This is the sequel to The Assassin’s Curse. I must say, I enjoyed this book way much more than the previous one.
This review contains spoilers if you haven’t read the first book.
Goodreads’ summary : After setting out to break the curse that binds them together, the pirate Ananna and the assassin Naji find themselves stranded on an enchanted island in the north with nothing but a sword, their wits, and the secret to breaking the curse: complete three impossible tasks. With the help of their friend Marjani and a rather unusual ally, Ananna and Naji make their way south again, seeking what seems to be beyond their reach.
Unfortunately, Naji has enemies from the shadowy world known as the Mists, and Ananna must still face the repercussions of going up against the Pirate Confederation. Together, Naji and Ananna must break the curse, escape their enemies — and come to terms with their growing romantic attraction
I like that the romance is not in the foreground, despite the instant love (one sided) seen in book one.
Ananna was a little too whiny to my taste. But I really liked how she didn’t give up her dream. She is more strong minded than I thought.
Naji is funny in this book. A little clumsy with Ananna.
I really liked it, it’s action packed, funny and witty.
What was really interesting and kind of unique (at least in what I’ve read so far!) is the mix between magic and pirate world. This is not something you’d think would marry well but it works perfectly.
I really enjoyed this book, way more than the first one !