Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Book Review: Assassin's Mark

Assassin's Mark

By:  A.F. Grappin

Publish Date:  May 22, 2017

Format:  eBook

Genre:  Fantasy

Series:  3rd book in Luc Bertrand series; 1st Book ~ Assassin's Victim, 2nd Book ~ Assassin's Rival

First Impression:  Luc learns to logic out the assassin's life he'll live.

For two years, Luc Bertrand studied the craft of assassination. His encyclopedic knowledge of poisons, weapons, anatomy, and stealth make him an expert at making a living body fail. But despite all his study, he has yet to take a life. This is his final test. His first assassination.

His classmates' reactions to their final exam has left Luc wondering if he has what it takes. Can he handle the stress of taking a life? He is haunted by fragments of his family's murders. Hints of their deaths, while the memories themselves elude him. It doesn't help that his teachers seem to know more than they're telling. About the murders, and about Luc himself. The Assassin's Guild is never gentle when it comes to testing its members. How will Luc pass this test and still be himself afterwards?

First Sentence:
Luc felt eyes on him in the dimness and turned to find them.

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My Thoughts and Summary:
*I offered to read this book for an honest review.

Luc's adventures are quick reads for me. And I'm liking that there's something different each time. Like the Games. Last year was done one way (previous book), this year (this book) it's done a little different. Each version of the game brings the different groups of assassin training together and has a theme to it. It's a way to test yet teach the kids about being out in the world doing their job. It's neatly done, and the way Luc sees it and dissects it, very cool. Luc is a smart young man and works everything out in his mind.

Luc is of the age where he'll be leaving for his final test. Then leaving for his apprenticeship doing actual work. He's seeing how those his age are leaving, and then returning a bit broken after their final test. Luc wonders when his final test will happen, and what is entailed in it as no one's to talk about it when they return for their personal items.

This book is another turning point in Luc's life. What he learns and has to do is hard emotionally. He even wonders, when finally faced with his test, if he can do it. Luc is great at working logic to make his way through many things, but can he logic his way through this? Luc makes new friends and losses some in this book.

I'm now curious to see where Luc goes from here.

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  1. He will go far with those talents/skills!

  2. Oh, it looks like this one is moving along well. Hope you enjoy the next as much.

  3. I think I'd be pretty leery of someone with that much knowledge ...though I can't help but be curious as to whether he passed his test...hmm.
    Thanks for sharing!


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