For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art-and he is the city's most accomplished artist.
For 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... read more
The beggining of this action/adventure/mystery book describes the struggles of a young "street rat" named Azoth. Born in the Warrens with no means of survival Azoth, like the majority of people in this situation, joins a street guild led by the an abominabe boy named Rat. Rat beats and... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
The beggining of this action/adventure/mystery book describes the struggles of a young "street rat" named Azoth. Born in the Warrens with no means of survival Azoth, like the majority of people in this situation, joins a street guild led by the an abominabe boy named Rat. Rat beats and sometimes rapes the guildmembers (including some of the friends Azoth acquires) who at age 9-10 have no chance against a brute like Rat. The events that happen to and around Azoth make him look for a way out but in dark times like these there are only 2 ways out, die or become a killer. Azoth choses the later becoming an aprentice to the absolutely feared wetboy (assassin) Durzo Blint. This apprenticeship leads Azoth to a path of fate he never could have imagine in Brent Weeks novel, "The Way of Shadows".
“Dying well is easy,” Kylar said, “it only takes a moment of courage. It’s living well that I couldn’t do. What’s death compared to that?”-quote from The Way of Shadows
“The perfect killer has no friends-- only targets.”
“Hope is the lies we tell ourselves about the future.”
“Dying well is easy,” Kylar said, “it only takes a moment of courage. It’s living well that I couldn’t do. What’s death compared to that?”Highlighted by 47 Kindle customers
I am proof of the absurdity of men’s most treasured abstractions. A just universe wouldn’t tolerate my existence.”Highlighted by 43 Kindle customers
“Your Majesty,” Durzo said gravely. “A man of your stature’s cursing vocabulary ought to extend beyond a tedious reiteration of the excreta that fills the void between his ears.”Highlighted by 37 Kindle customers
“A solicitor is a man who does worse things within the law than most crooks do outside it.Highlighted by 36 Kindle customers
“Assassination is an art, milord, and I am the city’s most accomplished artist.”Highlighted by 34 Kindle customers
God was gracious to me. He didn’t make me pay all that I owed, but maybe I had to be willing to pay the full price. That’s how repentance is different from regret.Highlighted by 32 Kindle customers
“Life is empty. Life is meaningless. When we take a life, we aren’t taking anything of value. Wetboys are killers. That’s all we do. That’s all we are. There are no poets in the bitter business.”Highlighted by 32 Kindle customers
“Most people aren’t strong enough for our creed, Kylar, so they believe comforting illusions, like the gods, or Justice, or the basic goodness of man. Those illusions fail in war. It breaks men.Highlighted by 29 Kindle customers
The deeper I sank into the darkness, the more I loved her, and the more my shame grew. How can one love the light and live in darkness?”Highlighted by 21 Kindle customers
“Every man worth a damn is a hypocrite.”Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
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