Review: The Way of Shadows (Night Angel #1)

The Way of Shadows - Brent Weeks

I don't often hand out 1-star ratings, but this book really deserves it.

What I was expecting:
Something along the line of Glen Cook's Black Company trilogy.

What I got:
A juvenile story that's trying really hard (and failing) to be contemporary grown-up fantasy.

A reviewer on here somewhere said it's a teenage boy's wet dream (pun intended?), and I completely agree with this assessment.

This book was recommended to me when I was browsing the fantasy shelves at a bookstore, and this is the last time I take a recommendation from a total stranger who just happened to be browsing and/or reshelving the same section I was browsing through.

Looking back, I should have just gone with my gut instinct and picked Joe Abercrombie's First Law trilogy.