Age of Assassins is the first book in the Wounded Kingdom series. The novel’s tagline – “To catch an assassin, use an assassin” – does a great job of capturing the plot. Barker doesn’t meander in his storytelling, and this really keeps the central plot at the forefront.
The story is clear and the characters are easy to love. There’s tons of action, a good dose of endearing moments and some enjoyable witty humor that keeps the story’s tone from becoming too dark. This is a very well-written book.
I am already eager for the next book in the series. And apparently I don’t have long to wait – Blood of Assassins will be released in February 2018.