“Aral the Jack, formerly the noble Aral Kingslayer, is the best kind of hero: damaged, cynical and despondent, yet needing only the right cause to rise from his own ashes.”—Alex Bledsoe
Once a fabled Blade of Namara, Aral Kingslayer fought for justice and his goddess alongside his familiar, a living shadow called Triss. Now with their goddess murdered and her temple destroyed, they are among the last of their kind. Surviving on the fringes of society, Aral becomes a drunken, broken, and wanted man, working whatever shadowy deal comes his way. Until a mysterious woman hires him to deliver a secret message-one that can either redeem him or doom him.
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Enjoyable read, not too long and assassins, who can complain? The author's style is of the, "when brevity meets completion", style rather than the 4 pages of description for a single room other authors offer. He is action centric so the story moves quickly and keeps the reader constantly engaged.
Fantastic surprise, enjoyed them all
The characters are relatable, and the dynamic between the two main characters, along with a host of others, is nearly as exciting as the action. The sword play, roof top running, and quick thinking solutions will keep you tiring the page. I really enjoyed how the magic worked in this world, and I liked even more so the pet/companion relation. I was looking for a new series when I purchased this book. I am so glad I did! If you enjoy fantasy without the “happy-go-lucky” protagonist always trotting around with a goofy smile and even goofier luck, then I encourage you to give this book/series a read.
Really fantastic...not a single boring page...I just downloaded four more in this series....I may not get much sleep the rest of the week.