Master Assassins by Robert V. S. Redick audiobook

Master Assassins

By Robert V. S. Redick
Read by Eric Michael Summerer

Tantor Audio 9781945863370

The Fire Sacraments Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665246934

  • ISBN: 9781665246927

  • ISBN: 9781665246941

Runtime: 17.06 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Kandri Hinjuman was never meant to be a soldier. His brother Mektu was never meant for this world. Rivals since childhood, they are drafted into a horrific war led by a madwoman-Prophet, and survive each day only by hiding their disbelief. Kandri is good at blending in, but Mektu is hopeless: impulsive, erratic—and certain that a demon is stalking him. Is this madness or a second sense? Either way, Kandri knows that Mektu's antics will land them both in early graves.

But all bets are off when the brothers' simmering feud explodes into violence, and holy blood is spilled. Kandri and Mektu are taken for contract killers and must flee for their lives—to the one place where they can hope to disappear: the sprawling desert known as the Land that Eats Men. In this eerie wilderness, the terrain is as deadly as the monsters, ghouls, and traffickers in human flesh. Here the brothers find strange allies: an aging warlord, a desert nomad searching for her family, a lethal child-soldier still in her teens. They also find themselves in possession of a secret that could bring peace to the continent of Urrath. Or unthinkable carnage.

Contains mature themes.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Eric Michael Summerer is a master of dialogue and portraying the dynamics between characters…Summerer brings alive a bleak world of violence and cruelty but brings out the humor as well. He also reflects the changing relationships between the brothers, who spent their youth as rivals but are now forced by circumstances to support each other. Winner of the AudioFile Earphone Award.” AudioFile
This book has everything I love: Clean, crisp worldbuilding. Characters that live and breathe. A story that teases and surprises me. I like Master Assassins so much I wish I'd written it, but deep down, I know I couldn't have written it this well. Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Redick excels at portraying how Kandri and Mektu teeter on the edge of disaster in a harsh, bare-bones world…The names, science, medicine, military life, and other elements are reminiscent of Arabic, Persian, and Turkish culture from the Middle Ages and later. Redick’s fine series launch is recommended for all fantasy readers.” Publishers Weekly
“With spare, sharp-edged prose, Redick balances his rollicking adventure story against a tale of love and uneasy brotherhood, offering a thrilling glimpse into a world both haunting and haunted. His finest work to date.” Jedediah Berry, author of The Manual of Detection
“Robert Redick really nailed this one. What a great story! Fascinating plot and characters, and all of the author’s formidable skills at play. I cannot wait to read the next one.” Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author
“An exquisitely written mix of heart-stopping action, masterful storytelling, and enchantment. Redick is a gifted wordsmith with a ferocious imagination. Master Assassins will produce many sleepless nights. I guarantee it.” Mira Bartók, author of The Wonderling
“A blazingly smart thrill-ride of an adventure. The world of Master Assassins is deep, mysterious, terrifying, and utterly real, and I’ll follow Redick’s heroes, the mismatched brothers Kandri and Mektu, wherever they go in it. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.” Daryl Gregory, author of Spoonbenders

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Author

Author Bio: Robert V. S. Redick

Author Bio: Robert V. S. Redick

Robert V. S. Redick is an author whose novel The Red Wolf Conspiracy was a finalist for the 2008 Locus Award for Best First Novel, and according to SFX magazine, one of the top ten science fiction and fantasy releases of the year. Book two of this series, The Ruling Sea, was rated the #1 fantasy of 2009 by Fantasy Book Critic. A social and environmental justice consultant, he has worked in Indonesia, Argentina, Colombia, and many other countries..

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 17.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English