Who, and where, is Amheris? The question that will dominate the fortunes of Hale – a former soldier turned blade for hire – and could yet decide the entire fate of Ambria.
After a bloody fight to protect the Lady de la Faye, Hale is offered a new task by his patron and frequent employer, the Lord Barthelme: to travel to Andrid, and escort two priests on their journey to find their missing contact, known only as ‘Amheris’. But despite the priest’s assertions that this a routine job for a routine payment, the task quickly turns into a lethal game of cat and mouse, as Hale and his charges find themselves pursued at every turn by a relentless and deadly foe.
Magic, muskets, mystery and mayhem are all unleashed in this swashbuckling fantasy thriller.
Looking for a book that will amaze you with action? Look no further because, A Blade For Hire starts out fast and bloody and then it keeps going! It has an air of mystery, with a main character that is thrust into a position that they would rather not be a part of. The characters that the reader comes to know have a good variety, and a reader is able to connect with most of them over the course of the novel. The action scenes in this book read as if they were straight from a movie. They are very visual, over the top and a lot of fun!
The world building takes a little bit of a backseat through the whole story. There are a lot of things hinted, but the majority of it is done with a lot of dialogue. I would have loved to see more of the world. The plot of the book will hook the reader right at the beginning, but the mystery gets a little lost to the many action sequences that occur. The action is the strength of the novel, full of sword and musket fights, each one feeling like it will take the last of everything to win.
A Blade For Hire is perfect for those who really like straight forward action. The ending will have a twist that will be a shock to many as well. With a mix of religious style politics, it gives off a vibe that will relate to those who like The Three Musketeers and other similar stories. The author has a lot of potential and I look forward to see what he can do with the world he has created in books to come.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review. As always, Happy Reading and Stay Great!!