Waiting on Wednesday 05/24/17

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that lets us feature upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick

Age of Assassins by R.J. Barker (August 1, 2017 by Orbit)

Who doesn’t love a story about assassins – or better yet, a story about assassins versus assassins! Not to mention, my pick for this week celebrates this month’s Tough Traveling theme oh so well…

The synopsis also makes this one sound like a lot of fun, in the style of a traditional epic fantasy. Plus, I’m always interested in trying debuts.


Girton Club-foot, apprentice to the land’s best assassin, still has much to learn about the art of taking lives. But their latest mission tasks him and his master with a far more difficult challenge: to save a life. Someone, or many someones, is trying to kill the heir to the throne, and it is up to Girton and his master to uncover the traitor and prevent the prince’s murder.

In a kingdom on the brink of civil war and a castle thick with lies Girton finds friends he never expected, responsibilities he never wanted, and a conspiracy that could destroy an entire land.

Set in a world ravaged by magic and the ambition of noblemen, this debut epic fantasy features a cast of assassins, knights and fools which will delight any fan of Brent Weeks, David Dalglish or Robin Hobb.”

16 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 05/24/17”

  1. I always enjoy seeing the comparisons. Is this going to be more like Hobb, an author who knows how to do characters and is one of the titans of the genre, or Dalgish whose first book was barely readable? What if I am a fan of one and hate the other? Or did they just google ‘fantasy assassin’ and start jotting down names?


  2. Assassins, like dragons, never fail to attract my attention (now, if someone would write a story about an assassin who’s also a dragon, I’d be happy 😀 ), and this novel sounds exactly what would meet my tastes. On to the list it goes! Thank you!!!


  3. Assassins, heists, dragons – yeah, colour me interested. Not to mention pirates, westerns or any combination of all of them probably. This sounds good and not a long wait.
    Lynn 😀


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