ASSASSIN X: Episode Two
What the author/publisher say:
As she contemplates her chances for survival in space, Three looks back on her life as an Assassin. The years have been full of privilege, but nothing good comes for free. Her life hasn’t been the flashy display of luxury and glamour that she would have the public believe. Faced with mounting evidence that space equates to certain death for all Assassins, Three begins to regret the path she chose. Thirty-five years ago, she was offered a safe and gentle life as a village healer, but she turned it down. Her yearning for violence was voracious even then. Three’s natural preference for chaos has made her a useful asset to the Assassin’s X organization. The question is: will she be able to keep her humanity in space?
What I say:
This is not my normal ‘go to’ genre for reading. Typically I am not a big science fiction reader but there is something that keeps me coming back. Previously the assassin we know as Three is introduced to us. I found her someone that I would easily learn to avoid at all cost. Episode Two gives us a glimpse into Three’s early life and an idea as to why she has become what she has become. You see how her personality molds her into the person she has developed into from the small girl she once was. The leader off all, known simply as X, determines that Three would be perfect for a mission into space to save Assassin One. Three wonders if this is less of a rescue for One and more of a way tto get rid of Three. Everyone know a mission to space is a mission of destroying and agent.
For a subject that I don’t much care for I will say that the story and plotline were fantastic. Seeing where Three came from made her.more reachable as a character. My only qualm would be that the story seems like it would make a better graphic novel (comic book). This episode boasts 17 pages and the end sort of cuts off without much transition. All in all, I am curious to find out what happens next.
ASSASSIN X: Episode Two by Charity [add in last name and hyperlink]
Publisher: Ampersand Editions
Publish Date:May 8, 2012
Price point: $.99 on Amazon.