Age of Assassins: (The Wounded Kingdom Book 1) To catch an assassin, use an assassin... - The Wounded Kingdom (Paperback)
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Age of Assassins: (The Wounded Kingdom Book 1) To catch an assassin, use an assassin... - The Wounded Kingdom (Paperback)

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Published: 03/08/2017
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***Look out forThe Bone Ships, the start of a new fantasy series by RJ Barker!***

'Age of Assassins reveals its mysteries with the style of a magic show and the artful grace of a gifted storyteller' Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld

TO CATCH AN ASSASSIN, USE AN ASSASSIN...

Girton Club-Foot, apprentice to the land's best assassin, still has much to learn about the art of taking lives. But his latest mission tasks Girton and his master with a far more difficult challenge: to save a life. Someone, or many someones, is trying to kill the heir to the throne, and it is up to Girton and his master to uncover the traitor and prevent the prince's murder.
In a kingdom on the brink of civil war and a castle thick with lies Girton finds friends he never expected, responsibilities he never wanted, and a conspiracy that could destroy an entire land.

***SHORTLISTED FOR THE DAVID GEMMELL AWARDS 2018***
***SHORTLISTED FOR THE KITSCHIE AWARDS 2018***

'Dead gods, dread magic, and a lead that feels like a breath of fresh air. Great fun' Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant

'Outstanding. Beautifully written, perfectly paced and assured. Kept me reading well into the early hours of the morning. A wonderful first book - a wonderful book, period - that should be at the very top of your to-read list' James Islington, author of The Shadow of what was Lost

'Simply unputdownable . . . the perfect mix of fantasy and mystery' Fantasy Book Review

'With an original, immersive world that wouldn't let me go and a pair of assassins worth rooting for, Age of Assassins is a pleasure to read. I can't wait for more!' Melissa Caruso, author of The Tethered Mage

'A dark-humored game of cat and mouse between assassins, with traitors on all sides' David Dalglish, author of the Shadowdance series

'Age of Assassins builds a compelling fantasy world and peoples it with characters you can care about. Riddled with intrigue and dangerous magic, this is a hugely enjoyable debut' Jen Williams, author of The Copper Promise

'Age of Assassins is a beguiling story of action and intrigue combined with a poignancy and humour that are as sharp as any blade' Jon Skovron, author of Hope and Red

'Compellingly complex political intrigue and steel-sparking action sequences leavened by warm humour and genuine emotional depth' Chris Brookmyre, author of the Jack Parlabane novels

The Wounded Kingdom trilogy begins with AGE OF ASSASSINS, continues with BLOOD OF ASSASSINS and will continue with KING OF ASSASSINS.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356508542
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 296 g
Dimensions: 198 x 169 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Often poignant and always intriguing, Age of Assassins reveals its mysteries with the style of a magic show and the artful grace of a gifted storyteller - Nicholas Eames, author of KINGS OF THE WYLD

A bright new fantasy, original, heartfelt and tragic in turns - Adrian Tchaikovsky

Dead gods, dread magic, and a lead that feels like a breath of fresh air. Great fun - Peter Newman, author of THE VAGRANT

Outstanding. Beautifully written, perfectly paced and assured. Kept me reading well into the early hours of the morning. A wonderful first book - a wonderful book, period - that should be at the very top of your to-read list - James Islington, author of THE SHADOW OF WHAT WAS LOST

Age of Assassins builds a compelling fantasy world and peoples it with characters you can care about. Riddled with intrigue and dangerous magic, this is a hugely enjoyable debut - Jen Williams, author of THE COPPER PROMISE

Simply unputdownable . . . the perfect mix of fantasy and mystery - FANTASY BOOK REVIEW

Compellingly complex political intrigue and steel-sparking action sequences leavened by warm humour and genuine emotional depth - Chris Brookmyre, author of the Jack Parlabane novels

With an original, immersive world that wouldn't let me go and a pair of assassins worth rooting for, Age of Assassins is a pleasure to read. I can't wait for more! - Melissa Caruso, author of THE TETHERED MAGE

A dark-humoured game of cat and mouse between assassins, with traitors on all sides - David Dalglish, author of the Shadowdance series

Age of Assassins is a beguiling story of action and intrigue combined with a poignancy and humor that are as sharp as any blade - Jon Skovron, author of HOPE AND RED

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“Barker has created a deadly assassin that glows with innocence. He’s a walking oxymoron.”

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Have you heard of Age of Assassins? Surely you have, of Girton Club-Foot? You've heard of the antlers, yes? No? What rock have you been living under since last year? The same one I was instead... More

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“Unputdownable!”

It took me a while to get into Age of Assasins but that wasn't the books fault, I believe it was due to not having read a fantasy book in ages and my general reading it at night when I'm mega tired.

When I... More

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“Worth the hype!!”

A brilliant new fantasy world that will completely immerse you, I could not put this book down.

I loved the unusual concept of assassin vs assassin and need to go buy the second book right now!

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