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Publisher's Summary

A thrilling YA fantasy novel from award-winning author Arthur Slade!

Carmen is a student at Red Assassin School. She's an expert at bladed weapons and poisons; and she's desperate to finish at the top of the class, ahead of her twin brother. The students have been trained to hunt using giant black swans, but Carmen has discovered a dragon. All she has to do is get on his back.

One problem: he's killed everyone who gets near him.

Then the Emperor declares war on assassins. And there might be a traitor among them.

Carmen wants to graduate. But the emperor wants her dead. Her classmates might, too. Graduation night is about to become the fight of her life.

In this heartstopping adventure by Arthur Slade, listeners will root for Carmen - an Assassin with a heart of gold, determined to follow her dream against all odds.

©2020 Arthur Slade (P)2020 Podium Audio

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  • Greg
  • 26-10-2020

No

So, the best student in the school....is horrible at all things....maybe the school needed to be burned down.

There is way too many convenient events and inter-actions....poor plot planning.

In general the writing is ok, but the plot really needed to be scrubbed again.

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  • Angela
  • 31-03-2020

What a treat !!

Really enjoyed this book !! Nice change of pace !! looking forward to the next one

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  • K. L.
  • 03-06-2020

Review for dragon assassin volume one

I have listened to quite a few of Arthur Slades’s audiobooks on audible. He has quite the range of books for a variety of listener styles. His books are for young adults but as an adult I enjoy them. The reader did such a wonderful job with her voice, she really fit the character I thought! A good story line which held my interest. At the end I’m ready to listen to volume two now! What’s next for our dragon assassin? By the way I always love the endings in his books. I had no idea how this one was going to wrap up but I liked it!

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  • Laura
  • 24-05-2020

Let There Be Dragons!

I truly enjoyed these books, especially the scenes involving the dragon, Brax. Bring on more, please! I'm looking forward to the next episodes in this series. Clare Corbett does a fine job with the narration as her voice is clear and easy to understand. I was given a free copy of the audiobook and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Lady Lightning
  • 04-03-2021

Interesting concept

What a totally unlikely heroine Carmen ends up being. A one eyed assassin who shouldn’t even be an assassin as she is memorable. A Dragon who is more than he appears to be. An unexpected meeting saves them both. I totally loved Carmans snarky attitude, her partnership with Drax, her defence of the Assassins creed. Her life is never going to be the same ever again. Highly recommended.

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  • kixfan
  • 11-06-2020

Incredible

I have read or listened to several of Arthur Slade's books and have loved them all. This one is no exception. Truly great fantasy story. Well written and well narrated. I absolutely want to continue the series. Another great story by Arthur Slade!!

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  • Georgia McNabb
  • 21-05-2020

A Assassin's story!

I listen to this on Audible, Fraternal Twins, 2 people who are in skill levels very competitive yet So very different when it comes to interaction with people. This story mainly follows the girl twin and her various interactions at the assassin school and Adventures. Good Narrator did a nice job on voices and storyline. I can not wait to start the next Audible book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-2021

Loved it!

If you like female heroines and dragons then this book is for you! I found it very entertaining.

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  • Hannibal Davis
  • 09-04-2021

Can’t wait to read volume 2

There are so many go things to say about this book, but most of is that there was a completed story line in one book. The author focuses on one story and telling it well. I got to the end and couldn’t wait to read the next volume.

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  • fire
  • 19-03-2021

Was free but now I'm going to have to buy others

it was included in me prime and I got it in hast to have something to listen to... omg it was great! so lucky I stumbled on it and now I'm going to buy the other 2. also the narrator was super cute at reading it and the accents where so good. I hope she does more like this.

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