“The Witch’s Betrayal” by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Witch’s Betrayal is a short story set in the same world as Cassandra Rose Clarke’s The Assassin’s Curse duology.  One of the main characters in The Assassin’s Curse is Naji, an assassin who wields powerful blood magic to hunt down his prey.  In the previous books, Clarke mentions that Naji’s face is heavily scarred,Read more

“The Automaton’s Treasure” by Cassandra Rose Clarke

I absolutely adored The Assassin’s Curse and The Pirate’s Wish, so when I saw that Cassandra Rose Clarke had written a couple short stories set in the same world, I couldn’t resist. The Automaton’s Treasure is a glimpse into the backstory of Marjani, one of the minor characters in the series.  Marjani was a noblewomanRead more

“The Pirate’s Wish” by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Pirate’s Wish is the sequel to Cassandra Rose Clarke’s The Assassin’s Curse.  Naji is an assassin, and he’s under a curse to protect the pirate Ananna because she accidentally saved his life while he was trying to kill her.  He feels pain any time that she’s in danger, which is pretty much all theRead more

“The Assassin’s Curse” by Cassandra Rose Clarke

There are three ways of bettering yourself in the Pirates’ Confederation, Mama told me once: murder, mutiny, and marriage. Ananna of the Tanarau grew up on a pirate ship.  She’s about to be married off to a member of the Hariri clan, a rival pirate family, but she doesn’t like her fiance and runs awayRead more

“The Mad Scientist’s Daughter” by Cassandra Rose Clarke

When I requested The Mad Scientist’s Daughter, it was actually by mistake.  I had confused it with a YA novel about Frankenstein’s daughter (proof that the …’s Daughter naming trend has gone too far), and thought I’d read it on a whim.  This turned out to be the best mistake of 2013.  The Mad Scientist’sRead more