From New York Times Bestselling author Brent Weeks...
For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art-and he is the city's most accomplished artist.
Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As
a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned to judge people
quickly - and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo
But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old
life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn
to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange
magics - and cultivate a flair for death. @goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1364069180 3 STARS
Durzo gazed into the frothy brown ale as if it held answers. It
didn't, and he had a choice to make. The usual forced gaiety of the
brothel swirled around him, but nobody male or female bothered him.
Perhaps it was Retribution unsheathed on the table in front of him.
Perhaps it was merely the look on his face.
the book and liked some of the characters. I didn't love it and I didn't
hate it. Azoth/Kyler was a nothing, a low-life that was in a bad
situation along with many other kids. But Azoth didn't want that life
any more. He wanted to be an assassin like Durzo Blint. And Durzo didn't
take apprentices, but this time he did, he changed Azoth into Kyler
Stern. He tried to make him a strong killing machine with no heart. He
showed him how to poison, how to fight, how to use magic... but.. Kyler
still had a heart.
Kyler did the one thing Durzo told him never
to do. Do. Not. Fall. In. Love. It will get you killed. Durzo pretty
much knew what he was talking about in this book. But alas, Kyler can
not help falling in love with the sweet Elene, who happened to be
someone from his past.
It turns out that Durzo happened to love
after all, and most things he told Kyler always came to pass, if he told
the truth that is.
"I'll miss you. You're the closest
to family I'll ever have. I'm sorry I brought you into this life. Momma K
and I did everything we could to make you a wetboy. I suppose it's to
your credit that we failed. You mean more to me than I ever thought
another person could."
Kyler blinked back tears.
There was no way he could kill the man who'd written this. Durzo Blint
was more than his master; he was his father.
Momma K (who runs a brothel) took Kyler out of a bad situation and tried
to teach him book learning and how to kill. Seems kinda funny when it's
read in that context, but that's how it is. Momma K tried to help a lot
of kids as much as she could. I don't like the fact they called
assassins wetboys, it sounds just weird to me, but I digress.
was really shocked at some of the things at the end. You just never know
what you will find out and why people hold things back until they die.