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Known only as Amana, she is the most feared woman in the world. Scores of deaths have been laid at her feet, yet this mysterious assassin remains cloaked in shadow. Her services enlisted by Thane Elfric to dispatch a rival half-brother, Amana’s advent at Dragorhold’s Midautumn Eve festival spells calamity. For when Amana appears, death follows behind, and the unworthy will ...more
Kindle Edition, 22 pages
(first published September 19th 2011)
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What an enjoyable read. This is a very short story, but full of good justice. I loved all the scheming and posturing that preceded the end of this book. Sarah Ashwood did a very good job of twisting words in this fun little fantasy. Evil scheming is not always going to a predictable ending.
This was a quick read that left me wanting to read a full-length book about Amana. I expected the book to be from her perspective, but she actually doesn't show up until later (not saying anything more to avoid spoilers). The narrator is a thoroughly unlikable king, which made the reading less pleasant, but I know why the author did it. Amana is super cool and I would so read more about her. *looks beseechingly at author* I got Throne of Glass vibes which is always a bonus. Check it out if you'r ...more
Don't believe all the hype. Sarah Ashwood isn't really a gladiator, a Highlander, a fencer, a skilled horsewoman, an archer, a magic wielder, or a martial arts expert. That's only in her mind. In real life, she's a genuine Okie from Muskogee, who grew up in the wooded hills outside the oldest town in Oklahoma, USA, and holds a B.A. in English from American Military University. She now lives (most ...more
Kerine Wint (she/her) is a freelance writer, editor, and reviewer of speculative fiction for publications including FIYAH literary magazine,...
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