The Assassin and The Pirate Lord by Sarah J. Maas
Publication Date: January 13, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Romance, Adventure
Series: Throne Of Glass, # 0.1
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.
Being a fan of the Throne Of Glass series, I had to pick up the novellas as well!! It's a necessity! And I've always been curious on what Celaena's life was before the first book in the series.
When Celaena is sent on a mission to collect debt that they are owed. But then it turns out that what she thought she was there to collect turned out to be something else. And she's not willing to go through with it. But it could cost her, her life. And she's also been paired up with fellow assassin, Sam, who she despises!
Celaena is a sixteen year old orphan-assassin under the care of The Assassin's Guild. She is the best of the best. And she's a bit arrogant and a bit spoiled. She does have a conscience on her which I love. But I think I love her more in Throne Of Glass.
The pacing was a bit slow and it wasn't really pulling me in but the deeper I got into it, the more I started to like the story. It's also such a quick read. I grew to love Sam and his interactions with Celaena. And there might have been something between them. It felt like a hate relationship but then, by the end, there's a hint that their feelings are becoming more than hate. I have a feeling that we might see their relationship evolve in the sequel novellas, which I'm super excited to see.
Overall, The Assassin and The Pirate Lord was an amazing addition to my favorite fantasy series. The characters and the story definitely grow on you. I'm really looking forward to reading the next novella. And everyone that has read Throne Of Glass should undoubtedly pick this up!