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Publisher's Summary

Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to an allying pirate clan. But that only prompts the scorned clan to send an assassin after her. And when Ananna faces him down one night, armed with magic she doesn't really know how to use, she accidentally activates a curse binding them together. To break the curse, Ananna and the assassin must complete three impossible tasks all while grappling with evil wizards, floating islands, haughty manticores, runaway nobility, strange magic, and the growing romantic tension between them.
©2012 Cassandra Rose Clarke (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By A. Sunmonu on 10-31-12

An okay read

The storyline is quite interesting enough. I got a bit miffed with Annana's character though - there's something annoying about a character that persistently asks stupid questions and does really stupid things, runs around screaming when something happens and acts like a petulant child.
She does redeem herself with bravery and the occasional bout of intelligence though....all in all, an okay story and a very good performance.
couldn't make up my mind whether it should have been a teen story or a young adults novel though........

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4 out of 5 stars
By JTF on 03-27-14

Cassandra Rose Clarke's Enthralling Tale

While many of the ingredients in Ms. Clarke's story aren't particularly novel, such as a young lady fleeing from an arranged marriage, having to throw her lot in with an apparent bad guy and being chased across the globe by true evil, she weaves them together and binds them into a tale that is both original and enthralling.

As I often do, I switch between the Kindle and the Audible version. Tania Rodrigues really nails the narration. She deftly jumps between Ananna and her erstwhile assassin, Naji. Pacing and annunciation are perfect even while she vocally portrays the drama of the various situations the characters inhabit. This is the first book Ms. Rodrigues narrates that I've heard; she's first rate. (As of this post, Assassin's Curse seems no longer available on Audible. I hope that's rectified soon.)

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3 out of 5 stars
By Sophie on 02-08-17


Not a complete waste of time, I guess it could be an ok book for something to listen to in the background.

The narrator sounds like she's trying to be a 10 year old girl which is at odds with the character who has a love interest.

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