Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Book Review: Assassin by MATTHEW IDEN

Title: Assassin
Author: MATTHEW IDEN
Category: Fantasy
Pub. Date: 03/11/2012
Publisher: Self
Format: Kindle
Pages: 17
ISBN#: B00JJSMTQ

Synopsis:  
For almost twenty years, war has raged between the mountain kingdom of Thrace and the sea-faring land of Andal, exhausting both nations. Prince Lowan, the educated and debonair second son of the King of Thrace, has arrived to make peace with his father’s enemies. But the price Andal requires for peace is high–too high–and Lowan knows there are many ways to influence a nation at war.

Assassin is an original fantasy short story of 4,200 word, or about 17 paperback pages. It includes a Story Notes section, outlining the background and thought process behind the writing as well as an excerpt from Matthew Iden’s fantasy short story Sword of Kings.
 


My Review:  
Well first of all this was an interesting book but short. Which in some ways was very refreshing. 

But even though it was short and refreshing I still had a few spots that to me was a little over done. Or a little to history but wasn't ..  It is fantasy but to me it reminded me of some very distant war story. 

There again this is my thoughts, yours may vary and that is great. So the book is short so is my review. Pick it up and read for yourself. Then let me know what you think. 

Cover: Interesting
Plot: some what done.. 
Characters: likeable
Ending: In some ways I wish it had not. 

So for this book I will be giving my Breath of Life Rating:


Four Clock Rating:

Disclosure: I did received the above book in exchange for my honest opinion and review. Opinions are my own and yours may differ. 
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About the Author:   
 
I write fantasy, science fiction, horror, thrillers, crime fiction, and contemporary literary fiction with a psychological twist.

I’ve held jobs with the US Postal Service, international non-profit groups, a short stint with the Forest Service in Sitka, Alaska, and time with the globe-spanning Semester at Sea program. Trips to Iceland, Patagonia, and Antarctica added to the creative pot, as well, and I started to put all those experiences to good use about eight years ago--thinking, dreaming, and writing.  

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