May 8, 2009

The Way of Shadows

For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art-and he is the city's most accomplished artist.

For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned to judge people quickly - and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint.

But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics - and cultivate a flair for death.


James McAvoy as Azoth/Kylar Stern- Azoth is an orphan who lives in the Warrens of Cenaria City. He and his two friends, Jarl and Doll Girl, are members of the Black Dragon guild. They make their living stealing money to buy food and pay their guild dues to Rat, the Guild Fist, an enforcer who beats anyone who doesn't pay. To escape this life, Azoth convinces Durzo Blint, the world's greatest Wetboy, or elite assassin, to take him as his apprentice.

Jason Statham as Durzo Blint- Blint is the world's greatest 'Wetboy.' Wetboys take assassins to a whole other level. They are graced with Talent, which gives them powers of speed, strength, and concealment. He believes "Life is empty. Life is meaningless. When we take a life, we aren't taking anything of value."

Catherine Zeta-Jones as Momma K- Momma K sits on the the council of The Nine, the leaders of the several underworld guilds in Cenaria. Momma K is the Mistress of Pleasures, leader of the prostitution and spy network in Cenaria. She also has a soft heart towards the ophans on the streets and provides them with food and shelter during the winter months.

Daniel Cudmore as Logan Gyre- Logan represents the ideal nobleman. He inspires loyalty from men years old and expects no more from people than he does of himself. He is tall, muscular, and handsome, but is also an intellectual and a student of life. Despite all this, he does not realize how well regarded he is and is very humble. He is Kylar's best friend.

Billie Piper as Elene Cromwyll- Elene spent her first 8 years or so on the streets of Cenaria City, where she was friends with Azoth and Jarl. She was maimed, disfigured, and left for dead as retribution against Azoth. Azoth convinces Blint to save her and have her adopted by a well-to-do family. She has grown into a curvaceous beauty, although her face is still covered with the scars from her childhood.

Reese Ritchie as Jarl- Jarl is Azoth's best friend on the streets of Cenaria City. He is quite entrepreneurial. He has saved the coin he has collected on the street and hid them from the overseers who demand their collections. He is beaten when he doesn't pay the required "due," but he chooses the beatings in hopes of buying his way off the streets some day.

Eric Bana as Count Drake- A kindly, lower-placed noble who has a dark past. He is friends with Durzo Blint and helps him with false papers and other services. Azoth is placed into Count Drake's care in order to learn how to be a nobleman.

Sam Riley as Roth Ursuul- Roth is the main antagonist of the story. He grew up on the streets with Azoth and Jarl, as one of the overseers boys. We also learn he is the son of a foreign king who intends to take over Cenaria as his own. Roth is working to fulfill his father's plans. ßPin It


Gary said...


jorgia lambert said...

Jarl is supposed to be really dark skinned....

Anonymous said...

Also, here's a thought, British actor Tom Hughes as Kylar...?

Anonymous said...


so much fail!

Jedin Starke said...

All I have to say is...Well Done! the only one i have an issue with is billie piper. I would choose Jennifer Lawrence from X-Men first class to play Elene. Full pouting lips and curves from heaven. Even scarred she would be gorgeous.

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