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by Steven Brust
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Sheziss loves Zeshak
Sheziss loves Zeshak rated it 4 years ago
#1 Moment of Impact#2 Moment of Truth#3 Moment of ClarityI think there is no need to say that I reject every kind of discrimination. But here in this book I was aggravated. Yes, I'm perfectly aware that the world is full of assholes and intolerance, I'm not trying to make light of all those people. ...
Fantasy Hardships
Fantasy Hardships rated it 5 years ago
The book is written in first person and follows Vladimir Taltos, an assassin and otherwise shady character. He is given an unprecedented assignment at the start of the book and follow him as he tries to resolve the resulting mess. The most prominent thing that stood out to me is that Vlad is an es...
Alex Hurst Reads
Alex Hurst Reads rated it 6 years ago
Steven Brust's [b:Jhereg|1281575|Jhereg (Vlad Taltos, #1)|Steven Brust|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1387744811s/1281575.jpg|1521838] is the first in a long series of books, focuses on the adventures of Vlad Taltos, a witty, amiable, and ruthless assassin belonging to the House of Jher...
Litchick's Hit List
Litchick's Hit List rated it 6 years ago
Ehr. Mah. Gerd. Vlad Taltos. Oh what’s that? Is that a badass name for a badass main character? Why yes, yes it is. Look at that name. Look at it.It fits him perfectly. Clear. Concise. Ominous . You know your MC is a badass when he’s in the middle of an internal monologue and subtly lets slip that h...
The BiblioSanctum
The BiblioSanctum rated it 7 years ago
Guess this is what you'd call an oldie but a goodie. I can't believe I hadn't heard of Steven Brust until a few weeks ago, but he was recommended to me by a gaming friend of mine, and then another good friend jumped into the Twitter conversation to second the recommendation. So, that's two shoutouts...
BreakRaven rated it 7 years ago
This is, I think, one of the best dragon-related books I've ever read, and the second-best assassin book I've ever read. It's also hopping up pretty darn close to my very exclusive "favorites" shelf. A few things I loved about it were:The humor. Vlad and Loiosh both have incredible senses of humor. ...
Bookake rated it 7 years ago
Jhereg is a fantasy with a sort of reverse murder-mystery twist; where the protagonist's dilemma is not 'Whodunnit?' but 'How do I do it?'. Vlad Taltos is a skilled assassin, but his latest target is a little tricky to tackle and a little hard to find. But luckily Vlad has a small cadre of friends...
sandin954 rated it 8 years ago
This is the first book in a long running fantasy series and found it very enjoyable. The author did a nice job of balancing the plot and characters while giving just enough descriptions of the very different world than our own to keep me interested.
book reviews forevermore
book reviews forevermore rated it 8 years ago
Iorich sent me down the path of re-reading the Taltos series. While Iorich was enjoyable and engrossing, memories sent me back to the inaugural Vlad. Sophisticated writing, interesting characters and one seriously convoluted plot. It's interesting, because this is the fourth book in the timeline of ...
Robin Lythgoe
Robin Lythgoe rated it 8 years ago
I have heard a lot of hype about this novel. It is allegedly "quick with both sword and wit," and the protagonist is supposed to be "archly sophisticated and wryly humorous" as well as selflessly heroic.I found myself disappointed. There were maybe two whole lines that made me laugh out loud, and on...
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