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The Queen's Assassin (Volume Three of the Terrarch Chronicles) Kindle Edition
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Rik continues his sorcerous tutelage under the powerful Terrarch Asea, his abilities continuing to grow both from his lessons and his dark heritage. The relationship between Rik and Asea is interestingly written, as the pair are no longer motivated by self-interest alone, yet are still not anything as simple as friends.
Sardec's conversion from arrogant Terrarch officer to idealistic believer in human rights continues apace. What had looked in previous books to be a nascent love triangle between Sardec, Rik and Rena never developed; Rik is busy with a different path, leaving the other two to form a full-fledged relationship that proves unexpectedly touching.
There's no shortage of action, of course; this time around, our protagonists have to deal with an infestation of ghouls, a growing hostility in the city they 'liberated' in the previous book, and the threat of a shadowy assassin, one that may prove to be connected to Rik's familial history...
The fight scens continue to impress, and allow two of my favourite characters, the sharpshooting Weasel and the berserker Barbarian, to shine. Two sequences, Rik's out-of-body initiation into full sorcery and his trip in a newly-invented balloon also show the author's talent for a more lyrical form of descriptive prose.
We also pay a visit to the city of Harven, and meet the cthulhuspawn-like Quan. The squidheaded beings manage to be threatening and alien even as King makes sure they remain mysterious.
This is a series that continues to impress, and leaves the reader eager to reach for the next installment to see what will befall Rik and his friends next. It looks like the setting is headed for total war, and based on the first three books, it's going to be a blast.
If you like this genre do yourself a favour and buy the series. The only dissapointmetn I feel is that there are only 4 volumes [so far I hope] as prequels and side characters would I'm sure be just as enjoyable.
He kept me enthralled from the very beginning, and had to follow the trilogy through to the finale. It left
you feeling that, perhaps, a fourth book was possible. I sincerely hope so.
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