The Assassin's Curse (The Blackthorn Key, #3) by Kevin Sands

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Read The Assassin's Curse (The Blackthorn Key, #3) Online Free - Christopher Rowe is back and there are more puzzles, riddles, and secrets to uncover in this third novel of the award-winning Blackthorn Key series.

Wherever Christopher Rowe goes, adventure—and murder—follows. Even a chance to meet King Charles ends in a brush with an assassin.

All that’s recovered from the killer is a coded message with an ominous sign-off: more attempts are coming. So when Christopher’s code-breaking discovers the attack’s true target, he and his friends are ordered to Paris to investigate a centuries-old curse on the French throne. And when they learn an ancient treasure is promised to any assassin who succeeds, they realize the entire royal family is at stake—as well as their own lives.

In the third heart-pounding installment of the award-winning Blackthorn Key series, Christopher, Tom, and Sally face new codes, puzzles, and traps as they race to find the hidden treasure before someone else is murdered.

Title : The Assassin's Curse (The Blackthorn Key, #3)
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ISBN : 1534405232
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 384 pages


Skip rated it ★★★★☆

December 16, 2017

After an attempt on the life of King Charles is thwarted by Christopher Rowe, the King sends Christopher, Tom, and Sally to Paris and the court of the Sun King, Louis XIV to protect King Charles beloved sister, Minette. Besides court intrigue and politics, Christopher meets an aging ally of his d...

Theresa rated it ★★★★★

January 07, 2018

Thanks to Edelweiss for an advance copy of this! Having LOVED the first two books in this series, I was really excited to find that I received an ARC copy of this. Fantastic book full of puzzles, mystery and intrigue. Very hard to put any of the books in this series down. Can't wait until Septemb...

Nobody rated it ★★★★☆

December 27, 2017

How do I say this.... I LOVED THIS BOOK!! Alright the ending almost killed me, and it hurt physically to see what happened to some of my baby characters. I feel like they matured a lot in this book, and for some reason, despite the more pages, this one seemed to go faster. There were a few parts...

Denae rated it ★★★★☆

November 16, 2017

Reader thoughts: I liked this book. Another good Blackthorn mystery! I'm getting a much better sense of who the characters are. Thomas is bigger than I kept imagining. He's big enough to act as a guard or to swordfight or to pick Christopher up from a fall out a window (um, hypothetically). Christ...

Hannah rated it ★★★☆☆

November 02, 2017

This was another good read in the series. Normally I don't like historical fiction books but I've been enjoying this series. I love the puzzle solving aspects of the series. It just makes them so much more interesting.

Aaron rated it ★★★★★

September 08, 2017

About two years ago, I tried a new series called The Blackthorn Key and it has become one of my favourite MG series. I shared it with students and they also loved it, it was voted the Book of the Year in my district. The second book was also excellent and the third does not disappoint. The Assass...

Rpaul rated it ★★★★★

September 24, 2017

I know this series is meant for 10-14 year olds but I simply love it. The story and writing are intriguing and keep me interested. Funny enough, these books are written much better than a few adult books I've read recently (The Magicians Trilogy!!). So I look forward to more in the series and hop...

Meredith rated it ★★★☆☆

November 12, 2017

This is really a 3.5 rating. As always the mystery was exciting and the banter between friends was funny. I just felt that the story kind of dragged. It wasn't until the last 100 pages that if turned into the page turner that the first two books in the series were so great for. The end of the book...

Neil rated it ★★★★★

February 16, 2018

- third novel in the series - takes place in the mid 1600s in Paris - a fun, action-packed mystery involving codes and ciphers - like a children's version of the DaVinci Code - reading level: gr. 6 - interest level: gr. 5-8

Rummanah (Books in the Spotlight) rated it ★★★★☆

December 05, 2017

Another great addition to the Blackthorn Key series. If you love mystery, adventure, and learning historical facts along the way, then definitely check out this series. Full review coming soon.

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