Hey guys! Today is my stop for The Queen’s Assassin blog tour. Organized by The Fantastic Flying Book Club and I couldn’t be more excited! Don’t forget to check out the tour schedule on their website to get more exciting posts about the book!
The Queen’s Assassin
The Queen’s Assassin is about this girl named Shadow who is thrown together with the Queen’s Assassin Caledon Holt in a quest to get back the missing Deian Scrolls, the fount of all magical history and knowledge, stolen years ago by a nefarious sect called the Aphrasians.
Now, I think this was a well-paced story for I read it in just 2 days (2 sittings to be specific). The adventure aspect was good, and as for the progress of the plotline, except for a few plotholes, I think the author did a good job.
Character development in The Queen’s Assassin
The character development is also good in terms of Caledon Holt. He is shown as this really revered and talented assassin who is great at what he does – he is the best really. But in terms of his feelings, that side is explored more as the story progresses. As for Shadow, her character is not shed much light on, to be honest. I found that her character is pretty much the same and her development is slight compared to Caledon.
However, in terms of the narrative, the writing style was weird. I like that in the case of Shadow, the narrative was in the first person. But there is a complete change when it comes to Caledon’s. It is in the third person and the tense is present perfect and the constant change got on my nerve.
What did not work…
The mystery also feel predictive to me regarding the real identities of certain characters (not giving any spoilers!) Therefore, I was not very surprised when it is revealed.
Towards the end, there were certain plot holes and some bits were just wrapped up conveniently I think. Certain facts were just very contradictory and I feel that that the author tried to pull a psychological sort of hit at the end.
That is not to say that I am not excited for the sequel – I very much am. I am eager to see where the story goes because I really ship Caledon and Shadow and I hope they get the ending they deserve, despite the cliffhanger that the author left us on.
It was a good read and I rated it 3/5 stars.