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Night of the Assassin: Assassin series prequel Paperback – 11 Dec 2012

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Product details

  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (11 Dec. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1480238279
  • ISBN-13: 978-1480238275
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (433 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,458,061 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I reviewed this book in my review of KING OF SWORDS. I read this book (Night of the Assassins)and immediately downloaded King of Swords. If you like gritty films like Pulp Fiction/The Godfather/Scarface etc you will love these books. Real page turners (well, page 'clickers' if you have a kindle).
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I found this an enjoyable action packed read, which worked well for me even though I have not read the main book, of which this is the prequel.

It is at times violent and bloody, but no more than a Tom Clancy.

The plot is credible and the main character has a lot of depth to him. I felt that I got to know him and his motivation quite well from this novel. If, as I understand it, the purpose of this prequel was to show those things - i.e. why he does what he does- then it is mission accomplished.

I will certainly look out for more of the same by this author.
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If I thought the main story was good then this prequel to it is outstanding.

Shows us how El Rey became who he is and why. A sort of anti hero bad guy who you can't help but wish success to.

Each page just flows easily in to the next and due to crafting of the tale it is hard to stop turning pages and put the damn kindle down!

I'll be looking for more from this author!

Highly recommended!
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Because of a free download on Amazon I have discovered Russell Blake and Night of the Assassin. This would not have been the type of book I would normally read but Im so thankful that I did. Night of the Assassin is full of action and suspense. This is a real page turner and very hard to put down. I was very sorry to get to the end of Night of the Assassin and bought King of Swords to learn more about the main character. Night of the Assassin is a must read....I will be reading more from Russell Blake.
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Another cracking Kindle freebie! Since getting my Kindle three months ago I've downloaded well over a hundred freebies- and promptly deleted about 90% of them after getting less than 10 pages in. You know the standard- lousy dialogue, erratic punctuation and clumsy plotlines- usually the sort of plot thought up by 14 year old boys.
BUT: this is NOT one of those books.
Well-written, well edited and with a great plot, this is a cracking little novel that'll keep you up late at night. Admittedly, it is about a kid who grows up to become the world's number one assasin, so not exactly a deep, multi-layered journey of discovery that uncovers some of Life's most profound secrets through a touching series of analogies, but so what? Imagine Antonio Banderas at his baddest-assed, and you're there!
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This is probably the best prequel I've ever read. BLAKE builds the progression from childhood to man of a heartless assassin whose environment, life and the people around him, all had a hand in playing their roll. I won't spoil it for you but I have to add that the writing is so compelling, I was actually on that journey through the whole book and gasped at times, because the raw truth of life was there, and nothing left out. Another gritty and exciting gem for me. I would give this more stars than 5 but that's all we're permitted.
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Wow....Kindle have done it again. Another excellent read and a freebie. The character is believable and the book is a real page turner. I read it in one sitting and could simply not put it down. Download this book now !!! You will not be dissapointed..
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Another rollercoaster of a thriller from this author. It is a prequel of sorts to the "King of Swords" but you don't have to have read that book to enjoy this one.

It is episodic in structure and the various assassinations that are carried out seem quite authentic ( Not that I have ever been a contract killer) and you don't need to suspend your disbelief too much.
It has an interesting setting, right in the heart of Mexican Cartel country

This book is well written and it is very fast paced and slickly put together.
I have read a few books by this author and have enjoyed all of them so far. His books could easily, in my opinion have been released by one of the big publishers.
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