Review: Shadow's Edge (Night Angel #2) by Brent Weeks

Shadow's Edge by Brent Weeks

Warning - If you haven't read The Way of Shadows yet, this review contains spoilers.

Durzo is dead. The Night Angel - Kylar has found he love of his life, and swears off being a wetboy forever. Changing your entire way of life is not easy (Kylar should really know better than that). This causes problems and his promise collapses altogether when Jarl tells him that Logan is still alive.

There are even more character viewpoints in this book, and at some points, this can be confusing because characters don't come back into focus for awhile. The plot is fairly easy to follow although because of the huge cast of characters when viewpoints switch, it can take a few moments to re-orient yourself as to what is happening in this specific corner of the story.

Weeks introduces us to some other cultures in the world he has created, and they are imaginative. A lot of these cultures are seen through a host of viewpoints which gives the reader a depth of understanding of their placement in Weeks' world which I greatly enjoyed.

I appreciated Kylar's development from someone ill at ease with himself to someone with more purpose to his actions. In general, I liked the second book more than the first because it has a more hopeful tone to it although the body count is again sky high.

Star Rating: 3.5/5.0

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