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3.99972176079734 out of 53.99972176079734 out of 53.99972176079734 out of 53.99972176079734 out of 53.99972176079734 out of 5 4.00 (2,408 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brent Weeks Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Night Angel Trilogy Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781611136289
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Discover the origins of Durzo Blint in this original novella set in the world of Brent Weeks' New York Times bestselling Night Angel trilogy.

"I got a bit of prophecy," the old assassin said. "Not enough to be useful, you know. Just glimpses. My wife dead, things like that to keep me up late at night. I had this vision that I was going to be killed by forty men, all at once. But now that you're here, I see they're all you. Durzo Blint."

Durzo Blint? Gaelan had never even heard the name.

***
Gaelan Starfire is a farmer, happy to be a husband and a father; a careful, quiet, simple man. He's also an immortal, peerless in the arts of war. Over the centuries, he's worn many faces to hide his gift, but he is a man ill-fit for obscurity, and all too often he's become a hero, his very names passing into legend: Acaelus Thorne, Yric the Black, Hrothan Steelbender, Tal Drakkan, Rebus Nimble.

But when Gaelan must take a job hunting down the world's finest assassins for the beautiful courtesan-and-crimelord Gwinvere Kirena, what he finds may destroy everything he's ever believed in.

Word count: ~17,000



Night Angel
The Way of Shadows
Shadow's Edge
Beyond the Shadows

Night Angel: The Complete Trilogy (omnibus)
Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella (e-only)
The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel


For more from Brent Weeks, check out:

Lightbringer
The Black Prism
The Blinding Knife
The Broken Eye
The Blood Mirror
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Weeks creates a rich blend of politics, culture, and character in the Night Angel trilogy…Then throws in magic-using assassins. Brent Weeks is so good it’s starting to tick me off.”

    Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author, on the Night Angel trilogy

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ali Bee | 2/14/2014

    " I've read maybe 10% of this book and it's already 76% raunchier than the entire first third of the Night Angel trilogy. We'll see how this goes... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Biggins | 2/11/2014

    " Short and to the point. I enjoyed the backstory this novella provided but felt it was a little underwhelming for some reason, not really sure why. Suggested if you read the Night Angel trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Placencia | 2/4/2014

    " Another great Night Angel book. Not as good as the series, but pretty damn good. What I'd really love to see is a book that takes place in the great battle we catch small hints about in every Night Angel book. I want to see the rise and fall of Jorsin, Ezra, and Acaleus. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don | 2/2/2014

    " I love Durzo Blint; great little story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 1/29/2014

    " Short, entertaining, nothing spectacular, but a nice post Night Angel treat. We get a little more Durzo history / back story, see a little more of what makes him tick. I'd love to see more.. Like a full on prequel of his early history.. But for now this was a nice Night Angel fix. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary Thompson | 1/24/2014

    " Was a good short story and filled in some gaps in the series. Enjoyed the point of view of Durzo for once, getting a feel for his character through his own eyes. I will always want more from the series, but I wouldn't want the series touched again encase the author goes too far. Fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly | 1/20/2014

    " i wish it had gone further back... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 stephanie . | 1/4/2014

    " quickie "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruhegeist | 12/26/2013

    " needed to be longer and more fleshed out. for a $3 ebook, it deserves at least a 3 star rating but after reading the author's books, I really wanted more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay Ditto | 12/4/2013

    " It was short added info we didn't know I just wanted more. This should or could of been a full blown book like the hobbit to the lord of the rings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten Bailey | 11/8/2013

    " A nice bit of background info on Durzo. Got a little confusing in places as it jumped around in time. Not really long enough to be really satisfying, but enjoyable nonetheless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 B | 11/4/2013

    " Ridiculously annoying teenage boy's fantasy, and no sign of Momma K's sister anywhere. Huge disappointment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seb | 10/28/2013

    " What can I say? Durzo Blint. He's amazing. My favourite character. And a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 10/7/2013

    " I LOVE the Night Angel world. I so wish this had been longer. It was nice to revisit Durzo Blint before he WAS Durzo Blint. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vj Parker | 3/24/2013

    " Well done, the writing is smooth and exciting, never felt disappointed, the twists are what i had expected, a captivating acheivement "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Char | 2/20/2013

    " This was good, but only as an "Oh, cool" to those who read the original series. It didn't grab me the way the trilogy did. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dave | 2/5/2013

    " Yawn... nothing really new here... Weeks just picks up his tired plot and transports it into a prequel with the same cookie-cutter recipe of sex, murder, sex, murder... yaddah, yaddah, yaddah... I'm done with Weeks' Night Angel stories and probably won't bother with any other stories of his. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Templeman | 12/27/2012

    " Great addition to the Night Angel trilogy adding more back story and insight into Durzo's character. Really hope Weeks decides to make more books in this universe and spin it into a full fledged series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 12/26/2012

    " Nice little Durzo Blint origin story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Stotts | 11/12/2012

    " Fantastic. This is a wonderful continuation of the Night Angel series. Weeks is in top form. It may be a novella, but is densely packed with action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 7/24/2012

    " While I wasn't fond of the change of writing style (3rd person to 1st person), it was an overall very enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry Pinkard | 6/9/2012

    " Short, but an entertaining read. Found myself wanting more when I reached the last page, hopefully Mr. Weeks will provide. Definately worth picking up for fans of the Night Angel Trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Constance Burris | 2/7/2012

    " Beautifully paced. Great action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 1/4/2012

    " Ah, it was nice to get some back story on Durzo Blint, but I really felt unsatisfied by this short prequel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 10/31/2011

    " a little disappointed with this one. took a while to get anywhere and then finished. one good plot point relevant for the other books so worth a read for that alone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luis Caraballo | 10/7/2011

    " Only 4 stars because I wish it was longer. Durzo Blint is just a badass. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kurtis Smith | 10/6/2011

    " Great novella but my lack of rating was selfishness determined on the lack of satiety. Upgrade to a novel on you have yourself a four star piece of literature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew Parks | 7/10/2011

    " I like how Brent Weeks capped off this series, it was entertaining and kept me engaged until the end. I think there are a few weak points in the plot that spoiled it a bit for me, but I still really liked the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 6/27/2011

    " An excellent novella that details some of Durzo Blint's past, as well as touching on a couple of notable characters from the main story arc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tentsie | 6/16/2011

    " Not as well written as his other ones. Nice to have the backstory, but I didn't adore it as much as the Night Angel Trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sami | 6/13/2011

    " I am so glad Brent decided to make Durzo's tale a novella instead of a full length novel; it could have been long and drawn out.

    Mr. Weeks, well done. I would love to see more shorts in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luis | 6/10/2011

    " Only 4 stars because I wish it was longer. Durzo Blint is just a badass. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 6/9/2011

    " Very nice short story. It gave some very neat details about Durzo Blint's past. I just wish it was longer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 6/3/2011

    " It was short added info we didn't know I just wanted more. This should or could of been a full blown book like the hobbit to the lord of the rings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 6/2/2011

    " This book was awesome and yet it was a tease from Brent Weeks to keep us waiting for the next night angel book. I might have to do a re read soon! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glenn | 6/2/2011

    " Novella? More like "short story." standard for Weeks, but absolutely unintelligible if you haven't read his night angel trilogy already. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 6/2/2011

    " Definitely what I needed to read right now. I was missing the Night Angel Trilogy a lot. It was very interesting. Make sure you read the NAT before, though. You won't get all of it. I loved reading it and feeling like I knew so much information. I was in. Great job, Brent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 6/1/2011

    " Short, but fun. Tells some more of Durzo Blint's story, which made me want to reread the original trilogy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 6/1/2011

    " Fantastic. This is a wonderful continuation of the Night Angel series. Weeks is in top form. It may be a novella, but is densely packed with action. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruhegeist | 6/1/2011

    " needed to be longer and more fleshed out. for a $3 ebook, it deserves at least a 3 star rating but after reading the author's books, I really wanted more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 5/14/2011

    " Disappointed - not as good as his novels by a long shot. It was just sort of aimless and I didn't like the first person. "

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About the Author
Author Brent Weeks

Brent Weeks was born and raised in Montana. He is the New York Times bestselling author of the Night Angel trilogy and the Lightbringer series, among others. He lives in Oregon with his wife. 

About the Narrator

James Langton trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, he has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestsellers The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro, The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield, and The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002. He was born in York, England, and is now based in New York City.