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The Assassin's Curse: Blackthorn Key, Book 3

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Teen heroes spy on court of Louis XIV in gripping volume.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

Full of action and adventure

My 11 yo says: “This book is really interesting because it’s full of french history. Some parts are a bit worrying with some scary bits, but those parts are short and turn out okay. Overall it’s really good!”
age 11+

It’s great

Amazing book that always keeps you at the edge of your seats. Just as good as the rest of the series!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (1):

Author Kevin Sands delivers another harrowing, hilarious, heartrending page-turner set in the 17th century, this time with his teen protagonists sent to spy on the court of Louis XIV. The Assassin's Curse delivers a bit about deciphering codes, the history of the Knights Templar, and just the right chemicals for dissolving gold. There's lots of historic detail, suspenseful intrigue, and opportunity to cheer the appealing heroes -- who need all the help they can get.

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