Published by Orbit on Nov 1, 2008
Genres: Adult, High Fantasy
Format: Paperback from Gift
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Kylar Stern has rejected the assassin’s life. The Godking’s successful coup has left Kylar’s master, Durzo, and his best friend, Logan, dead. He is starting over: new city, new friends, and new profession.
But when he learns that Logan might actually be alive and in hiding, Kylar is faced with an agonizing choice: will he give up the way of shadows forever and live in peace with his new family, or will he risk everything by taking on the ultimate hit?
It sounds funny to say, but I find Kylar to be a very lovable assassin. He is very human, and struggles constantly with the various aspects of his life, and how they fit together. His love for Elena and Uly are pure, and he is always trying to do the best by them.
The world building in this story is very detailed. It built on the foundation set up in the first book, and while it briefly summarized what was already provided, it didn’t feel repetitive. The more I read of this world, the more I want to know.
This was a solid story, with a well developed and finished plot. There is still lots left for the next book, but I was satisfied with the amount of story that was wrapped up. There is no second-book-curse here.
Overall, this was an exciting story that featured a very lovable main character. There are many characters, and most are well developed. I look forward to reading more of their adventures in the next book.