- File Size: 204 KB
- Print Length: 47 pages
- Publication Date: July 26, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005ER5HC0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,260,471 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Assassins: Forged In Blood Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
+ Quick and easy read.
+ Hand drawn world map.
+ Nice cover art.
Cons <Contains SPOILERS>
- Writing style can be a bit too simplistic at times. Further editing of sentence structure would help.
- Most text on the map is largely illegible except for bigger script. I viewed the map on a 9.7 inch tablet and on my 27" computer monitor and still couldn't read things. The resolution was just too small.
- Short length of the story makes it difficult to understand the overall struggle between the various factions of world vying for control. You also never grasp what Tallow was doing on his mission or why as everything appears to be part of the bigger picture.
- Cover art, although nice, didn't really match the tale.
"The Assassins: Forged In Blood" was a short but entertaining fantasy read. I enjoyed following the struggles of Tallow and Atilan as they attempted to escape the hands of the enemy. The main issue I had with the tale was that I could tell there was a much bigger story to tell. Because of this I felt a bit lost at times when reading as I wanted to know more of the world and those that inhabit it. Despite this, I feel there's potential for a greater story of Tallow to be told. Looking forward to more full length works from this author and his world.
It's clear that Zidar loves his world very much - even in this short story there are many underlying hints of a well-developed world. I think this short story is a prelude to Zidar's upcoming novel (titled The Grandfather's Blade on his website) - I wish the best of luck to him, and commend him on a light, yet entertaining read.
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