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A phenomenal debut novel. (Joseph Malozzi, showrunner DARK MATTER)

Often poignant and always intriguing, Age of Assassins reveals its mysteries with the style of a magic show and the artful grace of a gifted storyteller (Nicholas Eames, author of KINGS OF THE WYLD)

A stunning debut. (Starburst Magazine.)

Dead gods, dread magic, and a lead that feels like a breath of fresh air. Great fun (Peter Newman, author of THE VAGRANT)

Outstanding. Beautifully written, perfectly paced and assured. Kept me reading well into the early hours of the morning. A wonderful first book – a wonderful book, period – that should be at the very top of your to-read list (James Islington, author of THE SHADOW OF WHAT WAS LOST)

Simply unputdownable . . . the perfect mix of fantasy and mystery (Fantasy Book Review)

With an original, immersive world that wouldn’t let me go and a pair of assassins worth rooting for, Age of Assassins is a pleasure to read. I can’t wait for more! (Melissa Caruso, author of THE TETHERED MAGE)

A dark-humoured game of cat and mouse between assassins, with traitors on all sides (David Dalglish, author of THE SHADOWDANCE series)

Age of Assassins builds a compelling fantasy world and peoples it with characters you can care about. Riddled with intrigue and dangerous magic, this is a hugely enjoyable debut (Jen Williams, author of THE COPPER PROMISE)

Age of Assassins is a beguiling story of action and intrigue combined with a poignancy and humor that are as sharp as any blade (Jon Skovron, author of HOPE AND RED)

Compellingly complex political intrigue and steel-sparking action sequences leavened by warm humour and genuine emotional depth (sunday times bestselling author Chris Brookmyre, author of THE JACK PARLABANE novels)