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Shadow's Edge by Brent Weeks
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Jun 05, 10

bookshelves: fantasy, 2010
Read in February, 2010

This book - this trilogy - is emotionally draining. Imagine the worst possible things that could ever, ever happen to a man or a woman. I mean, THE WORST THINGS. Got 'em in your minds, yet? Well, I guarantee you that Brent Weeks can imagine far worse. The things he puts his characters through - I think I might be emotionally scarred from them. I honestly don't know how the man sleeps at night.

There were times I wanted to chunk the book out the window, but the second half of SHADOW'S EDGE? Wow. Totally worth it. Every character was dragged through the worst possible hell, but when they (the ones that survived, at least) crawled out of it, oh my, it was glorious. I had tears of happiness/relief in my eyes. I'm not kidding. I laughed a few times, too. My problem is, that relief/happiness/laughter/etc always comes with this uneasy feeling in my gut because I felt that Mr. Week's was setting me up to be hurt again. The man giveths hope, then he takeths it away.

But it's a brilliant book. I love it; I hate it.
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