Shadow's Son

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Pyr, 2010 - Fiction - 279 pages
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In the holy city of Othir, treachery and corruption lurk at the end of every street, just the place for a freelance assassin with no loyalties and few scruples. Caim makes his living on the edge of a blade, but when a routine job goes south, he is thrust into the middle of an insidious plot. Pitted against crooked lawmen, rival killers, and sorcery from the Other Side, his only allies are Josephine, the socialite daughter of his last target, and Kit, a guardian spirit no one else can see. In this fight for his life, Caim only trusts his knives and his instincts, but they won't be enough when his quest for justice leads him from Othir's hazardous back alleys to its shining corridors of power. To unmask a conspiracy at the heart of the empire, he must claim his birthright as the Shadow's Son. . . .

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User Review  - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing

You know, whenever I pick up a book that's brand-new, I have an unreasonable expectation that it will live up to the standards of the day. Unfortunately, this book barely lives up to the standards of ... Read full review

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User Review  - bishopza - LibraryThing

Did not enjoy this book at all. It was very formulaic with your standard "assassin with a heart of gold and a secret power". There are better books available on this theme Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Jon Sprunk is the author of Shadow's Son. He lives in central Pennsylvania with his wife and son. When not writing, he enjoys travel, collecting medieval and ancient weaponry, and pro football. Visit him online at, on Facebook (JonSprunkAuthor), or on Twitter (jsprunk70).

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