The Legend of Nightfall

The Legend of Nightfall He has been known by countless names and terrifying deeds throughout the lands of mankind thief magic wielder swordsman assassin adventurer But chief among those names and perhaps the most dangero

  • Title: The Legend of Nightfall
  • Author: Mickey Zucker Reichert
  • ISBN: 9780886775872
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Paperback
  • He has been known by countless names and terrifying deeds throughout the lands of mankind thief, magic wielder, swordsman, assassin, adventurer But chief among those names and perhaps the most dangerous of his personae is that of Nightfall, a man or perhaps the legendary demon himself gifted with unique powers which any sorcerer would kill to possess Yet though NightfallHe has been known by countless names and terrifying deeds throughout the lands of mankind thief, magic wielder, swordsman, assassin, adventurer But chief among those names and perhaps the most dangerous of his personae is that of Nightfall, a man or perhaps the legendary demon himself gifted with unique powers which any sorcerer would kill to possess Yet though Nightfall has always escaped his pursuers by moving on to new realms, new identities, and new enterprises, even the cleverest of beings must occasionally slip And when this master of the night finally falls prey to a royal trap, he finds the consequences beyond even his ability to evade Bound by sorcery and oath to guard and guide a young prince on his quest, Nightfall will need every trick and talent at his command to keep both himself and his idealistic young charge from death at the hands of unknown betrayers.

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    1. This review has been crossposted from my blog at The Cosy Dragon . Please head there for more in-depth reviews by me, which appear on a timely schedule.Nightfall is a legend with multiple disguises, but he has finally made a mistake. Executed, stripped of disguises and charged with a seemingly impossible task, he needs to land Ned before he can escape the oath bond. Nightfall no longer has his true self to return to, but he mustn't remain Nightfall either.Nightfall or Sudian, whatever you want t [...]

    2. This book is by far one of my all time favorite fantasy novels. What did it teach me? It taught me how a halfway decent fantasy novel should read. What subjects it could cover. How character development should proceed.It had an interesting kind of antihero protagonist, the first I had ever seen at this point; it explored his love for a woman of ill repute, his own feelings of inadequacy and guilt despite being a very successful assassin. It showed the process of him softening with exposure to th [...]

    3. This book has been on my too-read shelf for awhile. How long? you askoh, since 1993. Yes, it has patiently sat within the pile (well, four piles, really) of books in my nightstand through 5 moves and many sortings/re-orderings and was always passed up in favor of a different book (but never discarded). Why did I never read it? I have no idea was written by a well-known and respected author and has the sort of description that normally guarantees an insta-read. The only thing I can think of is t [...]

    4. Great fantasy adventure novel as Nightfall, a noted criminal, master of many disguises, thief, warrior and cunning knife fighter is trapped by a King and his pet sorcerer and forced to swear an oath bond to take care of Prince Edward, the King's youngest son, and get him landed within a short time. Under the Oath Bond, Nightfall is forced to swear that he will not harm the Prince, protect him at all costs and cannot use his name of Nightfall at all. Any attempt to get out of the oath bond causes [...]

    5. Character-driven fantasy, not too shabby. There are some interesting bits, like the concept of sorcery and the actions of the characters themselves. I like the fact that the prince(s) are portrayed as decent people who are at least fairly competent, if naive (this after reading Joe Abercrombie's First Law trilogy, where pretty much every royal person is a cretin).What I didn't like was the contrived plot; the whole geas/oath-bond just sucked, and its constant presence only reminded me of its suc [...]

    6. I enjoyed the book quite a lot but was rather disappointed on a few things. As the summary states, the story centers on a famous theif called Nightfall and a young prince. The author does a fantastic job building their relationship for most of the book. But its a pretty thick book and the pace is a bit slow because of the abundant relationship building. You have action parts sprinkled in here and there but most of it is slow paced. But all of the sudden I felt like he rushed the ending. The auth [...]

    7. There is something about Mickey Zucker Reichert that makes me want to finish her books. I don't feel like they are the kind of adventure books that really draw me in, but they do have a quality that keeps my interests.They are very linier. They seem like they can go on forever and would still be interesting. Her characters grow, and not always in ways that you would think. Some characters make appearances and seem like main characters, and then they die. A lot like life I guess. they aren't as r [...]

    8. This is pretty bad, but at least it's not as depressing as all the serious lit I've chosen recently. Not super enthused about the telliness, the huge gaps in the plot, or the total dominance of male characters. You'd think women might be depicted in some way other than as 1. dangerously naive to the point of polluting others' minds or 2. ZOMG BETRAYING WHORE YOU MUST DIEEE. Let's see whether the subsequent character development changes that at all.Master criminal with a heart of gold buried so d [...]

    9. Phenomenal. Absolutely phenomenal. I read this from start to finish without stopping -- it was that good. Nightfall is a fascinating character, and the plotting was fantastic. This is fantasy at its best.

    10. After an exceptionally good debut trilogy, I found the author's second trilogy not at the same level. This book in contrast takes a lighter approach as shown with some of the characters in that second trilogy with a better story as seen in her earlier works. If you enjoy Eddings, or the more recent Riyira series you may also enjoy this.

    11. I haven't read any of his other books, but I would very much like to. I picked this book up because at the time I was into roguish characters. And this book has an unforgettable pair of main characters. The story was great. Good humor and plenty of action. Recommended.

    12. This book starts off with an experienced assassin without morals or care of almost anyone. He is stuck on a ship in a cold sea, unable to escape the sailors who turned against him. He was then given to a king who magically bound him to protect his younger son, a very idealistic man.And that's when the adventure begins, and the author shows (and does a good job at not telling) how the assassin's ruthlessness gets tempered with loyalty, and the prince gets some worldly wisdom as well.I thought thi [...]

    13. This is one of my favorite books. Mickey Zucker Reichert has a deft touch when writing fantasy. And she created an interesting magical world in her Nightfall books.This has magic but of a type that you don't often seen in fantasy novels. Magic is an often innate ability to do one thing. Sorcerers are largely dangerous people that rip the souls from others to steal their innate gifts and use them.Here, Reichert gives us a hero's journey from devil to angel, as the titular Nightfall becomes what h [...]

    14. I first read this book a very long time ago, and to this day it (and, honestly, almost everything by this author!) ranks among my all time and forever favorites!A richly detailed fantasy setting combined with characters full of depth and life make for an incredibly good read! Rooting for the assassin has never been more rewarding, and Nightfall is such a delightful anti/hero! Magic, mayhem and murder, all intertwined beautifully!Enjoy!*** Please note that I am playing "catch up" with some old an [...]

    15. My goodness! I picked this book up on a whim from a used bookstore, and it has helped entertain me during lunchbreaks for the past month. Many a time did I wince, hoping that a cliched solution to the plot devices were not in the cards, and every time I was lovingly surprised. The characters are magnificently endearing, the story refreshing, and there were moments both hilarious and heart-wrenching. Definitely now on my list for books where I ship a threesome in my headcanon. Now, off to the sec [...]

    16. I was genuinely surprised by this book. This was an airport purchase to get me through a long layover, and I nearly missed my flight because I got to engrossed in the story! I think Nightfall may be one of my favorite literary characters, as I spent many years of my youth playing D&D trying to be an assassin of a similar nature: bad with a streak of goodness. MZR provided a very entertaining plot and sometimes had me laughing at the plights of poor Nightfall. I highly recommend this book for [...]

    17. In a book of almost 500 pages, 350 of said pages are spent on nothings. Amusing as they are there are only so many times one can read a funny anecdote or Nightfall’s sarcastic thoughts without starting to wonder when we will get back to the plot. And as for the plot, well, 150 pages are hardly enough to deal properly with the problems and enemies built up throughout the rest of the story. And these aren't the only problems either.Full review on my blog:redletalis.wordpress/2016

    18. Saturday matinée fantasy. The most notorious rogue-assassin in the kingdom is forced to protect and educate the youngest prince in the kingdom. The evil king's mage-advisor plans to eliminate the entire royal family and usurp the throne. Mayhem and magic ensues.The story has been told a million times, but I eat this stuff up like popcorn. The author has some interesting twists on the nature of magic, deeper character background/motivations than usually seen in this genre.

    19. This is an old-school fantasy novel, pretty light stuff. Despite giving it a relatively low rating, I did blast through it more quickly than either of the nonfiction books I was reading at the time. Things that didn't really appeal included overexplanation, a contrived plot, and too many commas, but it was entertaining enough. Brain candy!

    20. Life got you down? Need a happy ending? Even if you're a slow reader, you can probably finish this book in just a few days. It's not mind-blowing or anything, but it is enjoyable. You may not remember it a year later, but that's okay. For many, it was probably an in-the-moment enjoyment and there's nothing wrong with that. Something about it stuck with me, though.

    21. Good beginning and ending but slow to get moving, and a main character who is by turns interesting and infuriating. I didn't like the descriptive passages; they seemed too choose-your-own-adventure or D&D-y for me. Frex, things like "he burst through the door and had three passages to choose from."

    22. I love when I find a random library book from the stacks that I checkout and enjoy immensely. This was one of those lucky finds. The magic system is quite innovative and the story was fresh with a like-able although somewhat misguided titular main character. I always love a good redemption story, and this one presents many new elements which extend the story deeper.

    23. It was hard for me to get in to at first but when it started rolling, I couldn't put it down. The plot is original; the characters are likeable; and the world is well thought-out. Definitely worth reading!

    24. I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! A brilliant assassin/thief is magically bound to protect and aide a naive, idealistic young prince. If you like sarcasm at all, you must read this book. One of my favorite books ever!

    25. Entertaining fantasy - I love the anti-hero forced to do good against his will type and this fits it perfectly. Plus some deliciously slashy overtones that make me smile. Looking forward to the sequel.

    26. This is one of my all-time favorite novels. I've re-read it a ridiculous number of times over the years! I blame Mickey Zucker Reichert and this book for influencing my love of stories about anti-heroes.

    27. Very well written, adept use of literary skills, great vocab, intriguing storyline. Read it to my pre-teen boys and they really got into it.

    28. It took a while to read and I found the character of Edward SERIOUSLY ANNOYING for most of the book but it ended well and I will probably read more.

    29. I'm a fan of fantasy works. This isn't up to the standard of Robin Hobb, my favorite fantasy writer, but it's pretty darn good.

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