YOU BECAME the hero in the previous book by recovering the Scrolls of Kettsuin from a coalition of bad guys. Their plot is foiled and the scrolls are yours. But there’s no time to gloat — you’re still standing on the rooftop, and the guards are storming up the stairs!
Now it’s time to get off the roof, brave the cross-country journey back to the sea, and book a ship home. Sounds easy. What could possibly go wrong?
For a start, some of the folks you just killed aren’t really dead, and they’ve sent assassins after you… including another ninja!
Review and Opinion
This one is a direct continuation of Avenger! As in, you’re standing there on the rooftop next to still-warm bodies, and need to get out of there fast! That was a really great start, very exciting.
This one has you walk cross-country, visit a couple of cities, thwart an army, and survive two assassination attempts — the second of which is by another ninja! Aside from these 3 required fights, you can actually get through with fairly little other combat, solving almost everything with a piece of loot, some fortunate choices, or good ol’ poisonous darts.
It was a fun time.
Coming back to this article in 2023, I wish I had put in more detail. I remember it being a fun book, but obviously was light on detail here. I don’t have the WoT series anymore either, so I won’t be able to replay it and expand upon this positive review.
Written by Mark Smith and Jamie Thomson
Illustrated by Mylène Villeneuve
Book 2 in the series
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First published December 7, 2016. Last updated April 6, 2023.