July 14, 2020, 08:13:51 PM

Author Topic: How many books can you name about assassins?  (Read 757 times)

Offline Skip

Re: How many books can you name about assassins?
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2020, 05:46:44 PM »
"... cool broody people who want to stab people in the heart..."
This pretty much describes teens and young adults, one of the most important of the fantasy markets.

As a medieval historian, I find books about "assassins" just silly. Nothing about the concept makes any sort of economic or sociological sense. Or political sense. I don't criticize specific books because people can write whatever sort of story they wish. "I don't like it" isn't really a form of literary criticism. :)

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Offline Yora

Re: How many books can you name about assassins?
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2020, 08:16:07 PM »
I'd actually want to read stories about glamourless spies and poisoners pulling off believable missions without getting caught by guards.
We are not standing on the shoulders of giants, but on a big tower of other dwarves.

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Offline Rostum

Re: How many books can you name about assassins?
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2020, 04:32:15 PM »
Best Served Cold.