A dark fantasy adventure
Assassins: A Nostraterra Fantasy Novel (The Fourth Age- Shadow Wars Book 1) by David Pauly, is an intricate land of fantasy, action, adventure, intrigue – thick with traitorous plots and danger lurking in the shadows – in fact, Shadow hunters do lurk in the shadows, and when they strike, they are lethal. This book has it all; men, elves and dwarves, magic and poison all in one. To attempt to describe the plot would require paragraphs, so, for fantasy lovers, you will simply have to dive in and lose yourself in another world and let your imagination take over in this colorfully detailed narrative, the first book in the series.
Review by International Writers Inspiring Change
An entirely new world of kingdoms, creatures and magic come together with political plots that rival many of the classic Adventure/Sci-Fi stories that are out there. With twists, plots and good character development, I enjoyed this book very much. I am waiting for the next book to be available. – Review by Fire in the Sky
This story had me hooked from early on, and once hooked I had to keep going back to it, reading a page or two whenever I could. Basically it relates the tale of two brothers Princes of the realm, and their father, the King who is heavily manipulated by the shadowy Mergin. Elves, Dwarves, and other strange beings, all feature as a plot to assassinate one, (or both) princes and perhaps the king himself, appears to implicate one of the brothers. Nothing is as it seems in this magical tale and the ending leaves the reader eager for book two as you join the princes in seeking the truth behind a terrible conspiracy. – Review by Sashadoo