Thursday, October 20, 2011
Decoy (Assassin's Rising) by S.B. Sebrick
The last few grueling years of training have served Kaltor well. He’s learned to harness the magic within his body, overcome a stronger opponent, avoid capture, and everything else an assassin-in-training needs to survive.
Or so he thought.
But when those they protect at an excavation site release a demon from the Abyss itself, Kaltor realizes just how poorly prepared they all are for what’s coming. Within a single night, their mining camp of one thousand people plummets to a couple hundred terrified survivors, the majority turned against each other by the demon’s potent abilities. Then she turns towards Shaylis, the largest city in the region, for the next stage of her plan.
In a constant battle of both steel and strategy Kaltor and his friends struggle to delay, deceive and defeat their opponent, who’s spent the last thousand years planning out every detail of her assault to perfection. As the number of casualties mounts and her final plan comes to light, Kaltor is left with only one option. He must draw on the secret power within himself, knowing if his true identity is discovered, his life and the fate of the world, will be changed forever.
From the first few pages of this book I wasn't sure if I would enjoy it but I kept reading on and started to enjoy it very much. Very well written and great story. I was hooked and can't wait for the next book in this series. This is a young adult fantasy book you even if you are in your 30's and up you might like it as well.
If you want to purchase this book you can do so in Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. Also feel free to check out S.B. Sebrick's website
I give this 4 out of 5