Tuesday, April 1, 2014

~A~ is for Azoth

My Theme for the 2014 A to Z Challenge is: SciFi/Fantasy Characters in Novels

I'll introduce you to a new scifi/fantasy character from the plethora of novels I've read over my lifetime. My goal is to entice those who maybe haven't read much in the genre I write and share why I find these characters so interesting. I hope you'll enjoy taking the ride with me.

~A~ is for Azoth from Brent Weeks' The Way of Shadows


Azoth is an orphan determined to escape the dangerous streets ruled by the 'Rat' before he's made one of the Rat's pretty boys. His determination is focused on Durzo Blint, a wetboy(assassin), after a chance meeting. In Durzo he sees a way to go from one that fears to one that is feared.

Initially Durzo refuses to take Azoth as apprentice. But when Azoth confronts Durzo and even threatens his life, Durzo is intrigued by Azoth's courage. He gives Azoth a challenge. If the orphan can kill the greatly feared Rat, then Azoth will apprentice him.

I like Azoth, because his motivations seem 'messy' like those of people in real life.

The Way of Shadows is a complex web of politics, intrigue, and plot. I loved reading the whole series and would encourage you to try it out if you haven't.

Have you checked out my debut novel?!! It's a girl superhero novella appropriate for YA or Adult readers. And it's a quick read for those who find themselves short on reading time! Please give it a go and be sure to let me know what you think!!

Shine 7: Lost Haven by Sabrina A. Fish is available on Amazon. This is my very first published work, so please show some love and check it out! If you like it, please leave a review and check out the rest of the series written by other contributing authors.

In the near future, a few young women manifest extraordinary abilities called "Shine." Each girl's ability is different. Some develop extraordinary mental abilities. Some become physically strong. Others have powers that defy description. But the world does not embrace these Shines. It fears them.

Camille’s life hasn’t been the same since her parent’s supposed murder suicide. When an intruder ransacks her home and she discovers a mysterious thumb drive hidden in her father’s office, she realizes the unwanted changes in her life are just beginning. Politics and conspiracy, betrayal and abduction. Camille is about to discover that change is inevitable and hiding is not an option.



19 comments:

  1. I've started Way of Shadows, but haven't yet been able to finish it. Eventually!

    By that, I mean hopefully I'll finish it this summer...

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  2. Hello, from another Sabrina on the A to Z blog hop who reads, writes and just adores sci fi and the paranormal.

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    1. So nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Hi Friend! Just came over to see how you are. I'm already in love with sci-fi/fantasy, so I say "Amen" to it all.

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  4. I'll have to give the books a try when I have some free time (whenever that will be!).
    Will be back tomorrow to see who you have for B. :)

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  5. That Azoth was deadly serious about not falling under the Rat's thumb. Thanks for the intro to this novel and your intriguing novella as well.

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    1. Wasn't he though! I really enjoyed his story. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Sci-fi characters always have the most interesting names!

    Yvonne

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    1. I know! I love them. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Now I'm interested in Azoth. Maybe I should check this out!

    Jessica
    Visions of Other Worlds

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    1. Definitely. I loved it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Sci-fi/fantasy is one of my favourite genres. This character sounds very intriguing.

    Carrie~Anne at That Dizzy Chick

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    1. You should definitely check out the books. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Gettting people more into Fantasy is a lofty goal. The story sounds cool. I like the messy motivation.

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    1. If I can get even one person to give it a go and find out they love it, then it is so worth it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Hmm, this looks really interesting. It sounds like something I would really enjoy. Going to check it out now!

    Random Musings from the KristenHead — A is for 'Almost Human' (and Action and Androids)

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