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Discover the origins of Durzo Blint in this original novella set in the world of Brent Weeks' New York Times bestselling Night Angel trilogy.

"I got a bit of prophecy," the old assassin said. "Not enough to be useful, you know. Just glimpses. My wife dead, things like that to keep me up late at night. I had this vision that I was going to be killed by forty men, all at once. But now that you're here, I see they're all you. Durzo Blint."

Durzo Blint? Gaelan had never even heard the name.

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.

Word count: ~17,000

Night Angel
The Way of Shadows
Shadow's Edge
Beyond the Shadows

Night Angel: The Complete Trilogy (omnibus)
Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella (e-only)
The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel

For more from Brent Weeks, check out:

The Black Prism
The Blinding Knife
The Broken Eye
The Blood Mirror

Book Reviews

Perfect Shadow
Average rating
4.4 / 5
Durzo is a gold mine of stories.
September 17th, 2015
I loved it and I'm probably going to read it over and over again. Getting glimpses of Durzo's past is just such a treat, it's a shame that this isn't longer.
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1 review
February 19th, 2015
Brent weeks lived up to my expectations in this prequel. I loved every minute of this book. His characters are always so colorful and detailed
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1 review
Durzo Flint
June 9th, 2014
This was literary a Durzo tale. Not so much a Gaelan Starfire
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1 review
An action packed quick romp
May 21st, 2014
Great read, first story I have read from Weeks but has me intrigued for more
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1 review
Awsome Author!!!!!!
April 24th, 2014
I love these books. Brent weeks u r an amazing author I recomend your books to everyone I can!
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1 review
January 21st, 2014
An excellent supplement to the Night Angel trilogy. If you like that series, you'll love this.
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1 review
Great Book
December 31st, 2013
Love the book love the series love the author definitely recommended.
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1 review
Perfect shadow
December 29th, 2013
Very good book, compliments the night angel series very well.
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1 review
Another Successful Weeks
December 11th, 2013
Good taste of the series after it sadly ended.
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1 review
Short story about Durzo Blint
November 23rd, 2013
Great short story giving new incites into the history of Durzo Blint and some of the names he had prior to becoming him.
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Perfect Shadow
November 3rd, 2013
Loved the novella, looking forward to reading the series.
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1 review
Durzo goodness!
June 27th, 2013
A very interesting story about Durzo Blint becoming a wetboy. Definitely recommended for fans of the Night Angel trilogy.
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1 review
Good read
April 4th, 2013
Its a good back story to a beloved character.
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