Book Reviews of Yendi (Vlad Taltos, Bk 2)

Yendi  (Vlad Taltos, Bk 2)
Yendi - Vlad Taltos, Bk 2
Author: Steven Brust
ISBN-13: 9780441944606
ISBN-10: 0441944604
Publication Date: 5/1987
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Yendi (Vlad Taltos, Bk 2) on + 13 more book reviews
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Stephen Brust's Vlad Taltos series is a great account of a hapless assassin that is easy to pick up. Not only is each book so wonderfully written, they are not in any chronilogical order so you can start anywhere and immerse yourself in a world of fantasy that is far from the standard Orcs, Elves, Dragons, Wizards and gracefully rogue Assassins. In fact, Vlad relies on help from his friends including his cynical and sarcastic familiar. Vlad would have been killed off early in his life if not for help and luck that comes from the most unlikely of places. Brust has designed a world that is not only consistent and without afterthought but believable (as much as a fantasy novel can be) and by not including a map he allows the reader the kindness of letting their imagination add what they will to the landscape.

How can one comment on one book in a series that is so consistent and such a wonderful read as a whole story? I am not a fan of spoilers or previews but if you happen to have an opportunity to read any of this series I am sure you will wish to read all of them.
reviewed Yendi (Vlad Taltos, Bk 2) on + 5 more book reviews
2nd in a series that combines magic and science with humor in a truly original world setting
reviewed Yendi (Vlad Taltos, Bk 2) on + 13 more book reviews
Stephen Brust's Vlad Taltos series is a great account of a hapless assassin that is easy to pick up. Not only is each book so wonderfully written, they are not in any chronilogical order so you can start anywhere and immerse yourself in a world of fantasy that is far from the standard Orcs, Elves, Dragons, Wizards and gracefully rogue Assassins. In fact, Vlad relies on help from his friends including his cynical and sarcastic familiar. Vlad would have been killed off early in his life if not for help and luck that comes from the most unlikely of places. Brust has designed a world that is not only consistent and without afterthought but believable (as much as a fantasy novel can be) and by not including a map he allows the reader the kindness of letting their imagination add what they will to the landscape.

How can one comment on one book in a series that is so consistent and such a wonderful read as a whole story? I am not a fan of spoilers or previews but if you happen to have an opportunity to read any of this series I am sure you will wish to read all of them.
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Back when I bargained for the wise mouthed reptilian who sits perched on my shoulder, his mother wished me Long life and Good Hunting. I told her I was not a hunter She said You will be...She was right.

My name is Vland Taltus, I am an assassin. And this is the story of my early days i the House Jhereg, of how I found myself in a Jhererg war and how I fell in love with the woman who killed me...