Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Five novels where assassins are the good guys

Jeff Wheeler's latest novel is The Queen's Poisoner. At Tor.com he tagged five novels where assassins are the good guys, including:
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Of course Fitzchivalry Farseer tops my list in Hobb’s masterful series about a young boy raised at court by the enigmatic Chade to help deal with the enemies of the Farseer throne. Fitz’s loyalty is tested as are his survival skills in knuckle-biting scenes throughout the novel. The young man pays a high emotional toll to fulfill his role, and I think the entire series is a must-read for would-be assassins.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue