Book Review: A Crime of Honor by Keegan Kozinski

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A Crime of HonorA Crime of Honor by Keegan Kozinski
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Description

In an asian-inspired country, High-Prince Surr must make the dangerous journey to the Inner Kingdom to assassinate Emperor Sarizen. The task is difficult, and could cost Surr everything, but if he doesn’t accomplish his goal, the Emperor’s hatred may cause irreparable damage to the nation.

Review

The author did an excellent job imbuing setting and character in such a short story. You get a sense of the magic that runs through the land (we start out in a burning forest that is never consumed) and the stakes for Surr (as he remembers the promises he made to his family).

The action in A Crime of Honor is reminiscent of Asian movies, like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or The Forbidden Kingdom. An enjoyable short read for fantasy and Asian fiction lovers.

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