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Seventeen-year-old Zayn has special powers she cannot control—powers that others fear and covet. Powers that cause the Templar Knights to burn Zayn’s mother at the stake for witchcraft.
When a mysterious stranger tempts Zayn to become the first female member of the heretical Assassins, the chance to seek her revenge lures her in. She trains to harness her supernatural strength and agility, and then enters the King of Jerusalem’s court in disguise with the assignment to assassinate Guy de Molay, her mother’s condemner.
But once there, she discovers Earic Goodwin, the childhood friend who still holds her heart, among the knights—and his ocean-blue eyes don’t miss a thing. Will vengeance be worth the life of the one love she has left?
"From her fast paced plot line, to the characters and vivid setting, Rima Jean totally hooked me with Knight Assassin." - Mundie Moms
Assassins, Knights Templar and a holy war sets the scene in the Crusader States of 1180. I didn’t have a lot or any knowledge of this time frame in history but that didn’t diminish from my enjoyment of the story.
I love stories with strong female characters that take the tragedies that happen to t... ...more
Wow! This book impressed the pants off of me!
Zayn and her mother Miriam live an isolated existence in the village of Rafaniya. They're tolerated by their fellow villagers, but feared. Zayn has strange fits of power she doesn't understand and can't control. She's ashamed and believes the whispers... ...more
Absolutely amazing, thrilling, romantic, and just wonderful! Knight Assassin was a brilliant YA read. I loved this book. Everything about it, from the impeccable setting to the thrilling action, was perfect. Loved it!
I love how the setting was done. Since I know quite a bit about Arab culture, fr... ...more
When the main character gets raped within the first three chapters, you know you’re in for a grueling, gut-wrenching ride. There was a moment where I wondered what I’d gotten myself into, but putting this book down was never an option—I’ve been hopelessly hooked since I saw the cover reveal on a... ...more
From her fast paced plot line, to the characters and vivid setting, Rima Jean totally hooked me with Knight Assassin. I didn't take me long until I totally found myself immersed in her story. I enjoyed reading this book! Rima did a fabulous job at combining the elements I love in both a... ...more
I have a confession to make. I'm usually a bit wary when authors approach me asking me to read their books in exchange for review. I think we've all been there--and sometimes it doesn't always turn out well. However, when Rima Jean approached me about reading Knight Assassin, I read the synopsis... ...more
Oh my gosh! I REALLY hope this is turning into a series, because the next character that would be added...well, let's just say he is one of my favorite subjects in retellings! I will leave a longer review when it comes out next month, but SERIOUSLY! What a FANTASTIC story! ...more
This was such a good book. It ended in a good place but still gives room for a part 2. ...more
I know everyone's probably sick of these comparisons as you've all read them before but it's totally true! For those of you who've read Grave Mercy and Throne of Glass, this will most definitely appeal to you. Why? There's your fun, strong female main character, a romance that does... ...more
Originally posted at City of Books
Knight Assassin is a YA historical fantasy reminiscent of Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers. It's graced with a kick-ass heroine, an action-packed plot and some really cool magic. This was quite a fast read for me, but there's so much in it. I really enjoyed this boo... ...more
Seventeen-year-old Zayn has special powers she cannot control—powers that others fear and covet. Powers that cause the Templar Knights to burn Zayn’s mother at the stake for witchcraft. When a mysterious stranger tempts Zayn to become the first female member of the heretical Assassins, the chanc... ...more
Reading this book was like a fresh new air for me. I had never read about Arabian assassins or something like that, and I am really glad that I gave this book a chance.
It had always been Zayn and her mother Miriam against the world. The villagers feared them, especially Zayn with the strange and... ...more
Original review at Gabic Reads. ARC received via Netgalley - Thank you.
I fell in love with Rima Jean fantastical historical fiction novel. Set in ancient Israel/Syria, Rima puts a magical twist on a man-dominated society. The characters jumped off the page and the scenery was well described. I re... ...more
When I started reading this, I immediately thought of all the other assassin books that seem to be flooding the market lately. Even though this book features an assassin girl bent on revenge, this was a delightful and unique book. I really loved Zayn and found she was a strong character, but able... ...more
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Very intriguing story! I totally got sucked into a world of the past. Zayn is a young girl living with her mother in a village where they keep to themselves. Zayn knows she is different and has power... ...more
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.
Firstly I would like to thank the author and the tour organizers fro giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book.
I really loved this book a lot. The story is unique and the conce... ...more
I received a free copy of this book for my honest opinion. Here it is:
This was advertised to be a cross between Grave Assassin and Throne of Glass. It definitely was. This was one of those books that I mourned when it was over as I wanted more. I enjoy kick-ass heroines with some magic thrown in.... ...more
I am a sucker for YA Fantasy. Throw in Assassins, a little romance, and some magic, and I am in love. The icing on the cake is the non- traditional setting: Jerusalem and Syria during the Crusades.
I liked Zayn- damaged but strong, love Earic and especially loved the fact that there was no love tr... ...more
Am I alone to say that this sort of felt like history + Downton Abbey + a little Arabian mythology? Perhaps it's the royal technicalities that make me think of Downton Abbey with its lords and ladies, despite the fact the book seems to be set around the Crusades and everyone seemed to be fighting... ...more
*I received a copy of Knight Assassin from Entangled Teen
I wasn't sure what to expect with Knight Assassin, but I really enjoyed it! Mostly because it's an interesting blend of paranormal and historical fiction. Not only that, but I believe it's set during the Crusades, which I can't remember see... ...more
Knight Assassin was different from what I expected. There was more depth to the story and the plot had a few interesting aspects that I enjoyed.
Zayn has lived a simple life with her mother. After refusing the chief's son, her world is turned upside down when her mother is accused of witchcraft, b... ...more
I read this book on the computer which was a new experience. I still prefer books as paper but enough about this. The story was based in the crusades and about the faithful one assassins this young girl who watches her mother killed for being a witch and she is raped for being a half blood. How w... ...more
Another book I loved. Took me totally by surprise, because I wasn't sure what to expect.
A female (young) assassin, sent to kill a Templar. Knights, Holy War, Cruisades, women protagonist, strong female hero....this book got it all.
Yeah, I totally enjoyed this book. It was great to read a book th... ...more