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24th Jul '16 5:38:43 AM eroock
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->''Assassins have targets. Wetboys have deaders.[...]Once you've accepted the contract, whatever's left of the deader's life is just a formality.''
->- '''Durzo Blint'''

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->''Assassins ->''"Assassins have targets. Wetboys have deaders. [...]Once ] Once you've accepted the contract, whatever's left of the deader's life is just a formality.''
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'''Durzo Blint'''
24th Jul '16 5:38:20 AM eroock
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'''The Night Angel Trilogy''' is a fantasy novel series Brent Weeks; who is currently writing Literature/TheLightbringerSeries. It's about a boy (who ends up with the name Kylar, although that's not his only one) from the slums who becomes apprentice to a famed wetboy, assassins with magical talents, and who inherits a magical artifact which gives him all manner of supernatural powers (and makes him effectively immortal). Lots of politics, war, and evil megalomaniacs. Major subjects include Kylar's feelings about his job (is it something that's necessary, or is it an evil that he should walk away from?), his love triangle, and the fact that bad things happen to good people (in these books, quite frequently.)

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'''The ''The Night Angel Trilogy''' Trilogy'' is a fantasy novel series Brent Weeks; who is currently writing Literature/TheLightbringerSeries. It's about a boy (who ends up with the name Kylar, although that's not his only one) from the slums who becomes apprentice to a famed wetboy, assassins with magical talents, and who inherits a magical artifact which gives him all manner of supernatural powers (and makes him effectively immortal). Lots of politics, war, and evil megalomaniacs. Major subjects include Kylar's feelings about his job (is it something that's necessary, or is it an evil that he should walk away from?), his love triangle, and the fact that bad things happen to good people (in these books, quite frequently.)
4th Jun '16 1:01:38 AM LordoftheNight
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** A brief audio released by Brent Weeks on his blog set after the trilogy has ended shows [[spoiler: Kylar is already after Jadwin and openly admits she is going to ''suffer'' for what she did to Serah, Mags and of Ursuul's victims.]] AFateWorseThanDeath is coming.
16th Mar '16 11:24:02 AM zeroblade386
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** [[spoiler: Logan. His childhood love has boinked just about every boy their age, his family is slaughtered, his best friends were a spy for the underworld and one of the boys boinking his childhood love, his mentor was really a spy for a group of mages, he is forced to become prince against his will and enter a loveless marriage, his wife is murdered in front of them DURING their wedding night, and he is forced to leap into what is basically Hell Itself to survive. And that was just the first book... Justified since he ends up having the one truly happy ending (reunited with his wife and best friend, and destined to be a good King)]]

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** [[spoiler: Logan. His childhood love has boinked screwed just about every boy their age, his family is slaughtered, his best friends were a spy for the underworld and one of the boys boinking screwing his childhood love, his mentor was really a spy for a group of mages, he is forced to become prince against his will and enter a loveless marriage, his wife is murdered in front of them DURING their wedding night, and he is forced to leap into what is basically Hell Itself to survive. And that was just the first book... Justified since he ends up having the one truly happy ending (reunited with his wife and best friend, and destined to be a good King)]]
17th Jan '16 4:31:30 PM hellokkiten
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* ClusterFBomb: Aleine Gunder IX. Played for laughs. Poor Aleine or Niner as he is not so lovingly called by just about everyone, swears all the time. He can actually be quite creative there's only one problem, the only swear he knows is the word shit. Due to this fact, and his childish nature he is prone to rant for several minutes. This is so much the case that when he starts cursing everyone in earshot just tunes him out. It doesn't help much that he's the king and therefore no one will swear in front of him. Then along comes resident badass Durzo. It wasn't until after Niner saw the looks on his guards faces that he realized he'd been insulted.

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* ClusterFBomb: Aleine Gunder IX. Played for laughs. Poor Aleine or (or Niner as he is not so lovingly not-so-lovingly called by just about everyone, everyone) swears all the time. He can actually be quite creative there's only one problem, the only swear he knows is the word shit. Due to this fact, and his childish nature he is prone to rant for several minutes. This is so much the case that when he starts cursing everyone in earshot just tunes him out. It doesn't help much that he's the king and therefore no one will swear in front of him. Then along comes resident badass Durzo. It wasn't until after Niner saw the looks on his guards faces that he realized he'd been insulted.
28th Aug '15 8:40:56 AM Mad_Spy
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* ScarsAreForever: Durzo is described as having divits in his face from some sort of poison. [[spoiler: Elene's face is covered with scars from the beating given to her as Doll Girl by Rat. Speaking of Rat/Roth, Azoth cut off his ear and left him to drown. He was saved by a Vurdmeister, who partly ''melted'' his remaining ear as punishment for nearly dying.]]

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* ScarsAreForever: Durzo is described as having divits divots in his face from some sort of poison. [[spoiler: Elene's face is covered with scars from the beating given to her as Doll Girl by Rat. Speaking of Rat/Roth, Azoth cut off his ear and left him to drown. He was saved by a Vurdmeister, who partly ''melted'' his remaining ear as punishment for nearly dying.]]
28th Aug '15 8:02:49 AM Mad_Spy
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** This is more a subversion of the trope as Kylar chooses Elene over Vi repeatedly in the third book (even engaging in nightly sex and a secret marriage with Elene while still magically ringed to his "wife" Vi) and its clearly shown during a magical earring induced dream that his feelings for Vi were more superficial, based mostly on his attraction to her body as opposed to any real romantic love. In this light any potential pairing with Vi at the end is less out of any romantic feelings and more out of a desire to seek the comfort of a friend.

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** This is more a subversion of the trope as Kylar chooses Elene over Vi repeatedly in the third book (even engaging in nightly sex and a secret marriage with Elene while still magically ringed to his "wife" Vi) and its it's clearly shown during a magical earring induced dream that his feelings for Vi were more superficial, based mostly on his attraction to her body as opposed to any real romantic love. In this light any potential pairing with Vi at the end is less out of any romantic feelings and more out of a desire to seek the comfort of a friend.



** Khalidor, to the North, is several magnitudes worse, a ReligionOfEvil- Magocracy / Theocracy literally built on suffering and war, where the GodEmperor is ''always'' a prolific serial torture-rapist-killer, and above him the GodOfEvil who controls the [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide highly addictive]] and [[TheCorruption corrupting]] BlackMagic that makes the country one of the most powerful and expansionist natons on the continent. Misogny is hardwired into the culture to the point where sexual slavery is the closest they have to marriage, and ''not'' beating and raping your sex-slave daily is practically revolutionary. God-Kings are chosen from a batch of the predecessors (male) bastard kids by his savagely abused concubines, who are "trained" on a diet of rape, torture and murder (the female bastards, their half-sisters, amongst the victims) and encouraged to plot and scheme against each other (to the point of murder, if they can get away with it). This has all been going on since the dynasty was founded centuries ago by a man one contemporary explicitly referred to as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Dark Lord]], and its armies include a range of monsters and, in a pinch, demons, all of which require multiple ritual human sacrifices to create or summon for battle.

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** Khalidor, to the North, is several magnitudes worse, a ReligionOfEvil- Magocracy / Theocracy literally built on suffering and war, where the GodEmperor is ''always'' a prolific serial torture-rapist-killer, and above him the GodOfEvil who controls the [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide highly addictive]] and [[TheCorruption corrupting]] BlackMagic that makes the country one of the most powerful and expansionist natons nations on the continent. Misogny is hardwired into the culture to the point where sexual slavery is the closest they have to marriage, and ''not'' beating and raping your sex-slave daily is practically revolutionary. God-Kings are chosen from a batch of the predecessors (male) bastard kids by his savagely abused concubines, who are "trained" on a diet of rape, torture and murder (the female bastards, their half-sisters, amongst the victims) and encouraged to plot and scheme against each other (to the point of murder, if they can get away with it). This has all been going on since the dynasty was founded centuries ago by a man one contemporary explicitly referred to as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Dark Lord]], and its armies include a range of monsters and, in a pinch, demons, all of which require multiple ritual human sacrifices to create or summon for battle.
28th Aug '15 8:00:04 AM Mad_Spy
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** Lantano Garuwashi : Another BadAssNormal A exceptional swordsman about on Par with Durzo and without the use of any magical power. He's killed about 80 people in 1-on-1 duels.

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** Lantano Garuwashi : Another BadAssNormal A exceptional swordsman about on Par par with Durzo and without the use of any magical power. He's killed about 80 people in 1-on-1 duels.



--> "I am Sa'kagé, a lord of shadows. I claim the shadows that the Shadow may not. I am the strong arm of deliverance. I am Shadowstrider. I am the Scales of Justive. I am He-Who-Guards-Unseen. I am Shadowslayer. I am Nameless. The ''coranti'' shall not go unpunished. My way is hard, but I serve unbroken. In ignobility, nobility. In shame, honor. In darkness, light. I will do justice and love mercy. Until the king returns, I shall not lay my burden down."

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--> "I am Sa'kagé, a lord of shadows. I claim the shadows that the Shadow may not. I am the strong arm of deliverance. I am Shadowstrider. I am the Scales of Justive.Justice. I am He-Who-Guards-Unseen. I am Shadowslayer. I am Nameless. The ''coranti'' shall not go unpunished. My way is hard, but I serve unbroken. In ignobility, nobility. In shame, honor. In darkness, light. I will do justice and love mercy. Until the king returns, I shall not lay my burden down."
15th Jun '15 8:42:48 PM thegoodsamaritan
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Two in the same scene, no less: [[spoiler: Kylar gets his upon being told the price of his immortality is his loved ones' lives, and The Wolf gets his upon realizing that no, Kylar ''didn't'' know the price, he's been a dick to Kylar for nothing, and the next victim of Kylar's immortality is his one true love.]] No one gets out of the conversation unscathed.
13th May '15 9:40:28 AM CorbenCypher72
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** There are at least two outright quotations from Literature/TheBible. Elene says the God's blessings are 'new every morning' (Lamentations 3:23, best known from the hymn 'The Steadfast Love of the Lord Never Ceases') and when Dorian wrestles with his conscience over [[spoiler:whether to tell Jenine that Logan lives]], the voice of God quotes Jeremiah 29:11 to him ("I know the plans I have for you"). For what its worth, Brent Weeks is an atheist-turned- Christian (though the story never becomes an AuthorTract).

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** There are at least two outright quotations from Literature/TheBible. Elene says the God's blessings are 'new every morning' (Lamentations 3:23, best known from the hymn 'The Steadfast Love of the Lord Never Ceases') and when Dorian wrestles with his conscience over [[spoiler:whether to tell Jenine that Logan lives]], the voice of God quotes Jeremiah 29:11 to him ("I know the plans I have for you"). For what its worth, Brent Weeks is an atheist-turned- Christian (though the story never becomes an AuthorTract).
** Count Drake also outright quotes Saint Francis of Assisi, saying, "A saint once said, 'Preach at all times. When necessary, use words.'"
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