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on 11 March 2013
Some great ideas here, some really nice writing spoiled by jarring dialogue, lack of explanation regarding past legends that seem to have massive bearing on the storyline and anti heros that aren't all that anti or all that heroic.
I reckon that in 3 or 4 books time Weeks will be an author to read. This trilogy however relies heavily on Deus Ex Machina to the degree that you start wondering whats going to turn up next to allow our erstwhile protaganist save the day. Saying that, there are some parts where the books do truly flow and you can lose yourself for a while in the story. Sadly these are broken up all to frequently.
If you want the Assassin turned Hero story, i would refer you to Waylander by David Gemmell first.