Issola (Vlad Taltos, #9)

Issola (Vlad Taltos, #9)Okay, So Maybe I Ve Been Living In The Woods Too Long, Where You Can T Even Get A Decent Cup Of Klava First Thing In The Morning So Who Should Turn Up But Lady Teldra, The Courtly Servant Of My Old Friend The Dragonlord Morrolan Teldra Wants My Help, Because Morrolan And Aliera Have Disappeared, And According To Sethra Lavode, It Looks Like They May Be In The Hands Of The Jenoine Do I Want To Mess With Them The Guys Who Made This Place And I Thought I Had Problems BeforeOh Well, What S A Little Cosmic Battle With Beings Who Control Time And Space It S Better Than Hunkering Down In The Woods Without Even So Much As A Drinkable Cup Of Klava. I didn t expect this book to go where it went Seriously Wow.It takes place as the latest, chronologically, with Vlad in the wilds in exile, but it just goes to show, you never know where you ll wind up Do you think he s going home hahahahaha wow.As fantasy, we get to join in a war between gods, but as science fiction, I ve just been titillated about the deep SFal past in this book than all the rest, combined I mean, there s tons of reveals here and none of them are enough to satisfy me I d be perfectly content to read 400 500 pages of straight exposition on this Seriously But no, we only get concise and quick reveals that only make me ask questions and get even impressed with the world building even as we get to dive into a much, much larger conflict with nothing but guts, magic, and the beginnings of a legendary weapon Note that the legendary is only partially complete Even the gods and the demigods and the necromancers and the demon gods and the Others don t know e
REREAD SEPT 2014 Not much to add to the below The scaling issue remains a major problem, but it s partially made up for by getting to know Lady Teldra better Original review Aug 2006 Overall 3 5Story 3 5 Re Readability 4 5Characters 4 5One of bits of coolness about Brust s Vlad tales is the extensive and intriguing backstory that he weaves in and out of the tales often, it seems, by hints than fully developed concepts The problem with that is, sooner or later, you have to pay the hints off, and that s what this tale is a payoff of various bits and pieces that Brust has discussed regarding the gods, the Jenoine, and the origins of Dragaera.And the problem with that It s all way out of scale for Vlad Taltos, the erstwhile assassin, who s been most worried about his safety, the Organization on his tail, and his evolving personal code of morality Within the bounds of a witchcraft and sorcery and elves, Brust s best stories are witty noir.This isn t Instead, Vlad, though pulled into the story to help his friends, is out of his depth most of the time, present as a narrator to events and conversationlist with the High and Mighty That s entertaining enough, and the
I find that I ve already marked this book as read, when in fact I have not I must have been thinking of Athyra.At any rate, I found this volume to be Brust at his very best I read the book in the course of two days, completely clearing my schedule to ravenously consume it.The Vlad stories are among his finest, simply because Vlad and his pet jhereg Loiosh are such wonderful smartasses, and the pinch of sarcastic humor is exactly the seasoning a story of high magic and dark sorcery requires This one is even mature Vlad and the other staple characters are well realized, and that gives Brust the opportunity to explore relation
This was a pleasant read, and Vlad s narration is amusing, as always I enjoyed Vlad s odd partnership with Lady Teldra.But the story was just not my cup of tea It s too abstract an incomprehensible metaphysical contest involving the Great Weapons and the gods and the Jenoine, who are described as a vastly powerful race of extradimensional creatures.There has alwa
You learn a lot about two characters, and a bit about how to make Klava. This one was nearly perfect Can t wait for the next one. Great Still a lot of talking but at least we weren t jumping around in time too much Fun developments 3.5 stars I miss the days when I used to be nostalgic Vlad TaltosI ve been slightly disappointed with the last few novels in Steven Brust s VLAD TALTOS series, but with Issola, book 9, Brust returns to what I liked about the earlier books While I admired Brust s willingness to experiment with his world, his characters, and especially the narrative structure of his novels, I think he s best when the overall plot is moving forward and Vlad is using his assassin skills to solve mysteries and help his powerful Dragonlord friends.In Issola, we re back to a present timeline Vlad and Cawti are separated but Vlad is starting to recover from the funk he s been in for quite a while now He s been run out of his organization and is hiding
More Vlad This is an unusual Vlad book in how, well, usual it is That is, there s nothing weird going on structurally or plot wise it s a fairly straightforward quest story There s an ancient evil well, sort of , our hero sets off on a quest to do something about it well, sort of , and there s a massive bat
In trying to remember what I had and hadn t read in this series, I ended up re reading Issola I m not usually terribly enthused by the epic powerful heroes having epic powerful battles that shake the earth and shape history, striving against the gods, and that sort of Very Important Thing But when you have Vlad Taltos in the middle of things, the king of Getting By, Day to Day, and Where s My Coffee Klava, it brings a

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Issola (Vlad Taltos, #9)
  • Steven Brust
  • English
  • 24 June 2018
  • 9780312859275