House of Assassins

22 Mar 2024 | ~1 minute read

House of Assassins book cover

✍️ Written by: Larry Correia
🏷️ Genre: Sci-fi / fantasy
πŸ—“οΈ Published: 05 February 2019
πŸ“„ Pages: 385
🧐 My rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† (4 stars)

Following the first book, Ashok Vadal and the Sons of the Black Sword march to rescue Thera. With his sword Angruvadal, Ashok was unstoppable. But Angruvadal is gone, shattered to pieces on the demon possessed husk of a warrior. Now, Ashok must fight without the aid of the magic blade for the first time. Thera’s life depends on it.

But there is much more at risk in the continent of Lok. Strange forces are working behind the scenes. Ashok Vadal and the Sons of the Black Sword are caught up in a game they do not fully understand, with powerful forces allied against them.

Ashok no longer knows what to believe. He is beginning to think perhaps the gods really do exist.

If so, he’s warned them to stay out of his way.

They would do well to listen.

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House of Assassins was a shorter book than I expected, at only 380 or so pages, so I chewed through them pretty quickly. Having said that, this second book felt action packed and not overly verbose; something which I appreciate. I'd much rather enjoy a shorter book, than have to wade through epic story lines that paint every single facet of the story, and leave nothing to the reader's interpretation.

Correia managed to give us an insight into Ashok's background in this book, and as a result, really developed him as a character for me. There's a few story lines at play, and all of them are fascinating in the way that they converge toward the end.

This book ends with a huge revelation, and as a result, I'm really looking forward to the 3rd book in this series.

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