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The Perfect Assassin

(2019)
(The first book in the Chronicles of Ghadid series)
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A novice assassin is on the hunt for someone killing their own in K. A. Doore's The Perfect Assassin, a breakout high fantasy beginning the Chronicles of Ghadid series.

Divine justice is written in blood.

Or so Amastan has been taught. As a new assassin in the Basbowen family, he’s already having second thoughts about taking a life. A scarcity of contracts ends up being just what he needs.

Until, unexpectedly, Amastan finds the body of a very important drum chief. Until, impossibly, Basbowen’s finest start showing up dead, with their murderous jaan running wild in the dusty streets of Ghadid. Until, inevitably, Amastan is ordered to solve these murders, before the family gets blamed.

Every life has its price, but when the tables are turned, Amastan must find this perfect assassin or be their next target.

The Perfect Assassin is a thrilling fantastical mystery that had me racing through the pages.” —S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass

“Full of rooftop fights, frightening magic, and nonstop excitement and mystery, I absolutely loved it from start to finish!” — Sarah Beth Durst

The Chronicles of Ghadid
#1: The Perfect Assassin
#2: The Impossible Contract (coming in November 2019)
#3: The Unconquered City (coming in June 2020)

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Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"With a mix of heart and adventure, and set in a wonderfully inventive new world, K.A. Doore's debut shines." - S A Chakraborty

"The Perfect Assassin is one of those rare books that manages to be both thrilling and tender. It's full of rooftop fights, frightening magic, and nonstop excitement and mystery, while at the same time it's a thought-provoking exploration of what it means to be a monster and the power of love and forgiveness. I absolutely loved it from start to finish!" - Sarah Beth Durst

"Fascinating world building with all the mystery and appeal of the One Thousand and One Nights." - Duncan M Hamilton

"A bold, original adventure set in a world of enthralling beauty. The Perfect Assassin shimmers with mystery and romance, and with characters whose courage and charisma brighten every page." - Ausma Zehanat Khan

"Set in a world of believable richness, The Perfect Assassin combines a suspenseful plot with a memorable cast of characters, and an assassin protagonist who is compelled to make hard choices." - Ilana C Myer

"K. A. Doore has crafted a thrilling and poignant tale on the costs of loyalty. In the city of Ghadid, ideas of justice and family battle and braid themselves around each other in action-packed fashion. Part murder mystery, part family saga, part coming-of-age chronicle, The Perfect Assassin intrigues and excites in equal measure." - Tochi Onyebuchi

"In a high-flung desert city, a reluctant assassin's choices threaten his family's way of life, those he loves, and, worst of all, the spirits of the dead. Amastan Basbowen's options are all dangerous, but he must move forward. The ensuing intrigue forms the core of a highly exciting adventure." - Fran Wilde


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Paperback Editions

April 2020 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Perfect Assassin: Book 1 in the Chronicles of Ghadid
Author(s): K A Doore
ISBN: 1-250-20855-6 / 978-1-250-20855-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Perfect Assassin (Chronicles of Ghadid)
Author(s): Doore
ISBN: 0-7653-9855-9 / 978-0-7653-9855-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Trade
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Perfect Assassin: Chronicles of Ghadid, Book 1
Author(s): K A Doore
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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March 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Perfect Assassin: Chronicles of Ghadid, Book 1
Author(s): K A Doore
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Perfect Assassin: Chronicles of Ghadid, Book 1
Author(s): K A Doore
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Perfect Assassin: Chronicles of Ghadid, Book 1
Author(s): K A Doore
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Perfect Assassin: Book 1 in the Chronicles of Ghadid
Author(s): K A Doore
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU