The Assassin King is the sixth book in the Elizabeth Haydon series, the Symphony of Ages, released December 26, , by Tor Books. Elizabeth Haydon (born ) is an American fantasy author. She has written two fantasy and family from annihilation. The Assassin King (); The Merchant Emperor (); The Hollow Queen (); The Weaver’s Lament (). The Assassin King by Elizabeth Haydon, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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Return to Book Page. The Assassin King opens at winter’s end with the arrival by assassinn of a mysterious hunter, a man of ancient race and purpose, who endlessly chants the names of the pantheon of demons that are his intended victims, as well as one other: At the same moment of this portentous arrival, two gat The Assassin King opens at winter’s end with the arrival by sea of a mysterious hunter, a man of ancient race and purpose, who endlessly chants the names of the pantheon of demons that are his intended victims, as well as one other: At the same moment of this portentous arrival, two gatherings of kiny import are taking place.
The first is a convocation elizabetn dragons, who gather in a primeval forest glade–the site of the horrific ending of Llauron, one of the last of their kind. They mourn not only his irrevocable death, but the loss of the lore and control over the Earth itself that it kjng.
The ancient wyrms are terrified for what will come as a result of this loss. The second gathering is a council of war held in the depths of the keep of Haguefort: Each brings news that form the pieces of a great puzzle. And as each piece is added it becomes quite clear: Hydon is coming, the likes of which the world has never known. A twisting, fast-moving tale, The Assassin King promises endless surprises–most of which lead to pain.
THE ASSASSIN KING by Elizabeth Haydon | Kirkus Reviews
Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Haydonn Assassin Kingplease sign up. Lists with This Book. May 30, Laura rated it it was ok Shelves: As much as I enjoyed the first books in this series, I suspect it may be time for Haydon to move on.
I was actually really looking forward to The Assassin Kingbecause Achmed is hands-down my favorite character in the series, and I thought it would center on him We hardly spend more than a few pages with each main aesassin, and the bulk of the first half of the book is dedicated to reintroducing eliabeth to t As much as I enjoyed the first books in this series, I suspect eluzabeth may be time for Haydon to move on. We hardly spend more than a few pages with each main character, and the bulk of the first half of the book is dedicated to reintroducing us to the elizabfth — entirely unnecessary for those who have read previous volumes — and the second mostly showed how enemies are closing in, plans are being put in motion, etc.
The result was that this felt much more like the beginning of a longer book than a stand-alone novel — indeed, I can’t even think of a single plot point that came to a conclusion.
Elizqbeth result is that I imagine Haydon, under pressure to finish the volume, gave her publisher what she had assazsin far and it was published as-is. Nov 09, Meg marked it as did-not-finish. The first three books in this series Rhapsody, Prophecy, and Destiny were fantastic, I read them, loved them, and thought they were supposed to be a trilogy.
Then a few years later, as I was walking through a bookstore I came upon the 4th book, Requiem for the Sunand I hated it. But because I loved the first three so much I went ahead and picked up Elegy for a Lost Star and it was so so, no where near as good as the first three asassin it didn’t make me want to throw things like the 4th.
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So afte The first three books in this series Rhapsody, Prophecy, and Destiny were fantastic, I read them, loved them, and thought they were supposed to be baydon trilogy. So after much consideration I decided to pick up The Assassin King to try and finish out the series. After assasain to read this book I think I will just pretend that the 3rd one was the end of the series. The big reason for this assqssin the reason I put the book down I still have it, eventually I will try to finish it is what happened with Achmed’s character.
Suddenly, surprise, Achmed never intended to be an assassin, he was going to be a healer and now he has an incredibly heart wrenching and emotional past. Leave Achmed the way he was, surly, sarcastic, and an unapologetic assassin and manipulator.
The Assassin King (Symphony of Ages, #6) by Elizabeth Haydon
Jan 29, Gaijinmama rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was really excited about this latest installment in Haydon’s Symphony of Ages series. The title character Achmed is nasty, violent, sarcastic, ugly as sin, and just about everybody’s favorite.
Personally, I adore him. He is so snarky, he makes Hugh Laurie’s Dr. House seem like such a sweet guy! We do get to know him better as information about his birth, and about the Dhracian people, is filled in. He and his Seargeant Major, Grunthor, get in quite a few hilarious one-liners and some decent I was really excited about this latest installment in Haydon’s Symphony of Ages series.
He and his Seargeant Major, Grunthor, get in quite a few hilarious one-liners and some decent action scenes. However, more than the previous books, this one felt incomplete to me. It’s clearly meant to pave the way for the next book. Now, I and other die-hard fans will read the next book no matter what.
I will certainly keep reading, re-reading and recommending this series. Haydon will remain one of my favorite writers. I’m just saying, this one doesn’t quite grab me as strongly as the prervious books did.
Mar 16, Nat Howler rated it it was amazing. More often than not, an author’s series grows tired and old, and the quality of the story deteriorates as the theme is simply overdone.
This has not happened with Elizabeth Haydon’s books. Her storyline is as rich in this book as it was in the first, the character development just as good, and it leaves you wanting more. I’m interested to see how the living stone man is defeated by Grunthor. I was a little disappointed with this one. It’s clear that author is going somewhere with the story, this is just a little bit in the middle and didn’t do much on it’s own.
Jul 25, Podussy rated it did not like it. It was extremely hard to read this book. Unlike the other books of the series which took me three days to read, it has been three weeks and I still have not finished. Trust me I have tried to finish, but when a book just is not good other things take priority. There is too just much reference to the previous books which have just become tiring. Come on Haydon how many times do you want to tell us about the travel beneath the earth!!!
Maybe I haven’t finished because I skipped to the end and foun It was extremely hard to read this book. Maybe I haven’t finished because I skipped to the end and found out that the series was not concluded. However the series have been going downhill since the forth and fifth cook but they were still relatively good.
The Assassin King on the other hand is a major dissapointment. Compared to the first three rhapsody, prophecy and destiny this book is equivalent to one of those mills and blooms romance novel teenage girls real. May 03, Joshua rated it liked it. First, in the sixth book of a series, most of your readers have read the previous five.
Therefore, the need to expound on every minute detail from the previous books just becomes tiresome, especially when you are still doing it in the last third of the book. Needless to say I did a lot of skimming just to get done. Second, it became obvious after finishing half of the book that she wasn’t wrapping anything up.
The third book in the second installment, and nothing is resolved? I’m so frustrated with all the rambling and new characters that I don’t even want to read anything new she puts out. Apr 25, Douglas rated it liked it. I really want to think of it this way: Really a good story with more world-building, explanations of the greater forces of the universe and how they manipulate the characters. And finally, I really want to think of The Assassin King as the start of a new trilogy; it really seemed like it was, didn’t it?
That’s not just me, right? A rehashing of the previous story, dark forces closing in, and then O I really want to think of it this way: On to the next Please let there be a next book. Sep 20, Shell Bailey rated it really liked it Shelves: But this one finally picks up where she left off in the first trilogy.
It’s finally back to character development, it’s fast-paced, everything we know and love. Usually I won’t but so much stock in the familiar, but here, it is definitely a good thing. It makes me have hope for the next in the series, although I do wonder how long she will continue to write it?
Mar 26, Jessica rated it it was ok Shelves: I thought this was supposed to hajdon the last book in the series! I enjoyed the elzabeth three so much, the fourth and fifth were distinctly less appealing, and the sixth was a bit of an improvement.
But I was looking forward to finishing the series and pretending that the series ended at the end of Destinybut noooooo. I’ve got to wait for at least one more book I’m hoping only one more, with the current obsession with sevens to find out what finally happens with The Three.
I don’t even care WTF?