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The Assassin and the Pirate Lord by Sarah J. Maas


Susan Dennard (featuring Sarah J. Maas)

Welcome to this special weekend edition of Pub(lishing) Crawl–a chance for us to share BIG NEWS that just cannot wait.

And what is this un-wait-able news, you ask?

Sarah’s first e-novella released EARLY!

That’s right, you can buy the ebook The Assassin and the Pirate Lord RIGHT NOW. It’s currently available on Amazon, and will soon be available for Nook, Kobo, and wherever Bloomsbury e-books are sold! To see Sarah’s announcement about the release (along with some super-exciting other news), click here!

For those of you who haven’t yet heard, Bloomsbury Children’s will be releasing FOUR prequel e-novellas leading up to the August 7th, 2012 release of Throne of Glass (beginning with The Assassin and the Pirate Lord)! While each novella is stand-alone, all four novellas form the arc of Celaena (the heroine of Throne of Glass) going from the world’s most feared assassin to being thrown into the Salt Mines. You can find out more information about the novellas over here!


On a remote island in a tropical sea, Celaena Sardothien, feared assassin, has come for retribution. She’s been sent by the Assassin’s Guild to collect on a debt they are owed by the Lord of the Pirates. But when Celaena learns that the agreed payment is not in money, but in slaves, her mission suddenly changes – and she will risk everything to right the wrong she’s been sent to bring about.

Doesn’t that make you want to read it? (Because it SHOULD.)

And in honor of the release of the first novella, we’re giving away an e-copy of The Assassin and the Pirate Lord! Just fill out the form below!

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Sarah J. Maas has written several novels, including THRONE OF GLASS, a YA epic fantasy that will be published by Bloomsbury on August 7th, 2012. She is repped by Tamar Rydzinski of the Laura Dail Literary Agency, and resides with her husband in Southern California. You can visit her website here, and follow her on twitter..

Susan Dennard is a reader, writer, lover of animals, and eater of cookies. Her debut, SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLYa YA paranormal historical–will be available from HarperTeen on July 24th, 2012. You can learn more about her on her blog or twitter.


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  1. Posted January 21, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    Wahooooo! Talk about a fan-freaking-tastic weekend special! Congrats again, Sarah!! Can’t wait to read it :)

  2. Posted January 21, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Erin!!!! <3 <3 <3

  3. Posted January 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Huzzah!!! YAYs for Sarah!! <3 <3 :D

  4. Posted January 21, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Congrats Sarah! And it’s the perfect day for this release – here in Philly we have enough snow on the ground to ditch all previous plans and stay indoors all day reading THE ASSASSIN AND THE PIRATE LORD! :) <3 <3

    • Posted January 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, Julie!!!!! I hope you stay warm & cozy…and that you enjoy the novella!!! <3

  5. Posted January 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Yay, congratulations, Sarah! This is an awesome first Weekend Special!

  6. Posted January 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    SO excited for this book! It feels like it’s been a decade sine I’ve read any of Sarah’s works.

    • Posted January 21, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Ardyss!!!! I can’t wait for you to read it!!! <3

  7. Posted January 21, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Wow that Novella sounds awesome:O Yayy for an early release!:P

  8. Erin
    Posted January 21, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    I can’t wait to read the story! I’ve been hearing about Throne of Glass for so long and to think we’re finally getting little pieces of the story has me so excited!

    • Posted January 21, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

      YAY!!! Thank you, Erin!!! I can’t for you to read it, too! :)

  9. Posted January 21, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Annnnnnd…purchased! I so need something fun to read.

  10. Posted January 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    I am very excited! And I am also very broke, so I REALLY hope I win it. *crosses fingers*

  11. Nhi
    Posted January 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Excited? HOw can you be NOT EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In short: a LOT. You know, only since THRONE OF GLASS was announced to be sent out for actual publishing!!!!!

    • Posted January 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

      :) :) :) Thank youuuuu! I’m so excited that YOU’RE excited!

  12. Adriana Marachlian
    Posted January 21, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    OMG THIS IS SO GREAT!!! :D I saw a tweet about this earlier and literally jumped and went, “WHAT”. I scared pretty much everyone around me lol But it was worth it.

    I’m so excited for this! I have a nook, though. When is it coming out for the nook? NOT SOON ENOUGH. I wants this :DD

    Congratulations, Sarah! <3 <3

    • Posted January 21, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

      Awwww, thanks, Adriana!!!

      NO idea when the Nook edition will be released. I was told it would be available shortly after the Amazon/kindle release, but the last I checked, it’s still not up….So sorry!!!!

  13. Posted January 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    SO SO SO excited about this! YAY!!!

  14. Posted January 21, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    BEST. NEWS. EVER! It’s been ages since I read about Celaena in Queen of Glass, I’m so excited for this! (I hope its available on Kobo soon.)

    • Posted January 21, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Rika!!! I keep on checking the B&N and Kobo sites, but, alas, it’s still not up on either!!! Hopefully soon, though! :)

  15. Krispy
    Posted January 21, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    So excited for this series! I’ve been intrigued by the premise for a while. So cool that there’s prequels! :D

  16. Sally L
    Posted January 21, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    THIS IS SO EXCITING!!! Congratulations on everything you’ve achieved, Sarah!! I’m so excited to read this novella, and I can’t wait until August!!! I can’t wait to revisit Celaena’s world – it’s been too long!!! EXCLAMATIONS EVERYWHERE!!!

    • Posted January 21, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

      Hehehehehe! THANK YOU!!!!!!!! (I have abused the exclamation mark SO MUCH today!)

  17. Leslie Le
    Posted January 21, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    OMG it’s out EARLY!!! holy shit! congrats! I’m gonna go buy it now :D

  18. Posted January 21, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    I bought the ebook and loved it! Congrats once again Sarah! ^_^

  19. Posted January 21, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    WOOOOOHOOOO!!!! I said it once, and I’ll say it again: CONGRATS SARAH! <3

  20. Rae
    Posted January 22, 2012 at 1:59 am | Permalink

    Dreadfully excited! I kind of regret only reading the first one or two chapters back in FP, but that just means I’m not spoiled for the books! Congratulations, Sarah!

  21. Keeli W.
    Posted January 22, 2012 at 4:03 am | Permalink

    Brilliant news, I’ve been looking forward to reading this since you first announced it & I’ve got to say this early release means that I don’t have to skive off doing my uni work in order to do so now!

    Congrats Sarah!


  22. Posted January 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    SO EXCITED!! I mean, seriously, I’ve been waiting to get my Celaena fix ever since the story was taken down from FictionPress! I’m beyond excited this is the year I’ll finally be able to put the finished version on my shelf! :)

    • Posted January 22, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

      Awwww! Thank you SO much Daisy! Not just for being so enthusiastic, but for also sticking with Celaena/QoG/ToG for so, so many years. It means a LOT to me. <3 <3

  23. Posted January 22, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    I am SO excited to read about Celaena and her adventures!!

    • Posted January 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

      Thanks a bunch, Erica!! I can’t wait for you to read about her adventures, too!!! :)

  24. Jennifer
    Posted January 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    Just bought my copy. Congratulations Sarah, and may the rest of us soon follow in your footsteps!

  25. Sarah S
    Posted January 23, 2012 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Congrats, Sarah! So excited that the novella is released. I read about Celaena back when your story was on Fictionpress, and since then I’ve been waiting and waiting to read more…and now the day is here! And there will be more to come! This year is going to be awesome.

    • Posted January 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

      <3 <3 Thank you SO much, Sarah! And yesss!! I certainly hope this year will be awesome! It’s been pretty kick ass so far. :)

  26. Posted January 23, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    You have no idea how excited I am!!! I read Throne of Glass back when it was in its fictionpress says as Queen of Glass and it’s stuck with me ever since. I’ over the moon, wet my pants like a little kid excited that there are going to be four novellas coming out so that I can enjoy the book and its characters ever more!!!

  27. YT Lee
    Posted January 24, 2012 at 1:59 am | Permalink

    SO SO excited to read Throne of Glass + all of its prequels!

    I didn’t actually get to finish reading QoG back in FP before it was taken down so I’ve been waiting ever since and now that it’s so close to actually being on bookshelves I am beside myself with glee.

    One sad thing: I don’t live in the US, so it’s a little tough for me to get the e-novella now. Plus, I own a Nook, not a kindle. :(

  28. Danielle
    Posted January 25, 2012 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    WOOOO!! That’s super exciting!!! Unfortunately, I haven’t yet given into the e-reader pressure. But I can’t wait to read Throne of Glass! :)

  29. Posted January 26, 2012 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    SUPER DUPER excited! I spent many sleepless nights reading the rough version of it a looong time ago on FictionPress and I can’t wait to see how the story and characters have changed. Also it is always nice to see “one of our own” be successful. :)

  30. Posted January 26, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Sounds ridiculously fun – will definitely have to read it!

  31. Posted January 27, 2012 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Gosh, SO EXCITED TO READ THIS SERIES! I am so sorry I missed its stint on Fictionpress, but I’m sure it’s going to be just as awesome in print :)

  32. Posted January 27, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    I just LOVE the title! Wow. :D Congrats to Sarah on the release and thanks for the giveaway!

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