengo que admitir que el libro es muy dinámico, te permite profundizar en los diferentes personajes y sobre todo, destaco el hecho de haber visto cómo todos los personajes han ido tejiendo sus propias historias, a veces ignorando que sus decisiones iban a dañar a sus compañeros, y el único que sabes tooooda la información eres tú, pobre.
Qué decir... Kylar es un amor de chico, demasiado sufrido a veces, aunque Durzo, su maestro, para mí sigue siendo el mejor. En e ...more
The first book starts off really good. Really good. I read the opening pages and thought: Whoa, here's a good story, with some pretty good writing. Sadly, it quickly devolved from there to something far more common in the fantasy world: mediocre. Not terrible, just not good.
The main character is interesting only at the beginning, say, the first half or so of the book. After that, he's lost in the realm of generic...more This review is for the whole serie ...more
Still: a satisfying read. When time melts, I get happy.
Tohle se k epickému ani nepřiblížilo.
Jsem naštvaná a zklamaná.
KDE JE SUPER ÚŽASNÝ KONEC?
*KDE JE KONEC?
Meh, jdu trucovat do kouta a zabít pavouka sušenkou.
Weeks si to u mě podělal. Hodně.
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