SHADOW’S EDGE

Posted: July 22, 2014 in Book Reviews

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Shadow’s Edge by Brent weeks

636 pages

So Cenaria has been invaded by Kahladorians and the God king has gained control of the country. Kylar has run off with Elene and Uly, Momma K’s daughter. They move to a new city with the hopes of starting a new life together and leave their old life behind.

Of course that is simply not possible for our main character Kylar who struggles between desperately wanting his new life but being stuck in the only life he has ever known, a killer. He has become the Night Angel and he cannot escape who he is.

The Godking who has now conquered Cenaria is hunting the Ka-Kari and knows Kylar has the black Ka-Kari and that he has become the Night Angel.

Jarl, Kylars friend has recently become the head of the Sa-Kage. He finds Kylar and tells him that his good friend King Logan Gyer who he thought was dead is in fact alive and has been hiding out in “hells asshole”. A prison that is nothing more than a pit where one must fight for his very survival. Logan has been starving and fighting off insane criminals and the women are raped for sport.

Kylar takes off back to his home town to rescue Logan and once again finds himself wrapped up in the wetboy killer world he has tried so desperately to rid himself of.

Vi, another wetboy, Kidnaps Uly from her home in an effort to get to Kylar, however Kylar does not know that Uly has been kidnapped. Sister Ariel Wyant intercepts Vi and Uly and Kidnaps both of them. Uly is found to be gifted with magic and is taken by Sister Ariel Wyant to be trained with Elene in hot pursuit. Elene however runs into trouble of her own and finds her self being held as a captive as well.

There was one glaring problem that I found with this book. What I thought was supposed to be a big part of the story turned out to be a big disappointment. The whole point of Kylar’s story line was to rescue Logan from the Pit of Insanity as I will call it. That turned out to be a big disappointment. There was little to no build up to the rescue. Kylar just shows up at the pit and suddenly Logan is being rescued. The rescue itself took all of 10 pages tops in a book of over 600.  This was supposed to be one of the main story lines. Big disappointment in that regard. Poorly thought out and executed in that part of the story.

The rest of the story however played out well with good plot and development. The character development shows that there is more to each individuals story than meets the reader’s eye. The plot continues to grow with some great side stories that give the feeling of having some overall importance to the story if not readily identifiable at this point.

The book leaves a lot of unanswered questions and loose ends begging for the next volume. Which I am glad that there is a next volume.

What would I give this book as far as a rating goes. 6/10 book worms mainly because of the complete failure of what was supposed to be  the primary story line of Logan’s rescue from the pit though not a terrible rating due to good development and adventure elsewhere in the story.

Here is hoping the next volume effectively ties up the loose ends and wraps up the story quite well.

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