Perfect Shadow : Night Angel Trilogy

  • by Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by James Langton
  • Series: Night Angel Trilogy
  • 2 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Discover the origins of Durzo Blint in this original novella set in the world of Brent Weeks' New York Times best-selling Night Angel trilogy.
"I got a bit of prophecy," the old assassin said. "Not enough to be useful, you know. Just glimpses. My wife dead, things like that to keep me up late at night. I had this vision that I was going to be killed by 40 men, all at once. But now that you're here, I see they're all you. Durzo Blint."
Durzo Blint? Gaelan had never even heard the name.
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-fitted 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.


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A nice add on

This is a nice little Novella. Brent Weeks is a good writer who properly balances pace and description. It gives a nice extra insight into Durza, someone who demands more attention after the Night Angel Trilogy.

The narrator has a lovely voice, contributing to the audiobook - however he is starkly different from the narrator from the Night Angel Trilogy, giving it quite a different 'air' to it.
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- Sam

An entertaining, if very brief, ammendium

If you enjoyed the original Night Angel Trilogy it's worth a listen, otherwise i'd would likely give it a miss. At least until you've given the original trilogy a read/listen.

It sheds some light on Durzo from shortly before he took the name Durzo Blint to what I'd guess to be about 10-15 years prior to the start of the Night Angel trilogy. It has a little of "Batman: Year One" about it at times as he embarks on his first paid kill. There is a small bit on him before becoming Durzo Blint, and disappointingly even less on his origins around the time of Emperor Jorsin and Ezra. Much regarding the ancient history of Midcyru that people, or at least myself, wanted to know more about is irritatingly absent.

The recurring characters, having a sizeable trilogy's worth of fleshing out, are solid. A few of the supporting characters from the trilogy are given some deserved page time, a child Hu Gibbet and younger Scarred Wrable chief among them. However, I felt the newer, bit-part characters were a little shaky. The narration, while nothing special, does a good enough job with various different characters .
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- Jason

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-06-2011
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio