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Sassinak

Sassinak

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by Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon
     
 

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Old Enough to be Used
Young Enough to be Broken

Sassinak was twelve when the raiders came. That made her just the right age: old enough to be used, young enough to be broken. Or so the slavers thought. But Sassy turned out to be a little different from your typical slave girl. Maybe it was her unusual physical strength. Maybe it was her friendship with

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Old Enough to be Used
Young Enough to be Broken

Sassinak was twelve when the raiders came. That made her just the right age: old enough to be used, young enough to be broken. Or so the slavers thought. But Sassy turned out to be a little different from your typical slave girl. Maybe it was her unusual physical strength. Maybe it was her friendship with the captured Fleet crewman. Maybe it was her spirit. Whatever it was, it wouldn't let her resign herself to the life of a slave. She bided her time, watched for her moment. Finally it came, and she escaped.

But that was only the beginning for Sassinak. Now she's a Fleet Captain with a pirate-chasing ship of her own, and only one regret in her life: not enough pirates.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148682516
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
03/01/1990
Series:
Planet Pirates , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
50,263
File size:
857 KB

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Sassinak 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My goodness. All these years - decades, I'm fairly certain - after I read McCaffrey's DINOSAUR PLANET and DINOSAUR PLANET SURVIVORS, here's a book giving that story's cliffhanger ending a decent resolution! I had no clue about this when I started reading SASSINAK, though. It was simply one more of this novel's pleasant surprises. Title character Sassinak, whose single name is often shortened to Sass or Sassy, definitely belongs more to the Elizabeth Moon school of heroines than to that of the more traditional McCaffrey. No one ever suggests to Sassinak (who would dare?) that she's really not fulfilled as she ought to be in her life as a Fleet officer, for lack of a husband and babies. Nor does anyone suggest that her traumatic background, kidnapped at age 12 and then held captive for several years by pirates who murdered her whole immediate family, makes her emotionally damaged goods unfit for starship command. Sass's life is about challenges, and what she does with challenges is overcome them. There's action and adventure in plenty here, but basically SASSINAK is character-driven military sci-fi at its best. Sassinak has just the right mix of confidence and conscience to make her seem utterly real, and the characters surrounding her also have depth enough for credibility. I especially enjoyed the plot twist at the book's ending, which left me hoping for - heaven help me - a sequel. I would love to read more about Sassinak and her universe, and that's as a high a compliment as I can pay two of my favorite authors.
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RTeri More than 1 year ago
I love this whole series: from Sassinak to Lunzie and back. She first published Dinosaur Planet from which this series stems.
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