King Of Assassins by RJ Barker cover reveal

Check out the cover for the final chapter in RJ Barker’s The Wounded Kingdom trilogy

We’re very excited to reveal the cover for King Of Assassins, from author RJ Barker and Orbit Books!

“The epic conclusion to this debut fantasy trilogy featuring a cast of assassins, knights and fools to delight any fan of Brent Weeks or Robin Hobbs.


Many years of peace have passed in Maniyadoc, years of relative calm for the assassin Girton Club-Foot. Even the Forgetting Plague, which ravaged the rest of the kingdoms, seemed to pass them by. But now Rufra ap Vthyr eyes the vacant High-King’s throne and will take his court to the capital, a rat’s nest of intrigue and murder, where every enemy he has ever made will gather and the endgame of twenty years of politics and murder will be played out in his bid to become the King of all Kings.

Friends become enemies, enemies become friends, and the god of death, Xus the Unseen, stands closer than ever – casting his shadow over everything most dear to Girton.”

King Of Assassins is the third book in Barker’s The Wounded Kingdom trilogy, which started with the excellent Age Of Assassins (on sale now and highly recommended!) and which continues with book two – Blood Of Assassins, which will be released on 15 February 2018.

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King Of Assassins will be published on 9 August 2018 2018, priced at £8.99 in paperback. In the meantime, if you haven’t read Age Of Assassins yet, do yourself a favour and check it out. It’s a highly entertaining fantasy tale of undercover assassins and political intrigue with a lot of humour, action and heart.

Age Of Assassins is available now from Orbit Books.