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The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
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Aug 06, 13

bookshelves: at-library, 2013, fantasy, series, bloody-battling, magic, main-characters-are-bad-people, male-protagonist, multi-protagonist, murder, scheming
Read from July 26 to August 06, 2013

I can't decide whether or not to give this one a 2, a 3, or a 4. The book definitely had me thinking about it when I wasn't reading it, wondering where it was going. But the author did something that really irks me: talks about something as if we are meant to know what it is, but has yet to explain or reveal it. I also couldn't figure out all the politics, as Weeks never bothered to explain who all these other nations are. I am still not 100% sure why the Khalidorians invaded. The big identity reveal at the end was not shocking either, as there wasn't any previous allusion to that character anyway.
Interesting concept, good fight scenes, lots of mystery, it just could have been delivered better.

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07/26/2013 marked as: currently-reading
07/31/2013 page 175
27.0% "estimated finish date: 13/8/13"
08/06/2013 marked as: read
08/18/2013 marked as: at-library
08/18/2013 marked as: read
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