Hello and welcome to Throwback Thursday! The book this week is one that always takes me back to high school, and not for the reason you’d think. This isn’t the sort of book that ends up on a course list, after all. But the first time I ever saw this book was in the library at my old school Freshman year and it’s totally strange to realize how much my life has changed since then. I’m completely certain that I’m an entirely different person than I used to be.
And yet, I’m still a massive reader who puts off nearly everything she possibly can to live in a story, whatever that story may be.
I loved The Assassins of Tamurin by S.D. Tower. It has a rather intriguing plot, wonderful in its themes of mystery and betrayal and politics. I have a lot of love for this book and it’s one of those things that truly fascinates me because not many people ever seem to have heard of this book. I know for certain that if I’d never found it in that library I would never have read it. And I think that’s an important thing to note, really, how our libraries truly do open our eyes to new worlds.
The internet is fantastic for books but, namely, books that get talked about a lot. Back in 2003, when this book was published, it didn’t really play any role in enticing me to my reading material. In those days I found my books in the store and the libraries and there’s definitely something about that experience that I miss. If you’ve not read The Assassins of Tamurin, I urge you to give it a chance. It’s a pretty phenomenal book.
Until next time, happy reading!