Athyra - Vlad Taltos, Bk 6 Author:Steven Brust The Magnificent Seven...? A bit of an overstatement. Minus six, actually. Which leaves one. Me -- Vlad Taltos, sorcerer (sometime witch) and (ex-) assassin. Plus my two faithful jhereg. Which makes three, sort of. But even we can have a hard time when we take on the biggest hitters of the House of the Jhereg. Here I thought I could retire in pea... more »ce...« less
Steven Brust's tale of Vlad the assassin continues. Vlat Taltos, sorcerer (sometime witch) and (ex)-assassin, (plus his two faithful jhereg)now take on the biggest hitters of Vlad's (previous) assassin's guild, the House of the Jhereg. And Vlad thought he could retire in peace . . .
Never thought I'd feel sympathetic to/with a character whose occupation was 'killer for hire', but Vlad is a strangely compelling figure. Well written; great fun.
This is the 6th book in the The Vlad Taltos Series. A must read for fans of the series but a future read for those who are just entering it.
The pace is relaxed, without being slow, and builds to a climactic ending with consequences for everyone. A very well done effort from Brust, it was almost like reading about Vlad for the first time due to the change of viewpoint.