The Assassini

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 73 ratings

The Fallen Blade Publisher's Summary

Customs officers board a galley in a harbor and overpower its guards. In the hold they find oil and silver, and a naked boy chained to the bulkhead. The officers break the boy's chains to rescue him, but he escapes…. Duke Alonzo commands the seas, taxes his colonies, and, like every duke before him, fears assassins better than his own. In a side chapel, Alonzo's 13-year old cousin prays for deliverance from her forced marriage. When Moorish pirates break in to steal a chalice, they kidnap her and demand ransom from the Duke. As day dawns, Marco, the Duke's chief assassin, prepares to kill the man who let in the pirates. Having cut the traitor's throat, he turns back, and finds a stranger crouched over the man, drinking blood from the wound. The speed with which the boy dodges a dagger and scales a pillar stuns Marco, and the assassin knows he has to find the boy – he's finally found what he thought he would never find. Someone fit to be his apprentice.

©2011 Jon Courtenay Grimwood (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Fallen Blade

    • Act One of the Assassini
    • By: Jon Courtenay Grimwood
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Customs officers board a galley in a harbor and overpower its guards. In the hold they find oil and silver, and a naked boy chained to the bulkhead. The officers break the boy's chains to rescue him, but he escapes… Duke Alonzo commands the seas, taxes his colonies, and, like every duke before him, fears assassins better than his own. In a side chapel, Alonzo's 13-year old cousin prays for deliverance from her forced marriage. When Moorish pirates break in to steal a chalice, they kidnap her and demand ransom from the Duke.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well written but.......

    • By Randell Thompson on 10-27-17

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 2

    • The Outcast Blade

    • Act Two of the Assassini
    • By: Jon Courtenay Grimwood
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    As the Byzantine and German emperors plot war, Venice’s future rests in the hands of three unwilling individuals: The newly knighted Sir Tycho. He defeated the Mamluk navy but he cannot make the woman he loves love him back. The grieving Lady Giulietta. Virgin. Mother. Widow. All she wants is to retire from the poisonous world of the Venetian court to mourn her husband in peace. And lastly, a naked, mud-strewn girl who crawls from a paupers’ grave on an island in the Venetian lagoon and begins by killing the men who buried her.

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 3

    • The Exiled Blade

    • Act Three of The Assassini
    • By: Jon Courtenay Grimwood
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A violent attack on Lady Giulietta’s son forces Tycho from his new-found happiness and back into the treacherous intrigue of the court. For Giulietta’s sake he would go to the world’s end to track down those responsible. As Venice teeters on the brink of civil war, its feuding families prepare to discover who is a player and who a pawn in the coming struggle for power. The Exiled Blade is the climactic finale to Tycho’s story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By ChristopheràHoward on 07-23-15

    Regular price: $20.99