The Way of Shadows is the first book in the Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks. This thrilling novel follows the story of Azoth, a young orphan who dreams of becoming a skilled assassin. When he is taken under the wing of the notorious Durzo Blint, Azoth is given the chance to train in the deadly arts of assassination. But as he delves deeper into the world of the shadows, Azoth realizes that there is more at stake than just his own survival. With a gripping plot, complex characters, and a vividly imagined world, The Way of Shadows is a must-read for fans of epic fantasy and action-packed adventure.