So far, I’ve read so many books about assassins in training such as The Royal Assassin, and others about immortals such as the Belgariad. However, the way Brent Weeks combined both of them in his trilogy Night Angel was very interesting.
Night Angel is the story of Azoth, a guild rat who lives off the streets and who had a dream of being the apprentice of the best wetboy in town Durzo Blint. Little did he know that Durzo’s fame is not only because of him being the best assassin, and also not because he is Talented (can use magic) because all wetboys need that, but because he has a Ka’Kari, a magical element which gives him even more powers and makes him immortal. After finally succeeding to become Durzo’s apprentice, Azoth becomes Kylar Stern, a young noble posing as the close friend of Logan, an honorable and wise youth with a lot of potential.
All in all, what I liked most about night angel was how the characters were developed. Brent Weeks paints very vivid images of his characters that they become almost tangible. However, his description of places was not as good. Despite that, the reader can easily find himself immersed in this story and part of Kylar, Elene, Durzo and Vi’s story. Night Angel is a superb read that I recommend to all fans of Assassin’s Creed games and other assassin fiction.