Friday, May 10, 2013

REVIEW: THE ASSASSIN AND THE PIRATE LORD BY SARAH J MAAS.

Title: The Assassin and the Pirate Lord
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #0.1
Edition: Kindle
Publication: January 13, 2013 by Bloomsbury
Pages: 65
Source: Gifted by Leslie from Bibliophile Kid
Category: Young adult, high-fantasy

Synopsis:

A Throne of Glass novella.

On a remote island in a tropical sea, Celaena Sardothien, feared assassin, has come for retribution. She’s been sent by the Assassin’s Guild to collect on a debt they are owed by the Lord of the Pirates. But when Celaena learns that the agreed payment is not in money, but in slaves, her mission suddenly changes—and she will risk everything to right the wrong she’s been sent to bring about.

Contains all five novellas.

Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan's most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin's Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas - together in one edition for the first time - Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn's orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.

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The Assassin and the Pirate Lord is a kickass e-novella.

Sixteen year-old Celaena Sardothien was sent by the Assasin's Guild to a remote island to collect a debt by the Lord of the Pirates. Together with Sam, another assassin, they went ahead and endured weeks of traveling. Upon their arrival, Celaena learned that that will be doing an entirely different mission which tested her love for the slaves and loyalty to her master.

This is a very short e-novella that completely made me miss Throne of Glass so much. The world building Maas presented here is as awesome as Elirea and I longed for more. Maas basically made me so hungry for Celaena's world and adventures that it drives me insane because I need more from this series. I loved the fact that Celaena's strength didn't falter even if her full capability hasn't been tested yet and her true heart shone so bright at the darkest part of her decision-making to do the right thing. Her skills as an assassin can truly make any past or present hero shy. And I so so liked the idea that there is Sam, probably another love interest or a dear friend. That I cannot decided which is beyond intriguing.

I need Crown of Midnight in my life and reading the series of e-novellas wouldn't satisfy the need! This will forever be one of my favorite series of all time and Celaena is such a strong symbol of women empowerment! A soft and beautiful outside, tough and buff on the inside! Did I say she's a kickass protagonist?

Thank you so much Leslie at Bibliophile Kid for the copy!

"Sam, if you ever tell anyone about me embracing you.. I'll gut you."

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