The first instalment in an astonishing and epic tale of magic, violence and revenge.
The razor-sharp first novel in the Night Angel trilogy, from international bestseller Brent Weeks
The perfect killer has no friends. Only targets.
For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art. And he is the city's most accomplished artist, his talents required from alleyway to courtly boudoir.
For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned the hard way to judge people quickly - and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint.
But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics - and cultivate a flair for death.
'Brent Weeks is so good it's beginning to tick me off' Peter V. Brett
'Weeks has a style of immediacy and detail that pulls the reader relentlessly into the story. He doesn't allow you to look away' Robin Hobb
'I was mesmerised from start to finish. Unforgettable characters, a plot that kept me guessing, non-stop action and the kind of in-depth storytelling that makes me admire a writers' work' Terry Brooks
'Weeks has truly cemented his place among the great epic fantasy writers of our time' British Fantasy Society
Books by Brent Weeks
The Way of Shadows
Beyond the Shadows
Perfect Shadow (novella)
The Black Prism
The Blinding Knife
The Broken Eye
The Blood Mirror
The Burning White
Brent Weeks studied at Hillsdale College, before brief stints walking the earth like Caine from Kung-Fu, also tending bar, and corrupting the youth. (Not at the same time.) He started writing on napkins and, eventually, someone paid him for it. Brent doesn't own cats or wear a ponytail.