Cassandra Rose Clarke creates a wonderful conclusion to her series The Assassin’s Curse. In The Pirate’s Wish we catch up with Ananna and Naji. Ananna is the daughter of a pirate and Naji is the assassin sent to kill her after she snubbed another pirate’s son’s proposal. By some twist of fate Ananna ends up saving the assassin’s life, and a curse befalls him. He cannot part with Ananna, for he must give a life for a life. He must protect her or suffer physical pain. Together they have stayed supporting each other. In this book these two are on a journey to break Naji’s curse. Before the curse can be broken Naji must do the following three impossible tasks: hold the princess’s starstones skin against stone, create life out of violence, and experience true love’s kiss. If you read the exciting tale of The Assassin’s Curse (Book 1), then you are aware of Ananna’s feelings for Naji. That being said, at least one of those tasks is plausible.
This story has the same hijinks as the first book, but with new characters. A manticore is the new guiding character in this book, and unlike the last book where we had the witches out to get Naji the manticore helps further their journey. Secrets, surprise appearances and swash buckling adventure waits in this book. I am glad I didn’t miss it, make sure you don’t.
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