Yendi (Vlad Taltos, #2)

Yendi (Vlad Taltos, #2) Vlad Taltos Tells The Story Of His Early Days In The House Jhereg, How He Found Himself In A Jhereg War, And How He Fell In Love With The Wonderful Woman, Cawti, Who Killed Him. Imagine The Godfather, but told from the perspective of a young snarky Vito Corleone who s all alone and setting out on his own He s fighting to make a name for himself as an assassin and mob boss in the Dragarean underworld He s got a small network of semi legitimate businesses and a corner of the city to himself He s trying to establish his territory while fighting off stronger, wealthier,experienced neighbors who are moving in on his turf He s fighting on multiple fronts, all the wh Imagine The Godfather, but told from the perspective of a young snarky Vito Corleone who s all alone and setting out on his own He s fighting to make a name for himself as an assassin and mob boss in the Dragarean underworld He s got a small network of semi legitimate businesses and a corner of the city to himself He s trying to establish his territory while fighting off stronger, wealthier,experienced neighbors who are moving in on his turf He s fighting on multiple fronts, all the while trying to stay on top of Dragarean politics.This book has a lot of things going on and the action nev
If I had to sum up the Vlad Taltos series in one word, it would be unconventional The writing voice is all over the place, flitting between past and present, from in the moment to addressing the reader directly It s as if Steven Brust took one look at the rules of writing and said, eff those, I m going to write however I please In my opinion, that s playing with fire, but some of the most poignant writers take those risks all the time I m a firm believer that you must know them well first If I had to sum up the Vlad Taltos series in one word, it would be unconventional The writing voice is all over the place, flitting between past and present, from in the moment to addressing the reader directly It s as if Steven Brust took one look at the rules
Damn I d written this nice little meta review about being a geek, and then some errant keystrokes backed me out of the review I was writing and everything disappeared I don t have it in me to rewrite at the moment, so here are some quick thoughts Vlad Taltos little gangster turf war is the best part of Yendi, and I hope that we get a littleof that as the series goes on, although I sense that he may be getting closer and closer to going legit ish, or at least becoming all political the Damn I d writ
I freely admit that I don t know whether this second book was written before or after the first s publication date, but it certainly falls five years before the main action of the previous novel.Why does this matter I don t mind having that tantalizing clue of having died years ago in the first novel being expanded into it s own interesting tale, but something has been itching under my skin as I read Yendi.It didn t feel as polished as the
4.5 to 5.0 stars The Jhereg series is one of those series that I love to come back too whenever I am in the mood for a good, fun read This is the second installment and I think it was as good as the first one I love the world that Brust has created and the main character Vlad Taltos is gr
I m rereading my Taltos books these days, and my reread of Yendi didn t do it any kindness It was an okay way to spend a few sleepless nights, but I very nearly set it down I suppose I kept going out of nostalgia, but it made me sad Now I knew, I know, going into these books that they are readable and fun, but they are also fairly light weight Yendi is too light weight, however Sure we get to see the coming together of Cawti and Vlad, but it didn t come anywhere near satisfying me this time I m rereading my Taltos books these days, and my reread of Yendi didn t do it any kindness It was an okay way to spend a few sleepless nights, but I very nearly set it down I suppose I kept going out of nostalgia, but it made me sad Now I knew, I know, going into these books that they are readable and fun, but they are also fairly light weight Yendi is too light weight, however Sure we get to see the coming together of Cawti and Vlad, but it didn t come anywhere near satisfying me this time, and it felt way too rushed Sure there was plenty of Loiosh and Vlad wit in their psionic conversations, but the banter has already entered the precious which is particularly annoying considering this is a prequel to Jhereg Sure there was lots of intrigue, but the intrigue w
3.5 stars. The thing I had forgotten about Yendi, in this most recent read via audio book, is how fundamentally straightforward it is Vlad, still new to controlling his territory, is challenged by someone who wants to destroy him that s the basic story It isn t until you get most of the way in that the depth of the plotting is revealed, and it becomes clear that only a Yendi, master of subtlety and complex machinations, could be behind it.I loved this book when I was young primarily for the romance betw The thing I had forgotten about Yendi, in this most recent read via audio book, is how fundamentally straightforward it is Vlad, still new to controlling his territory, is challenged by someone who wants to destroy him that s the basic story It isn t until you get most of the way in that the depth of the plotting is revealed, and it becomes clear that only a Yendi, master of subtlety and complex machinations, could be behind it.I loved this book when I was young primarily for the romance between Vlad and Cawti Having read Jhereg about a million times the year I was thirteen, I adored their relationship as a married c
Yendi is the 2nd installment in the Vlad Taltos series, and is actually a prequel to the first book It establishes some background how Vlad met Cawti she tried to kill him and how he built up his Jhereg territory There is also the obligatory political problem, which in this case was extremely convoluted.I do enjoy these booksthey are fast paced, and have action They aren t too long or convoluted.They are a great relaxing read For some reason, it took me a little bit to realize we had g Yendi is the 2nd installment i

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Yendi (Vlad Taltos, #2)
  • Steven Brust
  • English
  • 03 April 2017
  • 0441944604