Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Assassin's Edge (The Tales of Einarinn, #5)” as Want to Read:
The Assassin's Edge (The Tales of Einarinn, #5)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Assassin's Edge (The Tales of Einarinn #5)

3.78  ·  Rating Details  ·  312 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
The Unknown TerrorAfter a long winter spent in the Kellarin colony, the crafty and beautiful Livak is anxious to move on. Now an opportunity is on the horizon. The reclamation of a lost southern settlement is in the offing, but those involved, Livak included, must await the spring arrival of the first ship from the mainland -- an event that will never take place. Unbeknown ...more
Unknown Binding, 514 pages
Published November 25th 2003 by Voyager (first published September 5th 2002)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Assassin's Edge, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Assassin's Edge

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. MaasGraceling by Kristin CashorePoison Study by Maria V. SnyderThe Way of Shadows by Brent WeeksCrown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Books With Heroes/Heroines Who Are Assassins
285th out of 786 books — 3,505 voters
The Serpent's Shadow by Mercedes LackeySing the Four Quarters by Tanya HuffBlood Red by Mercedes LackeyReserved for the Cat by Mercedes LackeyThe Wizard of London by Mercedes Lackey
Elemental magic
21st out of 55 books — 8 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 726)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Steven Poore
Jan 23, 2014 Steven Poore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
It has taken a while to get here, and there's been a lot of painstaking world-building along the way, but Juliet McKenna's five-book series pays dividends with this final volume. Everything that has been set up so far comes back into play - and there's not a false note to be heard as every single character acts according to their...erm... character and stray deus ex machinas are denied admittance.
Livak's long journey has taken her to Suthyfer, where Temar is rebuilding the long-lost colony, but
Mar 16, 2011 Jacob rated it it was amazing
(Again, a repost - you can find my original review and comments here:

I recently reviewed The Gambler's Fortune by the same author, so I was anxious to see if Juliet McKenna's conclusion to the Tales of Einarinn could live up to its predecessors in the series. While The Gambler's Fortune is certainly accounted a good book, The Assassin's Edge is equally definitely a great one. And I'll explain why in due course, but first, a quick synopsis:

The final volum
Nicholas Whyte[return][return]The fifth in Juliet McKenna's Einarinn series, of which I am a moderate fan (see third and fourth books previously). Once again, competently done, and most of the threads from the first four books pulled together (though I did want to hear more of the lascivious island race from book #2). Among McKenna's strengths (others are mentioned in my previous reviews) are decent battle scenes - just enough detail to make you feel that it's a confusing ...more
Miss Hurricane
Nevím, jestli je to překladem nebo autorkou, ale Ledové ostří ani zdaleka nedosahuje kvalit předchozích čtyř dílů. Chybí mi tam především jazyková vytříbenost a skvělé dialogy, které dřív i z těch nejnudnějších pasáží dělaly něco, v čem jsem se vždycky s chutí porochňala bez ohledu na náladu a denní či noční hodinu. Tady jsem místy přemýšlela, jestli si ze mě náhodou někdo jenom nedělá srandu, obzvlášť u zmiňovaných rozhovorů mezi postavami. Konec temnosráče Ilkehana nebyl očekávaným vrcholem kn ...more
Jean Marie
Jan 26, 2014 Jean Marie rated it really liked it
The 5th tale of Einarrin. The final (?) battle with the Elietimm enchanters, as usual, once I got into it, it was hard to put it down. There are definitely a few threads opened through the series that don't get completely resolved, so Juliet McKenna will have opportunities (if she wishes) to write about this universe again and resolve them.
Feb 03, 2013 Geoff added it
Shelves: re-read
This was a satisfying end to the series. Although as predicted she was a bit rushed to wrap everything up from the past four novels, the ending left a smile on my face and sad that there wasn’t more to the story.

The plot was a bit scattered and, as with the fourth book, seemed a bit drawn out. If I had to guess her first two books sold well enough that the publisher wanted her to stretch the series out to five and she’d only planned a trilogy or quadrilogy at first and had to add in the extra bo
May 13, 2010 Jenny rated it liked it
yea! the series is done. the killed the bad guy - very anti-climatic - the right people all got together - which we knew - people died we didn't want to die. blood, guts, and sharks ... that part was very icky.
Nov 16, 2013 Kathy rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
A decent end to the series, but it didn't engage as well or quickly as the previous entries.
Ronald Marcil
The Tales of Einarinn #5
Pete Fosselius
Pete Fosselius marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2016
Mistersabre rated it it was amazing
Aug 24, 2016
Marian marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2016
Onyx marked it as to-read
Aug 11, 2016
Breck added it
Aug 10, 2016
Mallory Deaton
Mallory Deaton marked it as to-read
Aug 07, 2016
Rob rated it really liked it
Aug 07, 2016
Marija marked it as to-read
Aug 05, 2016
Kara marked it as to-read
Aug 04, 2016
Linda marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2016
Milo marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2016
Lyuna rated it liked it
Jul 20, 2016
Alon rated it liked it
Jul 26, 2016
Kirsty McShane
Kirsty McShane rated it it was amazing
Jul 18, 2016
A.L. Awtrey
A.L. Awtrey rated it really liked it
Jul 11, 2016
Rochelle rated it liked it
Jul 10, 2016
David Mccay
David Mccay rated it really liked it
Jul 07, 2016
Valerie is currently reading it
Jul 07, 2016
InkyMage rated it did not like it
Jul 06, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 24 25 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Chalice (The Sword, the Ring, and the Chalice, #3)
  • When Dragons Rage (The DragonCrown War Cycle, #2)
  • Glass Dragons
  • The Compass of the Soul (The River Into Darkness, #2)
  • The Way Beneath (The Book of The Kingdoms, #3)
  • Mistress of the Catacombs (Lord of the Isles, #4)
  • The Shadow Sorceress (Spellsong Cycle #4)
  • Aurian (Artefacts of Power, #1)
  • The Golden Horn (The Hound and the Falcon, #2)
  • The Covenant Rising (Dreamtime, #1)
  • The Outlanders (Lon Tobyn Chronicle, #2)
  • The Glasswrights' Journeyman (Glasswright, #3)
  • Children of the Serpent Gate (Tears of Artamon, #3)
  • The Ring of Ikribu (Red Sonja, #1)
  • Silver Moons, Black Steel (Wolfwalker, #6)
  • Temple of Terror (Fighting Fantasy: Reissues 1, #19)
  • The Breaking (Eternal Dungeon, #1.1)
  • The Obsidian Key (The Legend of Asahiel, #2)
Juliet E. McKenna is a British fantasy author. She was born in Lincolnshire in 1965, and studied Greek and Roman history and literature at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She now lives in West Oxfordshire with her husband and sons.

McKenna has written two series of books, The Tales of Einarinn and The Aldabreshin Compass, as well as many short stories and articles. She is currently working on a new ser
More about Juliet E. McKenna...

Other Books in the Series

The Tales of Einarinn (5 books)
  • The Thief's Gamble (The Tales of Einarinn #1)
  • The Swordsman's Oath (The Tales of Einarinn #2)
  • The Gambler's Fortune (The Tales of Einarinn, #3)
  • The Warrior's Bond (The Tales of Einarinn #4)

Share This Book