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Crossed Blades by Kelly McCullough

Crossed Blades (original 2012; edition 2013)

by Kelly McCullough

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Title:Crossed Blades
Authors:Kelly McCullough
Info:ACE (2013), Mass Market Paperback, 304 pagina's
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Crossed Blades by Kelly McCullough (2012)



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Crossed Blades by Kelly McCullough is the third in an entertaining and well thought out series of books. Aral Kingslayer, once the most famous of assassins, enters the series five years after losing everything. He is a broken man and a drunkard with a price on his head. In a way, these books are about his redemption, his ownership of responsibility, and his deep belief in justice.

McCullough creates a solid world with a fast paced story that holds you from start to finish. Her characters are solidly created with consistent growth and changes over time. Where the weight of the back story could easily drag a story down, the Fallen Blade novels never fall into that trap. The reader is given enough back story and the occasional flashback as needed, but it never slows the story down.

In this, the third Fallen Blade novel, Aral is a year from deciding that (1) he needs to climb out of the bottle, and (2) justice did not die with his goddess. He has a new face, and a new apprentice/daughter, and must deal with the return of his first love. This novel stands better as the third of three rather than alone, so I strongly recommend reading Broken Blade and Bared Blade, first. ( )
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For six years, former temple assassin Aral Kingslayer has been living as a jack of the shadow trades, picking up odd jobs on the wrong side of the law. But the past is never dead, and Aral's has finally caught up to him in the beautiful, dangerous form of Jax Seldansbane,a fellow Blade and Aral's onetime fiancée. Jax claims that the forces that destroyed everything Aral once held dear are on the move again, and she needs his help to stop them. But Aral has a new life now, with a fresh identity and new responsibilities. And while he isn't keen on letting the past back in, the former assassin soon finds himself involved in a war that will leave him with no way out and no idea who to trust.… (more)

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