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Preview — The Assassin and the Pirate Lord by Sarah J. Maas
The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (Throne of Glass 0.1)
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 righ...more
“Why?” Sam stepped close enough that she needed to tilt her head back to see his face. “We’re assassins. We kill people. We destroy lives every day.”
“We have a choice,” she breathed.
The assassin is Celaena Sardothien, a sixteen years old teenage girl. Her age was the only thing that cute about her. Celaena is the best assassin that Assassin’s Guild have. She's beautiful a...more
I admit that I did not enjoy this book as much as I wanted. I decided to try the first novella because of all the hype with the series so I expected much more than I got. I will continue the series at some point but I'm not in the mood for it right now.
My main issue was with the heroine. I found her way too arrogant, spoiled and self-righteous. How can a 16 year-old girl believe that she is so much better than other people with twice her age and training? Maybe my issue is that the book i...more
I was rather excited for this novella because I was interested in the story, but I also h...more
If you'd like to take a look at my old review, click on the spoiler. (view spoiler)[I have waited a long time to get my fingers on this ebook - a kick-butt assassin fighting against a bunch of pirates and freeing hundreds of...more
The cute interactions with Sam are fun. She almost flirts by threatening and it is so her. Even now she has such a strong sense of morality for an assassin and I find that refreshing.
This is a really good look into her beginnings and her relationship with the Assassin Lord.
As we follow Celaena into the territory of the Pirate Lord, we end up in the middle of a tale that's part fantasy, part adventure and part Pirates of the Caribbean (with an awesome assassin as our leading lady). I was drawn immediately into the action, and this was a fascinati...more
In this novella preceding the events of Sarah J. Maas's famed THRONE OF GLASS, we get to see that young, untried Celaena. Don't get me wrong--when I say "untried", I don't mean "weak". She can still kick your butt (with her hands tied behind her back and her eyes blindfolded), but her edges haven't yet reached the sharp, ven...more
"If you ever tell anyone about me embracing you... I'll gut you."
It's nice to see the Celaena before she was captured.. And I think I'm going to love Sam. And I'm going to get my heart broken. And why do I think I'm sort of not loyal to Chaol? Hmm.
ps: ive finally met the formidable, infamous and kick-ass Celaena Sardothien that i kept on hearing about in fictionpress, since a couple of years prior, and...more
This story was a miss in terms of writing and characterization. The no...more
Let's start with Celaena. Now, I have nothing against assassins as main cha...more
This was a good short story in which Celaena takes on a bunch of pirates in an attempt to free 200 slaves. Celaena was smart and feisty, and I liked the way she went out of her way to free people who she believed to be innocent.
Overall; good short story.
7 out of 10
Seriously, really cool cover.
However, the writing was really crappy and the plot was ridiculous.
Then there was this line when she frees the slaves and is asked why she wants to help so bad:
He took a breath. “Why go to so much trouble for slaves?”
“Because if we don’t fight for them, who will?”
I'm sure that was supposed to give me goosebu...more
One word: Sassy. And I loved that about her! Not to mention the fact that she's an assassin so she's awesome by default. She was sarcastic and witty. Sure she was a bit high and mighty for my taste but she had that handed to her a couple times and she didn't go overboard. She is good, no doubt about it, and while she could sometimes be a bit cocky, at least she had a right to be. But she didn't always let it go to her head. She knew she was...more
This is the first of four novellas, it introduces readers to protagonist, Celaena and gives some insight into Cealena's life before the events that occur in Throne of Glass.
I didn't really like Celaene, she was far too arrogant and instead of being clever and holding her tongue she just goaded people for no...more
Like many of you, I have been incredibly excited about the upcoming Throne of Glass. I know some of you have already read and loved it, but I, in true masochistic fashion, am forcing myself to hold off. Why? Well friends, if there’s something that will override temptation for me, it’s O.C.D., and part of my book O.C.D. involves reading things in order. That’s where these lovely novellas come in. I love getting the chance at a sneak peak into this series. I like the idea that I’ll know...more
First of all, The Assassin and the Pirate Lord by Sarah J. Maas is not even a complete novel. It’s a novella, the first of I believe four (maybe?) before the big release of Maas’s first novel, Throne of Glass. The Assassin and The Pirate Lord was an excellent read –making me super excited for the big debut later this year. S.J Maas is an excellent writer. I’ve always loved her writing ever since I read her story on fictionpress. It’s...more
I don't think it particularly stands out from the crowd, and I don't think...more
I’m going to keep this short and simple.
AWESOME BOOK. READ IT!
... just kidding!
Let me elaborate.
This is one of the few short stories that actually make most of those 500plus-paged books promising action, adventure and romance look like crap! I’m not going to mention which... *coug...more
Dire che questo piccolo racconto mi abbia conquistata è dire poco! Si tratta di un fantasy ambientato in una terra immensa , variegata, costituita da diversi popoli, culture e realtà. Quella di Celeana Sardothien è una delle più pericolose, perchè lei appartiene alla gilda degli Assassini. E' la più temibile e anche la più brava, nonostante la giovane età. Infatti, a sedici anni rischia di non essere abbastanza credibile come assas...more
L'avventura di questo primo racconto porta lei e Sam, suo compagno d'infanzia e di lavoro...e antagonista perpetuo... presso il covo dei pirati per un accordo commerciale che vede l'acquisto di una nave di schiavi.
Ma Celaena, ignara in un primo tempo della trattativa, decide altrimenti rispetto l'accordo preso dal suo mentore con il re dei pirati e mette in m...more
The Assassin and the Pirate Lord was fun, fast-paced and action-packed. I cannot wait for Celaena's new adventure and what the consequences will be for her!
(view spoiler)[The only thing that bothered me a bit was Celaena suddenly striking up feelings for Sam (or being attracted to him) within three days when she loathed him ju...more
Sarah lives in Southern California, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and...more