Overall, I liked the story. (Generally, mostly, kinda.)
It was developed too fast for me though. The main character, Rio, is only a year out of his beOverall, I liked the story. (Generally, mostly, kinda.)
It was developed too fast for me though. The main character, Rio, is only a year out of his betrayal by Eva. Although I don't feel this new relationship is impossible, it fell together far too fast for a man who suffers from mental instability and who doesn't trust women at the present. I did like Dylan as she was a truly 'normal' girl without any overly developed self-hate issues. (A pet-peeve of mine.)
A bit more relationship development and quite a bit more progress with the overall storyline of the Breed would have earned a third star. As is, it's only two. (OK, 2 1/2. C= )...more
I loved The Black Prism to an almost manic and unhealthy level. Knowing how highly thought of Weeks' Night Angel books were, I had been saving th★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I loved The Black Prism to an almost manic and unhealthy level. Knowing how highly thought of Weeks' Night Angel books were, I had been saving them like one would a fine wine. Well, the special occasion that I was saving that particular bottle for has arrived and I finished The Way of Shadows last night. It was intoxicating...and 12 hours later I am still drunk. (metaphors...dead horses...beating....much, ya' think?)
The above paragraph is a spectacular example of why the best books that I encounter, rarely get a review quickly after I read them. I'm a mess. An emotional muddle. A wordsmith passenger on the U.S.S. Tartarus.
Chaos + brain = me.
Ugh! I'm sure it will take me days, if not weeks, to pull myself out of this gaping, awe-inspired incompetence to the point where I can write anything worth a damn. Until then, my best advice/review/reccomendation is...
READ THIS BOOK.
*Don't give me that crap about how you aren't much for fantasy writing, or how you can't see how an 'assassin book' would appeal to you. Even mentioning how you need something light and carefree with a HEA will make me want to slap you. Stop it. You resist the inevitable. The thought that this work of fiction is just the twisted and dark dreamspace of some genre writer, and that you need 'the real world' to ground you is tripe. No words between two covers are more based in the reality of emotions and motivations of people, than are the ones you will find in this book. Nay-sayers. Get moving. I'm watching you.*...more