Assassin's Price

Assassin's Price

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Six years have passed since the failed uprising of the High Holders, and Charyn, the rex's heir, has come of age and wants to learn to be an effective rex after his father. His father disagrees, so Charyn sets out to educate himself. But when privateers attack the rex's ships and threats escalate against the rex and his family, Charyn will realize that no one is safe--for an assassin stalks them all.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780765390479
0765390477
Characteristics: 526 pages : map ; 24 cm

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mammothhawk229e
Nov 17, 2017

I respectfully disagree.
Protagonist who more in common to Prince Bertie under Queen Victoria or Prince Charles under Queen Elizabeth II is thrust into the spotlight prematurely.
He must play Colombo against once bitten twice shy antagonist who wanted to play Game of Thrones via sleeper agents & proxies.
He must play James Hacker on few High Holders, more numerous factors, newspaper & bureaucrats on suddenly running the kingdom efficiently with a positive spin.
He must fight undeclared war against "finding deserters in merchant ship & shanghai sailors" foreign power.
He must play patron on businessman who wanted to build steam powered ships.
Finally, he must play gentleman on finding gainful employment for his mistress on a clean break.
Wouldn't be totally surprised next novel on protagonist trying to find a wife & finding antagonist's lackey on stolen gold & loot.

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peter_leitch
Aug 14, 2017

Boring. Adds nothing to the tale. Sure glad I didn't pay for it.

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