The Last Assassin

Title: The Last Assassin
Series: The Dark War Trilogy #1
Genre: ,
Draft: 1st
Word Count: 75989
Release Date: 2020


How do you stop a world war when you're the one who started it?

Catessa Regan has been the king's assassin ever since leaving her life in Kaloris' Assassins Guild behind three years ago.
When sent to investigate a rumor about a neighboring king - and kill him if the rumor proves true - she does as instructed... but something tells her the neighboring king is innocent and there's something much bigger going on.

After inadvertently starting a world war, the guilt of all she's done crashes down on her and causes her to wonder if she's worthy of redemption. With years' worth of regret standing in her way, will she be able to prevent her actions from destroying countless innocent lives?


“I told King Detren earlier today. No one else in Roenor knows, except for his adviser Nissa. I just handicapped half a crew of pirates, and now the people in the tavern where it happened are hailing me as a hero. I’m not a hero. Heroes don’t kill kings.”

Cor took her hand, his soft against hers. “You may not fit the classic definition of a hero, but I think you are one. Heroes don’t always get things right, but they understand when they’ve done something wrong and try to fix it. That’s what you’re doing.”


This trilogy is the project I'm most excited about at the moment. I love the characters, the setting, the plot, I just love the whole thing and I'm really excited to be able to share it with people in the future. The general storyline is that there are three countries at war with each other, and each book follows a character in a place of power in one of those three countries. All three books take place at the same time, so the planning and attention to detail necessary is really interesting, particularly since I'm not usually a planner. I've found it's very fun to have important points take place at the exact same time, even if you don't know it at first. It's really cool. You can see the trilogy's Pinterest board here.

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