Shadow’s Sun is the fantasy debut of Jon Sprunk.
In the holy city of Othir, Caim is a freelance assassin who is given what he believes is going to be a routine job that ends up thrusting him into the middle of a plot to change the political structure of that area. Caim’s only allies are his jealous and snarky guardian spirit, Kit, and the socialite daughter of his last victim, Josephine.
This fantasy is filled with lots of action and suspense. There are plenty of assassinations and fight scenes for those who crave a bit more action in their fantasy. Caim’s abilities are interesting as is the fact of his attitude towards it which will quickly grab a reader’. I highly look forward to the sequel and give this novel 5 stars as it deserves keeper status. Recommend for fantasy fans of the sword and sorcery genre and fans of assassin leads.
In the holy city of Othir, treachery and corruption lurk at the end of every street, just the place for a freelance assassin with no loyalties and few scruples.
Caim makes his living on the edge of a blade, but when a routine job goes south, he is thrust into the middle of an insidious plot. Pitted against crooked lawmen, rival killers, and sorcery from the Other Side, his only allies are Josephine, the socialite daughter of his last victim, and Kit, a guardian spirit no one else can see. But in this fight for his life, Caim only trusts his knives and his instincts, but they won't be enough when his quest for justice leads him from Othir's hazardous back alleys to its shining corridors of power. To unmask a conspiracy at the heart of the empire, he must claim his birthright as the Shadow's Son....