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The Assassin and the Pirate Lord: A Throne of Glass Novella

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord: A Throne of Glass Novella [Kindle Edition]

Sarah J. Maas
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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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 235 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens; 1 edition (16 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140883233X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408832332
  • ASIN: B007E6PN3M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #67,639 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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'The Assassin and the Pirate Lord' is the first of 4 prequel e-novellas that take Celaena Sardothien, heroine of 'Throne of Glass', and explore her previous exploits. As such, it's pretty much a question of What to Expect in 'Throne of Glass'. This story is set 2 years prior to the main novel, so when Celaena is 16. Arobynn Hamel, head of the Assassin's Guild and Celaena's father figure, sends Celaena to conclude a deal with the Pirate Lord, accompanied by another assassin, Sam Cortland, who is sent to keep her reckless, arrogant streak in check. But when the pair get to their destination, they realise that they weren't told everything about their mission, and Celaena decides to take matters into her own hands.

This is an action-packed novella that provides a fun introduction to the world of 'Throne of Glass', particularly as it takes us to parts of the story's world that we don't see in the main novel, and it's great reading for anyone interested in the shady character of Arobynn Hamel. 'New' (or should it be old, as it's a prequel?) character Sam holds his own against the men of 'Throne of Glass' - he's not quite as lovely as Chaol, and he's younger and hence a bit more sensitive, but he's a level-headed contrast to the pretentious and boastful Celaena in the same way. The story is just the right length for when you want a quick escape into pure fantasy, and the style is beautifully descriptive, with an easy charm that makes it very pleasant to read.

The obvious flaw in all of these stories is that it's ridiculous that a beautiful 16-year-old girl should be a kingdom's most notorious assassin, but the author gets around this in an amusing way by making Celaena ridiculously arrogant about it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Order of Novellas 2 April 2013
By CeeCeeBee TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Thought you may find it helpful to know the order of the novellas: 1. Pirate Lord; 2. Desert; 3. Underworld; 4. Empire.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A proper prequal 18 Jun 2013
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As a rule I usually hate prequels, but I love this one. Usually I would prefer to read first then move on to the main story. In this case the prequel works. Simply because it is not really an introduction of the main character Celaena Sandothien. Like a good prequel (apparently there is such a thing), it adds a couple of shades to her character. Basically you do need to read the main book of Throne of Glass before reading this book to fully appreciate the prequel.

There are only 2 things I don't like about this book. The first being it is advertised as 465 pages, it was about 100 pages on my kindle without me changing the default font. The other is the Celaena's age she is already the most feared assassin in the world and in the main book she has only just turned 18 after being captured for a year. In the prequel she is 16 and already amassed such a huge reputation, this does not quite add up.

This story starts with a meeting in the Assassin's guild one of their members has been killed. Celaena berates another assassin Sam for not doing enough to recover the body and says she will do it herself. Then a few months later Celaena and Sam are sent on a mission together, on what they think is a collect a debt the Pirate lord owns their guild master. What they expect to be paid in blood or gold is being paid in Slaves this does not sit well with Celaena or Sam (Sam hides this better).

Celaena's temper and emotions are in keeping with her youth. She can be patient but that is more through practice and does not come naturally to her. She takes pride in her reputation and in the finer thing in life, but cares about people.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book.... 5 Feb 2013
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Really liked this story and shows a different side to her after throne of glass!!!! Really enjoyed it and can't wait to read the next novella!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Throne of Glass novella 1 26 May 2012
By Sarah (Feeling Fictional) TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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The Assassin and the Pirate Lord is the first of four prequel novellas that are being released in the run up to the publication of Sarah J Maas' debut novel Throne of Glass in August. I've been dying to get my hands on the book for months now so I couldn't resist picking up the novellas while I was waiting.

I have to admit that I found the novella a little confusing at first, it jumps straight into the story so as I wasn't familiar with the characters or the world it took a few minutes to figure out what was going on. Having said that this was a great introduction to our main character Celaena and some of the other assassins. She is sent with rival assassin Sam on an assignment to collect a debt owed to them by the Pirate Lord. However, when they arrive they discover that they are actually supposed to bring home slaves rather than money.

Now Celaena may be an assassin but she has a conscience and she doesn't agree with hurting innocents. She is horrified at the treatment of the slaves and is determined to come up with a plan to save them. You have to admire her for the way she is so willing to put herself in danger to save strangers. It was really interesting watching the relationship between Celaena and Sam change throughout the story and I'm hoping we get to see more of them in the novel. I have a feeling they would make quite a fearsome couple if they got together.

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord is a fast paced, action packed, quick read full of drunk pirates and sword fights. This was a fun story and has just increased my excitement for the book, in the meantime I'm looking forward to the next three novellas!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars quick read
If your into this genre, then this novella is a Good quick read, with enjoyable subject matter. Could read in an hour.
Published 1 month ago by scoolie
3.0 out of 5 stars good read
Another good sardothien read, not big fan of short stories, but good insight into calaena's life. Would recommend if read previous novels
Published 2 months ago by mattski
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING 100 STARS
It is amazing would give it 100 stars if i could i emplore u to read this it it will change you're view on books completely
Published 2 months ago by Sylvia
5.0 out of 5 stars what a series
just loved this series and cannot get enough of it - i cannot wait for the next book to be published
Published 3 months ago by dee cee
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed reading
Great e-book. Short story but still good. Looking forward to the rest of the prequels to The Thrown of Glass.
Published 3 months ago by Christopher Bottomley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and is a must have for Throne of Glass fans. It was very short but makes up for it with 3 more sequal novellas. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Beth Fotheringham
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
Very good the delivery thanks.the book was in excellent condition.I'm reading now and it's fantastic,just what I want
.thank very much .
Published 7 months ago by evelyn
5.0 out of 5 stars How it all began
Throne of Glass is one of my favourite rereads so I was excited to discover how Celaena ends up in the mines. Read more
Published 7 months ago by M. Dean Young
4.0 out of 5 stars A fast-paced read
Celaena before Throne of Glass when she was 16. This novella tells of events 2 years before Throne when she was working for the Assassins. Read more
Published 7 months ago by N. M. Davey
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
The item arrived very quickly and in good condition as advertised.
I would definitely consider buying from this seller again.
Published 8 months ago by naomi irving
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