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Age of Assassins

(2017)
(The first book in the Wounded Kingdom series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
British Fantasy Society Best Novel (nominee)
'Age of Assassins reveals its mysteries with the style of a magic show and the artful grace of a gifted storyteller' Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the WyldTO CATCH AN ASSASSIN, USE AN ASSASSIN...Girton Club-Foot, apprentice to the land's best assassin, still has much to learn about the art of taking lives. But his latest mission tasks Girton 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.'Dead gods, dread magic, and a lead that feels like a breath of fresh air. Great fun' Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant'Outstanding. Beautifully written, perfectly paced and assured., Kept me reading well into the early hours of the morning. A wonderful first book - a wonderful book, period - that should be at the very top of your to-read list' James Islington, author of The Shadow of what was Lost 'Simply unputdownable . ., . the perfect mix of fantasy and mystery' Fantasy Book Review 'With an original, immersive world that wouldn't let me go and a pair of assassins worth rooting for, Age of Assassins is a pleasure to read. I can't wait for more!' Melissa Caruso, author of The Tethered Mage 'A dark-humored game of cat and mouse between assassins, with traitors on all sides' David Dalglish, author of the Shadowdance series 'Age of Assassins builds a compelling fantasy world and peoples it with characters you can care about., Riddled with intrigue and dangerous magic, this is a hugely enjoyable debut' Jen Williams, author of The Copper Promise 'Age of Assassins is a beguiling story of action and intrigue combined with a poignancy and humour that are as sharp as any blade' Jon Skovron, author of Hope and Re

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"With an original, immersive world that wouldn't let me go and a pair of assassins worth rooting for, Age of Assassins is a pleasure to read. I can't wait for more!" - Melissa Caruso

"Outstanding. Beautifully written, perfectly paced and assured. Kept me reading well into the early hours of the morning. A wonderful first book." - James Islington


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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Age of Assassins: (The Wounded Kingdom Book 1) To catch an assassin, use an assassin...
Author(s): RJ Barker
ISBN: 0-356-50854-4 / 978-0-356-50854-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Age of Assassins (The Wounded Kingdom)
Author(s): RJ Barker
ISBN: 0-316-46649-2 / 978-0-316-46649-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Age of Assassins: The Wounded Kingdom, Book 1
Author(s): RJ Barker
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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August 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Age of Assassins: The Wounded Kingdom, Book 1
Author(s): RJ Barker
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Age of Assassins: The Wounded Kingdom, Book 1
Author(s): RJ Barker
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Age of Assassins
Author(s): RJ Barker
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Age of Assassins
Author(s): RJ Barker
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Age of Assassins: (The Wounded Kingdom Book 1) To catch an assassin, use an assassin...
Author(s): RJ Barker
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Age of Assassins (The Wounded Kingdom Book 1)
Author(s): RJ Barker
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA