Review |Way of Shadows | Brent Weeks



🟣 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


Rating: 1.5/5⭐


Verdict: low-budget Mistborn

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