Just Keeps Getting Better
5 out of 5 stars
The benefits that you get with a series like this (especially one set before another series I’ve read) is that you have a certain comfort level when going into it. Another benefit of books by Scott Baron is that that comfort level only goes so far, which each book in the series adding either more depth to the characters or turning the story on its head with unique storylines or new and interesting characters. Death From The Shadows does all of these things. But doesn’t just do them, it does them extremely well.
We’re introduced to some new things right away in this one (and a lot of continuations as well). And the story just builds from there. I was intrigued right away diving deep into the book in my first listen. After that, I couldn’t put it down – needing to know where the story was going to go and what was going to happen to these characters. Baron is able to bring certain things to the forefront without making them glaringly obvious. And if you’ve read enough of his stories, sometimes he “gives away” parts of the story that will be important later early in the story but not in a way that makes it obvious what’s coming next.
I don’t want to dive too deep into the actual story here since it’ll spoil the books before it, but know that you’re in for some great action, character, and world building. Along with a story that just flows off of the page. Baron’s writing is quickly becoming some of my favorite (I think this is book number 17 I’ve read and reviewed) and it’s for a good reason.
Another thing I wanted to point out that I thought I noticed in the last book but it really stood out in this one was that Eric Bryan Moore’s narration gets better as the books go on. In the first two books things were a bit off (hard to explain) but they weren’t as good as I was expecting or hoping. But book three, I didn’t notice them as much, but I figured I’d just gotten used to them. But listening to book four I noticed right away that his narration and his “getting into the story” vibes were much better. A really nice surprise for sure.
Looks can be deceiving. A fact sometimes learned at the pointy end of a blade.
It makes for a very short learning curve.
Underestimating an opponent is a common mistake made by people wielding power. And when the most elite sect of assassins are involved, that blunder could prove to be a particularly fatal one. In times of subterfuge and plotting, though, it is clear they are not the only ones with tricks up their sleeves, and sometimes death is a two-way street.
Death From The Shadows by Scott Baron
Narrator: Eric Bryan Moore
Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
Series: Space Assassins #4
Published by Self Published on December 9th 2020
Genres: Science Fiction
Also by this author: Bad Luck Charlie, Space Pirate Charlie, Dragon King Charlie, Magic Man Charlie
Also in this series: Space Assassins 1 & 2: A Space Assassin Bundle, The Ghalian Code, Hozark's Revenge