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Steven Brust

Autor(a) de Jhereg

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About the Author

Steven Karl Zoltan Brust is a writer and musician. He was born on November 23, 1955. Brust has worked as a systems programmer for a computer company and played guitar, drums, and banjo in such bands as Cats Laughing, Morrigan, and Boiled in Lead. Brust writes science fiction, including the Vlad mostrar mais Taltos series, The Pheonix Guards, 500 Years After, and Brokedown Palace. He has written "choose-your-own-adventure" books for Tor and published several short stories in a series. Brust also released a solo album, A Rose for Iconoclastes, on the SteelDragon label. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Steven Brust

Jhereg (1983) 1,859 cópias, 48 resenhas
The Phoenix Guards (1991) 1,692 cópias, 29 resenhas
Dragon (1998) 1,453 cópias, 15 resenhas
The Book of Jhereg (1990) 1,437 cópias, 19 resenhas
Yendi (1984) 1,396 cópias, 26 resenhas
Issola (2001) 1,313 cópias, 18 resenhas
Five Hundred Years After (1994) 1,297 cópias, 9 resenhas
Teckla (1987) — Autor — 1,295 cópias, 25 resenhas
Taltos (1988) 1,291 cópias, 21 resenhas
To Reign in Hell (1984) 1,258 cópias, 26 resenhas
Phoenix (1990) 1,226 cópias, 14 resenhas
Orca (1996) 1,185 cópias, 15 resenhas
Dzur (2006) 1,166 cópias, 24 resenhas
The Paths of the Dead (2002) 1,121 cópias, 13 resenhas
Freedom and Necessity (1997) 1,087 cópias, 19 resenhas
Athyra (1993) — Autor — 1,070 cópias, 18 resenhas
Brokedown Palace (1986) 1,002 cópias, 11 resenhas
The Lord of Castle Black (2003) 995 cópias, 8 resenhas
Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille (1990) 914 cópias, 16 resenhas
Sethra Lavode (2004) 908 cópias, 7 resenhas
Jhegaala (2008) 850 cópias, 28 resenhas
The Book of Taltos (2002) 829 cópias, 8 resenhas
The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars (1987) 808 cópias, 16 resenhas
The Book of Athyra (2003) 690 cópias, 5 resenhas
Agyar (1993) 683 cópias, 13 resenhas
Iorich (2010) 669 cópias, 24 resenhas
The Gypsy (1992) 652 cópias, 13 resenhas
Tiassa (2011) 536 cópias, 21 resenhas
The Incrementalists (2013) 395 cópias, 24 resenhas
Hawk (2014) 392 cópias, 12 resenhas
Vallista (2017) — Autor — 267 cópias, 17 resenhas
Good Guys (2018) 174 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Book of Dragon (2001) 153 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Baron of Magister Valley (2020) 118 cópias, 6 resenhas
Tsalmoth (2023) — Autor — 117 cópias, 9 resenhas
My Own Kind of Freedom (2007) 94 cópias, 16 resenhas
The Book of Dzur (2011) 93 cópias, 1 resenha
The Skill of Our Hands (2017) 72 cópias, 3 resenhas
Lyorn (2024) 67 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Desecrator (2011) 57 cópias, 4 resenhas
Shadow Unit 15 (2014) 23 cópias, 2 resenhas
Fireworks in the Rain (2013) 19 cópias
The Sword Of Happenstance (2021) 7 cópias
Paarfirotica 5 cópias
Liavek (2018) 4 cópias, 1 resenha
Valasag and Elet 2 cópias
The Man from Shemhaza 1 exemplar(es)
The Book of Jhereg : 1 exemplar(es)
The Ballad Of Shemhaza 1 exemplar(es)
The Khaavren Romances (5 Book Set) (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
A Dream of Passion 1 exemplar(es)
Bluff 1 exemplar(es)
Attention Shoppers {poem} 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha

Associated Works

The Sandman: Book of Dreams (1996) — Contribuinte — 2,057 cópias, 21 resenhas
Welcome to Bordertown (2011) — Contribuinte — 503 cópias, 25 resenhas
The Essential Bordertown (1998) — Contribuinte — 404 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: First Annual Collection (1986) — Contribuinte — 317 cópias, 6 resenhas
Liavek 1 (1985) — Contribuinte — 312 cópias, 9 resenhas
Space Opera (1996) — Contribuinte — 236 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Players of Luck (1986) — Contribuinte — 227 cópias, 1 resenha
Wizard's Row (1987) — Contribuinte — 199 cópias, 1 resenha
Manna from Heaven (2003) — Introdução, algumas edições175 cópias, 6 resenhas
Lord of the Fantastic: Stories in Honor of Roger Zelazny (1998) — Contribuinte — 169 cópias, 1 resenha
Festival Week (1990) — Contribuinte — 155 cópias
Spells of Binding (1988) — Contribuinte — 147 cópias, 1 resenha
Xanadu (1993) — Contribuinte — 127 cópias, 2 resenhas
Year's Best Fantasy 5 (2005) — Contribuinte — 123 cópias, 3 resenhas
Enemies of Fortune (2004) — Contribuinte — 122 cópias
Sword and Sorceress XXV (2010) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias, 1 resenha
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Eeriecon Chapbook #4 — Contribuinte — 3 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



Jhereg by Steven Brust: Fantasy February Group Read em 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (Junho 2013)


Vlad has to hide out from psychic detection and it turns out that theaters are well defended against such so he finds himself in show business. Sort of, at least in the middle, not only of his own escalating problems but also those of the production. Of a musical, of which he is no fan. Part of the delight of this volume is matching the the flik lyrics before chapters with well known show tunes. As a story of Vlad and his associates it works and flows well, but isn't terribly satisfying.
quondame | outras 5 resenhas | Jun 15, 2024 |
Well, that was a Vlad book. A bunch of musical parodies of greater and lesser recognizability, and at one point Vlad tells someone he’s doing something “because reasons,” which seemed a bit on the nose. Vlad hides out in a theater in order to avoid the Right Hand’s assassination attempts and gets involved in the ongoing production, which is a play about a play, leading to various observations about performance and performers. Plot-wise, the point is to clear up his existing troubles to set the stage for a big fight. Apparently there are two more books to come in the cycle, though only one is definitely set after this one, which seems like it would require a very eventful book.… (mais)
rivkat | outras 5 resenhas | May 24, 2024 |
Book number 17 in Brust's Vlad Taltos series finds the titular hero dealing with fallout from the events of the previous book and hiding out in a theater from the people who are after him this time

You know, it's not that I don't enjoy this series, but more and more as it goes on, I find myself thinking that I don't enjoy it nearly as much as I feel like I should, or even as much as I keep trying to convince myself that I do. This one... is OK, I guess? The combination of frothy stuff about having to save the theater's musical production from lawsuits and financial problems and the implication of cosmically important events being set up is a little odd. One of those two things is much more interesting than the other, but it's the thing that's barely dealt with, not the one that's focused on. Maybe the next book will finally bring things to a really interesting head, but then, I was kind of thinking that already after the previous one.

The resolution of the plot is more than a little contrived-feeling and anticlimactic, too. And while there may be more efficient ways of snapping my suspension of disbelief than having actors in your carefully world-built fantasy novel break out into a Gilbert and Sullivan parody, I'm not sure I can think of one off the top of my head. Honestly, all the little snippets of musical parody here feel like the author being just a little too pleased with his own cleverness.

For all that, it was readable enough, I suppose, and I still have lingering fondness for Vlad and his world, but I can't say this installment has actually got me feeling all that bad about the apparently imminent end of the series.
… (mais)
bragan | outras 5 resenhas | May 10, 2024 |
Lyorn is the 17th entry in the Vlad Taltos series. This is important because it is a very interconnected series and if you haven't read any of the previous installments, most readers will be swimming in this one. I've dipped in and out of the series and found it a struggle to juggle everything.
Vlad, having just extracted himself from trouble with the Right Hand of the Jhereg finds himself hunted by the Left Hand of the Jhereg. Needing a place to hide out while he plans to solve his latest life-threatening problem, he takes refuge in a theatre. Theatres are magically protected against spying, to prevent theft of intellectual property mostly.

The theatre group is putting on a play musical about a play about a historical situation that got several people imprisoned, killed, and threatened an empire. Vlad is given a copy of the musical and a book about the subject it's based on. Vlad is mostly bored by musicals and only reads the book out of boredom. Brust shares excerpts from the book and begins each chapter with lyrics from the musical. Unfortunately, what they mostly convey is why it's boring. They are dry and only very tangentially advance the story. The lyrics are takes on songs from famous Broadway tunes. I was able to recognize many of them but even if you do, it doesn't make them more interesting. A lot depends on your appetite and appreciation for song parody.

While Vlad is working on a plan to solve his problem with the Left Hand, and partly to earn his keep, he agrees to help the theatre group with some of their problems. These include threats from investors, protection schemes, a lawsuit to stop the play, and a kidnapping. This is the best part of the book. Vlad's dry wit, scheming, and barely restrained violence is a lot of fun. The story has the pacing and the structure of an elaborate caper, complete with wrenches being thrown into the works along the way. Vlad's own growth comes in the form of his attempting to come to terms with who he is and his unasked-for role in world events.

Brust's writing is very good, the caper elaborate and delicious in execution. The pacing is uneven and grinds to a halt with the musical interludes and excerpts from the history of the play. Fans of the series will find a lot to enjoy here. I would not recommend it as an entry point for new readers. If you like this type of world and story, checking out the series from the beginning is the way to go.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher.
… (mais)
tottman | outras 5 resenhas | May 1, 2024 |



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