Book Recommendation – Assassins

Almost two years ago I started playing Assassin’s Creed, and I was hooked! The story is exciting, the characters intriguing and the world amazing. There are so many stories to be told about the Assassins and the Templars and no restrictions to certain time periods. It’s a universe to be explored.

But this post isn’t about the game or the upcoming movie, but about books. Books I’d recommend to fans of Assassin’s Creed, or to people who likes the idea of badass assassins as the main characters.

17669067Shadowdance, by David Dalglish

This is a six book series about one of the characters in Dalglish’s the Half-Orcs series, the Watcher. It tells about his beginning and wow, what a beginning.

I haven’t read the Half-Orcs series but I had no problems reading the first books in the Shadowdance series (I’m only halfway through it). The story is complete, fast paced and I love the characters. David Dalglish is the best action writer I’ve read. You can’t stop reading the fighting scenes.

tog-nyt-coverThrone of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas

I didn’t know what I was getting myself into, but this book, this series… It is the best YA fantasy out there at the moment. Four book and a novella collection on over 400 pages are out at the moment, number five is to be released in September this year. I can’t wait!

This follows the story of Celaena Sardothien, master assassin, after her betrayal and year in the salt mines. The first book tells about her release and the competition she’s forced to enter in order to survive. A competition to chose the king’s champion – his personal assassin.

When I compare the first book to the fourth, I can’t believe how the story’s developed. So much has happened. So much has changed. But Celaena remains one of the best female characters in YA.

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