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Beyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks
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Nov 29, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy

I really enjoyed this whole series. Always fun to root for the "bad" guys, too bad they turn out to be good. The truly dark bits are in the first book and early on. They are not as well sustained throughout, giving way to a more clear definition on who's good and bad. While cetainly not as well written or complex as Carey's Kushiel series, these books were absorbing; a lighter, easier read, with more frequent humor. This you can also see if you are as big a dork as I who reads the acknowledgments and the extras at the end of the first book. Downside would be some of the editing. Anyone reading these will find far too many missing, misplaced or duplicated words throughout all three books. The language is rather contemporary which didn't annoy at all until the saying 'the slam' was used. Thankfully it only came out twice. There was that very "Luke, I am your father" moment in book 2 but as this is a rather epic series I guess I can accept it especially since Brent weaves the underlying need for the moment through the rest of the story. In the end Brent created a wonderful world, richer then many and absolutely worth visiting.

There was some mention of a continuation of the story using other characters in the no too distant future. I will definitely keep an eye out for more by this author.

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Myridian I just started this last one, but I'm pretty sure I agree with all your comments.

BTW, why does this book have an average rating of 5.93?

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