Hello Gemmies! I have a new book review to share with you today. The Perfect Assassin by K.A. Doore is a wonderful epic fantasy and the first book in the Chronicles of Ghadid trilogy. Let's start with the cover, I love everything about it, the imagery immediately lets me know I will be getting some murdery drama!
The Perfect Assassin is an extremely well written character driven story full of mystery, intrigue, complicated relationships, and family history. This world that K.A Doore has created is so detailed and unique. You immediately find yourself transported to the magical dessert city of Ghadid. We follow the story of reluctant novice assassin Amastan as he comes to terms with his decision to join the family business. After finding the body of a prominent community leader on a rooftop, Amastan finds himself in the middle of a murder mystery that must be solved before the killer closes in on him. We meet a diverse cast of characters along the way including a cute love interest. Amastan is extremely naive and shy at times, especially when it comes to his love interest, but instead of being annoying it's kind of cute. There were so many twists and turns and ups and downs throughout this book, it left me breathless at times.
If you are a fan of intricate epic fantasies, murder, honor, duty, mystery, complicated love stories, and bittersweet endings then go read this book! This gem published by Tor Books is available for purchase from all major booksellers. I give The Perfect Assassin 4 out of 5 gems. I loved this book and cannot wait to read more stories set in this universe. Happy Reading!