Title: Web of Deceit
Author: Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin #0.4
Rating Out of 5: 4.5 (Amazing, but not quite perfect)
My Bookshelves: Assassins, Dark fantasy, Elements
Format: Short story
Publisher: Jennifer Estep
5th sentence, 74th page: Inside, I knew that the house boasted the finest things that money could buy.
This short story takes place when Gin is a teenager. It’s told from the point of view of Fletcher Lane, Gin’s assassin mentor, and focuses on Gin’s first solo job as the assassin the Spider.
Another thoroughly enjoyable short edition to the Elemental Assassin series. It features Gin’s first kill, her youth and the pride and care that Fletcher takes in his young apprentice. I’m still only halfway through the first novel, and it is obvious in this how much Gin cares for her mentor, so it was incredibly nice to read about his feelings towards her.
I’m kind of obsessive over assassin books at the moment. They feature people who should, theoretically be completely deplorable, but often highlight this intense vulnerability and lack of family that many people would probably understand. And if not, well, it’s still fun to read about some incredibly badass characters (woman) who is able to hold life or death in the palm of her hand… literally.