Perfect Shadows Review
Author: Brent Weeks
Series: Night Angel #0.5
Publication Date: 07 November 2017
Source: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Rating: 3 Stars
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.
Overall, I really enjoyed this short novella. Whilst I do believe that it would probably be best to read this after the first book, I found myself intrigued by the magic system and the roll that the main character in this novella plays in the series. The writing was descriptive but not heavy. The jumping back and forth between certain events did, however, confuse me on the odd occasion especially when the author was introducing a new event. But with that being said, I will definitely be picking up the first book in the series as soon as I am able! Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for providing me with a copy of this novella. Please note that this does not affect my opinions in any way. All thoughts are my own.