I sort of liked Weeks’ Night Angel trilogy, even if it had annoyingly saintly protagonists who have a rather chaste view of love (cough). Weeks’ next book sounds intriguing, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out what the story is all about except that (according to his publisher Orbit, anyway) the character is the most powerful guy in the world. Brent Weeks says on his blog:
“It’s set in a new world. Think more 1500 Mediterrean Sea, rudimentary fire arms and magic together. Woot. But don’t worry, it’s not a pirates-and-their-peg-legged-mateys book. Cross my heart. But there are awesome characters, lots of action, much cooler magic this time out, secrets, lies, betrayal, and butt-kicking.”
Okay, cool. Looks like a fun, if not typical, fantasy yarn. Release date still undetermined, but word is that it could be an August release.