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.
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