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The Way of Shadows: The Way of Shadows | Paperback

Author: Brent Weeks | Format: Paperback

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  surprised me

| | See all happygoat's reviews (6)

Have to say this book is really, really good and i only got it because of the reviews i saw and i have to say a big thank you to those people, the book was amazing and ended up with me getting told off by my girlfriend as i just wouldnt put the book down as its full of twists and turns and you feel for the characters and the moral choices they face, also its really long book a good 600 pages as there was twice it felt like the story could have ended and saved the rest for another book but im glad it didnt it just kept on going and kicked in even more action and excitement to keep you guessing, anyway just brought the next two books off here and cant wait for them to arrive even thou it means i'll be getting told of again for the next couple weeks lol, now stop reading this and go buy it!

  Best book in ages!

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If you are looking for something new to read this is by the far the best book i have read in a long long long time. I could not put the books down, and the second and third only add to making this debut trilogy unbelievable.

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  Brilliant!

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really really really good! I couldn't put it down! It really is a MUST read! I suggest you get the second and third because you will want to read them as soon as you finish this one! :D

  The greatest read of my life.

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The Way of Shadows and its brothers Shadow's Edge and Beyond the Shadows are the greatest books I have so far read. I literally couldn't put it down, I sat down with this book for a ten minute read and was still there, gripped, an hour later. Brent Weeks knows how to capture his audience from the beginning and leads you through twists and turns in he story that you'll never see coming.
Well worth the read.

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  just surpeb!!!!!!!!!!

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this is one of the best book's i have read in my life and i will never reget it.this is one of the best book's out thereand a must reed

  Simply Superb

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A truly excellent first book and trilogy. There are flaws, as every new writer is likely to have, but they are out-weighed by far. A MUST read for any fantasy readers. Can't wait for his new book.

  WOW! just WOW!

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I have never read anything quite like it!
To be honest I could'nt put these books down, I haven't got a clue what Im going to read now I might have to be sad and read them all over again!

  Brill!

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All three of these books are brill! i love reading fantasy books and was stuck for choice as to what to read next! this wasn't part of my typical book collection but saw it as best seller on play.com so thought i'll give it ago! i really liked it, it's really different from other books! the Characters are great and well explained and your not reading from point of view you get all the characters. Some parts of the book you do jump from scene to the next but it makes sense after a while! Love it!

  4 stars for plot, action and characters...

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...but it's not very well written. The dialogue is unrealistic (and too modern), the author's descriptions aren't at all clear and he introduces too many characters and scenarios with very little exposition, so you're often left thinking you've missed something, when he actually just hasn't gone into enough detail to keep you informed of what's going on and who everyone is, as well as inexplicably missing (possibly editing?) out huge chunks of story that should have been left in. For example, what about the years of training that Kylar received? He went from being a novice to being almost fully trained in the turn of a page. What about Solon Tofusin, who one minute is looking after Logan, next minute is miles away at Screaming Winds with his dad and is one of his most trusted advisors, with absolutely no explanation of when or why he travelled there? And, most of all, what is with the characters' names? Durzo Blint? Rimbold Drake? Brant Agon? They sound like drunkards in a Shakespearean comedy.

That said, it's a really enjoyable read, the action is exciting and the characters are fun. Worth a read, despite the flaws mentioned above.

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