Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Assassin and The Pirate Lord: Review


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.


That is the first of the four prequel stories of Throne of Glass, centering a surprisingly good female assassin, Celaena Sardothien. It's about two years before Throne of Glass, and sets on a ship where the assassins will have a deal with the Pirate Lord.

In this story we will get a glimpse of what Celaena is like. She's arrogant, fierce and clever. Besides the whole arrogant part, I totally like her. But underneath all the masks and makeup she's a girl with a heart. She can't stand to see slaves being traded and possibly tortured. She wants to free them and have them be done with slavery. It's gonna be hard, but she's determined. Underneath all she's a girl who cares. At least, that's what I think about her in this novella.

I'm excited to read the following novella, The Assassin and The Desert. I really like the world building and how the stories centers not at the supposedly good guys but assassins, with a longer-than-life reputation as heartless killers. This series is going to be interesting, I think.

Rating: 7.5/10

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