Fast-Paced Space Spy-Thriller
5 out of 5 stars
The Ghalian Code is the third (of six, I believe) book in the Space Assassins Series. I read and enjoyed the first two books, so jumping into the third in the series was obviously easy for me. There’s something about the way that Baron writes his stories (and for this, keeps them in the same universe) that really speaks to me. This is the sixteenth book I’ve read by Baron and I’ve enjoyed every one of them. The storytelling and the way that the characters evolve and grow as the books move on is great and easily stands out to me.
Henni was easily the star of The Ghalian Code – she really stole the show and made an already enjoyable spy-thriller-like story into something even more interesting. Her child-like character at some points followed by her ability to “read” people really made her unforgettable. And the way that she was both dealt with and the way that she dealt with others was fascinating. Early in the book she was basically causing nothing but trouble, but as the story progressed she was helping them with the different missions and became an asset instead of a liability.
Overall, the story was really enjoyable – The Ghalian Code was another great Scott Baron story and a great addition to this Space Assassin’s story line. I can’t wait to see what happens with the crew as they continue on with their mission and their story.
The narration was great, just like the first two books. Eric Bryan Moore does a really nice job keeping the pacing as the story ebbs and flows from set ups to the fast-paced action scenes.
Some might say there is no honor among assassins.
That might be true of many, but not the Ghalian.
A debt had been called in, and the code dictated it must be repaid, even if the timing did happen to be incredibly poor. But once the dangerous endeavor was undertaken and the wheels set in motion, what at first seemed to be a mere task of honor soon revealed itself to have far greater repercussions than expected.
The quest would be a harrowing effort for even the most skilled members of the order of assassins, and their success or failure could very well shift the balance of power in the entire galaxy.
The Ghalian Code by Scott Baron
Narrator: Eric Bryan Moore
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
Series: Space Assassins #3
Published by Self Published on November 12th 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
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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, Death From The Shadows, Hozark's Revenge