Reviewed: January 15th, 2021
Joel “Ridge” Breckinridge and Garrett “Rett” Kennard rose through the ranks of the Landrian army together, from teenaged conscripts to seasoned fighters. Together, they became the most feared team of assassins in Landria, surviving longer that most in their profession by virtue of excellent fighting skills, legendary bravado, peerless strategy, and an uncanny synchronicity.
As the threads of a new plot come together revealing disloyalty among the priests and generals, Ridge and Rett once again find themselves on the run, hoping they and their allies can figure out the Witch Lord’s latest scheme before it costs them their lives—and the king his throne.
Rhett and Ridge are best friends who not only have each other’s backs, they are also the King’s Assassins who always seem to find trouble, especially the kind that goes boom! Very engaging well-rounded characters which is the best part of the book.
They also have some magical ‘sight’, a magic which is forbidden in the kingdom and means they have to disguise what they are. Balancing their duty to the King, against those who would prefer them dead makes their lives very complicated.
Overall, a quick read and very entertaining. The banter between the friends is engaging, and you become invested in them very quickly. If you enjoy ‘buddy’ or bromances, then this is the book for you. I must admit I have no idea how the name of the book relates to the story, but it is a very enjoyable read.
Martin has quite a back catalogue of books, though this is the first novel of hers I have read. Sellsword’s Oath is the second book in the Assassins of Landria series, and I might just have to go and search out book one.
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