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The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
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Sep 05, 11

bookshelves: fantasy-worlds, series
Read from September 04 to 05, 2011

I had to debate between 3 or 4 stars, I really am torn between how good this book was.

This book was lent to me by a friend.

First I have to say Weeks has a way with story telling and he knows his action. I couldn't put the book down and was drawn into the characters and world he designed. The story was captivating and engaging and I cared about what happened to everyone.

I found the book wasn't paced as well as it could have been: gaps in time, drawn out battle/political scenes, chapters you wish you could skip.

I also was frustrated and confused by the politics, names and magic system. It was a little tough to remember who was who, what was what and what did what or how it did what it did etc.

Don't let this stop you from reading it though! It was a fun and wild ride, a lot of twists and turns and a good overall plot that makes you want more.

Overall this book was not disappointing and I am eagerly going to start #2 tomorrow!
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Reading Progress

09/04/2011 page 413
60.0% "Gripping, I can't stop reading!!"

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