No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the shoulder blades will seriously cramp his style.
Rating: 3/5 – I would have liked this a lot more when I was 16.
Jhereg is fairly standard irreverant fantasy, similar to the Gentleman Bastards or The Dresden Files, both books that I have enjoyed in the past. Sadly, I think my tastes have changed enough to where a cocky, sardonic narrator and an interesting setting aren’t enough to satisfy me anymore.
I have the first three volumes in the Vlad Taltos series, and I’m planning to finish those before passing final judgement. Hopefully the general meh-ness of this book is just first-volume problems.