Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Five books where assassins are the good guys

Jeff Wheeler's latest novel is The Queen's Poisoner. At Tor.com he tagged five novels where assassins are the good guys, including:
The Druid of Shannara by Terry Brooks

This book is one of my all-time favorite novels by Brooks and the reason is because of Pe Ell. This assassin works for the bad guys and the good guys simultaneously and it’s never clear exactly which he prefers. Truly, he’s on his own side and his interests align with the good guys—most of the time. Pe Ell relishes a challenge. He takes risks. To say he’s mercurial doesn’t begin to do it justice. He has a magical blade called the Stiehl and he’s never afraid to use it. He was one of the most original characters that Brooks invented in his Shannara world.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue