Blood of Assassins

R.J.Barker


Blood of Assassins

Blood of Assassins

  • Title: Blood of Assassins
  • Author: R.J.Barker
  • ISBN: 9780316466561
  • Page: 297
  • Format: ebook



THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KING .The assassin Girton Club foot and his master have returned to Maniyadoc in hope of finding sanctuary, but death, as always, dogs Girton s heels The place he knew no longer exists.War rages across Maniyadoc, with three kings claiming the same crown and one of them is Girton s old friend Rufra Girton finds himself hurrying to uncTHE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KING .The assassin Girton Club foot and his master have returned to Maniyadoc in hope of finding sanctuary, but death, as always, dogs Girton s heels The place he knew no longer exists.War rages across Maniyadoc, with three kings claiming the same crown and one of them is Girton s old friend Rufra Girton finds himself hurrying to uncover a plot to murder Rufra on what should be the day of the king s greatest victory But while Girton deals with threats inside and outside Rufra s war encampment, he can t help wondering if his greatest enemy hides beneath his own skin.


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I received an advanced review copy of Blood of Assassins in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank RJ Barker and Orbit Books. *May include minor spoilers* The second novel in The Wounded Kingdom trilogy picks up the action 5-years after the climactic events of Age of Assassins. The assassin Girton Club-Foot and his master have been operating as mercenaries since they left Maniyadoc. They've travelled throughout the majority of the Tired Lands following violence and battles, putting [...]

I felt like Blood of Assassins was a decent enough read but not nearly as much fun as Age of Assassins. I'm not sure if it was a proximity thing or not as I read a bunch of duds in the build up to reading the first book while this sequel caught me coming out of a run of 5 star reads. The end result was I ended up thinking this was a decent enough story but not a particularly memorable or special one. Girton and Merela Karn have spend 5 years travelling and plying their trade in foreign lands but [...]

I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. An impressive sequel to an excellent debut, Blood of Assassins draws upon the compelling character development of Girton Club-Foot to underscore a storyline which is at once engaging and unpredictable.RJ Barker's debut, Age of Assassins, is a coming-of-age story which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. There were varied and mixed reactions, however, due to expectation. Most readers who were disappointed expected a book about an ass [...]

Full review is here, on my blog!This volume takes place five years after the end of Age of Assassins. Girton Club-Foot and his master Marela Karn are returning to Maniyadoc after several years of absence, and on the way, they get into a scrap with some bounty hunters out for the price on their heads and Girton’s master gets poisoned. Badly. Luckily, they’re close enough to Maniyadoc that one of the three kings who are at constant war in the area picks him up and offers him help. Weirdly, it [...]

I’m read for this book since the moment I finished the first one.✨ Is closer by the minute!!! Just a couple more days and finally I’ll have this book🙌.

*I was sent this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*Another super solid book in this series and I am really happy that the series has continued strong. I love the character of Girton Club-foot, he makes mistakes, but he does them because of passion and emotion, and I really like that in him. Girton is our main character from the first book, and it's been a few years since the end of book one when we pick the storyline back up. He's been travelling with his master, [...]

As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book geek: thetattooedbookgeek.wordpressBlood of Assassins is the sequel to Age of Assassins. Age of Assassins was on my Top Ten Books of 2017 list, it is that good and was one of the fantasy debuts of last year (which let’s face it, 2017 was filled with some amazing debut books from fantasy authors).If you are yet to read Age of Assassins then you need to rectify that, trust me, you won’t be disappointed! Firstly, because, as I [...]

I want to thank Orbit for the ARC and Hachette Audio for the ALC in exchange for an honest review, as both provided equal parts enjoyment. I also want to thank the author, RJ Barker, for giving us yet another refreshing and engaging novel in The Wounded Kingdom series. Be forewarned: This Book is Full of Antlers (sorry David Wong) and will have some spoilers for those who have not read Age of Assassins (and if you are in that group, shame on you). Some of you may know (if you follow my blog thin [...]

Read this review and more at Book Geeks Uncompromised!4.5 stars. I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. A big thank you to them and to RJ Barker who was kind enough to come on our podcast for an interview!This review contains minor spoilers for Age of Assassins.Blood of Assassins picks up five years after the events in Age of Assassins. Girton and his master, Merela, have been travelling as mercenaries for those five years while Maniyadoc has been at [...]

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Blood of Assassins is a great book but I consider it to be a step-down from Age of Assassins. While it has the same elements that made me give Age of Assassins 5 stars, like the great dialogues and excellent pacing, it is let down by a unnecessarily whiny and angst ridden protagonist. For this reason alone, I am removing a star. If Age of Assassins was The Name of the Rose, Blood of Assassins is The Farseer Trilogy with its self-flagellating main character.But that's just my disappointment at wh [...]

Age of Assassins was my favorite Fantasy novel. It was close to being my favorite novel of any genre. The reason I write in the past tense is because the sequel has improved upon it's predecessor in multiple facets.While Age Of Assassins was a dark coming of age story about a 14 year old Assassin and his master/maternal figure, Blood of Assassins acts as a longitudinal character study taking place over five years later where much has happened off page to shape a very different Girton Club-Foot.G [...]

#TeamGirtonFull review soon! Loved it!

One of my favourite reads last year was the debut novel from R J Barker. Age of Assassins is a confident fantasy adventure, well told, following an apprentice as he learns the arts of dealing death. Blood of Assassins re-joins the story five years after the events of book one. Girton Club-foot has grown into a young man, but is still apprenticed to the master assassin Merela Karn. They have travelled the world, plying their trade, but eventually circumstance has brought them back to Maniyadoc on [...]

Actual rating: 4.5/5Age of Assassins by R.J. Barker was awesome. It deserved rapturous applause it received in fantasy circles. It’s definitely one of my Top 5 favorite books published in 2017. I was hoping the sequel will be at least as good as the first book. It isn’t. Not for me. It is, however, an excellent book that I devoured in two days. It’s just different and while it doesn’t lack strong moments, it didn’t move me the way Age of Assassins did.On the other hand, I don’t give [...]

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewI think what I love most about these books - fabulous world building aside - is that at heart it's a story about growing up and defining your identity as separate from others. The first book concentrated very much on Girton making that transition from child to man, and there is more of that here but at a more sophisticated level. By sophistocated I mean that usually after you accept the mantel of adulthood you discover that your previous [...]

Full review now up on CR: civilianreader/2018/02/18

I received this novel from Orbit Books through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review: my thanks to both of them for this opportunity.In 2017 I placed the first volume of this trilogy, Age of Assassins, among the best debuts of the year and also my favorite reads, so I had great expectations for this follow-up novel: let me say up front that those expectations were more than exceeded by Blood of Assassins, that is not only a worthy sequel but also an amazing story on its own.Five years have [...]

This is a much darker book than the first as Girton is older, has seen more, killed more, and has been changed by it. Years have passed since the first time he was in Maniyadoc and he returns under a shadow with enemies at his heels. He is heading down a dark path, he thinks his fate is inevitable, but once more his friend Rufra is the candle in the darkness, shining light on the parts of his soul that have been standing in shadow for too long. As Girton wonders if people can change a threat to [...]

It seems bridge books more times than not are the weakest, but this is an exception to that rule!

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4.5 stars, but I'm rounding up. The only reason it lost 1/2 a point was that the insipid paranoia was getting highly annoying. Otherwise, outstanding sophomore book.

5 starsI liked this even more than Age of Assassins. Wow. RTF

Oh, Girton. Spectacularly good.

Can I have your attention everyone? Ladies, Gentlemen, and you lower-class peasants who have managed to scrape enough money to come on one of our book tours even though you don’t have any noble blood. If you’re going to be troublesome, I’d have preferred it if you hadn’t come along. But now you’re here, please stop talking and listen to me.That includes you, Mrs Daubney! I know you’re a regular and know how this all works, but if you can stop talking for long enough so I can explain [...]

*copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review*Blood of Assassins is the second in R.J. Barker’s “The Wounded Kingdom” series. It follows Girton, sometime trainee assassin, sometime artiste, and occasional killer, as he investigates treachery, mendacity, magic, and the occasional murder, in a land broken by malevolent sorcery and internecine warfare.The Girton of this story is one scarred by war. He’s spent the last few years out on the borders, fighting for pay. We last saw him as a dama [...]

•Age of Assassins : ★★★★Having thoroughly enjoyed Age of Assassins, I expected it’s sequel to follow the same path and end up with a nice little 4 stars. To my surprise, Blood of Assassins managed to be even better than the previous volume.Don’t get me wrong, like it’s predecessor, this book isn’t without flaws. Like the first book in the series, Blood of Assassins is a murder mystery cleverly hidden behind the mask of fantasy and like every mystery it does have a relatively sl [...]

*** Disclosure: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review ***I read Blood of Assassins straight on the back of Age of Assassins, which I thought was OK.Here we are back with Girton Club-Foot and his assassin master 5 years after the conclusion of the first book. Having travelled as mercenaries during this time, Girton has stopped training with the sword and picked up a warhammer instead. The book opens with he and his master seeing off some foreign ass [...]

(No spoilers.)An absolutely riveting follow up to 'Age of Assassins'. This time round sees a quite altered Girton struggling with what the years in between the first book and this one have done to him, and the result is a deliciously darker tale, with gorgeously descriptive (and shockingly believable) accounts of magic that make your eyes bulge. Loyalties are tested, friendships are forged and betrayal is everywhere, and the characters are so well written that trusting one completely (or mistrus [...]

Girton is a club-foot assassin’s apprentice to Merela Barn who bought him out of slavery. They have been summoned to Castle Maniyadoc by Queen Adran to do qhat is forbidden to assaqssins, protect her son Prince Aydor, the only heir. In this Age of Assassins (paper) The Queen has history with Merela. Girton is in disguise as noble hostage new to the squires, while his master becomes a jester. The two discover potential plots and counter plot revolving around Three potential future kings, includ [...]


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