The King's Assassin #Wattys2016 #writher

The King's Assassin #Wattys2016 #writher

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HLWampler By HeatherWampler Completed

Chosen when a child, Lady Kathryn is trained to be a ruthless killer. She is destined to be the English king's assassin and protector. Only he and the guild master are supposed to know. It's a life and death secret that must be kept.

For an assassin survival is precarious. Life is something you simply cannot take for granted because the next day is never granted. Despite her privileged up-bringing, Kathryn quickly learned how to survive on her own and to never trust a soul while following the Guild without question.

Upon her return to England a murderous plot against King Aldrich is discovered. Kathryn is shocked when she finds out who the fiend is. She's even more shocked when the King proposes marriage, a lot. An assassin has never married her king before. The last one who fell in love had her tongue ripped out and was burned alive.

Letting her emotions cloud her judgment, Kathryn falls for the king and agrees to the marriage, jeopardizing not only his life but her own. Disobeying the Guild means death. Now she must figure out how to keep them both alive and not piles of smoldering ash.

My new cover is a big thanks to @Marveler_!

  • assassin
  • historical
  • historical-fantasy
  • historical-fiction
  • historical-romance
  • love
  • romance
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AND WHAT OF PRINCESS MARY *cough* great comet/War & peace anyone?
KennMossman KennMossman Jul 22
For any man to 'grope' a lady in public like the way Aldrich is said to have done would be very unseemly.  A grave insult.  One did that sort of thing only to bar-maids and  ....lower.  Aldrich would said something, or used his eyes
I love how accurate it is, though it may be frustrating it is true
kaylila_19 kaylila_19 Jun 21
it makes me feel better that i wasn't the only one that was thinking a certain something
cheIs- cheIs- Nov 13
.... i need to transfer from my public school back to my catholic school 🤦🏻‍♀️
So the queen of another country convinced you to join this group of assassins so you could kill some other king. That seems sketchy...