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    The Assassin’s Curse – Cassandra Rose Clarke

    “I ain’t ever been one to trust beautiful people, and Tarrin of the Hariri was the most beautiful man I ever saw. You know how in the temples they got those paintings of all the gods and goddesses hanging on the wall above the row of prayer-candles? And you’re supposed to meditate on them so as the gods can hear your request better? Tarrin of the Hariri looked jut like one of those paintings. Golden skin and huge black eyes and this smile that probably worked on every girl from here to the ice-islands. I hated him on sight.” Ananna of the Tanarau clan flees when her parents try to…

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    Blog Tour: The Assassin’s Curse and Competition!

    Today I have Cassandra Rose Clarke on the blog talkiang about her wonderful new book, The Assassin’s Curse, and how the idea of pirates came about as one of the main topics within it!  *** I sat down to write The Assassin’s Curse more or less as an experiment: I wanted to both start and finish a secondary-world fantasy novel. In the original story idea, Ananna was a completely different character. She was someone more like Leila, older, more worldly and sophisticated. And a witch, not a pirate at all. The story was going to revolve around her and Naji (who was a little more sinister at this point as…