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Age of Assassins by R.J.  Barker
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it was amazing

I was lucky enough to win an Arc from the author on twitter.

Mid year but this is definitely a contender for me for both best debut and best fantasy book.
A really well written book. Old school in many ways , with a medieval setting, sorcerors , assassins, knights and queens but what makes this great is its main character and its focus on the periphery of the usual heroes such as the jesters and the stable hands.
A lot of fantasy gets bogged down in multiple POVs and dense back stories for characters , here Barker does what Rothfuss does and presents us with one intriguing character and develops them fabulously . Girton is a great lead and his development throughout is skillfully worked.
The plot and twists of the story itself are great and I didnt see several big turning points coming.
Definitely one for those not fortunate enough to win or beg an ARC to pick up as soon as possible and I already await the follow up.
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Reading Progress

May 3, 2017 – Shelved
May 3, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
May 27, 2017 – Started Reading
May 29, 2017 –
page 60
14.71%
May 30, 2017 –
page 90
22.06%
May 31, 2017 –
page 170
41.67%
June 6, 2017 –
page 322
78.92%
June 6, 2017 –
page 322
78.92%
June 7, 2017 – Finished Reading

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James Tivendale Nice review. Great book x


Paul Thanks James. Definitely a hard book to put down


Dawn Sounds great. Putting it on my TBR list.


Paul Definitely a good plan. A very enjoyable read.


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Roger Thanks for making my tbr list one book longer and that much closer to being impossible.


Paul Anything I can do to help Roger. :-)


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