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The Pirate's Wish [NOOK Book]

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After setting out to break the curse that binds them together, the pirate Ananna and the assassin Naji find themselves stranded on an enchanted island in the north with nothing but a sword, their wits, and the secret to breaking the curse: complete three impossible tasks. With the help of their friend Marjani and a rather unusual ally, Ananna and Naji make their way south again, seeking what seems to be beyond their reach.

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Overview

After setting out to break the curse that binds them together, the pirate Ananna and the assassin Naji find themselves stranded on an enchanted island in the north with nothing but a sword, their wits, and the secret to breaking the curse: complete three impossible tasks. With the help of their friend Marjani and a rather unusual ally, Ananna and Naji make their way south again, seeking what seems to be beyond their reach.

Unfortunately, Naji has enemies from the shadowy world known as the Mists, and Ananna must still face the repercussions of going up against the Pirate Confederation. Together, Naji and Ananna must break the curse, escape their enemies — and come to terms with their growing romantic attraction.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Thrilling action combines with surprising character revelations in this satisfying sequel."
-Kirkus Reviews

"This book worked so well as a duology, so very well. It’s a very sensory book, in that it really hits the senses: the sounds and smells of exotic cities, the crashing of waves and the scent of sea salt, cannons and pistols and new languages, magical or otherwise."
-Jet Black Ink

Kirkus Reviews
Swashbuckling, brash pirate Ananna fights her growing attraction to Naji, the Jadorr'a assassin once sent to kill her, while trying to break the impossible curse binding them together (The Assassin's Curse, 2012). Clarke entertainingly modernizes a classic pirate tale by including steampunk machines in naval battles, employing clever wordplay--the man-eating, beastly manticores really eat only men--and giving the requisite evil magician a femme-fatale makeover. And those aren't the only surprises, as finely wrought introspective moments show outwardly prickly Ananna's internal struggles to accept the secret longings for affection that she feels are antithetical to her pirate lifestyle. Informing Ananna's growing awareness of life (and relationships) beyond the pirate ship are her close observations of her fellow travelers' romantic entanglements. Included among these is Marjani's tender gay relationship with Jojka's queen, Saida, which is delicately woven into the novel. Ultimately, Ananna's struggle to balance her twin desires for affection and independence advances the story beyond conventional teen romantic angst. Naji's attempts to reconcile his love for a pirate while remaining an assassin are less developed, and their romance wraps up a bit quickly. However, tantalizing tension develops as both finally realize that breaking the curse means their inevitable separation, a development both appealing and potentially devastating. Thrilling action combines with surprising character revelations in this satisfying sequel. (Fantasy. 13 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781908844293
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 54,631
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • File size: 405 KB

Meet the Author

Cassandra Clarke is a speculative fiction writer and occasional teacher living amongst the beige stucco of Houston, Texas.

She graduated in 2006 from The University of St. Thomas with a bachelor's degree in English, and in 2008 she completed her master's degree in creative writing from The University of Texas at Austin. Both of these degrees have served her surprisingly well.

During the summer of 2010, she attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop in Seattle, where she enjoyed sixty-degree summer days. Having been born and raised in Texas, this was something of a big deal. She was also a recipient of the 2010 Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship Fund.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Amaazing story cant wait to read this sequel!!!

    The first book was so good im super exited for this one!! In my head anana is going to kiss naji as hes dying and save him ;)
    KILLER BOOKK

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2014

    Satisfying ending

    I had to travel to LA for my job and had a 5 our flight to look forward to. I started this on the flight, and finished it before we landed. That to me was is a good testament of how readable the story ended up being.

    The book began right where the other left off. Our "heroes"...though that term is debatable were stuck on a magical island with little chance of getting of on their own....and it kicks right into the gear from the start. Action upon action that kept the story line moving and interesting. It added a few more minor characters, but they were also very interesting and did feel too shoehorned in. I liked that there was a good mix of characters, it was very diverse as far as races, sex, sexual orientation you have to praise authors that work to be inclusive and diverse in their stories, and especially when there is no big deal made of the character and they are treated like full people on their own, not just props to hold up the main characters. So kudos for that. There were more parts of the world we barely glimpsed in the first work introduced, more magical realms and creatures, which I liked, and based on the reading...there is even more that could be explored. So it is a rich world and one that you really want to explore more after finishing your read.

    And of course...the romance was very nicely done. It wasn't too easy, but it was not to long and drawn out either. Yeah...there were times when I wanted to smack Ananna and make her listen when Naji was trying to talk to her...but in the end she saw sense and it all worked out. It was not a happily ever after...with theses two characters that would be hard, but it was a satisfactorily ever after. And sometimes that's just how things work.

    So in the end it was everything an ending of a series should be...it tied up most lose ends. Brought the main storyline to a close...and teased you a bit for more. I can't complain.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    Entertaining

    Really great concept, really cool setting (think aladdin!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    Amazing

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    Posted August 30, 2013

    Bad Read

    One of the worst books Ive ever read

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    Not as good as the first book

    Not very impressed but its a must read

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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