”Clarke’s debut harkens back to the best in fantasy/adventure, offering rock-solid worldbuilding, satisfyingly perilous obstacles and a protagonist whose charismatic ’tude goes way beyond spunk. Ananna’s voice grabs readers from the beginning […] and doesn’t let go.”
--Kirkus Starred Review
"Unique, heart-wrenching, full of mysteries and twists!"
“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
“A story that will draw you in with its rich setting filled with assassins, pirates, magic, and two lead characters that you can't help but root for. A highly recommended read! (35/35)” – Fantasy’s Ink
“The Assassin’s Curse […] gave me a fantastical story of epic levels, with grand fantasy that seems bigger than the story itself and characters that I’m ever-rooting for, and I’m ridiculously impressed! A definite favorite of the year!” – Paranormal Indulgence
“It’s an exhilarating tale filled with sword fights, magic, suspense, and subtle romance. I devoured it in one sitting!” - http://amysbookden.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/early-review-assassins-curse-by.html
“It was just as fun as a book about a Pirate Princess reluctantly attached to a Magical Assassin could possibly be.” - http://brandy-painter.livejournal.com/90652.html
“With an instantly compelling plot, loveable characters, and a completely engaging romance, The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke is one of the most engrossing books I've read this year.” - http://recoveringpotteraddict.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/review-assassins-curse-assassins-curse.html
"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
"Think Aladdin mixed with say, Tamora Pierce's Alanna series, plus a little Pirates of the Caribbean for good measure, and you'll have an idea of the flavour of this story. I know you're already thinking it, Fun with a capitol F, and you're right, it is."
-Rhiannon, The Diary of a Bookworm
Cassandra Rose Clarke is a speculative fiction writer living amongst the beige stucco and overgrown pecan trees 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 at 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.
Unlike many authors, Cassandra does not have a resume of peculiar careers. In her spare time she enjoys drawing, painting, crocheting, cooking, and quilting, because she is secretly an old lady. She will see literally any movie as long as it’s in a theater. She watches television. She doesn’t play many video games, though.
I am VERY CROSS that I now have to wait for the release of the next book to see what happens next! Lucky I have lots of other books to fill in the time :)
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Should have ended it withour requiring another book purchase.Published 3 months ago by Robert Sessums
Pirates and assassins in the same book?! Count me in.
First, i loved the main character. She was well written. She kicked ass when needed. Read more
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Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to another pirate clan. Read more
How do I get my money back? This was, at best, a first draft of a very basic idea that never truly developed. I would be embarrassed to even submit something like this. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Danielle
This book was really good though it took me a little bit to get used to her the pirates slang. Also it would probably have been a five star book but I have been in a little bit of... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Is it weird that I have always loved the prospect of becoming a pirate? What isn’t to admire about a life on the sea, searching for treasure and making pesky individuals walk the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by megamad4books
I only made it through 4 chapters. Ananna sounded like she was raised in a trailer park in Arkansas not like a pirate princess. Read morePublished 7 months ago by A. Taylor
"I ain't never been one to trust beautiful people, and Tarrin of the Hariri was the most beautiful man I ever saw... I hated him on sight. Read morePublished 7 months ago by P. Lydia