Allies and assassins book series
The Eater of Books!: Review: Allies & Assassins by Justin SomperIn seven days, the princedom of Archenfield will be invaded by its deadly rival - Paddenburg. Prince Jared determines to cross the borders and, in a race against time, recruit what strategic alliances he can. As the Prince and his team rides out, his cousin Axel Blaxland launches his own bid for the throne. Each member of the Council of Twelve falls prey to persuasion and manipulation as dangerous secrets and rivalries begin to emerge. Asta Peck, newest member of the Twelve, finds herself plunged into the dark heart of court politics and conspiracy.
Hmmm, only by the synopsis I wouldn't have added this book to my TBR list, but after reading your review, and you comparing it to Grave Mercy I'm really going to give this one a try! And the timeline being only 5 days? That sounds fantastic! Great review, Alyssa! I feel like comparing this one to Grave Mercy might be a bit of a stretch, but then, not really. It's a very packed book!
British author Justin Somper begins his latest series with the assassination of the prince of Archenfield. They also request the guardsmen at the borders to lock down the gates, as the hunt begins for the assassin. Once I was over the lack of fantasy, I was able to engage with the novel on its own terms. This is a murder-mystery whodunit with political overtones, set in medieval times, and it has more in common with Agatha Christie than George R. In my homeland, we have clocks, and as a consequence, far fewer headaches. I confess after spending ample time with the young prince in his point-of-view chapters, Somper nearly had me rooting for the assassin s to hurry up and finish the job.
Justin Somper is the worldwide bestselling author of the Vampirates sequence, which has been published in twenty-five languages in thirty-five countries. When he isn't writing, he works with other authors as a publicist and trainer. He lives in London with his partner and two energetic dogs. Justin invites you to visit him online at alliesandassassins. They killed his brother.