With The Perfect Assassin, K.A. Doore is Only Getting Started

There are five of us here at the Debutante Ball, each with separate publication dates, which means we don’t get to just celebrate our publication just once. We get to celebrate it FIVE TIMES. And what’s better than one? Five, obviously.

It’s like waking up the day after your birthday to find out it’s your birthday all over again!

First there was Devi Laskar, who kicked us off last month with THE ATLAS OF REDS AND BLUES. Now, we’re celebrating K.A. Doore! The first part of her trilogy, THE PERFECT ASSASSIN, is available anywhere you can buy books!

In THE PERFECT ASSASSIN, Doore paints an exquisite world in which main character Amastan goes in pursuit of his true calling, encountering ghost-like beings known as jaani along the way, and being surrounded by a cast of badass women and girls who do everything from heal wounds to weave scarves to spar with machetes hidden under their belts.

If you’re looking to enter a masterfully rendered world, this is the book for you. Doore’s command of her characters and their ethereal environment, replete with scroll writers and poison and people whose courage seem to have no bounds, will transport you to a place you’ll regret having to come back from.

But this is the best part: You won’t have to stay gone for long.

Doore’s book is actually the first in a TRILOGY, meaning you’ll get to read about the intoxicating world of Ghadid ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS.

That means that you’re going to want to get started RIGHT. NOW. Don’t be behind of the curve when your favorite book club is getting started on Book 3 of the Chronicles of Ghadid and you’re still starting out on the first one! (Believe me, it’s not fun–take it from someone who is still reading the first book of the Neapolitan novels.)

A big congratulations to K.A.! And once you’ve ordered the book and have finished reading, make sure to go back and read through K.A.’s delightful Debutante Ball posts, where she explains, in a series of wonderful steps, just how she ended up writing a book filled to the brim with “vengeful ghosts, rooftop fights, conflagrations, poison, theories on water allocation, a murder plot, broken glass, and sand for days.” Take note reader–there’s more where that came from, and it’s still yet to come.

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Stephanie Jimenez

Stephanie Jimenez is a former Fulbright recipient and Prep for Prep alumna. She is based in Queens, New York, and her work has appeared in The Guardian, O! the Oprah Magazine, Entropy, and more. Her debut novel, THEY COULD HAVE NAMED HER ANYTHING, will be published in the summer of 2019 (Little A). Follow her @estefsays.