The Assassin and the Pirate Lord: A Throne of Glass Novella [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599909547
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 1/13/2012
  • Series: Throne of Glass Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 38
  • Sales rank: 33,907
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Throne of Glass was Sarah J. Maas's first full-length novel to be published, though she already had a large online fan base, many of whom discovered this fantasy world in its first incarnation on fictionpress.com, written when Sarah was just sixteen. Throne of Glass was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Teen Book of the Year and has sold in thirteen languages. Sarah lives in Southern California, USA.

You can find out more about Sarah and Throne of Glass at sjmaas.livejournal.com.
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  • Posted April 15, 2012

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    The Assassin and the Pirate Lord is an enjoyable read that start

    The Assassin and the Pirate Lord is an enjoyable read that starts off slowly but picks up steam as it goes along. The story itself isn’t too bad but I could guess what would happen almost as soon as “slaves” were mentioned. For this reason I knocked off a star because knowing the ending just as the story is getting started is never a good sign. Despite this, the pacing and writing style is really good and makes for a a very entertaining and lighthearted read.

    Since it’s a short story there’s not much in the way of character development but the characters themselves are memorable and left me thinking about them long after I finished the book. I LOVED Celaena and Sam! Both of them are loud, funny, outspoken, brave and shamelessly rude to each other. In short, real.

    Their relationship and banter with each other is as hilarious as it’s infuriating. Just like all the best stories, their romance takes a backseat to the main storyline but creeps up on you and before you know it you’re rooting for them to get together and cheering them on to the finish line.

    And in my case, naming their ship Samaena. Honestly, I was so frustrated nothing actually happened between them. I just wanted to knock their oblivious little heads together! But I still love them and I’m still rooting for them. Are you on board too? Please leave a comment if you are. I want to see how many supporters there are before ToG ;)

    Overall this novella is a great opener for Throne of Glass that lets you get to know Celaena before the events in the actual book and makes for a fun and fast-paced read that anyone who likes YA will appreciate :)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    This is just the beginning of a wonderful high fantasy book (Throne of Glass)! Keep a look out for future novellas and Throne of Glass. Caelena's world is just somewhere you would want to get lost in. Adventures, magic, romance, and more :]

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2012

    Interesting premise but poor execution. I give it four stars bec

    Interesting premise but poor execution. I give it four stars because the idea is somewhat grabbing.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Good

    This was a good, quick, and easy read.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2012

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    A wonderful introduction to the world's greatest assassin two years before the epic THRONE OF GLASS

    Sarah J. Maas takes the reader on an adrenaline-filled, fast-paced adventure with the world's most famous assassin, Celaena Sardothien. With rich and vivid prose, Maas extends a warm invitation to fans of Throne of Glass to step into Celaena's world two years before the events leading to her capture and imprisonment. I enjoyed the opportunity offered by this novella to observe a version of Celaena I had never seen before: younger, still unpolished, and struggling to balance her idealistic views of the world with the harsher demands of her assassin training. I can't wait to see what the remaining novellas have in store--and to see how the rest of Celaena's story unfolds.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2014

    A Fun, Quick Look at Caelena Pre-ToG My Initial Reaction...  I r

    A Fun, Quick Look at Caelena Pre-ToG
    My Initial Reaction... 
    I really enjoyed The Assassin and the Pirate Lord - it was neat to see Caelena before the events of Throne of Glass.

    The Good... 
    I feel like The Assassin and the Pirate Lord was just a great way to get to know Caelena better. You definitely are fine jumping into The Throne of Glass without reading this, but you get a much better sense of who she is here. You also get a sense of how she's changed. I mean, I remember her being an arrogant girl - but I feel like it's tempered a bit between The Assassin and the Pirate Lord and The Throne of Glass and I can only imagine that the events inbetween the two books had something to do with that.

    I'm also enjoying getting to see a bit of the Assassin's Guild that she belonged to and especially the other people. I'm pretty sure that the character I just got to know in The Assassin and the Pirate Lord - Sam - was the person she talks about a lot in The Throne of Glass, I just have to wait and see how the rest of the novellas unfold to be sure.

    The story for The Assassin and the Pirate Lord was really good too - it's a novella and yet it managed to have a lot of action, great dialogue, and character building.

    The Bad... 
    If I were to have any complaints about The Assassin and the Pirate Lord - and I really don't have many, this was a solid novella - it would be that I don't like Caelena as much at this point in her life as I did in The Throne of Glass. The mask/hood getup was ridiculous and her attitude was a little over the top. But she redeems herself for me because she cared so much about the slaves. 

    Also could it have gone on just a little longer, please? I wanted to know what happened when they went back home!

    Concluding Sentiments... 
    The Assassin and the Pirate Lord was a solid novella and amps up my anticipation to read more of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    :

    What order do the books go in????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    :) Love it :)

    (This is the first novella) I love reading the TOG novellas. They're just long enough (between 72-100 pages) to be the perfect size of a novella. They also are great reads in the absence of TOG book 3. They provide great insight of some major characters (Sam and Celaena) and major events in Celeana's past. If you enjoyed TOG and COM, then these novellas are definatley worth your time. ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    can some one tell me in order which novella is first please.

    can some one tell me in order which novella is first please.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    I highly recommend you read the short novellas before reading Th

    I highly recommend you read the short novellas before reading Throne of Glass.  It gives a lot of much needed back story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    ;)

    Two thumbs up?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    Confused

    I cant tell which is the firs book in the serires. If yoy could tell ,e it would help

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    A good read

    Something to quell the taste for more insight into this great assassin. Onto the next prequel :).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Very good novella

    This was a very good story and I cant wait to read the novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    Must read....

    If your planning to read Throne of Glass theses novellas are a must read =). They give you a lot of background and good story of what happens before the events of Throne of Glass.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Lfe selaer

    Im lcked out of amp.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 5, 2012

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