Taltos (Vlad Taltos, #4)

Taltos (Vlad Taltos, #4) Journey To The Land Of The Dead All Expenses Paid Not My Idea Of An Ideal Vacation, But This Was Work After All, Even An Assassin Has To Earn A Living The Trouble Is, Everyone Knows That A Living Human Cannot Walk The Paths Of The Dead, And Return, Alive, To The Land Of Men But Being An Easterner Is Not Exactly Like Being Human, By Dragaeran Standards Anyway Thus, The Rule Doesn T Apply To Me I Hope. 3.5 starsAnother prequel, as we learn both how Vlad came to the be ruthless assassin that he is and how he got involved in survived one of his old war stories Brust must not have figured out yet how to move on after book 3, in which Vlad and his wife, Cawti, find themselves in conflict over a resistance movement A return to the past gives us the old Vladimir, who is cheerfully amoral and who only experiences twinges of conscience from time to time The wise cracking Loiosh his familiar, a fly 3.5 starsAnother prequel, as we learn both how Vlad came to the be ruthless assassin that he is and how he got involved in survived one of his old war stories Brust must not have figured out yet how to move on after book 3, in which Vlad and his wife, Cawti, find themselves in conflict over a resistance movement A return to the past gives us the old Vladimir, who is cheerfully amoral and who only experiences twinges of conscience from time to time The wise cracking Loiosh his familiar, a flying lizard provides some comic relief, as do Vlad s wry comments I am sure that Brust must have been familiar with Harry Harrison s Stainless Steel Rat series he created another charismatic criminal in Vlad, though maybe not quite so conscience free as Slippery Jim DiGriz Giving Vlad magical talents was an inspired addition.Because there are two stories involved, there is a fair bit of shifting back and forth between the two
With Vallista coming out soon, and having finished listening to the Vorkosigan Saga from beginning to end, I decided listening to Brust s Vlad Taltos books would be a great idea But I ve read most of them multiple times, sowhy not take advantage of this opportunity to read them in internal chronological order So my husband and I started with Taltos The earliest segment is actually the prologue to Jhereg, but we decided not to break down the books piecemeal It is the weirdest experience r With Vallista coming out soon, and having finished listening to the Vorkosigan Saga from beginning to end, I decided listening to Brust s Vlad Taltos books would be a great idea But I ve read most of them multiple times, sowhy not take advantage of this opportunity to read them in internal chronological order So my husband and I started with Taltos The earliest segment is actually the prologue to Jhereg,
This is actually a solid 3.5 stars What do you call a prequel of a prequel We re heading into Vlad s personal past again, but this time only a few years after his days as a tavern owner.The story is the most straightforward with the least digressions of any of Brust s novels I ve read, except during the last third of the novel when I was forced to shift back and forth between current action and flashback regularly Both s
3.5 Excellent audio.Taltos is the fourth novel in Steven Brust s series about Vlad Taltos, a human crime boss in the fantasy world of Dragaera, where humans are short of stature and lifespan compared to the species that rule the world Taltos is actually a prequel to the previous novels Jhereg, Yendi, Teckla in which Vlad tells us about an incident that happened years ago while he was solidifying his reputation as a new crime lord One of his lackeys tried to cheat him, so Vlad went after him 3.5 Excellent audio.Taltos is the fourth novel in Steven Brust s series about Vlad Taltos, a human crime boss in the fantasy world of Dragaera, where humans are short of stature and lifespan compared to the species that rule the world Taltos is actually a prequel to the previous novels Jhereg,
I absolutely love this series Can t recommend enough If you haven t read it, and are a fan of fantasy, do yourself a favor and start it My favorite Vlad Taltos book so far It was made muchinteresting to go back and visit the start of Vlad s career after getting to know him in his full power in the first three books. I read this immediately after Jhereg since I didn t have book 2 available at the time, and it s chronologically the earliest book in the series Unfortunately it was a much weaker book for a few reasons.First, it s a prequel, which isn t always a bad thing, but it seems to exist only to explain how Vlad becomes friends with some of his cohorts from the first book, unless there were some other important revelations I missed by reading it out of order.Second, there are two different prequel storie I read this immediately after Jhereg since I didn t have book 2 available at the time, and it s chronologically the earliest book in the series Unfortunately it was a much weaker book for a few reasons.First, it s a prequel, which isn t always a bad thing, but it seems to exist only to explain how Vlad becomes friends with some of his cohorts from the first book, unless there were some other important revelations I missed by reading it out of order.Second, there are two different prequel stories being told, from different parts of Vlad s life, and these are split up by switching back and forth between timelines every few paragraphs I have seen this done well when split by chapters but this rapid shifting is pretty jarring, especially once I switched to the audiobook And we re given snippets of a third timeline at the beginning of each chapter, which eventually reveal themselves to be part of the end of one of the main timeline
Compared to the previous book, this one is awesome It s the funniest so far, very witty and gives us a lot of insight on how the Vlad we know actually came to be It s a solid 4 for me, would ve been a 4.5, but the paragraphs at the beginning of every chapter were kinda annoying for me. Dans ce quatri me tome, Brust s amuse nouveau remonter dans la vie de Vald tatlos, pour nous faire d couvrir comment il est devenu l ami de puissants Morrolan, Sethra Lavode et Aliera , et ce avec un style incroyable qui me rappelle certaines des folies de Iain M Banks.Oh, bien s r, l histoire peut parra tre un peu simple Vald Tatlos, qui d bute dans le m tier de parrain de la mafia, doit assassiner l un de ses sbires qui est parti avec la caisse Seulement, ce sbire est parti en un lieu Dans ce quatri me tome, Brust s amuse nouveau remonter dans la vie de Vald tatlos, pour nous faire d couvrir comment il est devenu l ami de puissants Morrolan, Sethra Lavode et Aliera , et ce avec un style incroyable qui me rappelle certaines des folies de Iain M Banks.Oh, bien s r, l histoire peut parra tre un peu simple Vald Tatlos, qui d bute dans le m tier de parrain de la mafia, doit assassiner l un de ses sbires qui est parti avec la caisse Seulement, ce sbire est parti en un lieu r put dangereux ce qui ne suffit bien entendu pas arr ter notre assassin , et emm nera Vlad sur les chemins des morts.Je l ai d ja dit, et je le r p te, ce roman est formidablemen
The book follows three timelines that intertwine until they merge by the end of the book The first opens each chapter and involves a step in the spell making process, though you do not know what Vlad intends for the spell to do The second and third timelines switch between Vlad s initial steps in becoming an assassin and a minor power within the Jhereg and

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  • Paperback
  • 181 pages
  • Taltos (Vlad Taltos, #4)
  • Steven Brust
  • English
  • 14 March 2018
  • 0441182003