Monday, April 8, 2019

Review: Assassins Of Riaz

TITLE: Assassins Of Riaz
AUTHOR: Michael Drakich
RELEASE DATE: October 24th 2018
PUBLISHER: Self-published
SOURCE: complimentary copy


In Riaz, the profession of assassin is an honored one. Hired throughout the other eight realms, their use of powerful magic to complete assignments makes them a valuable commodity. When a regional trade negotiation is scheduled in their capital city of Lymos, the demand for the skills of the assassins is sure to change the dynamic of the meetings. Caught in the maelstrom of political intrigue is young Kero, the ward of the assassin lord. He’s joined by Darlee, a girl from Sechland with her own magical powers, and Prince Brumaine of Morica, as each of them struggle to navigate the affair in their own way. Will old animosities prevail, or can new alliances alter the path toward all-out war.

A new and exciting author in speculative fiction, Michael brings a repertoire of science fiction, fantasy and thrillers to readers everywhere. Michael lives in the quaint neighbourhood of Olde Walkerville in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Father to three, the family home is an historic Albert Kahn design built in 1895. 
When not writing, you can find Michael walking down the majestic trees lined streets. Writing is a passion of his that has led to the books you see featured here. It is his hope you enjoy his works.


'Assassins Of Riaz' is about magic and fantasy,  with a dose of politics, action and different characters.  It has all the elements of classic fantasy: magic, warriors, assassins, alliances, people betraying each other and more. But somehow I got lost in the plot and had to re-read some parts to follow the story.  My problem was that I couldn't connect with the characters, I don't know exactly why nut for some reason I founded hard to think of them as real people. And it was hard to follow who was who and what were they doing.

I think fantasy readers can enjoy it, especially being a standalone book.

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