Favorite Five Books Featuring Assassins
And we’re back with Friday Favorite Fives, huzzah! With another topic that I’m not sure why I picked! Hahaha…. O.o
One of the reoccurring character types in fantasy novels is the assassin. Not sure what it is about this type that keeps it going strong, but there must be a strong appeal or it would have died out (no pun intended….or was it?)
- Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Farseer is a trilogy that I came to appreciate over time. I didn’t love the first book (except for that ending, oh man!) but the last book in the trilogy finally convinced me. I get why everyone loves Hobb now!
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Hahaha, this is another series where I didn’t love the first book, but the series grew on me. I still haven’t read the last book yet, I don’t want it to end!
- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
This should be my first pick! Gods I loved this book so freaking much. I can’t wait for the third book to come out!
- Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
This one might be borderline, I can’t remember if Takeo actually becomes an assassin as it’s been a while since I read it. I still need to finish the fourth book in this series too!
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
This is another that may be borderline. Katsa is definitely a killer in service to the king, but I can’t remember if she’s an assassin per se. But either way, I really enjoyed this book!
Thoughts on these? What books would make your list? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!