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The Nightshade's Apprentice (The Sword of Rogues Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Offutt
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Book Description

My name’s Kian, and I’m the Assassin of the Silver Rose. I’m the first disciple of the god of thieves. Even though you can see my true age in my eyes, my body looks nineteen. As long as I continue to kill I’ll have eternal youth. That’s how Tethyr rewards my loyalty. It’s only the first of my blessings.

Impressed? Don’t be. When I started out I belonged to the Nightshade, a cruel man with overreaching ambition.

I was his apprentice. He taught me how to murder, and blood’s been my trade ever since. I’d say we’re the same, but I’d be lying. I found love. And that’s made all the difference.

THIS M/M DARK FANTASY ROMANCE contains mature content. Ages 17+

The Nightshade’s Apprentice is part one of two but can stand alone.


Editorial Reviews

From the Author

This book called The Nightshade's Apprentice is a story told in two parts and grows from a world the author created many years ago while playing the tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons.
 
The Nightshade's Apprentice is book one of The Sword of Rogues duology. Assassin of the Silver Rose is book two of The Sword of Rogues duology and brings a conclusion to the story arc of Kian Lightfoot's rise to power as the disciple to the god of thieves.
 
Assassin of the Silver Rose is available on Amazon kindle.

About the Author

Michael Offutt writes speculative fiction books that have adult, LGBT, and paranormal elements. His first book, Slipstream has received some critical acclaim and was published by Double Dragon eBooks in 2012. The sequel, Oculus, came out in November 2012. He has one brother, no pets, and a few roots that keep his tree of life sufficiently watered. By day, he works for the State of Utah as a Technical Specialist. By night, he watches lots of t.v., writes, draws, and sometimes dreams of chocolate.
 
Michael Offutt graduated from the University of Idaho in 1994 with a Bachelor's degree in English.
 
Extras such as chapters, writing samples, maps of the world, and artistic drawings of all of Michael Offutt's work can be found on his website located at slckismet.blogspot.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1435 KB
  • Print Length: 446 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Planet 99 eBooks; 1 edition (June 4, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D7JVDWK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151,918 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars exciting May 20, 2014
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good tale. It held my attention.The character development was good and related to the story. I am looking forward to the next tale.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars no August 29, 2013
By Furio
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I had to give up on this: the basic idea, far from new though it is, is compelling and conducive to narrative tension. Assassins and/or apprentices such are delicate characters, though, and require special care.
Kian is not only unlikeable -after all there is no law in fiction coercing authors to only cast likeable leads- but stiff, the workings of his minds elementary and devoid of charm.
Other characters are either pale or inconsistent.

Writing is intentionally based on short, clipped sentences. A few annoying typos (seize instead of cease, for example) and the abuse of adjectives do not help but are not responsible for the lack of narrative tension build-up and/or for the feeling of detachment I felt while reading.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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It is a good fantasy read. I love the gay male sex even though it is totally in "fantasy land".
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More About the Author

Michael Offutt writes speculative fiction books that have science fiction, LGBT, and paranormal elements. His first book, "Slipstream" has received some critical acclaim and was published by Double Dragon in the spring. The sequel, "Oculus," came out in November 2012. He has one brother, no pets, and a few roots that keep his tree of life sufficiently watered. By day, he works for the State of Utah as a Technical Specialist. By night, he watches lots of t.v., writes, draws, and sometimes dreams of chocolate.

Michael Offutt graduated from the University of Idaho in 1994 with a Bachelor's degree in English.

He keeps a blog and would appreciate a visit or two even if all you want to do is say hi.

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