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The King's Assassin (King's Assassin #1)

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The highly trained assassins of Evendell have a single, unyielding mission: defend the monarch of Bacovia, at any cost. Aislynn has been assigned to protect the heir apparent, Eryk. Yet Eryk's independent streak offers stiff resistance to what anyone else has planned for him, especially an untested and unfamiliar sentinel.
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Published (first published December 9th 2009)
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L.K. Evans
Jun 04, 2013 L.K. Evans rated it it was ok
Warning: Small spoiler alert.

I found this to be a very very quick read with a very very simple world. That's not always a bad thing, and I was happy not to be bogged down with too much history. I didn't have to think at all while I read this book, which is both good and bad. If you want something to pass the time by, this would be a good book for that.

My main problem is that the woman (Aislynn), who was protecting the prince/king (Eryk), seemed to be hurt a lot or was not always by the prince/ki
Jan 22, 2017 alex rated it it was amazing
Shelves: absolute-faves
This book isn't great. I don't care. It's amazing to me.

Objectively, the writing was repetitive, the plot slow, the dialogue awkward and the romance forced and disappointing. The world building was almost non-existent and completely told-not-shown.

Characters didn't act accordingly to what the audience is told they are. Like Prince Eryk? Handsome, playboy asshole? Think again. The entire time he was a sappy, desperate lovesick puppy who was completely unaffected by his father's death. He was path
Susan Ashcraft
As the crowned King in Bacovia, it is up to Tarren to ensure that his son and heir, Eryk, be married and with his own heir before to much longer. As Eryk is already 25, it is long past time he settle down and start taking an interest in the kingdom. Erik has no interest in running the kingdom, at least not yet, and even less interest in finding a bride. He enjoys his hunting, games and a different lady to dance with every night. He and his father have been arguing for a week now and while it is ...more
Sep 02, 2012 Sherry rated it it was amazing
this is the first of a trilogy of books about Aislynn and Eryk. Eryk becomes the king and Aislynn is assigned to protect him. she is a trained assassin from a neighboring country that has an agreement with Eryk's land to provide high quality protection in return for trade agreements and protection from their enemies.
M.M. Brownlow
Feb 26, 2012 M.M. Brownlow rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
While all of the editions have been updated, this one was the first to have the corrected version with the fewest editing errors.
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