Review of Hawk, by Steven Brust (over at SFSignal)
Posted November 18, 2014on:
I’m over at SFSignal today, reviewing Steven Brust’s newest Vlad Taltos novel, Hawk. This is the 14th book in the series, but a surprisingly good spot for new fans to jump right in. Still on the fence? Click here for a review I wrote a while back for The Book of Jhereg, which is comprised of the first 3 short novels of the series.
Even though Vlad spends most of the book saying “hello” to people, the entire novel has an undeniable underlying fatalism, an inescapable feeling that he’s really returned to Adrilankha to say “goodbye”. Vlad isn’t stupid. He knows there’s a chance he’s not going to make it to the end of the book. A really good chance.
Fatalism aside, Hawk allows me to say something I haven’t been able to say about this series in ages: For readers brand new to the Vlad Taltos series, this is an excellent place to jump right in and get a feel for Brust’s wry writing style, the way he does world building and characterization, and everyone’s favorite sarcastic semi-retired assassin, Vlad Taltos.
Read the rest of the review HERE.