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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Blog with Bite Assassin Week!
It's Assassin Week over at Blog with Bite! Head on over for a chance to win Assassin's Honor by Monica Burns, and for some excellent posts on assassins in film and print as well.
While I was thinking of a subject for this post, it occurred to me that I really haven't read or come across all that many books that feature assassins as prominent or main characters. I'm certainly not saying that the books don't exist, only that they haven't crossed my radar as of yet.
This seems kind of unusual, as there's no shortage of death and destruction in urban fantasy, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and many other genres. People drop like flies in these books, but it's usually because of war, pestilence, violence, insanity, or some other factor, and not because they've been dispatched by someone who was paid to kill them. One notable exception is Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep, but really that's the only assassin-themed book I can think of offhand (well, and the featured title by Monica Burns, of course- look for a review of Assassin's Honor coming tomorrow!)
What about you? What assassin-themed books have you come across that you enjoyed? Nominate your title here and help my TBR pile grow larger still!