Friday, August 10, 2012

Review: The Assasin and The Pirate Lord by Sarah J Maas

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (Throne of Glass, #0.1)

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord


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.


High Fantasy adventure, action-packed with a strong female heroine!

I loved this short prequel to the Throne Of Glass. Although it was a short read, it was packed with action and had a great story behind it. We get a great intro to the characters and the past life of Celaena.

Celaena, a young but strong, level-headed, no holds barred female heroine is everything I love in a character and more. She's a character who isn't afraid of taking chances in facing ruthless enemies.

Our story begins set in a council room where a meeting of the Assasin's Guild is taking place. Celaena, one of the most powerful assasins, only second to the king, Ardalan, has just found out a member of their group has been killed and she's not happy, to say the least! As tensions flare, we see first hand what Celaena is capable of, and how easily she can lose her temper. She takes no bull from anyone, especially, not from Sam. Sam, a year older than Celaena, is third in line of the Assasin's and you get a sense of aniomosity from these two.

A couple of months later, our heroine, Celaena, is sent out on a mission, with Sam. Not pleased about it, they venture off to Skull's Island to meet with the Pirate Lord, Rolfe. Celaena hides her idenity from the Lord, inpart because she is young, and a female. She does come across as brave and bold with her interactions with the Lord.
Not knowing at first, why she is sent to Skull's Bay, Celaena quickly finds out and is not pleased by the events.
Choosing to do what's right, and what she believes in may prove deadly to her and Sam, whom decides to pair up with her, and go against what they were sent to do. Neverless, Celaena, goes against the rule of the King of Assasins, and proves that no one scares her, and she does what she wants, even if it means dire circumstances.
She may just be the strongest heroine in Young Adult Books!

I'm looking forward to reading more of Celaena's adventures, and will continue onto The Assasin and the Desert, next.



  1. Awesome review. I loved Throne of Glass and grabbed all the prequels..this one sounds really good. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. So, you're liking this series?!?! :D I've got to pick of Throne of Glass one of these days very, very soon! Sounds like a high fantasy aspect that's been missing from YA for a while now.

    Great review!!!