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Assassin (Darkblade #1)


All in Voramis know the legend of the Hunter.
Relentless. Immortal. Death walking. The greatest assassin who ever lived.

Pay the master killer his due and the Hunter will execute any target, carry out any contract, no matter how impossible.

But when the Bloody Hand crime syndicate harms the innocents under his protection, they foolishly make an enemy of the one man they can’t afford to anger. The price of the Hunter’s vengeance is high—paid in blood and eternal damnation. Not even an army of crooks, cutthroats, and demonic creatures of nightmare can stand in his way.

He’s far more than just one man…he’s the Keeper-damned Hunter of Voramis.

Revenge quest
broody anti-hero
grim and bloody
Sentient weapon
demons and monsters
killer with a heart of gold

Assassin (Darkblade #1)


Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Magnificent read!

There's a lot to be said about this magnificent book! It is a rewrite but boy, what a rewrite! I put off starting it until I was sure I could give it my undivided attention and I was right to do so! I was drawn in from the very beginning and it took a lot of willpower to put the book down, I mean, I had to sleep, eat etc. occasionally! It is so completely immersive a book, that everything drowned out for me. So well written that I could almost smell the various odours, of sweat, food, fire, I could taste the fear, feel every emotion. It's no secret that I adore the Hunter! Even with body count piling up, way more than in original book, the Hunter tugs at my heartstrings. He might be a hired assassin but he is so much more! He makes it his mission to kill only those he deems deserve it and there certainly are a ton of them! As strange as this might sound, the Hunter is a gentle but tormented soul, at least that's how I perceive him. As in the original series, I have tremendous sympathy and empathy for him, almost to the point that I feel he needs to be hugged and reassured that all will be well. It is, without doubt, a book that needs to be read!

I really enjoyed this dark and gritty re-write of the the great Hunter of Voramis's story

I really enjoyed this dark and gritty re-write of the the great Hunter of Voramis's story.

This face paced and full of action story always keeps you turning the pages and I look forward to reading the next books new versions.

killingly good

If there were 6 stars, I'd give them.

This story is plain full of awesome.

Taking place in the city of Voramis, we see the Hunter - paramount assassin, he is more than that. Capeable of deep compassion and care, haunted by the past, the Hunter is a 3 dimensional character.

The action is non-stop, the plot moves you along so smoothly that you don't always notice the body count, the descriptions are of a vibrant and gritty world written so well you can picture it clearly. (And be very glad you don't live there.)

Author Peloquin manages to put both the Grim and Dark in grimdark with this one!

Amazing book, grips you and makes you want to read them all

Thoroughly enjoyed this story. I loved the villan/hero take, and was caught up and felt emotional by the deaths of those he loved and felt a connectedness with the feeling of isolation he felt.

It was refreshing to have him not easily win all his battles, which I find happens in a lot of books I read and I loved seeing how he grew through the series (no spoilers but eeeeek... There is more... Much much more!!!!! )

Overall a very enjoyable read would 100% recommend