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King of Assassins

(2018)
(The third book in the Wounded Kingdom series)
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'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 Wyld

THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KING . . .


Many years of peace have passed in Maniyadoc, years of relative calm for the assassin Girton Club-Foot. Even the Forgetting Plague, which ravaged the rest of the kingdoms, seemed to pass them by. But now Rufra ap Vthyr eyes the vacant High-King's throne and will take his court to the capital, a rat's nest of intrigue and murder, where every enemy he has ever made will gather and the endgame of twenty years of politics and murder will be played out in his bid to become the King of all Kings.

Friends become enemies, enemies become friends and the god of death, Xus the Unseen, stands closer than ever - casting his shadow over everything most dear to Girton.

Praise for this trilogy

'Outstanding . . . Kept me reading well into the early hours of the morning'
James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost

'Dead gods, dread magic, and a lead that feels like a breath of fresh air. Great fun'
Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant

'Readers will appreciate Barker's complex mythology and smoothly flowing plot'
Publishers Weekly

'Riddled with intrigue and dangerous magic, this is a hugely enjoyable debut'
Jennifer Williams, author of The Copper Promise

'A dark-humoured game of cat and mouse between assassins, with traitors on all sides'
David Dalglish, author of the Shadowdance series

The Wounded Kingdom trilogy begins with AGE OF ASSASSINS, continues with BLOOD OF ASSASSINS and concludes with KING OF ASSASSINS.

Genre: Fantasy

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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: King of Assassins: (The Wounded Kingdom Book 3) The king is dead, long live the king...
Author(s): RJ Barker
ISBN: 0-356-50858-7 / 978-0-356-50858-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: King of Assassins (The Wounded Kingdom (3))
Author(s): RJ Barker
ISBN: 0-316-46658-1 / 978-0-316-46658-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Title: King of Assassins: The Wounded Kingdom, Book 3
Author(s): RJ Barker
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: King of Assassins: The Wounded Kingdom, Book 3
Author(s): RJ Barker
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: King of Assassins: The Wounded Kingdom, Book 3
Author(s): RJ Barker
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: King of Assassins: The Wounded Kingdom, Book 3
Author(s): RJ Barker
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: King of Assassins: The Wounded Kingdom, Book 3
Author(s): RJ Barker
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: King of Assassins (The Wounded Kingdom Book 3)
Author(s): RJ Barker
Publisher: Orbit
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August 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: King of Assassins: (The Wounded Kingdom Book 3) The king is dead, long live the king...
Author(s): RJ Barker
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU