The Guild of Assassins

It’s difficult to keep momentum going through a trilogy, but Kashina is making it look easy in book two of The Majat Code.  Once again, she shows her mastery of writing – this time by keeping the story’s energy high with some clever techniques.  To anyone who has ever thought of writing: pay attention.

The first way this series is kept fresh is by switching focus to different characters.  This time, we get a closer look at Kara.  Her new struggle with her emotions humanizes her enough that we can now see things from her point of view.  Then, we get to see Mai – the larger than life assassin – through the eyes of Egey Bashi.

The second way this tale stays energized is by doing a bit of a genre swap.  The first book in the series was pure fantasy.  The Guild of Assassins looks a bit more like a fantasy-romance.

The third way this story kept its magic was a mystery to me, until the very end.  The story had a different feel that I couldn’t describe.  And then I read the “acknowledgements”.  Wow, never underestimate the value of an author’s real-life influences…

Masterful writing makes book two, The Guild of Assassins, feel every bit as fresh and vibrant as book one.  I look forward to the finale!

– Cowering King

The Guild of Assassins is a strong follow-up to the first book in this series.  New focuses keep the story fresh and entertaining.

– Cowering King

The Guild of Assassins treats the reader to a closer look at characters that were kept distant, earlier in series.

– Cowering King

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