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Tiassa (Vlad Taltos) por Steven Brust
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Years after his successes as an assassin and a mobster enabled his influential acceptance by the Dragonlords, Empire, and Jenoine, Vlad Taltos endeavors to acqure a god-made artifact that will help him execute a lucrative con.
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Título:Tiassa (Vlad Taltos)
Autores:Steven Brust
Info:Tor Books (2011), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 336 pages
Colecciones:Tu biblioteca
Valoración:****1/2
Etiquetas:novel, fantasy

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This was rather interesting in that the main thread of the tale was in a little god-made figurine with incidental characters handling it throughout a space of ten years, including a young Vlad, an older Cawti, his estranged wife, and, oddly enough, the Captain of the Phoenix Guards, of which apparently has his own series, so I just got to enjoy *his* strong voice, which was a pleasure and quite different from either Vlad's or Cawti's.

Suffice to say, strange things are afoot. There could be a horrendous invasion on its way and only stoppable by this little artifact, or it could be just some rather desperate and complicated attempts on Vlad's life. Who knows? I mean, it's not like Vlad has ever given anyone reason to dislike him or anything.

No. Not him. He's as sunny as the Demon Goddess is explicable.

Fun tale, split up quite a bit differently than any others that I've read by Brust, but that's only natural if the main character in focus doesn't actually have a voice. :)

Still loving the series! ( )
  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
It was good to have another Vlad Taltos book to read, but this book was all over the place it seemed. It follows three stories from different periods in time involving a silver tiassa figurine which is said to have magical powers. My biggest problem with the book was the dialogue, especially between Khaavren and anyone else. Here's an example:

"Let us reflect."
"Oh, I am entirely in favor of reflecting."
"Good then."
"Upon what should we reflect?"
"Ah, you ask that?"
"I do, and, if necessary, I even ask again."

It's like this throughout the entire book. It gets old very fast. And to top it off, the overall story doesn't even progress. Hopefully the next Vlad book is better. ( )
  jrg1316 | Jun 20, 2019 |
Tiassa is the thirteenth Vlad Taltos book, going by publication order, and goodness knows what chronologically, because it contains three main sections which are set at different points of time. (The third section does seem to be set after the twelfth book, Iorich.) Each of those section is set in the city of Adrilanhka and involves, in various ways, a silver tiassa, members of the House of Tiassa and, of course, Vlad.

“The Silver Tiassa” is told by Vlad about a job he undertook in the days between his engagement and his marriage. This section is the most lighthearted.

“Whitecrest” is set years later. (Probably between Dzur and Iorich?) It’s told in the third person, each chapter from the perspective of a different character - none of whom are Vlad. The mystery at hand is connected to Vlad but he’s not directly involved.
I liked getting to see more of Cawti and Norathar and their partnership. Cawti is at a very different point in her life to where she was in “The Silver Tiassa”, and it’s interesting to see her without the Vlad filter - through her own perspective as well as Norathar’s and Khaavren’s wife’s.

“Special Tasks” is told by Paarfi, the historian who narrates The Phoenix Guards. (I’m glad I read The Phoenix Guards before I read Tiassa. It might have been better if I had read the rest of the Khaavren books first, too, but then again, I’m not actually sure if I am going to read all of them.) An injured Eastern is fished out of the river, and Khaavren - with some knowledge of previous events - sets out to investigate.

These three stories connect to, and influence, each other, and the effect of the three of them sitting together is interesting and clever but not wholly satisfying. (Perhaps it would have been more so if I had read all the Khaavren books? Or if I had recently reread some of the Vlad books and so was able to better piece together how this one fits in?) It made me wish I was reading the series with a friend and had someone I could talk to about it.

As it is, Tiassa also has important information on some other things: how Vlad is telling these stories, about Aliera’s daughter, and a much-wanted update on a character who hasn’t appeared for a few books.

”That’s acceptable to me,” said Norathar. “You?”
[another character’s interruption omitted]
“We’re done with the part I care about,” said Cawti. “I’m indifferent towards the rest.”
“I knew that,” said Norathar. “But I had to ask.”
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  Herenya | Feb 4, 2018 |
Can't go wrong with another Vlad story, one of my all-time favorite characters. ( )
  Jon_Hansen | Apr 2, 2017 |
In the thirteenth book of the Vlad Taltos story, Steven Brust finally brings together his two most well known characters, Vlad and Khaavren of his other Dragaeran Empire books, the Khaavren Romances. This book spans ten years, a possible Jenoine invasion, more attempts on Vlad's life by the Jhereg (amongst others), and the mystery of a carved silver tiassa that seems to have plans of it's own.

This book was awkward. I greatly enjoy both the Vlad Taltos books and the Khaavren Romances. Both series have qualities that are quite unique in the fantasy genre and a wicked sense of humor, yet they are very different from each other. The Taltos books are written in first person and tend to beat you over the head with the wise-cracks and sarcasm, but in a good way. The Khaavren Romances, on the other hand, are stylistically written in the fashion of a Dumas novel, courtly and obsequious, the humor being both subtle and over the top at the same time. These two styles, together in one book, was jarring. The changes in tempo and style were awkward and difficult to navigate. So while, like most of his books, I was entertained by the story, the difficulty I had actually reading this book, made it hard to enjoy the book itself. I even had to put it down for a few weeks at the final stylistic change because it had just become too much.

However, this book is clearly a pivotal one in the series, so I am glad I persevered. I look forward to the next installment, which better by Teckla, because I'm getting impatient to hear Savn's story. ( )
  Mootastic1 | Jan 15, 2016 |
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