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The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to an allying pirate clan. But that only prompts the scorned clan to send an assassin after her. And when Ananna faces him down one night, armed with magic she doesn’t really know how to use, she accidentally activates a curse binding them together.

To break the curse, Ananna and the assassin must complete three impossible tasks — all while grappling with evil wizards, floating islands, haughty manticores, runaway nobility, strange magic, and the growing romantic tension between them.

Covert Art: Sarah J. Coleman

Book Info:

UK Print
Date: 4th October 2012
ISBN: 9781908844002
Format: Medium Paperback
R.R.P.: £7.99

US/CAN Print
Date: 2nd October 2012
ISBN: 9781908844019
Format: Large Paperback
R.R.P.: $9.99

Date: 2nd October 2012
ISBN: 9781908844026
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / $6.99

Other Books in This Series:

2. The Pirate’s Wish (June 2013)

Other Books in the Same World:

1. The Wizard’s Promise (May 2014)

eShorts by Cassandra Rose Clarke:

1. The Witch’s Betrayal
2. The Automaton’s Treasure

Angry Robot Books by Cassandra Rose Clarke (for adult readers):

The Mad Scientist’s Daughter (Feb 2013)

Buying Info:

UK Print & Ebook | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

North American Print & Ebook | | |

Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
Robot Trading Company

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Author Info:

Cassandra Rose Clarke: WWW | @mitochondrial on Twitter | Facebook

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Praise and Reviews:

“Unique, heart-wrenching, full of mysteries and twists!”
Tamora Pierce, author of Alanna: The First Adventure and other Tortall novels

“Its fluid prose, naturalistic dialogue and pace make The Assassin’s Curse supremely readable. And in Ananna, the young offspring of pirate stock, we have a heroine both spirited and memorable.”
Stan Nicholls, author of the Orcs: First Blood trilogy

“An inventive debut with a strong narrative voice, a glimpse of an intriguing new world.”
Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of the Shadows of the Apt series

“Ananna of Tanarau is a delightfully irascible heroine, inhabiting a fascinating and fresh new world that I would love to spend more time in. Pirate ships? Camels? Shadow dwelling assassins? Yes please! Can I have some more?”
Celine Kiernan, author of the Moorhawke trilogy

“Inventive and individual storytelling about engaging and intriguing characters.”
Juliet E McKenna, author of the Tales of the Einarinn and The Chronicles of the Lescari Revolution

“An exciting and original YA novel with magic, pirates, myth and adventure, The Assassin’s Curse will hook you in and keep you tugging on the line for the next book in Clarke’s series.”
– Serena Chase, USA Today

“An enjoying, compelling read with a strong and competent narrator … a highly satisfying adventure.”
SFX Magazine

“A kick-ass pirate heroine gets into and out of (mostly into) trouble in this invigorating fantasy.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Assassin’s Curse is a fantastic debut for Cassandra Rose Clark. I thought the book was fabulous and I want book two now!”
– Mieneke van der Salm, A Fantastical Librarian

“a fun, quite often snarky, action-adventure tale filled with sorcery and elemental magic, political intrigue, strange and sometimes ethereal places, and interesting creatures.”
– Merikay Noah, Popcorn Reads

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abbie saunders

I absolutly love your books!!! Will their be another book following the assassins curse?? If there is, then I can’t wait!!! X


Thank you! We love hearing feedback like that :-) There is indeed another book to follow The Assassin’s Curse. It is called The Pirate’s Wish and is due out in June 2013, so not too long to wait! x

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