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City of Lies

author: Sam Hawke (2018)
series: Poison Wars #1
date read: 2021-06-13
pages: 560
lists: fantasy
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜† β˜†

White-hat assassin siblings have to defend the realm. It’s a bit generic. Good parts: the role of the protagonist as defensive poison expert (unusual and refreshing), and a well-handled siege story. The truly stand-out part of the story was starting with the narrator highlighting the wonderful high-culture city they live in, and then pivoting over time to show the rotting foundations the realm is built on. Well-done, though having only the perspective of the whiny aristocracy took some getting used to.

Not interesting enough to continue.


59/ City of Lies by Sam Hawke. White-hat assassin siblings have to save the not-king from poison attempts and defend the realm. Nice inversion of the shining city into the decadent city on a rotting foundation. https://books.rixx.de/sam-hawke/city-of-lies/
59/ City of Lies by Sam Hawke. White-hat assassin siblings have to save the not-king from poison attempts and defend the realm. Nice inversion of the shining city into the decadent city on a rotting foundation. https://books.rixx.de/sam-hawke/city-of-lies/ #rixxReads

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