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Phoenix Vlad Taltos #5 [Read] ➲ Phoenix Vlad Taltos #5 ➮ Steven Brust – Verra Vlad's patron goddess hires him to assassinate a king whose country lies outside the Dragaeran Empire resulting in increased tension between the two places Meanwhile the peasant Teckla and the h Verra Vlad's patron goddess hires him to assassinate a king whose country lies outside the Dragaeran Empire Phoenix Vlad PDF \ resulting in increased tension between the two places Meanwhile the peasant Teckla and the human Easterners persevere in their fight for civil rights As Vlad's wife Cawti is a firm partisan of the movement and Vlad is not their marriage continues to suffer causing Vlad to make some decisions that will change his life forever.

  • Paperback
  • 246 pages
  • Phoenix Vlad Taltos #5
  • Steven Brust
  • English
  • 03 October 2016
  • 9780441662258

About the Author: Steven Brust

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10 thoughts on “Phoenix Vlad Taltos #5

  1. Wanda Wanda says:

    The fifth book of the Vlad Taltos series and I feel like Brust has prepared the way to get back on track again Vlad is our friendly neighbourhood assassin and generally amusing snarky guy but he has been involved in Dragaeren politics for several books with he his wife Cawti on opposite sides of the divide It’s difficult to write humour for a character who is engaged in a struggling relationship and humour is the main attraction of this series in my opinionAnd now for something completely different—at book’s end we see a new Vlad emerging Has he really put his assassinating ways behind him? Or will he find that it’s a difficult profession to retire from? Are he his wife going to have to go their separate ways? How much longer will he have his beloved grandfather to lean on? I’m glad Brust didn’t write another preuel to avoid the issues I’m looking forward to the next book to see where the tale goes from hereBook 263 of my Science Fiction Fantasy reading project

  2. Bradley Bradley says:

    As a Vlad Taltos novel it doesn't follow the same tricks as the previous novels which bodes well The main issue assassination starts and finishes almost immediately but the ripple effect tears the rest of his life apartI can't say that I'm very surprised that his marriage has fallen apart because that was the main terror of the last novel as was the revolution which has now finally blown up the great cityPoor Vlad Not only is his vaunted practicality falling to shit he's actually becoming a reasonably respectable hero that actually CARES to do the RIGHT thing Oh my I mean it's not like we haven't seen a glimmer of this moral and caring Vlad in the past of course but to actually admit it to himself? Oh The Horror And so ends one major chapter of his life in ways than one and he's left with only his dragon companions and his trusty blade and Wonderous Magical ItemWhere will he go? What kind of mischief will a major crime boss and assassin extraordinaire get up to now without a wife or crew to hold him back?There's absolutely no reason in hell to go over the implications of the title except that Mr Brust had imbedded his own meanings uite nicely into the worldbuilding without ever needing to apply it to our mythology Too bad the story itself does the job uite adroitly Reborn

  3. Melissa McShane Melissa McShane says:

    This is an improvement on Teckla but not by much Vlad's marriage is still imploding Cawti is still being stupid and there's still trouble in South Adrilankha What makes this interesting is that Vlad's new job is given to him by none other than Verra the Demon Goddess She wants someone assassinated a king no less and she wants Vlad to do itI enjoyed the setup for this one as it takes Vlad outside the Dragaeran Empire Having listened to this on audiobook I don't remember some of the details I don't have the memory for names I have when I've seen them in print so now I can't remember the name of the drummer who rescues Vlad but he was an interesting character view spoilerI particularly loved that Vlad suspects him of being an assassin for almost the entire book and that you're never sure if he's right or not hide spoiler

  4. Contrarius Contrarius says:

    What fine fine books these are Insert satisfied ahhhhhhhh here I can't imagine why I never finished the series when I was reading these back in the 80'sThese books seem to have aged very well I really see nothing that would mark them as older fantasy or that would prevent anyone who enjoys modern fantasy from having a heckuva lot of fun with them Brust tortures Vlad just as much as any author of dark fantasy does today he's is just as morally gray at least to start with as any modern fantasist could desire and he goes through about as much angst although very manly suppressed inarticulate angst to be sure as Harry Dresden Add onto that the humor the efficient and snappy prose the blistering pace and the convoluted plots and you get consistently great yarns Really who could ask for ?

  5. Daphne Daphne says:

    There is something incredibly satisfying about this series It's witty and orginal I've fully bought into the world that Brust has built

  6. Jamie Collins Jamie Collins says:

    Not as much fun as the last book because we're back to anguish over the pending revolution and trying to rescue Vlad's wife who doesn't want to be rescued Not fun to watch a marriage break up It's poignant but again not much fun to watch somebody come to the realization that they might be a bad personThere's some good stuff here though plenty of action and adventure I enjoyed the drummer I enjoyed Vlad meeting the Empress I'm not sure where Brust is taking the character next since this felt a little bit like a finale but I look forward to finding out

  7. Scott Scott says:

    Maybe the best of the bunch so far I don't know where the story goes from here but I'm stoked to experience it

  8. Jennifer Wheeler Jennifer Wheeler says:

    This 5th book reads as if it could have been the last book in the series but also comes closest to getting a 5 star rating out of all of them so far Lots of action in this one and plenty of laughs Worth noting at this point Kragar is easily one of the most interesting and likeable side characters I’ve ever come across in a series His ability to go unnoticed is both incredibly useful and a source of great humour I expect the next book will most likely jump back in time again and I’m looking forwards to reading of Vlad’s adventures

  9. Anna Anna says:

    I forgot the events of Phoenix came so early in the series

  10. Kat Hooper Kat Hooper says:

    35 stars Originally posted at Fantasy LiteraturePhoenix the fifth novel in Steven Brust’s VLAD TALTOS series is a turning point in Vlad’s story By the end of this book his life will have changed drastically The story begins as Vlad is stuck in a situation that he might not be able to get out of alive In desperation he calls on Verra his patron goddess for help She saves him or so it appears and in return she demands that he sail to the island kingdom of Greenaere and assassinate its king Vlad can’t refuse and so he goes This sets off a series of events that eventually lead to a Teckla revolution in Adrilankha During all the turmoil both Vlad and his wife Cawti a member of a rebel group are captured and rescued than once and both have reason to believe they don’t have much longer to live The usual crew is there to help though including Kragar Vlad’s assistant Loiosh and Rocza his jhereg Read More

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