Ananna of Tanarau loves her life on her parent's pirate ship. However, when forced into an unwanted marriage, Ananna runs away. The slighted Hariri clan send a hired assassin after Ananna in an attempt at revenge, but things go unexpectedly wrong. Instead of killing each other, Ananna and the assassin Naji end up bound by a curse. Their attempt to break that curse leads them to faraway lands and frightening experiences.
The Assassin's Curse is an exciting adventure tale with well-crafted characters. In spite of their weaknesses (and partly because of them), Ananna and Naji are both intriguing and charming. This first book opens a great story of the quest to break an impossible curse.
The second book in the series, The Pirate's Wish , is a little less clean. There is nothing explicit, but there is implied sex and homosexuality. Just a warning before readers get drawn in by the story.
Recommended ages--14 and up