Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Paul's Assassin's Curse Pre Reading
*I received this as an eARC from Strange Chemistry on Netgalley.com*
Title: The Assassin's Curse
Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
Year Published: 2012
Synopsis: Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to an allying pirate clan: she wants to captain her own boat, not serve as second-in-command to her handsome yet clueless fiance. But her escape has dire consequences when she learns the scorned clan has sent an assassin after her.
And when the assassin, Naji, finally catches up with her, things get even worse. Ananna inadvertently triggers a nasty curse — with a life-altering result. Now Ananna and Naji are forced to become uneasy allies as they work together to break the curse and return their lives back to normal. Or at least as normal as the lives of a pirate and an assassin can be.
Why?: This book sounds like it has all the makings of an epic epic. There are pirates, assassins, and curses. The world also seems very interesting and vast.
Expectations: I'm expecting a fantasy epic with a strong female heroine. It seems there may be some Middle Eastern influence. Maybe it will have the feel of a story straight out of The Arabian Nights.
Judging a book by its cover: The cover has a nice classic feel with the Middle Eastern font and imagery. The cover doesn't really pop though. I would probably pick this up if I saw it on the shelves at a bookstore.