Diran used to make his living as an assassin - one of the best money could buy. But after a life-altering spiritual experience, he's turned his back on killing. All he wants is peace. But in a shoddy port city, his past catches up to him, and killing may be the only way to bring peace to a city on the verge of destruction.
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Pretty good adventure
The synopsis is inaccurate. Diran used to be an assassin, felt saved by a faith, and is now a member of the order of priests who travel around and kill or dispel evil things; vapires, liches, etc. He was a killer, he still is, the difference being what and why. His half orc pal also fought in the last war but as a warrior merc and not an assassin and has decided to travel and help him in his mission, though he does not worship the same faith. The past that catches up with him is an assassin he used to know and at first he does not know if she is there to kill him or has also left the assassin company and looking to rekindle their personal relationship.
The characters and plot are pretty good for a D&D novel of this kind. A fleet of pirates with vampires invades the town and capture slaves to take to their stronghold and Diran and co are off to try and find the place. They have a few adventures while heading toward their main goal, with some characters joining the party. It is good as a standalone but there are 2 other novels in the series.