A young apprentice to an assassin becomes embroiled in a conspiracy that could destroy a kingdom in a brilliant epic fantasy debut by David Gemmell Award-nominated author RJ BarkerTo catch an assassin, use an assassin...Girton Club-foot has no family, a crippled leg, and is apprenticed to the best assassin in the land. He's learning the art of taking lives, but his latest mission tasks him with a far more difficult challenge: to save a life.Someone is trying to kill the heir to the throne, and it is up to Girton 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 kingdom.Praise for The Wounded Kingdom: "Dead gods, dread magic, and a lead that feels like a breath of fresh air. Great fun."―Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant"Often poignant and always intriguing, 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 Wild"The most interesting treatment of the fantasy assassin trope in a while, and an involving narrative in its own right."―RT Book ReviewsThe Wounded KingdomAge of AssassinsBlood of AssassinsKing of AssassinsFor more from RJ Barker, check out:The Tide Child TrilogyThe Bone ShipsCall of the Bone Ships
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About the Author
RJ Barker is a softly-spoken Yorkshireman with flowing locks. He lives in the frozen north with his wife and son, and divides his time between writing and looking after his son.