Stephen Brust has been my favorite author for years so it is no great surprise that I was smiling as I read chapter after chapter of this novel. It has been a few years since the last time I had read this book and I had shared it with my wife who was less than thrilled at Agyar raping a young lady in the beginning of the book. So please be aware that this is character development and has little more to do with the story. Unlike the Vlad Taltos series, one must really enjoy the style of Stephen Brust to truly enjoy this book. Much like Gypsy you are led to have a love hate relationship with the main character.
If you like how Stephen Brust can make you turn pages or leave you on the edge of your sofa, bed, toilet seat, etc. and want a different type of read than the standard suspense/fantasy novel then you will definetly enjoy Agyar.
Not a bad book. Story of a vampire and his emotional journey, written in first person, some swear words but not lingered over the way more juvenile writers do; what else? I didn't ever really feel connected to the main character, but I cared enough to watch him change, and I wanted enough to find out what happened next that I kept reading.
Not the strongest book, but satisfying as a vampire read.
I'm sure that Steven Brust achieved his goal in the writing style he selected for this book; he loves a challenge. It must be difficult to portray a protagonist as more ghostly and insubstantial than the ghost he lives with. I can only say that I admired the literary achievement without being able to really enjoy the book.