Jhereg (Vlad Taltos, #1)

Jhereg (Vlad Taltos, #1) Vlad Taltos Ist Ein Hexer, Freiberuflicher Attent Ter, Lebt Als Ostl Nder Also Mensch Unter Dragaeranern Und Nennt Einen Reptilischen Vertrauten Mit Beissendem Humor Sein Eigen Und Er Ist In Schwierigkeiten, Denn Er Muss Einen Krieg Verhindern, In Dem Sich Seine Besten Freunde Und Daneben Auch Die Gro En Familien Von Dragaera Gegenseitig Ausl Schen W RdenThe First To Be Published, This Is Actually The Fourth Novel In The Timeline Of The VLAD TALTOS Series The Books Recount The Adventures Of The Wisecracking Hired Killer Vlad, A Human On A Planet Mainly Inhabited By The Long Lived, Extremely Tall Sorcerers Known As The Dragaerans One Of The Most Powerful Bosses In The Jhereg Dragaera S Premier Criminal Organization Hires Vlad, One Of Their Guild Members, To Assassinate Mellar, Who Stole Millions From The Jhereg Leadership And Fled Unfortunately, This Thief Turns Out To Be Protected In A Way That Makes It Difficult For Vlad To Do His Job Without Gaining The Permanent Enmity Of A Friend The Reader Also Learns About Vlad S Past In This, And In Other, Lives. Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths I read this novel when it was initially published in the mid 80s It was a favorite of mine at the time, and I have always recalled it fondly However, after completing a re read, it has become painfully obvious that the enjoyment I received from this book must have been one of those teenage fads becauseit has disappeared right along with my desire to keep solving a Rubik s Cube.The tour guide in Jhereg is Vlad Taltos The world he guides us through is Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths I read this novel when it was initially published in the mid 80s It was a favorite of mine at the time, and I have always recalled it fondly However, after completing a re read, it has become painfully obvious that the enjoyment I received from this book must have been one of those teenage fads becauseit has disappeared right along with my desire to keep solving a Rubik s Cube.The tour guide in Jhereg is Vlad Taltos The world he guides us through is a standard one from 80s fantasy Here a huge Empire controls most of the world, inhabited and ruled by the Dragaerans, who are basically LoTR like elves Indeed, the few humans in this world often refer to the Dragaerans as elves, though to confuse the reader a bit the author has the Dragaerans refer to themselves as human Other than this one quirk, there is nothing to set it apart from other fantasy worlds from this period of the 80s.Vlad is one of the human minority of the Dragaeran Empire, labeled by his elvish
Ehr Mah Gerd Vlad Taltos Oh what s that Is that a badass name for a badass main character Why yes, yes it is Look at that name Look at it. It fits him perfectly Clear Concise Ominous You know your MC is a badass when he s in the middle of an internal monologue and subtly lets slip that he s been view spoiler killed and resurrected hide spoiler before and then just keeps on talking like it s no big deal I was all La la la, this story is neato but then Wait Wut I had to Ehr Mah Gerd Vlad Taltos Oh what s that Is that a badass name for a badass main character Why yes, yes it is Look at that name Look at it. It fits him perfectly Clear Concise Ominous You know your MC is a badass when he s in the middle of an internal monologue and subtly lets slip that he s been view spoiler killed and resurrected hide spoiler before and then just keeps on talking like it s no big deal I was all La la la, this story is neato but then Wait Wut I had to go back
Immediate ReactionThis was a blast A little fantasy noir fun for anyone who likes bad men behaving with honour Vlad Taltos is an anti hero extraordinaire, and all the minor characters and relationships he s surrounded with are equally cool LaterThis is only the second book I ve read by Steven Brust, and the first I ve read that he wrote alone I read his collaboration with Emma Bull, Freedom and Necessity a couple of months ago, and loved their book so much I knew I had to hunt down their Immediate ReactionThis was a blast A little fantasy noir fun for anyone who likes bad men behaving with honour Vlad Taltos is an anti hero extraordinaire, and all the minor characters and relationships he s surrounded with are equally cool LaterThis is only the second book I ve read by Steven Brust, and the first I ve read that he wrote alone I read his collaboration with Emma Bull, Freedom and Necessity a couple of months ago, and loved their book so much I knew I had to hunt down their other works and give them a go What Jhereg delivered was totally unexpected.F and N was a beautiful literary work that obviously suffers in its readership by being written by a pair of Sci Fi Fantasy authors And I expectedof the same with Jhereg But there is little
Satisfyingly good The kind of good that makes you anxious to get to the next book The kind of good that makes you glad there are over ten books in the series The kind of good that makes me not care about book orders Maybe it s a good thing these books are written out of order is a thing I never thought I d say But I have a good feeling about Steven Brust and I trust he ll deliver It s been awhile since high fantasy has been this good for me, and it s been even longer since I liked a POV Satisfyingly good The kind of good that makes you anxious to get to the next book The kind of good that makes you glad there are over ten books in the series The kind of good that makes me not care about book orders Maybe it s a good thing these books are written out of order is a thing I never thought I d say But I have a good feeling about Steven Brust and I trust he ll deliver It s been awhile since high fantasy has been this good for me, and it s been even longer since I liked a POV main character in high fantasy enough to know that I ll like whatever trials and tribulations he s put through And I like Vlad Taltos Thus far, he s already shown himself to be a multi
Iorich sent me down the path of re reading the Taltos series While Iorich was enjoyable and engrossing, memories sent me back to the inaugural Vlad Sophisticated writing, interesting characters and one seriously convoluted plot It s interesting, because this is the fourth book in the timeline of the series and Vlad s history, but actually the first published echoes of Lucas I d recommend reading Jhereg first, as it s told in a largely linear fashion with only a few flashbacks, and as such Iorich sent me down the path of re reading the Taltos series While Iorich was enjoyable and engrossing, memories sent me back to the inaugural Vlad Sophisticated writing, interesting characters and one seriously convoluted plot It s interesting, because this is the fourth book in the timeline of the series and Vlad s history, but actually the first published echoes of Lucas I d recommend reading Jhereg first, as it s told in a largely linear fashion with only a few flashbacks, and as such is a decent introduction to the world s political and social structure As the series continues, Brust starts playing in interesting wa
While there was nothing absolutely mind blowing about the plot or the fantasy, the one thing that really stood out in this book was the fantastic writing.It was absolutely some of the easiest reading I ve had for an obviously detailed and fleshed out world full of lots of magic, interesting races, very long lived people, and dragons It flew by so quickly and easily, I was rather surprised at how much info dump never came across as info dump I learned so much about the world, naturally, that I While there was nothing absolutely mind blowing about the plot or the fantasy, the one thing that really stood out in this book was the fantastic writing.It was absolutely some of the easiest reading I ve had for an obviously detailed and fleshed out world full of lots of magic, interesting races, very long lived people, and dragons It flew by so quickly a
5.0 stars The Vlad Taltos series is one thst I strongly recommend to anyone who likes good fantasy I would classify it as noir fantasy with a good sense of humor Great world building, great characters and well written, tight plots that
Re read 9 18 17, as audiobook The year I was thirteen, I read and re read obsessively the same, perhaps, thirty books Keep in mind I had almost nothing but free time and I read three to four books a day That is a lot of times to re read anything I ve since learned that this is not an uncommon phenomenon among children and young teens, and it does not indicate any problems with their overall reading habit For me, it
This is a very well written book with nice action and magic A sort of cheeky modern story in a fantasy world It s just not my particular cup of tea I refuse to look at what I said about this book the last time I read it for fear of influencing what I have to say this time around, but I will certainly do so once I have posted my thoughts.My thoughts total bafflement that my second time through Jhereg was like the first time through The only two things I remembered about the story were Vlad Taltos, our first person narrating criminal mastermind assassin and his Lockheed like dragon, Loiosh O

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  • Jhereg (Vlad Taltos, #1)
  • Steven Brust
  • German
  • 09 July 2019
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