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Beyond the Shadows -- 2008 publication (original 2008; edition 2008)

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Title:Beyond the Shadows -- 2008 publication
Authors:Weeks
Info:Orbit (2008), Paperback, 736 pages
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Beyond the Shadows (The Night Angel Trilogy) by Brent Weeks (2008)

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You know that feeling you get when you've just finished reading a really good book? The joy, the sorrow, the need for the bathroom because you couldn't stop reading the for final 100 pages. Well this book wasn't one of those, it was three of them: the Night Angel series by Brent Weeks.

I read this series back to back, buying the second two on my Kindle immediately after finishing the first (a curse on the publishers who decided to charge a ridiculous price for them). It was a good thing too, since each book was able double the size of the thrillers and crime novels that make up the majority of my reading. There are many advantages to long books and to series. Long books can be more entertaining, a series can give you more value for reading. But the disadvantage is that authors who write long books often try to pack a lot of filler into the books. The thing that I liked about each book in this series, and the series as a whole, was the lack of filler.

So, if you haven't read the adventures of Kylar Stern - the Night Angel - I suggest you start with the first book, The Way of Shadows. ( )
  TysonAdams | Jun 20, 2017 |
Meh. there were parts to this trilogy that were interesting, but they just got lost under poorly crafted purpose of the whole story. Characters motivations were either overly defined or ill-described. There was too much "and then this other catastrophe happens" but it's okay because purity, chastity and good old fashioned magic will save the day." ( )
  e2d2 | Jun 2, 2017 |
Not without its problems, but still an engaging read. Inconsistencies and some dead-obvious fantasy cliches interfere with the fun a bit. ( )
  sinceyouasked | Mar 17, 2017 |
the conclusion. A LOT happens. I'm still confused, to be honest. People pop back up from the dead, have new names, get possessed, get un-possessed, lots of battles, prophecies, etc, etc. Honestly, I felt like I was in a maelstrom reading this book. Just dragged along for the ride. Weeks did such a good job of weaving so much together that I can't pick particular threads to write about, it was all woven so tight.
Blint coming back and his ability to still use the little black magic thing was a bit much though.

Needs to be edited for profanity. It was simply excessive and unnecessary the way Weeks used it. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Meh. It's no Song of Ice and Fire, this series. ( )
  gayla.bassham | Nov 7, 2016 |
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Logan Gyre is king of Cenaria, a country under siege, with a threadbare army and little hope. He has one chance - a desperate gamble, but one that could destroy his kingdom.

In the north, the new Godking has a plan. If it comes to fruition, no one will have the power to stop him.

Kylar Stern has no choice. To save his friends-and perhaps his enemies-he must accomplish the impossible: assassinate a goddess.

Beyond the Shadows
is the action-packed conclusion to the Night Angel Trilogy.

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In the trilogy's conclusion, Kylar Stern is hired for one last job--to assassinate a goddess.

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