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The Assassin's Mark

(Edge of Oblivion #1)

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An assassin becomes a protector as he enters a magical world…all for the woman of his dreams.

Brigit Ó Ruaidh is the sole heir to the Kingdom of Freehaven. While journeying to visit a lord, she learns her royal parents have been murdered...and she’s next. With assassins after her, she tries to prevent her kingdom from falling into anarchy. As she sets her eyes on the throne
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Published June 15th 2016 by Kissa Press LLC
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Pam Louis
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Princess Brigit has just lost her mom and dad the king and queen of the land. Someone had killed them and she doesn't know who she can trust.
Edward is a covert secret agent in England. On a mission gone bad he hears a woman's voice telling him he has to save her or he will kill her.
Next he knows he finds himself in an other world and his adventure begins is also were he meets Brigit.
WOW this was an awesome read! I loved the mystery and adventure in this story with great characters.so much fun
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Laure
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Edward is an MI6 operative that escapes death by using a key to open a mysterious door. He ends up in a different realm, in a different time. He saves Brigit from mercenaries and ends up joining her and her guards in an effort to reclaim her throne from a usurper. Fantastic characters, suspense, swords and magic. Fantastic book!
Donna Hokanson
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can an Assassin become a Knight

This is a wonderful story with mystery and an intriguing storyline. With a medieval theme including knights and a Princess in need of rescuing. A kingdom being overthrown by a tyrant, and so much more. But In the end will he go back to his own realm or stay? Loved this Skeleton key story. Well written and very entertaining to read.
Candice
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing story. It is dual ended so you get the POV from both the main characters. Awesome adventure for the story. Lots of action. Perfect ending.
Linda Dossett
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good read, not my favorite type of book. It jumped around too much for my liking. The story felt rushed in spots. All in all a good read.
Judy Lewis
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
STUNNING DEBUT COLLABORATION BETWEEN MAKELA AND SOREN !!!
Title: The Assassin's Mark
Series: Edge of Oblivion
Author: Sarah Makela and Tavin Soren
Designation: Book One of Series, Standalone Novella, NO Cliffhanger
Reading Platform: Kindle Unlimited
My Rating: Four Delightfully Entertaining Stars****
Wow! What an amazing collaboration between Sarah Makela and Tavin Soren! Sarah Makela has been one of my favorite authors for years. I think I've probably read every book in her published library of work a
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Yvonne Daniels
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Yvonne by: Sarah
The Assassin's Mark Skeleton Key
by Sarah Makela, Tavin Soren
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The Assassin's Mark Skeleton Key storyline is unique and magnificent read!
I received a ARC of this book to read and to give my honest opinion in a review. This book is a part of a series written by various authors. The storyline is very emotional, fascinating and of course there's a twist to the storyline. The flow of words is exciting and the pace is just right. But I must admit that after reading half way through the book I had t
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Cherri-Anne
Jun 29, 2016 rated it liked it
I want you and nothing else. 3 stars

I want this. I want what we have together. Please. This is an okay/good story, different than I expected though. This is only my second Skelton Key story, so not knowing the "guidelines" or anything about the multi-author series, I really wasn't sure what kind of story it would be. I was a little disappointed that the magic part of it was so short and glossed over, only because that was one of the main reasons I was interested in it - for the paranormal/fantas
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Cindy Caron
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Sarah has outdone herself. She has proven that her writing skills far exceed those of one genre as she takes us on a voyage to another realm, back to medieval times, where a present time assassin, Edward, finds himself on a journey, not to kill, but to save a princess from certain death that would lead to the fall of a peaceful regime. Sent to dispose of a group of terrorists, Edward finds himself in a predicament. His only escape is through a massive door that requires a skeleton ke ...more
Charlotte
Aug 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: all-2016-reads, r2r
The Assassins Mark.
By Sarah Makela.

( Source I received this book directly from the Author, in exchange for my opinion and honest review. )

The Assassin Edward is thrust into a Medieval realm after an assignment gone wrong. And meets the women of his dreams, in this magical world.

Bridget finds her life takes an emotional turn after learning the death of her parents & finds herself under attack as some Assassin wants to wipe her out and take the throne from her and her family. Her world gets t
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Racy
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this for a honest review. This book is a little different. You will read of two worlds/two different times.

Brigit had let her parents talk her into go going to see her cousin. It was a long journey and she truly hated the thought of the travel. Riding horse back for such a long distance can be tiresome in the least. This was a time were there were no cars. She would have to rely on her knights and servants to keep her safe.

Edward lived in a different time. He lived in the time we kn
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Ann
Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first in the Edge of Oblivion series and it is a great start for the series. Edward is an assassin in modern day London and as he is finishing his latest assignment he gets knocked out and gets a vision of a woman that needs his protection. When he wakes up he is still in the building of his last assignment and needs to get out before the target completes their goal of blowing the building up. He finds a strange key and then a door which the key fits and goes through to escape. When ...more
Rochelle
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
*I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review*


THE ASSASSIN'S MARK(Skeleton Key #1) by Sarah Mäkelä, Tavin Soren


Brigit Ó Ruaidh is the heir to the Kingdom of Freehaven. When she goes on a trip to visit her cousin, she finds out her royal parents were murdered and she's next. She tries to prevent the kingdom from falling into total chaos and disorder by setting her sights on the throne, but as her life becomes endangered it's proving difficult. Then her world is turned upsi
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Linda Levine
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
A young woman is in danger when someone is out to control the country and take over the kingdom. An assassin uses a key and ends up in this strange, magical world. Can he use his talents to keep her safe?

It is an interesting story about a magical kingdom where Brigit is informed her royal parents have been murdered. There are likely assassins after her as well. Suddenly, a strange man comes to her rescue. Edward lives in modern times in England but finds himself in this strange world that seems
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Kim
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Assassin's Mark had a good blend between two worlds, old & new, a little fantasy, sneaky fighting, magic, and romance.
Edward was an assassin for the government. There was not a lot of detail on his world, just Edward fighting against terrorists and their tactics in a modern world. Apparently Edward is really good at being an assassin. Meanwhile in a world that is reminiscent of a few centuries ago, Brigit is struggling to survive a brutal attack on her family and possibly war.
When Edward l
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Terri Oconnell
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved the whole idea of this book. It was a quick read that I could not put down. The idea of two worlds meeting through magic was interesting. Edward, a trained assassin, finds himself transported by magic to a distant land where he is enlisted, after rescuing her by chance, to keep Princess Brigit alive long enough to take the throne. As they make their way home to two realize they have feelings for each other and Brigit finds that a secret she is carrying is growing stronger. But Edward rem ...more
Sharon Hatt
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If this is any indication of what the Skeleton Key collection has to offer, I feel a new addiction coming. I have been a fan of Sarah Makela for some time and this certainly did not disappoint. The concept is a princess in danger in an alternate realm and an MI6 assassin destined to save her. Edward, the assassin, is caught on the wrong end of a bomb and sure to die until he comes across a strange door with a skeleton key, he opens the door and the blast from the bomb shoves him though into a pi ...more
Karen
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in Edge Of Oblivion series.
What are start to this series this is one series you
are going to want to read.
Edward is an assassin foe the Government and he was
doing a job for them when a bomb went off just before it did
he saw a sold door and he was thrown through it and he landed
in a different world.
Bright was on her way to visit her cousin when she found out
her parents have been killed.
Edward made a promise to Brigit to protect her until he could
find his way back to his ow
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Karen Shortridge
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this for my honest review. This book is a part of a series written by various authors The Skeleton Key. This is a very emotional, fascinating storyline with a twist to it. How the words flow makes it an exciting read and the pace is just right but as it continues to unfold it becomes clear that it only got more interesting at the end. Sarah Makela has done a brilliant story combining time travel, fantasy worlds, believable characters that are great with drama and depth to it and with ...more
Pam Louis
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Princess Brigit has just lost her mom and dad the king and queen of the land. Someone had killed them and she doesn't know who she can trust.
Edward is a covert secret agent in England. On a mission gone bad he hears a woman's voice telling him he has to save her or he will kill her.
Next he knows he finds himself in an other world and his adventure begins is also were he meets Brigit.
WOW this was an awesome read! I loved the mystery and adventure in this story with great characters.so much fun
...more
Lisa
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was so excited to see this Skeleton Key Series come out. I really liked thi one. I'm taking off one star because it really needed editing. It didn't ruin the story though. I loved all the characters. Edward was my favorite. Knowing how he was an assassin, I wasn't sure how this would play out. I think I was picturing something more magical the whole time there. But it was well done. All the brave knights helping the princess was just so heart warming. The pace was nice. This was a nice amount ...more
Lisa
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was so excited to see this Skeleton Key Series come out. I really liked thi one. I'm taking off one star because it really needed editing. It didn't ruin the story though. I loved all the characters. Edward was my favorite. Knowing how he was an assassin, I wasn't sure how this would play out. I think I was picturing something more magical the whole time there. But it was well done. All the brave knights helping the princess was just so heart warming. The pace was nice. This was a nice amount ...more
Christy M. Coleman
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book in return for an honest review.
This book is a really good read. Edward is an modern day assassin who gets himself trapped in another time and place. He will soon learn the past may just hold the keys to his future. Bridgit is the princess who has just lost her parents to a mutantany She must learn that her strength and power comes from within. When she meets this stranger from another place and time, something about him says he can be trusted...
I liked this book a lot. I
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Kim
Aug 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story. The characters were well written and it moved at a great pace. The authors did not leave the story with a cliffhanger which is awesome. The mixture of present and pass was a great twist. Great descriptions with an easy flowing and creative plot kept my interest throughout the book. There is plenty of action, romance and magic in the story too. I hope the authors create more stories together because this one was wonderful!
Myra Espino
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Brigit and Edward's story

This book is amazing! Love this book! This is Brigit and Edward's story. I love the combination of the past and future era of this book, it's just right to me. The characters are amazing! Brigit can kick ass and that's what I love about her. Edward also is amazing, his your typical knight and shining armor. I love how Ms. Sarah connected the dots in the story just right. Loved it!
Tish Cocktails & Fairytales
This was a great start to what I'm sure will be an exciting series. The characters are very well developed and interesting and the storyline was very intriguing. I really liked Princess Brigit. A very action packed story with plenty of twists and turns to keep ya on the edge of your seat.

(I received a copy in exchange for my honest review)
Lory
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm really enjoyed reading Skeleton Key books. This my second one so far and my loving them each book bring something unique to the table. It's jam pack with action, traitor, and twist and turn that you wasn't expecting. It definitely hold your attention from beginning to end can't wait to read the other Skeleton Keys books. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
Patti
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing story and plot concept! Each one of these skeleton key stories are just so unique! This book is full of great characters and definitely keeps you interested. You had me wondering exactly what kind of research did you have to do to portray an assassin for it truly seemed authentic! Kudos for this work of art!
Vickie Raynor
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am loving these Skeleton Key books! This is my third in the series of different authors, and each one has been a treat. Going from today to another realm back in time. Edward and Brigit were awesome to follow along on an exciting journey with traitors, fighting and discoveries. Good from start to finish. Provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
Sheryl
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW I loved this story by the author. This has great characters in it and fantastic character interaction.

I received an advanced copy of this book for an honest review.This is 1 book from The Skeleton Key book series by various authors.
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