★ ★ ★ ★ ★"I AM FLAILING, THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD!" - Emily Wrayburn, Goodreads
★ ★ ★ ★ ★"Rory and Longinus are amazingly lovable, though super quirky characters." - Jane Firebaugh, Goodreads
An assassin with a fear of blood.
A mouthy street girl.
They can't seriously be the city's only hope?
Being Damsport's most elegant assassin is hard work. There are devilish poisons to concoct, secret identities to maintain…and tailoring to consider. But most importantly Longinus must keep his fear of blood a secret or his reputation will be ruined.
When Rory discovers Longinus's blood phobia, she makes him a deal. Train her, and she won't ruin his reputation.
What she doesn't expect is that her new master has more eccentricities than a stray dog has fleas.
And that in aligning herself with him, she now finds herself in the crosshairs of another, far more dangerous assassin.
Now, not only does Rory have to keep herself and Longinus alive, she has to stop a conspiracy that threatens to bring the city to its knees.
An impossible task?
It's even harder with Longinus under the delusion that he's the hero of the story. That would be funny, if it didn't make Rory want to throttle him.
Do you like strong heroines, quirky characters, and unlikely friendships? Are you a fan of richly imagined worlds and snappy dialogue that's full of banter? Then you'll love the Bloodless Assassin.
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★"This book had me smiling throughout, laughing out loud at times but most importantly itching to read the next page." - Rebecca England, Goodreads
★ ★ ★ ★ ★"I have just met a new favourite author with a new set of favourite characters! I just loved this fun story with its quirky characters." - Gwynn White, Goodreads
The Bloodless Assassin is book 1 in a complete 9 book steampunk fantasy series. Other books in the series:
#1 The Bloodless Assassin
#2 The Black Orchid
#3 The Slave City
#4 The Doll Maker
#5 The White Hornet
#6 The Shadow Palace
#7 The Opium Smuggler
#8 The Veiled War
#9 The Rising Rooks
Be Prepared For The Unexpected
Another place, another time, and another culture. New adventures with new people. The plot continues to develop with new arch enemies that seem to be unbeatable. Of course politics must come in to play also. Friends betray and some you thought were enemies turn out to be friends! Bodies keep piling up and some killers seem to have morals and a conscious! My, what a strange and exciting place.
You must read this delightful book and follow the adventures of a street kid and a gentleman assassin. You never know what you will find around the next corner, so watch out!
Diamond in the … lace? Ponce?
Unexpectedly good … after the first few chapters the flavors mix to achieve complexity belied by their … initially a trifle off-putting … rather piquant individual tangs.
The Bloodless assassin
Interesting characters and the writing flows well but there is a sense of disjointedness that is hard to get passed.
When the writer works hard to make something fit or explain something it is usually quickly followed by something that (and yes this is a fanciful novel) i have to suspend disbelief or worse I just ended up scratching my head wondering if her editor was awake when reading this. There are pointless dead ends or explanations of actions and plot that could stand a plausible rationale but are left to hang.
I found myself wanting to like it but just couldn’t get there. Two stars as it entertained for a while before I put it down.