Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Assassin's Touch ( Iron Portal Series) by Laurie London Review


I am starting this review with what may sound like a negative, but it is really a positive for the author, this is a novella and it should have been a full length book! The story is great and I need to know more about Rickert and Neyla's background. There are glimpses and tidbits about the two main characters that help to move the story along and gives the reader a little understanding of the characters, but I definitely wanted more. 

Rickert is an Cascadian Iron Guild warrior who is determined to fight the Pacifican army that wants to cross the barrier that seperates the two worlds in order to steal children that have fata magic and destroy what Pacifica feels are barbarian societies that need to be controlled or destroyed. Here is a good example of this being a novella comes in, the reader has no real sense of where the problem between these two worlds started or how the conflict has gotten to this point, we are just dropped into the scene. I just know that there is a lot of back story to Rickert, Neyla, and the history of Cascadia and Pacifica that I would love to know. For example, Neyla is from New Seattle-what happened to Seattle? Is this some kind of post apocalyptic version of our world? Despite wanting to know more I really did enjoy this book, but it highlights why I don't read many novellas, because if it is good like this one was, I am left wanting more. 

There is a sequel planned that will be titled Rogue's Passion and it is the story of Asher, I just hope it's a full length book because my curiosity will make me buy it! London also has a vampire series called  Sweetblood Series that I am very interested in reading and they are full length books and the first one is titled Bonded by Blood

Happy Reading!
Monica

**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**

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