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Publisher's Summary

An assassin with no rival meets a magic he cannot defeat. The Chain Breaker series begins. 

Trained to kill from a young age, Gavin Lorren finally escaped that life. No more killing innocents. No more working alone. The jobs are still dangerous, but at least he can choose. 

Now an old friend has invited him to the city of Yoran where the work is plentiful. The Roasted Dragon tavern is rough but cozy. The regulars are seedy but welcoming. The owner, Jessica, is fond of him. It's almost too good to be true. 

His good fortune is fleeting. Gavin finds himself facing a new enemy, fast and deadly El'aras warriors - an ancient race with innate magical talent. By the time he learns sorcery is involved, he's in too deep. To succeed, he’ll have to uncover parts of his past that he'd hoped to forget. 

It will take an assassin without equal to survive. 

It will take the Chain Breaker. 

©2020 ASH Publishing (P)2020 ASH Publishing

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Inconsistent

I usually enjoy Holmberg’s writing but there are parts of this story that do not work with the character development. A highly trained and feared former assassin but continues to make simple mistakes every time we see him employing those skills. And a partner that he has worked with for years that does not know to stop talking in his ear when he should be concentrating during a fight. Sorry but I just could not finish this book.

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Not my cup of shards

Just Fighting interspersed with Action. Boring. I won't be reading any more of this series.

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i don't know

i guess it was ok but i fell like it was to slow getting to the point and i wished for a little bit more understand in the difference races or what ever they where