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Publisher's Summary

"The Secret" was published in the anthology Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues.

About this story, author Mark Lawrence says, "'The Secret' is set in the world where my Broken Empire and Red Queen's War trilogies take place. I've been writing short stories based on the various members of Jorg Ancrath's brotherhood of the road, exploring their origins. When I saw that the Blackguards anthology was seeking tales of assassins, I thought it was time to write about Brother Sim."

©2015 Mark Lawrence (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • 10-04-2021

Short, concise and brilliant.

Atmospheric, unusual little tale. The world of The Broken Empire I always imagine to be like something out of the Diablo pc games and the descriptions here brought it to life in that way again. The narrator was great and I hope that this storyline could be expanded on and explored more in the future. 5 stars: *****.

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  • L.M. Garrett
  • 06-08-2018

Very short tale of an assasin

Very Short tale of Brother Sim, who is an assassin, in time line of the Red Queen. Princess Dara is his target, but she does not realize that she is his target, not a lover, too late.

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  • John Zerne
  • 03-12-2018

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I feel like he pronounced Jorg wrong but it was still great anyway! I love these stories.

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  • Ross H
  • 17-08-2021

Good story

A good story, nothing mind-blowing, somewhat predictable but still well written and fun that it ties loosely into the novels

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  • Amo
  • 29-01-2020

Not the Upto the Mark

Well not the Mark Lawrence I’d expect. A bit flat to be honest. Not sure I’ll bother with any more short stories again.

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  • Andrew Mulready
  • 29-12-2018

Interesting but highly predictable.

I enjoyed it as it fleshed out an interesting character from yorgs band. But predicable plot.

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