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- ASIN : B08127LT8S
- Publication date : December 4, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2404 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 340 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1708111603
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #161,888 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Two kingdoms trying to unite through marriage. Hmmm...the Princess is missing. Enter Willow tossed into a world of magic and mystery.
A woman raised to cling to the shadows and fulfill the missions of her Emperor. A mission to find out what has happened to Princess Claudia and her sleazy brother and send them home. By blade and blood, Willow will do all she can as it’s not only her life, but her mother’s that will be forfeit if she fails.
I really enjoyed Assassin’s Reign. The novel had a fun mix of a surprise Agatha Christie-like mystery, coupled with a deep fantasy vibe a la Sarah J Maas.
The world building is strong and coherent. I really enjoyed the characters, though I would like more backstory to flesh out the protagonist. Since it ended on a cliffhanger, I will have to wait for the next book where I hope to learn more about Willow and Cal and the war to come.
I loved the premise of this book and how flawed they were in the beginning. However, this book quickly takes on more than it can handle. SO many events happened in such a short period of time and I felt it didn't make sense. In the first 30 pages, the King already knows who she is. From there, I already predicted it was going to have a lackluster romance and DING DING, I was correct.
It seemed to unrealistic to me that she was found out and then was supposed to help them solve the death mystery. She had ONE interaction with Fin and suddenly she cared about her? Nah. Like Cal, they hadn't been together long enough for their to have been such intense feelings. Too much happens in a short period, the first book could have easily just been her solving the mystery and them finding sister and finding she was pregnant.
I also noticed towards the end, the editing wasn't very good and really needs to be checked and updated. There are several inconsistencies such as the beginning of chapter 34 states that Marid had been kidnapped and Ifrit fell into a slumber, yet a few pages later it states "He was the Cal that hadn't slept since Ifrit had been captured". Uhhhh, no. Wrong sibling...
There is also a paragraph in 34 that makes no sense. "...especially when Armia went to married. When Freya came from the barren lands, but they're tricky". What???
Another in chapter 38 when she is dressed for the ball and Cal tells her that she looks DIVINE. She sits there and thinks "....Fine? I didn't want to look fine." BUT THAT ISN'T WHAT HE SAID.
Overall, this book is a quick read with a lackluster romance and friendships and connection between characters that did not have time to properly develop. I'm curious to see them go to the mountains because when they woke up to train it said they were going to the mountains....but whatever. I'm interested to read the next one and the author said that it is in the works!
Overall this was a really fun read that I definitely recommend to people who love fantasy assassin stories! I will definitely be reading the next in the series if there is one!
I received an ARC from the author and I’m voluntarily leaving an honest review.