The final volume in K. A. Doore's critically-acclaimed assassin fantasy series, praised by Publishers Weekly as "a hit with fans of Sarah J. Maas and George R.R. Martin" (starred review)
Seven years have passed since the Siege - a time when the hungry dead had risen - but the memories still haunt Illi Basbowen. Though she was trained to be an elite assassin, now the Basbowen clan act as Ghadid's militia force protecting the resurrected city against a growing tide of monstrous guul that travel across the dunes.
Illi's worst fears are confirmed when General Barca arrives, bearing news that her fledgling nation, Harthage, also faces this mounting danger. In her search for the source of the guul, the general exposes a catastophic secret hidden on the outskirts of Ghadid.
To protect her city and the realm, Illi must travel to Harthage and confront her inner demons in order to defeat a greater one - but how much can she sacrifice to protect everything she knows from devastation?
K. A. Doore was born in Florida but has since lived in Washington, Arizona, and Germany. She has a BA in Classics and Foreign Languages and an enduring fascination with linguistics. These days she writes fantasy in mid-Michigan and develops online trainings for child welfare professionals. The Perfect Assassin is her debut novel.