The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks

Need a well-written story full of secret plots, ancient magics, and scheming politicians while you wait for the next book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series? Or perhaps you just finished the Mistborn trilogy and crave another high adventure fantasy? Then The Way of Shadows is perfect for you!

Azoth is an orphan living on the streets. Through a lot of luck, and even more nerve, he manages to convince Durzo Blint - the city's greatest assassin - to take him on as an apprentice. The training is brutal and dangerous, but Azoth's new life opens doors for him that he never could have even imagined existed. However, few of those doors lead to safe paths, and the deeper he goes, the more clear it becomes he is just one of many pieces in a game being played for control of the city - and the kingdom. Can Azoth use his deadly skills to carve a path forward for himself and the people he loves?

The Way of Shadows is the first book in Brent Weeks' highly acclaimed Night Angel trilogy.  

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