The Way of Shadows (The Night Angel Trilogy)

The Way of Shadows - Brent Weeks Fans of genre fiction, and those who enjoyed Patrick Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind (Pat's interview with Brent Weeks was where I'd first heard about these books) are practically guaranteed to appreciate this first novel in The Night Angel Trilogy. This is an amazingly well choreographed story that creates enjoyable characters, and sets up an astounding number of plot twists that somehow never seem forced or predictable. One in the new trend of "Dark Fantasy" fiction -- novels that are better written, more mature, and bound to a more recognizable reality than others in the genre -- Weeks creates a believable fantasy world that is completely captivating.