Book Review: The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks. No Spoilers ^_^

Cover art of the book

Hey, I will try not to give you any spoilers. I read this sometime ago so my memory may not be very fresh about specific events and how they unfolded but hey, I am not even going to talk about the events of the book. I am just going to write a review which will help you decide whether you want to buy the book or not.

The book gives some really gory details regarding physical situation of characters. The book portrays slum life very vividly and you will almost clench your face with disgust. But that is necessary to bring out the story the writer wants to portray.

The action part is good. You can expect some role playing game like powers and magic towards the end of the book. 😉

The romance part is heart wrenching, well, almost. Uh, no, it really is. You should read it if you want to witness some romance mixed in with the dark world of assassins, mages and kings.

A substantial amount of politics is there in the story.

Overall, I would recommend it if you like fantasy novels but keep your stomach ready to digest some really gory and gritty details.

Let me know what you think of it. 🙂 Next up is ‘The Name of the Wind’ by Patrick Rothfuss.

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