This one is a novella, so was a nice, quick, read one afternoon when I just wanted to curl up in my chair for a couple of hours reading.

The plot moves very quickly, and at the beginning I was a bit disoriented because there were so many names to keep track of and the reader is pretty much dropped into an existing world without a lot of context. Still, I found my feet quickly and kept turning pages. Jia was a fun character, an assassin posing as a prostitute in a pleasure house while also looking after the other assassins from her order posted in the city. The intrigue was high and engaging.

This novella is a prequel to @jc.kang Dragon Song’s Saga, which I haven’t read (but will now!). I suspect readers of that series would get even more out of this one. ⭐⭐⭐.5 from me