🟣 Review: Way of Shadows by Brent Week 🟣
The story follows the teenage, Kylar as he navigates the assassins' world of politics and magic.
Genre: YA fantasy
✅ Action scenes are vivid, well paced, and give a clear view of what is going on
✅ Loose ends get nicely wrapped up
❌ The writing is just laughably bad, even for a YA novel
❌ Casual child rape and child mutilation, but not to our protagonist because he is wearing his Plot Armour
❌ Terrible character names
❌ Obligatory fantasy apostrophe for names (ka'kari, Sa'Kag)
❌ Women read like they're written by a 16-year-old boy
❌ So...an assassin is called a "wetboy"...haha..okayyy
❌ ENOUGH about describing architecture already...
❌ Madonna / whore dichotomy for all female characters
❌ Elena is as bland as bread; even with a cut up face she is still the most beautiful woman in the room
Verdict: low-budget Mistborn