Summary

Gaelan Starfire is a farmer, happy to be a husband and a father; a careful, quiet, simple man. He's also an immortal, peerless in the arts of war. Over the centuries, he's worn many faces to hide his gift, but he is a man ill-fit for obscurity, and all too often he's become a hero, his very names passing into legend: Acaelus Thorne, Yric the Black, Hrothan Steelbender, Tal Drakkan, Rebus Nimble.
But when Gaelan must take a job hunting down the world's finest assassins for the beautiful courtesan-and-crimelord Gwinvere Kirena, what he finds may destroy everything he's ever believed in.
©2011 Brent Weeks (P)2011 Hachette Digital
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5 out of 5 stars
By Rosie on 06-01-18

Love these books

great little story on the beginning of it all.

Love this narrator and hope they produce the other books with James langton reading them too.

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By Katya on 25-11-16

Brilliant sorry, not so brilliant narration

Love the story, this series is very engaging, highly recommended book. The narrator's style doesn't suit it, in my opinion. His accentuation of every word kept fooling me into thinking that the sentence was finished, and his tone doesn't suit the dynamics of the story. On the other hand he does accents very well

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