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The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
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Nov 28, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: action-adventure, hero-quest, gritty, sword-and-sorcery, m-for-mature, serious
Read from November 15 to 17, 2011

Action filled and character driven, this heroic fantasy has a dark and gritty beginning in the underbelly of society where violence is the key to power. Complex characters with shades-of-gray morals give depth to a dynamic plot while undertones of love, redemption and hope keep the series from feeling like an exercise in futility. This one actually made me cry. Graphic at times. Rated "M" for mature.

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Brent Weeks
“Do you know what punishments I've endured for my crimes, my sins? None. I am proof of the absurdity of men's most treasured abstractions. A just universe wouldn't tolerate my existence.”
Brent Weeks, The Way of Shadows

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