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The Pirate's Wish (The Assassin's Curse series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Cassandra R. Clarke
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Book Description

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.

Editorial Reviews


"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

Product Details

  • File Size: 523 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Strange Chemistry (June 18, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ALB4XH4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,393 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great conclusion to the duology! June 29, 2013
One of my favorite fantasy books of last year was The Assassin's Curse I fell in love with Ananna and Naji and was absolutely beside myself with excitement when I received the sequel, THE PIRATE'S WISH. I was actually in the middle of another book at the time and dropped it like a hot potato, because I couldn't wait another second to read about my favorite pirate and assassin's continuing adventures.

The sequel picks up right where book one left off. Ananna and Naji are stranded on a dangerous island, and it's beginning to take its toll. They're snappy, on edge, and it seems that the fragile trust and friendship they built in book one is on the verge of a total collapse. Even if they do escape the island (which of course they do - it wouldn't be much of a story if they didn't), the impossible curse that binds their lives together continues to hang over both their heads.

Breaking the curse is the driving force behind the entire book. The first task is completed rather quickly, but the remaining two are not so easily checked off the list. Throw in more assassins, more pirates, a hilarious yet deadly manticore, and the story gets busy, fast. The nice thing is, it doesn't feel busy. Unlike some fantasy novels I have read, the plot doesn't devolve into an epic, complicated mess with too many storylines and characters to keep track of. The world Cassandra Rose Clarke has created is very easy to dive into, and the writing is simply superb, filled with just the right amount of imagery and emotion to capture the hearts of readers. It certainly did mine!

Ananna is a bit more angst-ridden and insecure in this book, and at times I found myself missing the spirited heroine I met in Assassin's Curse.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars timeless tale with modern sensibilities June 18, 2013
By Sue B.
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is the second half of The Assassin's Curse and it may be read as a stand-alone, but this would be an insane mistake. There's no reason to deprive yourself of the start of Anana's and Naji's story, and reading the two books one right after the other is the ideal way to go about it. It took me a little while to get back into the story since I read Book 1 a few months ago, the beginning does not immediately grab. But a little patience is rewarded and the pacing picks right up. These books take place in a world with magic and pirates--who wouldn't want to be there?--and the setting is marvelously realized. The Assassin's Curse was a story of the desert, and The Pirate's Wish a story of Ananna's home: the sea. Ms. Clarke paints both settings and this whole magical world beautifully and with detail, also unobtrusively. The setting is always dovetailed with the story. Ananna's voice is unique: crabby, crude, heroic, lovable, loyal, sarcastic; not your typical young heroine. She carries the story and you root for her to find happiness. Female relationships and characters are strong in The Pirate's Wish and I loved that. Ananna and the manticore, Marjani, Princess Saida--I don't want to give too much away, but these relationships are a strong and interesting theme in the book. Of course there is also the romance of Ananna and Naji. Naji is a wonderful romantic hero: dark, brooding, scarred, magical, glowing tattoos, I mean Wow! Where are these guys? They are well matched as sparring and bantering partners, but real love is still undecided. The romance is a bit complicated with curses and blood magic, but the question of how Naji really feels seems to go on a bit long, and, even with the magical help they receive, Ananna's insight and understanding seem artificially slowed to fit the timing of the plot. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars 4 Stars December 8, 2013
So The Pirate's Wish picks up exactly where The Assassins Curse left off. Ananna and Naji are still stranded on the Isles of the Sky in hopes of being rescued by Marjani. While still stuck on the island we get to meet an awesome new character the Manticore who Ananna makes a deal with and in a way develops somewhat of a friendship with the human flesh eating manticore who wants to help Naji break the curse also but only so she can eat him. I was a little upset that her character wasn't there for the entire book.

There is one other character besides the two main ones that deserves her own spotlight and that would be Marjani. She rocked in the first book and was even more amazing in The Pirates Wish. I loved learning more about her and who she was and where she came from, oh and her relationship with not just some everyday average person but with the Queen, that came out of no where but I was totally rooting for Marjani the whole time.

Now on to our main chracters Naji and Ananna. I still loved Ananna for her badassness but I couldn't stand how she was treating Naji. And then she was just so angsty it did get annoying at times. As for Naji well he was Naji, still insecure about that scar on his face and still our brooding hero. As for the relationship between the two the book definitely started with a whirlwind of tension between the two seeing how one of the first curses to be broken was a true loves kiss in which one didn't return the affection right off the bat. And the way it ended between the two, well it was different...did it end the way I would have wished it did? nope, but when you get to know the two characters and how determined and passionate they are about what and who they are the ending made sense.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MUST READ OK?
I have been looking for this book everywhere and it was so hard to find. Granted, I could've bought it, but if you knew me, you'd know that I wasn't allowed to buy any more books... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Maryam Dinzly
4.0 out of 5 stars couldn't put it down !
Highly recommended ! Beautiful story, such unique and heart-capturing characters that'll keep you stringed along the whole of the way.
Published 1 month ago by katsa
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It was very good
Published 2 months ago by megan stephan
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously, why can't more books be this way?
these books have everything I need: two people forced to be in each others company, a NON-WHITE PROTAGONIST WOMAN WHO IS BAD*SS AND A PIRATE GOD YES, lesbians (yay! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Rima Zalghout
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Sequel!
The Pirate's Wish was the perfect sequel and conclusion to The Assassin's Curse. When I read The Assassin's Curse last year, I really enjoyed it but was a bit disappointed because... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sebrina Parker
4.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of action...good ending
I would have given it 4.5 stars if I could have. I enjoyed The Pirate's Wish almost as much as The Assassin's Curse. Ms. Read more
Published 4 months ago by TinainLV
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing.
I enjoyed the book enormously! I couldn't put it down! I spent all day reading! this is by far one of my favorite series!
Published 6 months ago by Rachel Arbogast
4.0 out of 5 stars Great escapism
You get involved in the Characters, you are immersed in their world.
Great read for some escape from reality time.
Published 10 months ago by donald conoyer jr
4.0 out of 5 stars I'll read it again - do I need to say more?
I got this book from the library, and really enjoyed this and the first book - so much so that I bought it on my kindle because I know I'll want to reread it in the future.
Published 10 months ago by HeatherAK
3.0 out of 5 stars nice follow up to the first book
Another satisfying read, im glad that everything didnt end with the two of them sailing off into the sunset. I loved the characters unique abd colorful... Read more
Published 10 months ago by jessica lindon
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