Friday, August 15, 2014

~Review: The Guild of Assassins by Anna Kashina~

Kara has achieved something that no Majat has ever managed – freedom from the Guild!

But the Black Diamond assassin Mai has been called back to face his punishment for sparing her life. Determined to join his fight or share his punishment, Kara finds herself falling for Mai.

But is their relationship – and the force that makes their union all-powerful – a tool to defeat the overpowering forces of the Kaddim armies, or a distraction sure to cause the downfall of the Majat?

Overall Rating:  3 Rockin’ ★★★

This is the second book in the Guild of Assassins by Anna Kashina.  It is a book filled with political intrigue and betrayal while also telling a story of two people fighting for love. Mai is a Diamond Level and a highly skill member of his order.  He is also one of the few that can withstand and resist the Kaddim an enemy to all people of the kingdom.  Kara is also a Diamond Level and was spared by Mai when he was ordered to assassinate her for not completing her assignment by the Order.  There are few that can resist the Kaddim and because the two Diamonds have that ability they have been targeted for elimination by the Kaddim.   
Unknown to the King, the Majat or anyone involved in keeping the land safe for the people is a plan that the Kaddim put in place a decade ago.  This plan if successful will overthrow the King and allow the Kaddim to take over as the rulers.  Everything is designed to eliminate the Prince Regent and the two Diamond Level Majats that have the ability to resist them.  They are all that stands in the way of the Kaddim’s take over.  The recall of Mai by his superiors and Kara’s refusal to let him go without her to take the consequences for his actions alone for not killing her and completing his assignment the plan has started.  Will this be the beginning of the end for their world?

Hero –Aghat Mai: 3 stars
Heroine – Kara: 3 stars
Steam: 3 stars 
Plot: 3.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! Betrayal, war and good vs evil run rampant through this book.  Unfulfilled love, denied love and loyalty drive this plot to its conclusion.  It continues the saga started in previous books by this author.

Would I recommend this author: Yes! Amazing imagination!

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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